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Café Solar String Lights

Café Solar String Lights

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Suspend a string of our vintage-style Café Solar String Lights for charm in the backyard, garden or patio. A solar panel powers our 25' strand of Café Solar String Lights featuring ten 8" tin shades with bright LED bulbs.

Set needs no electricity and comes with 72" lead cord and 4" ground stake. Best of all, each set is connectible so you can string several together for impressive patio or yard illumination! Solar panel charges all day for 6-8 hours of light each night. Place in full sun for best results.

• Café style outdoor solar string light set of 10
• Metal "shades" cover energy-efficient solar light bulbs
• Solar string-light set may be connected to other sets
• Shades are 8"" dia.

8" dia. shades
25'L with 72"L lead cord; 4" ground stake
3.3 (based on 6 customer reviews)

By carjes
Replace the solar battery
Comments about Product:
If you experience short "on" times, i.e., around two hours, replace the re-chargable battery (AA) in the solar panel. I replaced it with a good Duracell re-chargable one and the lights stayed on all night. Be careful of the delicate wires connecting the back of the solar panel to the rest of the circuitry.

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By jake the cat
lovely little lights
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had difficulty following assembly direstions[course am 69 & only cat as a helper]....spray painted the shades dark green...hung the lights on short shepherd hooks placed in flower bed by front entrance....enjoy peaking out the door at the "glow"....very pleased with purchase!!!!!

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By NM Lady
FromAlbuquerque, NM
Luv Luv Luv them
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I have 3 strings hanging by chains under my patio cover. They ARE solar so like other solar products you won't be able to read by them, they give out ambiant decorative light and look like little stars in the sky when they move in the breeze. I have mine on steady but you can choose for them to flash. Plenty of end cord so solar collector can be placed in best sunlight for maximum nighttime light. Took some planning and time to hang them, but they are exactly what I envisioned and more. I am 68 year old lady and had no problem putting them together with the directions that were included.

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By Porch Living
FromStanardsville, VA
Difficult to Assemble
Comments about Product:
Love the look, but was inordinately frustrated assembling them. The parts seem cheaply made. The instructions are kind of vague if you're not used to putting something like this together. Sadly, I feel like they're more costly than they're worth.

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By JxsnBrk
FromBrunswick, ME
A bit dim
Comments about Product:
Plow & Hearth delivered as expected, I have no issues with the company; however, I would advise any customer looking to purchase these string lights of two flaws. Firstly, they only actually hold a charge for @two hours, the seven hour charge as estimated is grossly exaggerated. So, if your garden party is going into the wee hours, don't be expecting these lights to add ambience for very long. Also, while I didn't expect or desire bright lighting, these lights are definitely on the dim side. So, a bit disappointing, however, I did keep them and will continue to use - at least for a couple hours each evening!

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A Bit Disappointing
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We put these lights on the patio, but I was disappointed in that they are really dim. Assembling the light fixture was rather difficult.

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