Too many false triggering leading to flat batteries.
Like others report, this light is well built and very bright but the sensor falsely triggers and runs the battery flat. Interestingly it uses a microwave sensor instead of the more common PIR which gives it better coverage and makes it more sensitive to motion, faster the better. It also means it is more sensitive to rain.
Adding a capacitor (around 200nF) across C5 fixes the false triggering. However the solar panel is connected directly across the battery which may limit the life of the battery. If you want the sensor to operate during ...the day, such as having the light in the garage and the solar panel outside, you can remove R6, however the circuit then draws 25mA continuously which most likely will prevent the battery from being charged. Unless you have other plans for it I'd give it a miss as it will annoy you.
Purchased in July 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.00.
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 $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.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.
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 !!
Purchased in May 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $40.00.
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.
good light but poor sensor
Ive had the same trouble with these otherwise great lights,cycling on/off till they go flat and useless,i took them back a few times till I got a good one,now one wont charge.
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.
Waste of money.
Set this up today on my carport, once night fell it kept turning on and off every minute, very disappointed with this product.
I will be returning it for a refund.
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.
Replaced it 3 times with same issue again. Light goes on and off without any movement. Returned and got refund. bunnings telling, im only 1 having issues. Bunch of liars
Like the other reviews here I consider this product has a faulty sensor and should be recalled by Bunnings. After charging, this light continually turns off and on despite there being no movement anywhere near it. Completely unfit for purpose and will be returned for refund.
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
Purchased a security sensor light. Followed all instructions. Now in position as soon as we put lead into light & turned it won't work. As soon as lead is removed it works fine????
Is there a reason the light does not work during the day? I have it set up in a small dark shed and the solar panel is mounted on the roof outside.
The light may not have enough charge in the batteries is the solar panel connected properly? but I think that it may have a photo light sensor inside to stop it triggering in the day.
I only put it in today so it maybe the battery. It is working right now whilst it is dark outside when I open the door so I will see what happens in the daylight tomorrow.
Why does my security light keep coming on when it rains 2000 lumen
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