Bought these about a month ago and they’ve been great so far! I had been searching for solar-powered bistro string lights for a while because 1) I really wanted bistro string lights and 2) my balcony doesn’t have a power outlet. There are a bunch of solar-powered string lights on Amazon but most of them had very tiny bulbs. These ones are the same size as the regular bistro lights you see at restaurants/bars only they are made out of plastic, not glass. I hang them along the metal balcony railing and it can get windy sometimes, so I’m fine with the bulbs being plastic (the plastic seems pretty durable). Super easy installation and instructions.
They’ve been coming on a little before the sun is done setting – when they are about to turn on, they blink intermittently for about a minute before they stay on. I was surprised by how bright they can get! I don’t really know how long they stay lit for because I turn them off before going to bed but the power seems to store for a decent amount of them. I’ve definitely forgotten to turn the solar panel back on before leaving the house in the morning but they still light up normally when I come home and turn the power on despite not charging during the daytime. My building/area gets a lot of sunlight so I can’t speak for how well these work in darker/shadier locations. I wish the light was warmer/more yellow toned than white.