Thursday, June 16, 2016

GDEALER 72 ft 200 LED String Lights


VIDEO INDEX
1. Demonstration of Light Modes
2. Introduction/What's Included
3. Features
4. Discussion of Modes and a Closer Look at Each
5. Conclusion
Note: due to file size restrictions of Amazon, video is low definition. Please search YouTube for higher def using the phrase "GDEALER 72 ft 200 LED String Lights" (by Chip)

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
String Lights, Solar Panel with Stake, and Rechargeable Battery

FEATURES:
+ Warm white color temperature (about 2,700 to 3,000K)
+ 200 LEDs
+ 50,000 hour bulb life span
+ Approximately 70 feet of lights
+ Lead wire to first bulb is 6'4"
+ An LED every approximately 3.9"
+ Plastic 2-piece stake
+ 1,200 mAh rechargeable battery
+ On/Off and Mode button
+ Several modes including constant on, flash, "twinkle" (my word), alternating mode, slow fade from one LED to the next, and a fast "jingle"

REVIEW:
These lights are a good value for the money. They offer a long string of lights with various modes and they're solar powered. It's hard to expect more given the price. Some things I want to note are that the solar panel and stake are plastic. Please be careful when inserting in hard clay or frozen ground. Also, my experience with these solar products is that you will need to replace the battery after a year or two of regular use. If you use it only for the holidays, the battery might last longer. You can get a battery on Amazon or at your local big box store. I've replaced solar garden light batteries (essentially the same thing) with no problem. The battery typically lasts 6-8 hours per night. I deducted a star for some minor "issues". First, I would prefer a metal housing and stake and I would prefer a slightly larger capacity battery (battery is 1,200 mAh) for longer lighting than 6-8 hours. For the money, it's hard to argue with what you get though.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC) DISCLAIMER:
I received this product at a discount. However, the opinions expressed herein were formulated based on my personal use of the product. I welcome all suggestions, feedback and/or product questions

2 comments:

  1. Nice idea. I would much rather have solar power for my holiday lights. Never would have thought of this. Awesome.

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    1. They are better quality solar lights than I've been accustomed to using. They're still inexpensive too. I have a couple others I'm going to test in the coming days. I'm looking forward to it!

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