I love decorating my yard with Christmas lights throughout the year. Instead of running extension cords all around my house in the summer, I have recently switched to some cute strands of solar LED lights. I like to decorate a few of my trees and bushes with twinkle lights to make even the darkest night a little brighter, especially in the warm summer evenings. When recently offered the chance to review a strand of globe outdoor solar LED lights from Loende in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
A strand of Loende globe outdoor solar LED lights currently costs $49.99 with a sale price of $13.99 on Amazon. I find the retail price a bit high for my tastes. Comparable plug-in LED lights with twenty bulbs typically cost around $8 to $10 per strand. However, the Loende strand is solar powered, which saves me money in the long run. I would thus definitely buy a strand or more of these outdoor lights at the current sale price.
Perfect for outdoor use in all kinds of weather including rain and snow, the waterproof warm white globe outdoor solar LED lights from Loende produce up to 8 hours of continuous lighting when charged in full sun for a minimum of 6 to 8 hours. The thirty round crystal ball globe lights add warmth and charm to any occasion. The solar panel converts solar energy from the sun into electricity to charge the battery during the day. The built-in sensor turns on the light automatically at dusk. You do not need to worry about wiring or increased electrical costs. The simple solar panel features a single switch, one stake for installing the panel in the ground, and screws for mounting the panel to a wall. One switch turns the lights on and off and switches between the seven lighting modes. The dark green strand measures 21 feet in length and includes a 6.5-foot lead wire.
- Mode 1: Flashing from Mode 2 to Mode 7 at random
- Mode 2: Waving from bright to dim repeatedly in two speeds
- Mode 3: Flashing alternately and sequential in four speeds
- Mode 4: Every single light fade slowly from bright repeatedly in three speeds
- Mode 5: Starry flashing with lighting in wave
- Mode 6: All lights flashing in the meantime
- Mode 7: Starry flashing
- Mode 8: Steady on
Getting my new strand of warm white globe outdoor solar LED lights from Loende ready for use was incredibly easy. I followed the directions that came in the box and initially charged the solar panel in direct sunshine for 12 hours starting in the early morning of a summer day. I pressed the on/off switch to one and the left the panel in direct sunlight all day. By that first night, the battery had fully charged and the lights were ready for use. The battery does require 12 hours for the initial charge, so, if you plan to purchase this strand during the winter, you will need to allow the solar panel to charge for at least two days before first use if you live in a more northern area. The strand is waterproof, but do not emerge the panel or lights in water.
Once the battery had fully charged for the first time, I decided to wrap the strand of lights around the trunk and bottom branches of my small Japanese maple. I started by placing the stake into the ground in a spot a few feet away from the base of the tree that receives direct sunlight for most of the day. The long lead wire allowed me to place the base farther away from the tree than most other strands I then wrapped the strand around the trunk and branches, taking care not to damage the wire. I did notice that the globe lights became tangled more easily than my smaller LED Christmas lights, but I was able to untangle the snags fairly easily. I then selected my desired lighting mode (continuous on) and walked away. The lights automatically turn on once darkness falls, and then the battery charges again the next day. I never have to worry about turning the lights on or off, which makes the warm white globe outdoor solar LED lights from Loende extremely easy to use.
I am very pleased with my new strand of warm white globe outdoor solar LED lights from Loende. I especially appreciate the 6.5-foot lead wire, which allows me to better place the solar panel in full sunlight. After initially charging the solar panel fully for 12 hours, the battery lasts well into the night. The stake secures the solar panel into the ground, or you can install the panel on a wall with the included screws. Hanging the lights was fairly easy. The strand offers with multiple lighting modes, which allows me to customize my light display. The solar panel charges the battery during the day and the built-in sensor turns on the light automatically at dusk, so I never have to worry about turning the lights on or off. If you are a fan of Christmas lights and are shopping for a solar powered option, I definitely recommend the strand of Loende warm white globe outdoor solar LED lights.
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Loende Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
Loende Warm White Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights © 2016 Heather Johnson
Bulbs of Loende Warm White Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights © 2016 Heather Johnson
Charging the Loende Warm White Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights © 2016 Heather Johnson
Solar Panel of Loende Warm White Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights © 2016 Heather Johnson
Loende Warm White Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights on Tree 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Loende Warm White Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights on Tree 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson