The original version of this lovely garden light came in June 2019 and was a a staple part of our garden edge lighting here in Spain for around a year, until some nasty piece of work stole it. I have yet to find out who it was who took the light while we were stuck in the UK with Covid restrictions – but I’ll keep looking.
Anyway, I was so impressed with the original from 2019 that I bought a replacement – which turned up minus its insides. I wrote off to Banggood who promptly sent off another – and I have to say I think the manufacturer has improved on the original design because as well as colour, this solar lamp now does a really nice, brighter white display (not in any way to be confused with Poundland specials).
These lamps are inexpensive for what you get – a decent sized solar panel, good casing, 7 decent, powerful RGBW LEDs and simple control. There is one button which cycles through the available colours – hold it down until you get there, then press again to fix. Simples.
I note the price to Spain is around 15 Euros and free shipping, it will be similar to other European countries. USA pricing is more or less the same and they can ship from the USA as well.
Minor niggle: the colour choices are basic, so any intensity of RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, CYAN, MAGENTA or WHITE but no PINK etc. RED and WHITE together would have done that nicely.
I have my own photos and the stock ones are pretty as you’ll see… and accurate… the clear front on this lamp is not glass which originally made me wonder how long they’d survive Spanish hot summer sun (which may or may not be a problem depending on where you live) but after a year the original lamp was still perfect. Height is 37cm (14.57”) from the top of the solar cell to the bottom of the spike. Length of the solar cell plus lamp is 20cm (7.87”)
The unit has a 5v 1.5w solar panel, a 16850 Lithium battery and 7 RGBW LEDS (the WHITE is a nice, cool white and the colours are bright. Power is 1.55W, working hours are claimed to be 8 hours and material is ABS. That working time claim is way too vague to be useful but I’ve never seen the lamp give up at night.
Angle of illumination is freely adjustable but of course you’ll want to keep the solar panel facing the sun. These are clearly not PoundStretcher specials and up to now the waterproofing has held (but then the lamp is not in the very wet Northeast of England). I’m automatically suspicious of anything that isn’t all glass and stainless steel but so far so good.
No brand name that I could make out. Here are direct Banggood links: