I love decorating my home, inside and out, with lights throughout the year. Rather than running extension cords throughout my yard during the summer months, I have recently made the switch to a few solar powered LED strand. I like to decorate a few trees and bushes in my yard with some twinkle lights, which look especially pretty while sitting outside on warm summer evenings. However, extension cords and lawn mowers do not mix. With solar power, I can put lights anywhere in my yard with sunlight most of the day. When recently offered the chance to review a strand of multi-colored globe outdoor solar LED lights from LTROP in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
Price and Design
The LTROP globe outdoor solar LED lights currently cost $12.99 on Amazon with a list price of $19.99. Comparable plug-in LED lights with twenty bulbs typically cost around $8 to $10 per strand. However, the LTROP strand is solar powered, which ultimately saves me money. The waterproof strand is ideal for outdoor use in all types of wet weather including rain and snow. The thirty round crystal ball globe lights produce up to 8 hours of continuous lighting when charged in full sun. By converting solar energy into electricity, the solar panel charges the battery during the day and the built-in sensor turns on the light automatically at dusk. I thus do not need to worry about wiring or increased electrical costs. The simple solar panel features two switches and one 20-centimeter garden stake for installing the panel in the ground. One switch turns the lights on and off while the second switches between steady on and flashing modes. The strand is available in multi-color, warm white, and white lights.
As with other solar lights, setting up my new strand of LTROP globe outdoor solar LED lights for first use was incredibly easy. I started by initially charging 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 like I do. The strand of LED lights is waterproof, but do not emerge the solar panel, wire, or lights in water.
After charging the battery LTROP globe outdoor solar LED lights fully, I selected a location in my yard with full sun most of the day. 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 also wrapped the lead wire around my rain gauge pole instead of running the wire on the ground. The previous strand of solar lights that I had on the tree was destroyed by a rabbit that chewed through the wire on the ground! I then wrapped the strand around the trunk and branches, taking care not to damage the wire. I finally 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 LTROP extremely easy to use and look super pretty on a warm summer night.
As a fan of LED Christmas lights, I am quite pleased with my new strand of multi-color globe outdoor solar LED lights from LTROP. I especially appreciate the longer 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 garden stake secures the solar panel into the ground. Hanging the lights was fairly easy, and I placed mine around my small Japanese maple tree. The strand offers two 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 LTROP globe outdoor solar LED lights available in multi-color, warm white, and white.
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LTROP Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
LTROP Multi-Color Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights © 2016 Heather Johnson
Bulbs of LTROP Multi-Color Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights © 2016 Heather Johnson
LTROP Multi-Color Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights on Tree 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
LTROP Multi-Color Globe Outdoor Solar LED Lights on Tree 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson