5 Stars By Ross Rdz on 2016-08-26
Great product No Issues with Battery
I have both models of mpow led lights. The one with 8 LEDs and 20 LEDs, here is how bright the lights are. I have them setup up in second mode.
By E. Salvador
on 2016-10-04 Awesome Solar Lights
I purchased 3 different solar outdoor LED lights from Mpow. Mainly because I couldn't find what the difference was between them in any review.
The Mpow Bright Solar Power Outdoor LED Light Motion Activated Light for Garden Patio Path Pool Lighting
are the least expensive and can be frequently found on sale. The normal dim mode light is bluish, it reminds me of moon light. Guest have told me the same. They are dim most of the time and only go full bright if the motion sensor detects something. A person, animal, the branches of a nearby tree. There is no adjusting anything, the only button on them is a tiny on/off switch that you push with an included pin. It's a pleasant light but your eyes will have to adjust to them if you turn the lights off while inside and look outside.
The Mpow Bright LED Solar light, Security Lighting Outdoor Motion Sensor Lighting for Garden, Patio, Fencing, and Pathway
is a little more expensive but worth it if you want a whiter light. This light has a selector switch in the back, that lets you set it to Bright mode (light stays on full brightness until the batteries drain or the sun comes up), dim mode (light stays dim until the sensor detects something), sensor mode (light stays off until the sensor detects something). The solar panel on this unit is of better quality, the 8 LED's are very bright white light.
The Mpow Bright Solar light, Solar Powered Outdoor Motion Active 20 LED Lights for Garden Patio Fencing Path Lighting
are about twice as large as the other two, but also have 20 very bright LED's on them. They offer the same selector switch as the previous model. I use them as spot lights on the side of the house and on a shed.
The wife kept leaving the backyard lights on all day, they were LED's so the waste wasn't great but I wanted something I didn't have to think about. I read up on these lights and order one of the less expensive ones. I turned it on and let it charge for a few hrs once i received it, then secured it to the edge of the roof. A single light is not very bright, I ended up purchasing five more of these. I installed them about six feet apart and that did the trick. When the lights are on inside the house, you can't really tell these lights are on in the backyard, they are very faint. Once I turn the lights off inside and my eyes adjust, my backyard looks like it would during a full moon. Until something moves. Then the lights become bright but not extreme. I used two of the 20 LED lights, one in front of a shed to replace a spot light, the other on the side of the house. The light from these is brighter in general and white. The two more expensive units, would be ideal if you want to see everything in your backyard at all times. I'll update this in the future with some pictures of each light while dim and full brightness.
I haven't had any issues with any of the lights so far. It's been about three months since I installed them. I have had the dimmer smaller lights not work one night when it was overcast most of the day. But as soon as they got sun the following day, they went back to normal. According to the estimated recharge cycles on the batteries in these units, they should last about 5 years.
5 Stars By Aaron McCarthy on 2017-03-08
One of my best purchases of the year!
I have a rather large back yard and my dogs run around freely in it. I didn't want to run wires for lighting so these seemed to be the best option. I purchased the 20 LED light set and the 8 LED light set. I set all the lights to the third option, to use them as a motion sensor. That way I don't have to have the back yard lit up all night. I am using the smaller sets down around the side of the house where it doesn't need a lot of light and I'm using the larger 20 LED sets to light up the main area. I am ready to order a few more of the 20 LED lights since I like them so much. I live in Florida so we don't get a lot of temperature changes so I wont be able to comment on their durability during the winter season.
4 Stars By BretD on 2016-06-07
Lots of light from a small unit but only limited motion sensing
Great solution to light outdoor space without easily accessible power. Lots of light to effectively illuminate pathways, courtyards, patios, etc.
I use mine on the motion sensor setting, which could use a couple of improvements:
The motion sensor field is very limited, I have my lights mounted about 10 feet high,and unless you are standing directly in front of the light, they won't turn on. This is a bit of a problem for me because I use them for path lighting and they don't turn on until someone has already walked 10 or 15 feet from either side of the light, in the dark, to get directly underneath the light. But, the motion sensor will detect motion as far as 20' away as long as it's directly in front of the light. The other issue I have is that the lights only stay on for about 10 seconds after it stops sensing any motion. I'd rather see at least 30 seconds if not a minute and a half to 2 minutes. The short duration now often leaves me in the dark while I'm still on the pathway.
Other than that, these are great lights. Very powerful, bright lighting and appear to be very well made. Sensitivity and timing adjustments would make these exceptional lights.
4 Stars By Damien Daurio on 2017-05-26
Great option for security lighting
The side of our house is dark at night and there's no existing wiring in that wall to make traditional security lights a possibility. Due to the shrubbery growing on that side of the house, daylight is only available directly on that wall during certain hours of the day and only in certain spots. Enter the MPOW Solar Light with 20 LEDs. After reading the reviews here and elsewhere and having used several other MPOW products, we decided to give these lights a shot. It's been a week or so now with the lights installed and they work beautifully. Installation is quick and easy providing you already have a drill bit for the wall material you need to drill into. It took me about 5 minutes each to install these lights to the stucco covered wall in question. I had to install them a bit higher up than the recommended 6 1/2 feet due to windows, but the only side effect of that is the light is cast over a wider area than it otherwise would be.
The motion sensors are precise and I don't feel like we're wasting energy on branches blowing in the wind. They do get triggered by the screen door if the wind pulls it loose, but that's understandable due to the size and lateral movement of the door. We haven't had any rain yet, but these lights look like they will stand up to rain and more just fine.
I took the additional step of having the lights sit in direct sunlight for a day with the switch in the OFF position just to make sure they were fully charged BEFORE I installed them. Not sure that was strictly necessary, but it wasn't a big deal and felt like a smart step to take.
5 Stars By eatongee on 2017-03-13
Good lights / easy install
Easy to install. Just flip the switch to 3 and screw it to the wall. Some complained that the switch was on the back and you have to remove it from the wall to change from motion sensor mode to auto on mode at darkness. I would say if you are using it for security, you don't and some prowler to easily reach up and turn the thing off. If you want, they are light weight enough to attach to the wall with Velcro. That way you can easily take it down.
The light is plenty bright enough to light a pathway so you don't trip on kids toys or a garden hose. Not enough to work on a car in the driveway by though. Try to keep it a good distance (10 feet maybe) from a tree or shrub that may blow in the wind or it will turn on with every breeze. I will probably buy more for the other side of my house.
4 Stars By Jim W on 2016-08-07
great idea but it seems
ordered two, and one didn't work. When it was set at "dim" position, the motion sensor doesn't work. returned both and order two more. Same problem with the new ones! great idea but the manufacturer needs to improve quality control.
UPDATE AUG 16
- One day after I posted the review, the manufacturer contacted me and sent me a replacement free of charge. I was presently surprised!
- Received the replacement today and tested. It works like it is supposed to. Love this product (when it works)!
- I used to have 2 x 100w lights (one each for the front door and the garage door). I spent close to 100 bulks just on electricity. I bought 2 of these for $35. I am quite confident they will last at least a year. Good deal!
- Change it to 4 star for the experience. Would rate 5 star for their customer service, and 5 star for the product (when it works).
4 Stars By DucatiGP on 2016-08-31
Great Led post lights
Super bright led lights cover a wide area, the only con is the sensor don't activate unless you're at least 5 or 6 ft away. Other than that they are great
5 Stars By Stephanie K on 2016-10-11
Best Purchase of the Summer!
These are great. I did wait to get them on sale with a promo code but they do exactly what I wanted. My grill is currently on a lower level patio that doesn't have any outdoor power source for lighting. I placed this on the side of a deck rail about 12 feet up and it did the job perfectly. It shined great light all across the grill. No fears of bringing in pink chicken anymore.
The install was a breeze with just 2 screws, I didn't bother doing the screw on the backside since it wasn't going to get bumped or anything and it is certainly not going anywhere with just 2. It is on a side of my deck that maybe only gets sun 3 hours a day would be my guess. The light works perfect though, I've never had a problem with it not coming on because it isn't charged enough. I have it set to motion sensor for the grill and although when flipping burgers it seems I don't provide enough motion to keep it on all the time it is a better solution than setting it to on. I wish it stayed on a little more with each motion sensor but I wouldn't return it based on that.
5 Stars By NHPilot on 2017-08-25
Fantastic lights and company.
These are nice lights and are bright, however out of the 4 lights one is defective and doesn't work. And of course it is the one I mounted 20 feet off the ground!
I ordered these in January but didn't get around to mounting them until now so it is too late to return them. If you order these, test them right away!
Edit: After my review, the company contacted me and sent me a light to replace the defective one. They didn't have to do this as I hadn't tried the lights until LONG after I received them. Great lights and great company...I will be purchasing more lights from them in the future!