Q: Solar lights....

encorez
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Something I have noticed...is that there are mainly 2 things that go bad on solar lights. One is the phonetic censers go bad. The only fix for that is to get the good lights....They have Two or One silver small silver dots one the top in the solar cell. The other thing to go bad is from water damage. The fix for this is to silicon the top up before you use them.

just saying.
encorez posted Sep 15, 2012
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encorez
and also it is worth spending the money and get good ones....forget those $1 lights. Wait till end of season and get the good ones at 75% off.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Sep 15, 2012
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encorez
also always buy a few more than you need... because there will always be a few that go bad.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Sep 15, 2012
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xptrish
Thanks for the silicon tip,will put that to use,and def wait for the 75% sales!
xptrish (rep: 71.3k) posted Sep 15, 2012
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chuckydealpl
Got some at clearance from Target for ~ $2 last year and only one stopped working so far. Go with one with the heavier glass tops and not the ones with thin aluminum trim tops. They seem to last longer.
chuckydealpl (rep: 40.7k) posted Sep 16, 2012
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nthsll
Great idea on the silicon. I quit buying solar lights for the reasons you mentioned.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Sep 17, 2012
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skaro964
I hated to say how old ours are but we got them I think when dd started college(under grad) and she just got her JD. I know we have had to replace the battries twice.
These were top rated by consumers reports. About $65.00 for a set of 16. On this item you really do need to buy a goood quility set. They should have about a 100 degree outside heat range. For our area low teens on some winter days to 115ish on a hot summer day.
skaro964 (rep: 4.11k) posted Sep 17, 2012
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encorez
^ water kills....I have some in the garage window that are 7 years old and going strong. The new ones are so freaking cheap that they break all the time.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Sep 17, 2012
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