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Fiber Optic Solar Light

Fiber Optic Solar Light
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Item # 8587109
$19.95
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Description

  • VIDEO: Fiber Optic Solar Light
  • Hundreds of fiber optic strands glow with color-changing light
  • Creates mesmerizing motion in the slightest breeze
  • An enchanting accent for your patio, deck or evening garden

The show begins at dusk, when the glowing fiber optic strands sway in the breeze like luminous ornamental grass. The color-changing LED on the top of the stake cycles through a rainbow of hues, including red, purple, teal, blue, green and pink, creating a memorable display along a path or in your garden. The stake-mounted solar panel charges the battery during the day; light turns on automatically at dusk for about eight hours. 34" high installed. Place in full sun.

Specifications

  • Powder-coated steel, fiberglass strands, plastic, solar panel, LED
  • Includes a rechargeable NiMH AA battery
  • Place in full sun
  • Run time is approx. 8 hours on a full charge

Reviews

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3.5

(based on 71 reviews)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (5)
  • Easy to assemble (4)
  • BEAUTIFUL (3)
  • Colorful (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (61), Yes (7)

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      4.0

      Solar Fiber Optics are Beautiful

      By Firefly

      from Buffalo, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Very Pretty Lights

      Cons

      • price too high

      Best Uses

      • Backyard
      • With Lots Of Sunlight

      Adds ambience to my backyard garden

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Great idea that doesn't work.

      By Thelma

      from Broadview Heights, Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Pretty In The Sun

      Cons

      • Lights Stopped Lighting
      • Only Red Worked

      Best Uses

        I purchased about 10 of these solar fiber optic things, several of which I gave as gifts. If they worked the way they were supposed to they would be very beautiful, but only 1 still lights after less than a month. I even put in new batteries. They are pretty in the sun, but don't light at night anymore.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Fabulous light-show for my garden!

        By dpru

        from Duluth, MN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Pretty Gardencenterpiece
        • weather strong

        Cons

        • Need To Unwrap Battery

        Best Uses

        • Replaces Hole In Bush

        I had a bush with a dead spot dead center(*broken branch) and needed to fill it. The fiber-optic lighted wand was a perfect compliment. Didn't seem to work at first :( but it was because I forgot to unwrap the AA battery. Now I get the beautiful light show. Fun and entertaining!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Fiber Optics at their best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        By dixie bell

        from Reno,NV

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Awsome

        Cons

        • Big Fat Zero

        Best Uses

        • Beautiful In Any Setting

        I've seen, and also have, many fiber optic "things" in my yard, and these have to take GRAND PRIZE. Even in the day light hours, they are totally facinating and beautiful to look at. Even the slightest breeze has the "hair like" fibers waving, but boy oh boy, when the sun goes down, you can't imagine how beautiful they are; all the changing colors and movement are exceptional.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Marvelous addition to garden !

        By Barbara

        from Chicago, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              It is a great accent for indoors.
              Would be nice to know how long battery should last !
              Everyone I have given it to loves it !

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              Can be improved

              By Puchie06

              from New York City

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • They Are Cute In The Gard

              Cons

              • They don't last long

              Best Uses

              • Grounds
              • Planters

              They malfunction really quickly. I had to have it replaced. Would only show red color. A battery change does not help. Won't buy this item again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              I call them Puff Ball Lights

              By The Lovely Monica

              from Chicago, Illinois

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Moves With Any Breeze
              • MOVES WITH The slightest
              • No batteries needed
              • Stays Lit For Hours
              • Unusual

              Cons

              • Color Changer Got Stuck

              Best Uses

              • Bare Areas Outside
              • In a garden

              I love these. They are so unusual. I get compliments on them all the time. I bought 3 and just ordered 4 more. My next door neighbor told me he likes to look out his bedroom window at night to look at them.

              When one of the 3 lights stopped working correctly, I called the company and was told that a replacement would be sent to me at no charge. I really appreciated this.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Not a reliable product

              By Gardener Nick

              from Brigantine, NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    I ordered two Fiber Optic Solars Lights and only one works properly. The one with the fixed bulb works fine while the one with the removeable bulb does not.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    3.0

                    OK... but could be better!

                    By Fritz in Farmington

                    from Farmington, NM

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Colorful
                    • Eye-catching
                    • Good In Breezes
                    • Good Without Breezes

                    Cons

                    • Don't Get 'em Dirty
                    • Underpowered

                    Best Uses

                    • An Attention-getter

                    Dragonflies... hummingbirds... and now fiber optics!
                    Everybody's selling things with tiny solar collectors that come on a stick, easy to poke into the ground somewhere. In essence, they add a little "bling" to a garden or lawn, especially at night.
                    In my opinion, these fiber optics (with all their drawbacks) are probably the best so far, simply because they don't just sit there; they waft and move with every breeze, changing colors, over and over again. Do they get attention? You bet!
                    I bought two, and set them inside two alternating-height 3/4 inch metal poles, which I painted black. The "stick" part of the light slides inside the pole, right up to the solar panel. My poles are what go into the ground, and the lights fit inside the poles! It gets 'em higher off the ground, at staggered heights, and they stand up straight, almost at eye-level.
                    I've also put two more poles in places that get intense daytime sun, so all I have to do is move them from one set of poles to another, letting me relocate them at night to what would be a shady area during daylight (if I want to)! That sunlight part is crucial! Here's why:
                    The catalogs and website emphasize getting 8 full hours of sunlight. That's for a reason; these are powered by only one AAA NiMH battery! 6... or even 7 hours of sunlight won't cut it. They need 8!
                    Keep 'em away from things like pine needles, birdseed and the like. Fiber optics build up a ton of "static cling", and you'll quickly tire of cleaning out the place where all the fibers join.
                    All in all: Give 'em better battery power, make 'em bigger and stronger, and these would be terrific! But... if you know what you're getting, pay attention to the drawbacks I outlined, and you'll probably be fine with them.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    waste of money

                    By Mom in CT

                    from CT

                    I have had this outside for about 2 months & almost all of the fibers have fallen out.

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                    How-To

                    • Learn how to turn your garden into a more compelling destination in the evening hours.
                    • It's easy to see why outdoor solar lighting is all the rage: no electricity required, no wiring. You can install it yourself.
                    • Solar-powered lights are an increasingly popular choice for garden and landscape lighting. They are affordable, easy to install and can be relocated easily.

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