Cole and Bright 2000 Lumen Security Light bought from Bunnings
This is a great light super bright 2000 Lumens except for one fatal flaw in the design of the sensor. It cant handle the rain even the slightest bit sets the sensor off which causes the light to cycle on and off continuously until the light gets dim and the battery looses charge. This will eventually kill the battery cant beleive the manufacturer forgot to test it out in the rain. If its used under cover it will be fine the rain is what sets it off otherwise an excellent light. Im a Electronics technician so I had to modify it to suit my purpose.
Purchased in February 2020 at Bunnings Keysborough for A$49.99.
Hard to decide on a rate to review
10/10 for brightness for a solar the best I’ve had. Sensor on the other hand is crap & length of time it stays on is the worst I’ve had fix those issues & it would probably be the best value solar bright light on the market. Can’t comment on how it preforms in bad weather as we are in need of rain conditions to see & something we are desperately needing to fill dams & tanks.
The light is great, the sensor is crap !!
I purchased this light at Bunnings & after I installed it I was very satisfied, until I found the batteries were flat every morning for the first couple of days ! I couldn't work out why until my neighbour complained about the light cycling on & off every 10 minutes.... EVERY NIGHT !! Obviously a sensor fault. I will return the light to Bunnings tomorrow for a refund ! P.S. This is the second time I've had problems with solar powered security lights (different brand though) from Bunnings !!
Cycling off and on
I should have read the reviews before purchasing - as others have noted, I bought two lights and they both cycle on and off indefinitely. Obviously Bunning's are aware of the issue so I'm annoyed they are still selling them. I will be returning them tomorrow for a refund.
Disappointed at Faulty Operation and Lack of Adjustments
I had expected a lot more from the Cole and Bright Maxima Solar light. Even on initial operation, the light switched off after twenty seconds and then stayed off for about five seconds before switching on again; even while I was moving around in front of it! Having no time adjustment is very annoying. Found that it cycled on/off at dusk; but last night it was cycling continuously with no movement in front of it, presumably until the battery went flat. I'll try to phone the distributor today. Chances are that I will go back to Bunnings for a ref...und like others have done. Seems like a product with great potential, but it hasn't delivered. P.S. Well, 'Gardman Australia' equals 'Bunnings Garden Products' (located at Bunnings Oakleigh South store.) The phone inquiry line is no good. So, I'll be going to Bunnnings Bayswater to return the light.
The best solar light i"ve seen.
for 50 bucks i thought i would give it a go. Well I'ts the best and brightest solar light I've seen, and has a great range. I mean it's as bright as a 240 volt light after a few monts it's still going stron and as bright as (even on low setting) Still amazed at the quality for 50 bucks.
Sensors seem to be defective
Having read the other views I was relieved that others had the same problem,after two attempts with the seemingly brilliant solar run security 360 radar sensor light, both have a problem at dusk the light cycles through on and off every ten seconds, it's very annoying tonite it took 20 minutes to settle and everything in site is still nothing could possibly be setting it off. I can stand still and watch it cycle on and off, will give it another couple of nights to see, but I suspect there trying to dump faulty sensor lights that they know are defective, as I cannot find this light on any of there web pages, I probly will take it back for a refund.
Awesome lighting but poor sensor
The lighting output and price is awesome- 2000 lumens and only $50. Thought this would be the best solar light out there, although the sensor seems no good. Although it throws a great light, the sensor is no good. It supposedly has this you beaut sensor that picks up on electro magnetic frequencies or something and supposedly works 360 degrees? It has 2 settings- low/high & high. We mucked around with the light and the position of the light for 2 nights and it does not stop cycling on and off.... every 20 seconds or so... it drives you up the wall.... and the frustrating thing is you can’t set it to just stay on but you can turn it off.... we will be taking it back to Bunnings in the morning for a refund.
Cole and not-so-bright !!
So bought these fancy new solar security lights from Bunnings. I was a little hesitant as they don't have the normal sensor on the bottom of the light that can be adjusted for light, sensitivity etc. My suspicions were confirmed when I got them home and charged them up and once night came they just cycled on and off every minute or so, extremely annoying as they are very bright. Phoned Bunnings the next day and the chap I spoke to had no clue, just said to bring them back in. You would think with a new product like this and new technology there...would be some product awareness or knowledge going on well you would be wrong. As usual Bunnings were quite happy to refund but offered no explanation as to why they were doing what they were doing. The lights may have been picking up tree movement which was never an issue with the adjustable lights. Anyway, I suspect they are rubbish and unless you have no movement (including rustling leaves) within a 10 meter diameter, they will do your head in coming on every minute.
Questions & Answers
Is it possible to obtain an additional extension of the power lead from the solar panel to the light?
Having just installed a maxima 2000 lumen security light I had about one metre of cable excess.
Now that I have installed a second light identical to the first light I find that I need an additional three metres of cable to be able to connect the second light to the solar panel at a separate location.
Is it possible to obtain an extra three and a half metres of cable with a male and female ends, or could I obtain a complete lead 7.5 to 8.0 metres in length.
Thanking you Bill Nedeff.
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