URPower Adjustable Solar Powered LED Light Review

URPower Adjustable Solar Powered LED Light Review

URPower Adjustable Solar Powered LED Light Review

In the past, exterior lighting served as a luxury only addition found in extravagant homes and businesses. Wired directly to a home’s electrical system, installing exterior lighting costs so much money followed by an overwhelming energy bill. Advancement in solar powered lighting made illuminating your home’s exterior eco-friendly and affordable.

If you want to add a professional touch to your landscape design without devoting an entire weekend or paycheck, consider the Urpower Solar Light. The Urpower spotlight installs easily, works independently, and creates a welcoming outdoor space for everyone to enjoy.

Our Rating: 4.5/5

Pros and Cons of Urpower Solar Lights

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Individual units
  • Cordless design
  • 6-9 hours of illumination
  • Durable, weatherproof housing
  • Excellent light output

Cons

  • Only comes in a two pack
  • Difficult to absorb direct sunlight with wireless design
  • Fades quicker in winter months and harder to charge
  • Unpredictable reliability with some units
  • Gets damage when submerged

Key Features

  • Each unit displays a large solar panel which can adjust 180 degrees.
  • This spotlight contains a built-in 3.7 volt lithium ion battery.
  • Unit stays wall-mounted or staked into the ground.
  • Comes with adjustable 200 lumen LED lights with two levels of illumination.
  • This unit functions as waterproof and weather-resistant.

Detailed Review

Design and Durability

Overall, the Urpower Solar Powered Light features a traditional design. The massive solar panel displays one of Urpower’s quality setting it apart from other brands. Moreover, the brand’s completely wireless design shows as its strongest asset.

Each unit runs independently. It also allows you to space the units without any distance concerns. In addition, the wireless feature safeguards the area against curious garden critters such as rabbits and squirrels.

The waterproof design of the Urpower Solar Light became possible due to the hard plastic body. Although the spotlight does not guarantee safety after being submerged in water, this feature still resists inclement weather. Each unit comes with an impressively-sized solar panel which serves as key to twilight illumination.

The solar panel being an adjustable part, allows you to maximize any sunlight in the area. Each unit also comes with a light sensor. The light sensor generally functions well, but try to install the unit in an area without artificial light.

The spike also formed from hard plastic seems typical for most solar powered spotlights. However, the Urpower Solar Light’s stake appears longer than competitors and well-equipped for holding the unit securely into the ground.

Longevity

Longevity functions as a double-edged sword with any solar powered light. As a solar powered spotlight, the duration of this product depends on how much sunlight the unit absorbs during the day. Generally, this makes one disadvantage in choosing a wireless spotlight.

The unit and the solar panel remain fixed making it impossible to receive direct sunlight. Urpower advertises about its ability to recharge with indirect sunlight although, direct sunlight yields the best results. If at all possible, try to position the unit where it can absorb a minimum of 4-5 hours of direct sunlight.

Light Output

If fully-charged, the light output from the unit looks fantastic. Each bulb illuminates 50 lumens, totaling to an impressive 200. This value adjusts with the low and high setting. The low setting appears as a helpful feature if your neighbors gets affected by your spotlights or if you worry about light reflection.

You can adjust the light housing to 90 degrees. The hue of the light shows brilliant white with blue undertones.

The brilliance of the spotlight also depends on its charge. If fully charged, the unit shines on a low setting until morning, or for about 6 hours on the high setting. However, if not fully-charged, the lights from the unit may appear dim.

Installation

This product makes a perfect choice to those who look for a quick and easy installation.

If you’re hoping for a quick and easy installation, this product should be a top consideration. The unit is packaged with all the materials necessary for ground and wall installations. In addition, the wireless design makes installation seamless.

The lighting unit is separate from the stake and can be wall-mounted if necessary. For ground installations, simply insert the lighting unit into the stake and drive the stake into the ground. The stake is plastic and is not suited for pounding or hammering. If the ground is hard, the manufacturer recommends wetting it with a small amount of water before installing (Urpower).

If you prefer to enhance your flora or use the spotlight for security applications, you might benefit from mounting the spotlight. Each package includes the necessary screws and wall anchors, making even wall installations quick and easy.

Reliability

Overall, Urpower’s reliability is good. Most Urpower spotlights will last for 6 months to a year. However, some units, either from extreme weather conditions or faulty hardware, only last 2-4 months.

The warranty is also a downside to this product. Most retailers offer a 30 day guarantee on the product while the manufacturer does not specify a warranty. However, Coco-Vision, the main distributor on Amazon, does an excellent job of reaching out to customers and providing decent technical support.

Value

The value of this product is excellent. Although it only comes in a two pack, the Urpower Solar Lights are very comparable to other solar powered units. Many less expensive alternatives have a severely diminished value, offering decreased light output, unpredictable reliability, and smaller solar units.

How Does it Compare?

VicTsing Solar Spotlights

The VicTsing Solar Spotlight is very similar to the Urpower in form and function but can be purchased in 4 packs. Overall this product isn’t as reliable as the Urpower, but it can be an excellent alternative if you’re hoping to purchase your spotlights in larger quantities.

Robust Natural White Solar Power Spotlights

If you’re looking for a heavy duty solar powered light, consider the Robust Solar Power Spotlight. This spotlight is built for longevity. Robust offers a one year manufacturer’s warranty. In addition, Robust boasts a solar panel life-span of five years and a LED life-span of 50,000 hours.

This unit is wired and connects to a large solar unit. Although the wires can be a disadvantage from a distance perspective, it does allow you to place the solar panel in direct sunlight and the lighting unit elsewhere if necessary. If distance isn’t an issue, and you’ve found other spot light units aren’t holding up, give the Robust Spotlight a try.

Deckey Solar Powered Spotlight

Although the Urpower is somewhat waterproof, it can’t be submerged. If this is a deal-breaker for your landscape design, try the Deckey Solar Power Spotlight. This spotlight can be placed directly in water, making it an excellent light for pools and ponds. The lights can also be placed on the ground or wall-mounted, and have adjustable angles.

This is another wired spotlight. Three lights are connected to a large solar panel. Although this can limit the distance between each light, this feature is essential for aquatic lighting.

Apolled 400 Lumen Solar Spotlight

The Apolled Solar Spotlight. provides additional lumens for those who find 200 lumens just isn’t enough. This extra brilliance can be a handy feature if you need to illuminate far away objects, such as a flagpole, or if your main concern is providing additional security for your home.

The Apolled Spotlight has an additional four bulbs, totaling to an impressive 400 lumens per unit. This unit does not have multiple light settings, but the light head can be adjusted up to 180 degrees to redirect brilliant light.

Like the Urpower, this spotlight is wireless and can be installed on a wall or on the ground. The stake is smaller than the Urpower, so if you choose this unit be sure to place it in a secure area.

Conclusion

Exterior lighting can enhance the architectural features of your home and accentuate your garden’s design. In addition, it can add functionality and security to otherwise dark and inhospitable spaces. By adding solar powered lighting, you’re not only choosing to be eco-friendly, but also save money.

Some solar powered lights aren’t worth the investment. Many are equipped with undersized solar panels and dim lights, producing more frustration than lumens. The Urpower Solar Spotlight outshines the competition and can fit most landscaping enthusiasts’ needs. If you’re looking for a quick and easy project, this product’s wireless design and easy installation is a convenient way to light your exterior space without taking up much of your time. In addition, high output LED bulbs and an impressively large solar panel ensures a beautiful light display from dusk until dawn.

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