Monday, June 6, 2016

Outdoor Patio Umbrella Light



FEATURES:
This LED #umbrellalight has 4 larger interior LED's and 24 smaller outer LED's. The lights have 3 modes: High (all lights), Medium (24 outer lights), and Low (4 inner lights). It runs on 4 AA batteries (must insert all 4 to be able to use light).

PROS:
+ 3 light modes
+ Adequate illumination for conversation around a table
+ Long lasting LED lights (100,000 hours)
+ Bright enough to read with (if the book is flat on the table or facing the light of course) - see picture
+ Lightweight
+ Slides up and down the pole but has enough resistance to stay where you put it

CONS:
- The housing is entirely plastic (other than the lights of course)
- The clip to close the light is a small plastic clip that I fear might break over time
- Must open 4 battery terminals to replace/insert 4 AA batteries
- "Water Resistant" not water proof

OTHER NOTES:
o This runs on AA as opposed to a rechargeable battery. Both have benefits/drawbacks.
o This light has a cool color temperature of approximately 5000K to 6000K
o Don't store alkaline batteries in this, or any electronic device, long-term. They will leak and corrode the battery terminals (just a friendly reminder)

CONCLUSION:
This light almost looks like a little alien spaceship with the light configuration. It provides a soft ambient light that isn't too harsh. You could certainly read under the light, but you'd have to be sitting fairly close to with the book on a table underneath or with the pages facing the light to avoid the book shadowing the pages of course. Unfortunately, the light is made of plastic which is prone to breaking if dropped. I also fear the clip might break if you aren't careful.

There are a gluttony of these lights listed on Amazon. Most are very similar with only a few minor differences. The main differences seem to be that they either run on alkaline batteries or a rechargeable battery. Do your research and find one that works for you!

Available on Amazon by clicking here: Outdoor Patio Umbrella Light

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC) DISCLAIMER:
I received this product free for purposes of reviewing. However, the opinions expressed herein were formulated based on my personal use of the product. I welcome any and all suggestions, feedback and/or product questions!

2 comments:

  1. HIO Patio Rechargeable 24 LEDs Umbrella Light from Bizarkdeal

    This umbrella light is awesome. It is a must have for patio tables especially if you have late night BBQs/ out side parties like I do. This light is well made. It provides great lighting and it brighter than I thought it would be. It is super easy to get set up. Just push the button, hook it around, and click it back in place and your ready to go. I love the fact that this is rechargeable. It charges fairly quickly and batteries last for a long time considering how bright. It stays lite for about 8 hours. Its also light weight. I will be purchasing more of these.

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    1. The umbrella light I have is not a rechargeable light. It runs on 4 AA batteries.

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