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BUY FROM AMAZON! I have purchased these many times and continue to edit my review
on July 1, 2009
When I purchased my CCI Moonrays 95669 Solar Powered Metal Path Light, 6-Pack, Copper I decided from the beginning to switch out batteries in half of the lamps with the other battery types because I had read the other review for this battery pack.
Honestly, I found these work better through the night over a longer period of time. Sometimes I wake up very early in the morning for work, and have noticed that the lamps with these batteries have lasted longer and brighter into the morning. It has been a couple months since i got the lamps and will definitely purchase these batteries again.
I decided to do a little research on Wikipedia to find the reason.
These Moonrays batteries are Nicd, on the page it says "The primary trade-off with NiCd batteries is their higher cost"
But the advantage it says is
"the NiCd battery has a lower self-discharge rate (for example, 10% per month for a NiCd, versus 30% per month for a traditional NiMH under identical conditions"
that means that over time, these batteries will hold their charge longer than others.
The other type of rechargeable batteries are the NiMH batteries, and their page also says
"NiMH cells historically had a somewhat higher self-discharge rate (equivalent to internal leakage) than NiCd cells. This is not a problem in the short term, but makes them unsuitable for many light-duty uses where the battery would normally be expected to last many months or years."
Wow I'm a nerd. But it makes me happy
*EDIT 12/7/2011* Came back for more, most of the batteries will still working but seems to have 'dulled' a bit or lost their chutzpah. the 8-pack is definitely the better value
**EDIT 10/29/2012** I came back to buy more batteries and "Brooklyn Battery Works" was showing the lowest price. The shipment i received was not moonrays batteries, they were "CAMELION" brand Batteries and on the invoice wrote 'MOONRAYS EQUIVALENT'. This is bogus Bait&Switch and I will never again buy from a 3rd party unless they're the only one left. Not worth dealing with their bad customer service and scams(They're knowingly shipping a different item than listed!).
**EDIT 10/31/2012** "Brooklyn Battery Workjs" is STILL trying to have me keep the wrong batteries.