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Solar panel is weak
on December 24, 2011
This is a pretty nice set of lights. I like the blue color, and most everything about the construction is as expected. Not great - but not bottom of the barrel either. My biggest problem is simply that the solar panel really requires a lot of direct sunlight to power the lights. A full sunny day will power the lights for the whole night, right to dawn. A cloudy day, although it's bright outside, is worth almost nothing in terms of power gain, and you will get no significant lighting at all even for an hour (I say significant because if you walk right up to the lights and look close, you'll see that they are on but just ever so slightly).
After a few months wrapped around a tree, all it took was one big storm to pull this thing to bits. It still works, but two sections are not disconnected and not working. To fix it will take some very fine soldering work, as the wires are super thin.