- Fully adjustable light and sensor position
- Panel can be mounted up to 5m away from lighting unit
- Adjustable sensitivity, lux & time settings
- On / off switch
- Li-ion 2200mAh battery (included)
- Powerful 2.5w solar panel
- Light turns off after motion stops (adjustable 10 - 80 seconds)
Works in WinterA well positioned solar panel will enable this product to work in typical UK winter conditions.
500 Triggers Per NightOnce motion is detected, this light can activate up to 500 times a night.
150 Watt EquivalentBrightness is equivalent to a 150 watt Halogen light you might use around the home.
No MainsThis light is solar powered and does not require mains power to work.
I previously bought a similar light with 45 led as it was the best reviewed solar PIR light. However I then bought the Evo56 Solar Security Light so I could compare the two. The Evo56 is significantly brighter than the competitor. It does not compare with a 500W halogen flood light of course but it does illuminate well enough that you can see where you're going and I do not plan to go back to a power-hungry halogen. The competitor light is roundly criticised for the very fiddly way it is connected to the mounting bracket--it's no fun fixing it on a cold day up a ladder. The Evo56 is also fiddly but a little less so than the competitor light. The Evo56's mounting bracket is flimsy but no doubt will suffice. Before installing the unit I left it for 4 days in a south-facing window to charge. I had to fit the Evo56 in December in a location where the panel will get no direct sunlight at that time of year. The unit worked for a few days but now does not work. I THINK this is because the charge is exhausted and there's not enough light during these cloudy December days to recharge it to the point where it will switch on. The competitor light is fitted side-by-side with the Evo56 and that switches on for a few minutes before exhausting its battery. So the competitor light seems to make rather better use of limited sunlight. The Evo56 does have the facility to plug in an additional solar panel and this may make it usable during the winter but I have not tried that yet. When this light works it is fine but I'd recommend caution if you cannot place the solar panel in full sunlight.
By Alberto on Oct 14, 2011
The light itself is easy to install, 3 holes into the wall and the panel goes up, 2 more and the light goes up. Takes about 15 minutes all in. For those of us who failed utterly to even think about outside lighting when getting the house re-wired last year (whoopsie!) the ability to install something like this is such a bonus. I live in the country, no ambient light at night, with this on I can see right across the garden, in recent rain and winds I spent an hour in the dark dismantling the kids trampoline by the light of the EVO56, it kept going fine.The light from this is bright, as in "don't look at it" bright. It is never going to be the same as a 500W halogen, but is probably close to that of a 150W mains light. The controls are simple enough to use, although I've not messed with them much.I did have a problem with the first light I was sent, it didn't charge the battery, however the new one is working absolutely fine in all conditions. I have put the panel facing SW and have had no problem with running out of go-go juice. My only tiny problem is that the panel is designed to sit on a flat roof and not wall mount, this means I can't angle mine to point properly South.Overall I am really happy with this light, it was a bit of a punt into solar as it is not cheap, but I am happy with the result.
By Timmi on Sep 22, 2011
Well done Solar Light package! The sensor works very nicely! The light is amazingly bright! I have three of them now and i am very pleased with them!
By Joao Jorge on Sep 15, 2011
Bought this the light the area behind my shed as the shed casts a shadow from the main 500 watt halagon. Lights an area of about 8m x 3m with enough light to see the cats in the bushes. Will be looking at replacing the 500w with 2 of these.
By ToyBoy on Sep 5, 2011
Innovation results in reduced prices and often with a corresponding improvement in quality and there are some superb deals to be found. Some like the Evo56 Solar Security light have received superb reviews.What the Evo56 (security) light does exceptionally well for its ability to provide solar powered and motion detector.My partner needed discrete lighting for the drive. The drive is an area of 16x12 West facing with side access to the rear. We decided that the ideal place for the light was facing the house to highlight a step and improve the light on the drive so you can see where you are going.Having received delivery in early August I followed the simple instructions and installed the light and the solar panel about 12ft off the ground. The instructions advise that the solar panel is placed facing South at an angle that would follow the Sun's movement through the day. The instructions also advise that you leave the lamp switched off for up to 5 days to allow the battery to charge - We went on holiday for 15 days...The Evo56 is fantastic for people who like me are not able to change the existing drive or garden layout to install an electrical supply or do not want to fit a mains security light facing the road. I'm sure there are dozens more applications where the Evo56 would come in handy.Now the days are sadly shorter we are finding that the Evo56 is providing brilliant light helps security and safety (step) with its bright white LED with a motion sensor. All without the usual light pollution.To date I haven't any negative comment to say. Most friends see the solar panel and ask what it is for and are surprised to see the light placed discreetly to one side. Clearly many simply haven't become aware of the light this type of lamp are now starting to provide so unfortunately they continue to pay qualified electricians to install mains powered motion detecting flood lights when they might be fitting this light very simply themselves saving on installation charges and on energy bills too.We like Argenta do not plan to go back to a power-hungry halogen.
By Etio on Aug 22, 2011
Review the Evo56 Solar Security Light
The Evo56 Solar Security Light is powered by a safe low voltage power pack (housed within the light) so there is no need to pay an electrician to have your light installed and certified.
How does it work?
The Evo56 has a powerful 2 watt solar panel that charges the high capacity battery from daylight during the day. At night the Evo56 illuminates when it detects motion in the same way as regular mains powered security lights.
How do I install it?
The Evo56 Solar Security Light is very easy to install in comparison with mains powered security lights.
The box contains the main light unit, a solar panel connected to 5 metres of cable (3m extension cables available separately), 6 screws with 6 raw plugs and a set of instructions.
1. Mount Evo56 Solar Security Light
2. Mount the Evo56 solar panel within 5 metres of the light
3. Plug panel cable into the light unit
What settings are there?
The Evo56 has 3 settings which can be adjusted to suit your needs.
LUX: The LUX setting enables you to set how dark it gets before the Evo will activate after it detects motion
SENS: The SENS setting allows you to adjust the range of the motion sensor from 2m to 12m
TIME: The TIME setting lets you set how long the Evo will stay on for once it has detected motion from 10 seconds to 90 seconds
Evo Booster Panel Upgrade
The Booster Solar Panel For Evo36 & Evo56 Solar Security Lights adds 2.5 watts of power to the solar panel that came with your Evo. Simply mount your booster panel (same dimensions as your existing Evo panel) and plug it into the second solar panel socket on the back of your Evo. The Booster Solar Panel For Evo56 & Evo56 Solar Security Lights is perfect if you don't have a good south facing location for your existing solar panel or if you plan to use your Evo heavily through out winter.
Product ID: SS7552
Weight: 1.40 kg
- Light Body: W: 135mm, D: 85mm, H: 250mm
- Solar Panel: 190mm x 175mm
In the Box
- 1 x Light unit (batteries included)
- 1 x Solar panel connected to 5 metres of cable (3m extension cables available separately)
- 6 x screws
- 6 x rawl plugs
How to install
Solar Security Light is very easy to install in comparison with mains powered security lights.
The box contains the main light unit, a solar panel connected to 5 metres of cable (3m extension cables available separately), 6 screws with 6 raw plugs and a set of instructions
- 1. Mount Evo56 Solar Security Light
- 2. Mount the Evo56 solar panel within 5 metres of the light
- 3. Plug panel cable into the light unit
How it works
The Evo56 has a powerful 2.5W solar panel that charges the high capacity battery during the day. At night the Evo56 illuminates when it detects motion in the same way as regular mains powered security lights.
Frequently Asked Questions
I installed my light about two weeks ago and left it to charge for 3 days before connecting the light and have been very pleased with the performance, however, my garden is enclosed by a high wall on the south side and I am concerned that it is not getting enough charge because I have been away for the weekend and it now appears to be completely flat and I have no light at all. Do you think the extra panel would be advisable
By John Davis on Mar 11, 2014
It's highly unlikely to be related to charge at this time of year - unless it's subject to many activation's every night. Please try assessing the panel location between approx 10am - 2pm to ensure it's unshaded to rule this out as an issue.
Is the evo 56 fully waterproof thanks
By Sarah on Mar 7, 2014
How long is the guarantee with the evo 56
By Sarah on Mar 6, 2014
All of our lights carry a 12 month guarantee from date of purchase.
Hi can the sola panel get to much sun and does this shorten the life of the product if it's not activated to use up the energy.
By Dawn Muggridge on Mar 3, 2014
The solar panel cannot get too much sun. The energy is stored on a battery and once the battery is full any extra energy is wasted. Inactivity (lack of activation's from the light) will not shorten it's life-span.
Could you please tell me the output wattage of the LEDs?
By Florrie on Jan 24, 2014
The Evo 56 solar security light is roughly the equivalent of a 100 - 150w Halogen security light, I'm afraid I don't have the individual wattage of the LEDs.
What size area does the EVO 56 cover please ?
By Jena on Jan 24, 2014
The Evo 56 will cover up to 40m away from where the light is mounted.
Does it only come in black or are white ones available?
By Taylor on Jan 24, 2014
The Evo's are only available in black.
What is the IP rating of the complete unit?
By Lyndsey on Jan 24, 2014
The Evo 36 & 56 have an IP44 rating.
When fully charged how long/What is the burn time of the evo56?
By Philippa on Jan 24, 2014
From a full charge the Evo 36 & Evo 56 could operate for up to 2 hours assuming there was motion in front of the light for this length of time.