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XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light Review

XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light Review

I am obsessed with adding solar powered lights to my home and yard. My house sits on a fairly large lot, and I am determined to add more and more outdoor lighting to make the yard more usable in the evenings. I love solar powered lights because I do not have to run new wiring to hookup electricity. When recently offered the chance to review an XLUX S55 solar powered light in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add another light to my yard.

Price

The XLUX S55 solar powered light currently retails for $20 with a sale price of $9.95 on Amazon. The current sale price is pretty close to the same price as other small solar lights that I have purchased in the past. I like that this wall lights mounts to a vertical surface, so I was able to install the light higher up than many of my other solar lights. I therefore rate the price of the XLUX S55 solar powered light favorably.

XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light Box XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light and Box

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Design

The XLUX S55 solar powered light is ideal for decorating your house and garden or illuminating paths, decks, docks, boats, driveways, stairways, and pavements. The light is waterproof from rain and snow, solar powered, easy to install, and safe. Equipped with a built-in photo sensor that detects the level of surrounding nature light and controls when the light will automatically switch on and off, the warm white light glows at 18 lumens. The light box measures 5 inches by 3.5 inches by 2 inches, and each light should be positioned at least 1.5 meters apart from other lights and light sources so that the light will automatically turn on at dusk. The solar panel must receive direct sunlight every day. The individually packaged lights come with one light, two mounting screws, and a user manual. The light requires one AA battery.

XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light Battery Compartment of XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light

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Solar Panel of XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light Inside the XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light

Performance

I decided to place my XLUX S55 solar powered light on the south end of the playset in my backyard. I wanted a light to designate the end of the playset and shine some light on the edge of the plastic edging surround the play area. Attaching the light to the cedar was incredibly simple. I used a screwdriver and drill and quickly installed the screws to the wood. I then slipped the light box over the screw heads, popped the solar panel on top of the light box, and was finished in a matter of minutes. I rate the XLUX S55 extremely highly in terms of ease of installment.

As promised, the light in the XLUX S55 solar powered light remains off during the daytime and turns on at dusk. The white glow is soft and romantic. While not super bright at only 18 lumens, the light does provide enough brightness to mark the end of the playset in my yard and provide some light so that I can walk around a little more safely. These lights would also look super pretty attached to the railing of a deck or fence. If I did not have trees that shadowed my wooden fence a lot of the day, I would love to put these lights every few feet around the edge of my yard.

Installed XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light Turned On

Final Verdict

If you are looking for solar powered lights for your fence, deck, or other vertical surface that gets plenty of sunshine each day, I definitely recommend checking out the XLUX S55 solar powered light. Equipped with a built-in photo sensor that detects the level of surrounding nature light and controls when the light will automatically switch on and off, the romantic warm white light glows at 18 lumens. Installation is incredibly simple and requires only a screwdriver. The light is also waterproof from rain and snow. The XLUX S55 would look especially pretty every few feet of a wooden fence or deck railing. I really like mine and recommend the S55 to anyone searching for exterior solar lights.

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XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light © 2016 Heather Johnson
Battery Compartment of XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light © 2016 Heather Johnson
Solar Panel of XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside the XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light © 2016 Heather Johnson
Installed XLUX S55 Solar Powered Light © 2016 Heather Johnson
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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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