I love solar products mainly I think because I just don’t like running wires for power, but also because they work well and they don’t use my electric and raise the bill. Safety and security are important in this day and age and one of the easiest things to be more safe and secure is to add more light and a solar light is perfect for that. Up for review today I have a rather large solar powered motion security light from a company called Deelat. The light has two modes, low and high and the high mode is 700 lumens which should be more than bright enough to light up any area. The light works very well, I’m very happy with it. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
Solar Powered Motion Light – 1000 Lumens LED
The solar powered motion light is a 1000 lumens LED light and has a size of 11.1″ x 7.2″ x 8.1″ (28.2 x 18.5 x 20.5 cm). It is constructed out of a durable aluminum alloy and ABS plastic. It also has an IP65 waterproof rating.
The solar powered motion light is motion activated. After the solar panels store energy from sunlight during the day, LED lights in the unit emit light when the sensor detects motion. The charging time is 8 – 9 hours by bright sunlight. The light has 4 lighting modes including to emit a dim 70 lumens until activated when it then emits 1000 lumens for 30 seconds.
The solar powered motion light is useful for home applications as a security system to alert a homeowner to motion nearby. It is also ideal for pathways, parking lots, and campuses.
Price: $63.10 (at time of review)
Let’s start with a video unboxing and then move on:
The packaging for the Deelat solar light is just a brown box with information on it and some pictures. Inside you’ll find the solar light wrapped in plastic and protected by styrofoam.
When I opened the box I only found the light and the instruction manual but mounting hardware and a pin was supposed to be included, not a big deal for me as I have all that stuff.
The light isn’t small, it’s big actually, much bigger than I expected but that’s fine as it’s brighter and it has a large solar panel. The dimensions are 11.1″ x 7.2″ x 8.1″ (28.2 x 18.5 x 20.5 cm) so you’ll need to make sure you have room for it in a very sunny area. The main LEDs are surrounded by a reflector and during shipping it’s covered with a piece of yellow plastic which just peels off. The light itself is made of aluminum and plastic so it’s fairly lightweight and it has three spots of mounting it with screws.
On the front edge is a small dome which is the light sensor and motion sensor and next to that is a tiny hole which is the main power button. The light ships powered off to save the battery and you just have to insert a pin into the hole and you’ll hear a click.
The main light has four rows of LEDs. The LEDs will come on low once it gets dark and will remain on, the light is more of a soft yellow and it’s about 70 lumens. When motion is detected the lights switch to a bright white which produces about 700 lumens of light which is more than enough to light up most any area for sure I would think.
The light also has a small three LEDs on the bottom edge that aims up at the main light and reflector making it brighter.
The solar panel is located on the top and it’s just like others really, it takes up most of the space on the top of course. The whole light is IP65 waterproof of course so you can mount it where it will be exposed to the elements and you’ll be fine.
On the back of the light you can see the three mounting holes, one above the battery and two about midway down the back. The battery is 4000mAh and on full charge it should last for three nights. One thing I really like about this light is that the battery is user replaceable so once it stops working you can just put a new battery in and not have to buy a whole new light like others on the market.
Before this arrived for review I was using a much smaller solar light and I liked it, I thought it was decent, but this one from Deelat is much larger and much, much brighter.
I installed the Deelat light in the same place my other was installed, on a pillar of my porch right above the steps so when coming home in the dark the motion will be sensed and the light will come on. The sensor works very well it detects our motion even before we reach the steps.
Here is the light in the dark in low and high modes. It’s much brighter than it looks but the camera adjusts itself automatically for bright lights. The Delat solar light lights up all the steps and a good portion of my porch so you can see everything very easily. I’m very happy with this light.
I should note, that like any solar product it does require lot of sunlight. When this first arrived for review the weather hear was bad for about a week, snow and rain mix every day and not much sun at all. The next week however was nicer, we had a few sunny and warm days which let the light charge sufficiently to work as it should, but then we had more bad weather so the light didn’t work quite as it should. That’s one of the downsides to solar products but this one has a large battery in it and if it can get a full charge it’s supposed to be able to still work for three days even in bad weather.
The Deelat solar light is nice in my opinion, it works well, the motion sensor is very sensitive as it should be, it works exactly how I need it to.
The LEDs are very bright when on high, they light up my steps and most of my porch very brightly, more than enough to see everything.
The light is waterproof and it seems well made and installation was easy for me, no issues at all.
All in all I’m very happy with this light, I like it a lot, it works exactly as it should and how I want it to.
+Seems well made
+User replaceable battery
-Needs a lot of sun
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Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.
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