Lighting, security and all that, we need it all these days but it can be difficult to get these things installed if you don’t know how or have the correct tools. I needed extra light on the side of my home and found that it wasn’t going to be an easy task to get power to the light so I put it off, but luckily a company named Anear recently contacted me with a review request. Today for review I’ve got the Anear Led Ultra Bright Wireless Spotlight that runs on regular batteries and should theoretically last for about a year. The light is very well made, it’s all weather proof, and it’s fairly easy to install. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
The light is basically all plastic, but that’s not a bad thing, it’s 4.7 x 7.1 x 4.3 inches and it weighs about 13.8 ounces without the batteries in it. It’s brown in color and weatherproof for all weather, so you can leave it outside 24/7, 365 days per year and not worry.
On the front of the light you’ll see the four LEDs at the corners and then in the center is the motion detector and light sensor. The sensor is made to respond to body heat, I know my dog and myself set it off, which is what I want.
On the base and the stem are two thumbscrews to adjust the angles and of the light and lock them in place.
The back of the light screws off to reveal the battery compartment that snap locks into place. You need four D sized batteries for power and you just insert them in and close the back you you’re done. For D batteries should last for at least 3600 activations at 30 seconds each, how long that really is will depend of how much traffic is near the light really. Let’s say for example that the light activate 10 times per day so that would give you 360 days of use, or almost a year before changing the batteries, that’s pretty good in my opinion.
The LEDs are blindly bright if you look at them directly, so I was confident they would work for me.
I installed the light on the side of my house where I needed it as there was no light there and it was a hassle to run an electric wire to put a regular light up. I had to get out masonry drill bit to drill into the bricks, but other than that the installation went fine and it was relatively easy. I have all sorts of tools and accessories so I had everything on hand to get the light installed. You actually mount the base first and then attach the light to that. I used the mounting hardware that came with the light.
I have two pictures for you of the side of my house at night, one without the light on and one with it on. Due to the nature of the camera itself, the Anear spotlight doesn’t look that bright, but it really is, it lights up that are that I want it to nicely. I have a regular wired dual motion sensing spotlight in the back of the house and now I have on on the side, which works out well.
As far as actual battery life, I’m not sure, as I’ve only had it installed for about three weeks now, but it’s still as bright as the first day. Only time will tell about the actual battery life, but for now I’m happy with it.
I’ve need a light on the side of my house for many years but I’ve dealt without as it was too much of a hassle to run a new power line for it. I actually bought a new light and it’s sitting in the closet not installed. The Anear spotlight is exactly what I need and for the price it’s well worth it, especially for not having to run a new power line.
Installation is easy as I had the tools on hand, but be warned you might need to buy extra things, but chances are you could borrow them from someone too.
The light is very bright, it fits my needs perfectly. I take my dogs outside to do their business and the light is welcome addition.
The sensor light is activated by heat and not just motion so it actually saves on battery life. The regular wired light I have in the back of my home is motion sensing so even when the wind blows the tree the light comes on.
Overall I like the Anear Spotlight a lot and if I had the need for another one I would get another of these for sure.
+Decent battery life supposedly
+Well made and weatherproof
-Might need extra tools for installation
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