- Up to 12 hours operation once fully charged
- 1 year limited warranty
- Beautiful stainless steel design
- Year round reliability in the UK
- Fully weather proof
- Self contained, can be positioned anywhere!
- Turns on automatically at dusk
- Turns off automatically at dawn
- On / Off switch
- Replaceable batteries
- No operating costs
- Environmentally friendly
Works in WinterA well positioned solar panel will enable this product to work in typical UK winter conditions.
No MainsThis light is solar powered and does not require mains power to work.
Up to 12 Hours Run TimeWill light for up to 12 hrs from a full charge.
1 Super Bright LED BulbFeatures 1 super bright LED bulb.
Average Customer Review
4.8/5 ( 5 customer reviews)
very happy with these lights had em now for almost a year and there even work in winter i thought i leave it a while before i made a comment but would buy again
By steve on May 18, 2014
We have a large decking area that gets plenty of sun during the summer and solar deck lights add a nice touch. This product is marked as being suitable for all year round use but it does state that shady positions should be avoided to maximise performance. After the initial charge for 3 days, you dismantle the unit by removing a few screws to gain access to activate the light with the on / off push switch underneath. The light given out by the single LED is surprisingly bright and is diffused gently by the opaque area of glass that covers it. The unit feels very sturdy and well made and appears that it should last a long time. The top glass cover is held on with 3 screws and there is a water-tight rubberized seal that ensures the rain does not get in. The heavy metal base unit is held to the deck by its own screws so that it will not all come loose when you remove the glass cover for maintenance, etc. The brushed stainless steel finish looks very attractive. I have tried several other solar products with mixed results and it's too early to say how long the batteries will last. However, first impressions are very good and I would definitely recommend.
By Andrew Lucas on Feb 28, 2011
Received this the next day after despatch and immediately thought it was very substancial. The front face is made of what seems to be nice strong glass, surrounded by a nice brushed stainless steel bezel, held on by three screws. The body is made of nice weighty cast metal and is painted to match the bezel. The body also has three holes for mounting into the decking. First impressions were that this should be a nice substancial item, and so far it seems to be living up to this. The light is built into a plastic main unit that lives inside the metal enclosure with a rubber collar which seals between the bezel and the metal case. The solar panel and light live under a nice thick glass panel inside the plastic case, which also contains the on-off switch. To activate this you will need to remove the unit from the case and press the button on the bottom. The instructions say to leave the light in the sun for a couple of days to charge up before activating, so I think I left it for three days and then switched it on, at which point it worked perfectly, switching on as soon as the light fades. At this point it should be noted that our garden only gets direct sunlight for only half of the day, and at this time of the year (end of February) that's only about 4 hours. So far the light seems to be lasting well into the night (that's well past midnight, as far as I've seen), and even though it's not going to light up the world it does produce plenty of light or what it does. To be honest for a decking light this does exactly what it says it will, is VERY well made, and charges itself from a minimum amount of light. I've had solar powered security lights in the past and this seems to charge up much quicker with less sunlight. And the best thing is that the 4 enclosed batteries can be changed out for new ones if they egin to lose their charge. All in all a great decking light that wil work thoughout almsot all of the year.
By Henson on Feb 24, 2011
Buying solar lighting in the middle of winter seemed a bit daft but I wanted to put in decking lights for summer and decided to try one of these out. It needs three days exposure to the sun to charge the battery up from new and as most of the week was dull, grey wet and snowy I didn't hold out much hope. Surprise! Despite the lack of sun and very short-lived daylight it actually produced quite a bright light which lasted from dusk and was still on when I went to bed well after midnight. Once charged a normal day's light will recharge it enough for the night. So, when the weather gets better and we actually see some sun, these lights should be absolutely fine - after all it's summer evenings we sit out with a glass of wine not the middle of winter. They are solidly made, with little to go wrong and easy to fit - no wiring etc - and they come with the three screw fittings supplied. The only snag I can see about these decking lights is that they would not work as well if your decking area was in the shade for any length of time during the day. As to reliability I can only go on the fact that I've had solar lanterns in the garden from the same source for three years now and they are still going strong.
By HKC on Feb 21, 2011
Having just received your latest promotional offer, it has prompted me to let you know how my Solar Square Decking Lights have been performing during this harshest of winters. Although sunshine is in very short supply this winter, the square decking lights have been providing a continual 16 hours of light without fail, this sometimes follows day after day without even a hint of sunshine, they can even be seen under a covering of snow. Even my son-in-law who is a site manager for a local building company was completely surprised and taken back when he realised that they were solar powered and not run off the mains electricity supply.
By B Browne on Jan 6, 2011
Review the Solar Round Decking Light
Why are solar decking lights better?
- Quick and simple to install
- No power supply or electrician required
- As bright as mains powered LED decking lights
- Self sufficient so you can put them anywhere there is light
- Safer than mains powered decking lights
- No operating costs unlike mains powered lights
- Turn on and off automatically using an advanced light sensor
- They are environmentally friendly
- Panel Type: Monocrystalline
- Internal protective rubber waterproof seal
- Panel Wattage: 0.3w
- No. of LED's: 1
- LED Bulb Colour: White
- Battery Capacity: 1200 mAh
- Battery Type: NiMH
- Replaceable Batteries: Yes
- Max. Operating Hours: 12 hrs
- Material: Stainless Steel Housing / Glass Cover
- Warranty Period: 12 Months
Product ID: SS7542
Weight: 0.61 kg
- Dimensions: Diameter: 120mm, 35mm deep
- Recess: Diameter: 97mm, 30mm deep
How to install
The Solar Round Decking Light is designed to the very highest of standards and will work reliably year round in the UK in the vast majority of locations. Before making adjustments to your decking, paths or driveways we advise that you test the light for 3 days in your desired location to ensure that your are satisfied with its performance there.
Once you are satisfied that the Solar Round Decking Light is suitable for your desired location, you can create a circular recess (120mm x 35mm), sink your light into place and wait until dark.
How it works
The Solar Round Decking Light charges up by day via the 4 micro solar panels which charges the batteries contained within the light during daylight hours. At dusk the light sensor in the solar panels turn the lights on automatically and off automatically at dawn.
Frequently Asked Questions
can these lights be used on a driveway and be driven over by a car?
By steve on Mar 22, 2014
We do not recommend these for areas which will have vehicle traffic.
As I would need to purchase a Saw Hole cutter to fit these solar lights, would I need the cutter size to be more than 97mm and under 120mm. i.e a 98mm cutter would do the trick?
By Roger on Feb 20, 2014
A 98mm cutter would do the trick. You would still need a small saw to make indents for the screw hole recesses on the underside of the light.
I want to install the solar round decking light into wooden sleepers which border my patio. Is this possible and what would be the best method. Do you have a datasheet for this light which includes detailed dimensions etc
By Harris on Jan 24, 2014
Yes, we've heard of a couple of customers who have done this before. The dimensions are listed under the "Details" tab. Fitting it should be fairly straightforward, you could cut out a ring with a drill piece attachment and then drill and chisel the centre out with the rim of the light covering the hole behind.