Vortex Solar Shed Light Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review
4.6/5 ( 11 customer reviews)
Review the Vortex Solar Shed Light
Good light. Only one gripe is that it wont light up if the sun is shining on the panel. Problem for me as my shed has no windows.
By Ted Charlton on Jan 19, 2014
Easy even for me!
Put in place on Sunday & working very well on Monday evening. Very bright light even if not using it on full power.
By Gary DAGUL on Nov 12, 2013
A very simple product to install and does everything it says on the packaging - Very Good!
By Gary Spencer on Nov 8, 2013
You Won't be Disappointed
Installed two in my shed and they give off a bright light good enough to work in for about an hour (long enough in cold dark nights)
Excellent service from Solar Centre and
Fast delivery. Would recommend :)
By Jack Bonynge on Oct 22, 2013
So far I have only done an initial test - appears to work fine. It is recommended that you give a 5 day initial charge but no sun so far so I cannot comment on the light strength or use length
By Ian Dickens on Oct 21, 2013
Really bright, charges well, easy to install, good quality. Much brighter than the solar lights usually sold in DIY shops.
By springheeled on Sep 15, 2013
The people at Solar Centre are really helpful. This is our second solar light and I am really impressed with the quality of both items and the help from the helpline. I have used this light in our garage and it provides a good amount of light to find things at night. If you wanted to use it for working in a workshop then I don't feel it would give off enough light. The fitting instructions are really easy to follow and the charge on the light is lasting really well even though the last few days have been very grim and foggy. All in all a great purchase.
By Stephen Susan on Mar 16, 2011
Another triumph from The Solar Centre following the very bright Evo 56. The delivery of their products is fast and efficient and if you need any help they are always available to answers any question. I have fitted my Vortex Shed Light in the storage shed at the end of the garden and at last I can stop being a night Cyclops with my head torch when I need to collect anything. This light gives me great illumination where I need it and when I need it with no worry running out extension cables.
By Greenfingers on Mar 8, 2011
This is my third solar light from the SolarCentre all of which have been fantastic. The light arrived quickly and was easy to charge and install. The instructions could be followed with common-sense though the lettering isn't right: The Fixing Bracket is (A) The Parasol light is (B) and U-bracket is (C). The best thing about these lights is that they are completely mains free. I installed the light in the shed which has no other means of lighting it. You would probably want more than this if you were working for any extended periods in your shed. The lights are really bright perfect for when you just need to grab something from the shed at night.
By Armour on Mar 5, 2011
I don't have a shed so I couldn't test that function but as a parasol light it's great. It has a removable centre which allows the light to slide up the pole. It provides more than enough light to see your beer on the garden table. Great product perfect for what I need it for.
By Fast Adie Felson on Mar 4, 2011
I was somewhat sceptical when I ordered this light as it was my first solar powered garden light but I have to say that I am absolutely delighted with the Vortex. I installed the light in my shed with the panel mounted on the roof it was all very easy and I have to say that I am amazed with how bright this light is. I have not tested the light to see how long it will stay on for continuously but having followed the instructions when I installed it it has provided more than enough light for several hours work in the shed without fault. If this light is typical of the quality of solar lights provided by the solar centre then I shall certainly be installing more solar lighting around my garden.
By Happy Shopper on Feb 2, 2011
Vortex Solar Shed Light Dimensions
How does it work?
The high powered solar panel charges the internal rechargeable batteries by day.
When you require light press the button on the face of the light unit to turn it on. The first push will turn all 36 LED bulbs on. Pushing again will operate the 24 outer LED bulbs only. A third push will operate the inner 12 LED bulbs only. Another push will turn the light off. Please note the more LED bulbs you have on the faster the batteries will drain.
How do I install it?
Installing the unit as a solar shed/porch light
Using the supplied flat head screws and rawl plugs attach the U-bracket (C) to where you wish to mount the light. Please ensure that
there is enough space to connect the solar panel cable into the side of the light unit. Once the U-bracket is secure, attach the shed
fixing bracket (A) into the centre of the light and then slide this into the U-bracket. Finally, connect the cable from the Solar Panel into
the socket on the side of the light unit and position the panel where it will receive the most amount of light.
- 36 x Super bright white LEDs
- 12, 24 or 36 LEDs switch option
- Will light up for up to 7 hours when fully charged
- 1.5W Poly crystalline solar panel
- 3 x 1.2V AA 1800mAh Ni-MH rechargeable, replaceable batteries
- 4.8 Metres of cable
- Black body colour
- IP44 Rated
Product ID: SS7626
Weight: 0.80 kg
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the light be switched on and off
By P.egan on Feb 13, 2014
You can turn the light on and off using the button on the front of the unit. You have the the option to light all 36, 24, or 12 LEDs .. or none at all!
Is any extension cable availble for this?
By Kate on Jan 23, 2014
Hi, can the solar panel be mounted on a vertical wall to gain the correct angle to the sun?
By Malcolm on Jan 23, 2014
Yes, the solar panel can be easily mounted to a wall.
Will this light come on automatically when it gets dark and run until it's flat like the solar garden lights do, or do you need to switch it on?
By Tamsin on Jan 23, 2014
The Vortex has a lux sensor to come on automatically at dark. This was added after much consultation with customers.
can this light be set to come on automatically on entry to my shed?
By Barry on Jan 23, 2014
The product you need is the Porch light
- it's the same brightness as the Vortex but will operate via PIR as soon as you open the door.
I need a shed light that will come on for 5 mins and is bright as a 60 watt bulb, which do you recommend?
By Debora on Jan 23, 2014
This light will do the job, it's the brightest shed light we do by some margin.