M24249 - Choice of Solar Powered Decorative Animal Accent Lights
LOVED MY OWL, BUT...
GOT THIS CUTE OWL IN JUNE. WORKED FINE UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO. TRIED REPLACING BATTERY, BUT IT STILL WON'T WORK AND WE HAVE HAD NICE SUNNY DAYS. IT MAYBE IN THE SWITCH, BUT EITHER WAY I CAN'T GET IT TO WORK. I REALLY LOVED THE OWL, SO SORRY IT HAS STOPPED WORKING. WOULD SEND IT BACK BUT IT IS TOO LATE. IT WAS A LITTLE MORE THAN I USUALLY SPEND FOR SOLAR LIGHTS, WAS THINKING OF ORDERING ONE OF THE OTHER ANIMALS IF THEY CAME BACK INSTOCK IN THE SPRING, BUT NOW I DON'T KNOW IF I WILL ORDER ANOTHER. REALLY DISAPPOINTED.
So cute . . . . when it works!
I fell in love with this when I saw it on TV. Thought it would be perfect on my steps at night so I don't have to turn on outside light and be walking through swarms of moths when I come home. I noticed that the solar lights were crooked and the on/off button did not depress (so you can't tell if it is on or off) but I thought if it worked, who cares. Well, I should have returned it when I got it. It was nice and bright for about 3 weeks and have not been on since. Maybe next year there will be an improved model???
Simply Adorable ... But Does Not Consistently Work
I purchased 3 frogs, 1 squirrel and 1 lady bug and offer this review based on my experiences. Hopefully the things that I think need work, as others have also commented on, will be read and improved on by the manufacturer.. And, as always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I'm giving 3 star average based on overall assessment. Let me start with the Lady Bug. I'd give it 5 plus stars. PRO: It has a different and easier to operate on/off switch. I have had lighting and battery issues on all the other animals except this. I ordered back in March and since early Spring, it has come on at night and stayed on way past 2:00am (haven't checked after this), long after the other animals maybe lasted 4 hours at most, that is if they worked at all. Its performance has also been on the original batteries. CON: I get that in nature lady bugs are very small in stature to squirrels and frogs. If you want to keep that reality in your landscape among the accent animals, that's great, but these really should not be the same price. Yea, maybe it takes as much development time to make these, but somehow there should be some reduction in dollars, if nothing else for less materials. Doesn't really look and feel like a $35 product. But again, hats off the the only one that has consistently performed since day one purchase. Now to the frogs and squirrel. I ordered at two separate times, so I did come back for more, in hopes I had a fluke in one of them. PRO: They are adorable and I have them situated in the landscape so it looks like they interact. I could give them 5 stars for cuteness and ability to blend into a landscape. CON: After letting the squirrel charge a full day, as directed, it worked one night lighting up. Hasn't worked since. Of my first two frogs, one quit, so I reordered one more. I also changed all the batteries in them, which is disappointing since these are not cheap and should work a good while on batteries when you get them. I have one frog that goes fairly strong and is consistent but doesn't go any longer than 4 hours. Yes, they do get several hours of sunlight in the day. The one I have by a tree I can maybe forgive, since it may not get fully charged. After replacing batteries in one of the frogs and letting them recharge, it worked one night. I went out and checked and after fiddling with a wire, it worked another night, then nothing. Oh please...for $35, really. I also get it that if a neightbor's lights are on that these may be affected in lighting up. I'll forgive them when that happens, but it isn't every evening. Others have commented on the dimness. Well, they are not super bright, but I will willingly accept the light they put out if they will consistently perform or stay on longer as with some other solar products I have. I'm going to try new batteries in the squirrel, and mess with the wires on the one frog again in hopes they will work. It looks kind of silly to have 1 that lights up in the evening and the rest do not. At that point, these have become nothing more than oranments in the landscape to enjoy in the day. But, they are cute enough for that it you want to pay $35 and take your chance of them working or giving you the brightness desired. Just my thoughts. Manufacturers, please make the on/off switch easier, like with the lady bug, so there is less guess work. I suggest to QVC to keep them coming back, with improvement.
Best Gift ever
I loved it. It works great and is so cute. It is a gift you will love.
Decorative garden item
This is a cute owl, the only problem I have it is not as bright as it should be. Doesn't stay lit for more than 4 hours or so. Really nice in daytime.
Very disappointed after receiving it.
Bought it for my daughter as one of her birthday gifts,
only to find the on/off button was defective.
Returned it ~~ for another one.
Remains to be seen if the replacement one is any better,
did not get it yet. If not, then, the new one will be returned, also.
LOVE MY SQUIRREL!
I was flipping through channels at 2am and saw these solar powered statues. I was very skeptical of ordering anything from QVC or any other home shopping channel but I took a chance and ordered the Squirrel online knowing I could return it if it wasn't great. It took a little while to arrive, but I charged it in full sunlight and it radiates beautifully at night. I couldn't be more happy. I think the size is nice and it does not look cheap, and I am VERY picky. I'm thrilled I took a chance now that they are sold out. The reviews were mixed so I can say FIVE STARS! I may buy a different animal if they are carried again!!
Just what I had hoped for...
I bought the owl and was more than pleased with what I received. Looks wonderful on my patio table. Great quality! so cute!!!
Received this the other day. Had to wait for the morning sun. Put in my front yard, & when I switched it to Auto, it really lit up! I have it facing another solar ladybug that I have. Now they company. I really love this little creature!
I bought both the frog which I have sitting next to the pond and the owl which sits between two bushe in front of the house. I love them! I am thinking of putting the owl in the backyard so I can enjoy him whenever I look out my back window. They are so much fun to look at.
I ordered the owl and put him on my deck. It makes me smile to see him lit up every night. I do agree that the on/off switch is extremely difficult to know if it's on or off, but I just punched buttons and sat it in the sun. Would love to have more----when are you bringing them back?
GREAT Design and GREAT Product
I am so happy with this purchase. Looks great and works even better. Just purchased more for my family. Really cute and effective.