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Tried and tested solar lights

CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

I've had several sets of solar lights that I've not paid much money for and now I want to spend a bit more but get some that are effective and will last.  Does anyone have experience of a good product?





  • lisey2013lisey2013 Posts: 32

    I must admit I have the same problem!! I used to buy the cheaper ones and they'd only last a year. ...two year ago I went to a shop called b and m stores and they had some lovely ornate ones and lovely white cherup ones (I care for mum and she loves cherups) and some I got a couple of lovely crystal effect ones and they have lasted 2 years now and wasn't too much dearer...still have the same brightness. ....I was impressed with them and the fact they wasn't pricey........good luck on your hunt! !!

    Last edited: 20 May 2016 19:44:22

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    Thanks Lisey.  Funnily enough my Mum brought me one from B&Ms in the shape of a watering can but that too has died.

  • lisey2013lisey2013 Posts: 32

    Oh that's not good, guess it's pot luck  :(.....hopefully someone has some that last and can let you know where to get them.  Good luck

  • Lisey2013 I have solar lights in the garden, 2 were expensive approx E20.00 each they are large lanterns with 4ft spikes have them two years and this year changed the batteries are still working. I bought them in HomeStore&More don't know if the shop chain are in the UK? Also recently bought some small glass ones in Lidl E4.99 which are nice I put them up on a climbing rose which is on a pergola leading to a part of my garden. The batteries need to be changed every 12 months bear that in mind.

    Good luck

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    cheap it is then!  Why change the habit of a lifetime anyway! image

    Thanks for help

  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    I thought I was buying too cheap;y so last year bought the more expensive globe type color changeing types.. They have not survuved even the first winter and the only ones still going came from the Pound shops..

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    No I agree, that cheap is good if it works but I wondered what people's experience of expensive ones was because I've never used dearer ones but if they aren't much better then give me cheap and chuck every time!

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