Solar Powered 3-Lantern Lamppost with White & Amber LEDs
The lamp is very pretty but very flimsy, the tub broke when trying to put it together, too much trouble to send back but like the other rating I have to figure out a good base for it and will probably end up jumping through hoops finding something and will cause me a lot of time, any suggestions?
Beautiful Bright Lights
This was a gift for a family member's birthday. She loved it. The lights are bright.
The lights can be switched to amber or bright white which she loved. The switch is easy to get to in order to turn the light on. The pole is made out of aluminum which is a plus. She chose to mount the light to the deck because the pot looked too small for the light.
First of all I believe the QVC host are spending too much time talking about "decorating" with the light instead of explaining how to assemble it. They would probably have less sales if they did explain everything! I gave this a 3 star because I do like the lamppost but had I known some of the true facts about the lamppost I might have not purchased it. This may have been explained, but I must have missed it. The pot comes in 2 sections that have to be put together. Not that big of a deal, but when 3 of the tabs were broken on mine, the one tab left would not hold the pot together. To get another pot, I was told that I had to return the whole lamppost which was not going to happen because it is simply too big of a box with too many parts to have to repack and ship after you have unpacked the box. Instead I spent another $75.00 to make this pot stable. I took the base to a local pottery shop and found a heavy stone pot that the base fit in perfectly ($50.00). I then purchase another $25.00 worth of gravel and river rocks to fill the pot with to make sure everything was stable. Had the actual plastic pot not been damaged, I personally don't think it would last a couple of seasons going though winter and summer in my area so overall having to purchase a stone planter was probably the best thing. I'm not using it as a planter either. I don't want any dirt in the planter because I don't want it to hold any water which might cause it to freeze during winter months and cause the base to crack.
not worth the money
solar panel only worked for one summer and then it never worked again.very expensive item to purchase just for one season. I would rather get one that is hard wired and spend the money to have it installed and not have to worry about it again, if I could I would send it back to qvc but its pass the 30 days.
Very Little Light/Doesn't Last
We have the one that's just LED's. It looks nice which is the ONLY reason I gave it ANY stars at all; however, it provides VERY little light and the charged batteries don't last long at all. We received authorization to return it from QVC (which they are VERY good about) but it was just too much trouble to break it down and to find something to ship it in (too much snow and below zero temps)...perhaps QVC needs to consider providing means for shipment (packaging, etc.). ATT does, just take it to a UPS office and they box and ship it. ;-) If you just want something for the deck or "looks", it works. If you want some security for your front door, etc. forget it! When Spring gets here we'll go back to an A/C powered lamppost.
After approx. 5 mos. usage, one of the lamps went out, in fact just two nights ago. My husband tried some trouble shooting: checked batteries, connections and bulb assembly. Everything checked out, only other recourse, would be to return it somewhere for a whole new lamp head. I read several reviews regarding these issues and we tried the electrical cleaner, applied to the connections, it did not work for us. I guess we will use it minus one light, until rest go out, then perhaps we can try the option of using outdoor battery operated candles on timers, mentioned by another disappointed customer (they seem to like the candle lighting better than the solar). Regarding positioning of lamp post, my husband bolted the post into a 4 inch thick by 8 inch concrete pad sunk into the ground, it won't tip over, and I agree the planter included is junk.
Great idea; looks great ...BUT: only worked for a couple months.
Love this Product
I bought two of these lanterns and I very happy with them. I get lots of complements on them. I have one at the end of my driveway near my mailbox, I can see it as I'm driving up the road, let's me know where to turn. I will most likely by more.
A great lamp, But...
We had this lamp for one year, five months. We took it apart to see why it wasn't working, and under the solar panel was water that had some how gotten in and rotted the wires. There were no cracks or damage,that would allow water to enter. It's a very attractive lamp, we will miss it..
a good value
this light post in elegent to the eye and for light
I purchased this beautiful lamppost in February and in the beginning it did light up, not like I thought it would considering the amount of light we get in Florida, but it did light up. If I knew the light was so dim I would not have ordered. Now, her it is September, and my warranted expired in February and it does not work any longer. A big, heavy, worthless lamppost that does nothing. QVC gave me the number for the manufacturer but that number always rings busy. For me, on a fixed income, $154 plus $20 s/h was a lot of money to put out.
I am so disappointed that this can't be fixed. It is a worthless yard piece with no function. I have no one to haul it away, so here it sits, probably until I die.
I just love this item. It is so handsome! And works perfectly. I'm 67 and put it together in about 1/2 hour. The white light is really, really bright. I put broken up concrete blocks in the planter and topped it off with dirt and put in some plants. I intend to buy at least a couple more in the spring. Would love to line them up my driveway. It would be very dramatic. Don't hesitate on this one.