Updated 4 Aug 2016

Laurus

12 V Plug & Play Garden Light 2514061

Bottom line: This 12v stick light has good light output and very good water resistance.

12 V Plug & Play Garden Light 2514061
Consumer score
67
Avg price

$20

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Test results

Overall score
OK
67
Light output
Good
7.0/10
Construction robust-ness
Poor
4.0/10
Water Resistance
Very good
8.0/10

Good points

  • Good light output.
  • Very good water resistance.
  • DIY install.

But

  • Flimsy construction.

How we test

Our test included ...

Light output: for sensor security lights and garden spotlights we measured the total amount of light (lumens) produced by each unit. For garden lights, including bollards (tall cylinders) or stick lights, we measured the amount of lumens produced in one direction per square metre (lux) at a range of distances up to 1.5m from the lens.

Electrical safety: we looked at the quality of electrical construction and the insulation of live wiring from any external metal parts.

Construction robustness and water resistance: assessed by examining the appearance and construction materials of the units, then hosing them down for 10 minutes before checking for any water in the lens.

Maximum range of motion-detecting PIR (passive infra-red) sensor.

Installation time: for mounting sensor lights on the wall assuming the wiring is already in place.

Endurance: For the solar garden lights we measured their light output at regular intervals throughout the evening after charging on both sunny and cloudy days, then checked if they were still going just before dawn. Solar security lights are assessed after charging on a sunny day then activating them up to 20 times, before running them continuously and measuring how long until they switched off.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$20
Type
12V stick light

Specifications

Max detection range (m)
n/a
Average light level (lux/lumens)
27
Cloudy day endurance
n/a
Sunny day endurance
n/a
Height (mm above ground)
540
Mounting
Stake-in
Lamp type
Halogen
Fitting
T15
Power (watts)
10

Features

Connector
2-pin plug
Lamps included
DIY Install
Yes
Sensor adjustable for time
n/a
Sensor adjustable for sensitivity
n/a
Sensor adjustable for max light level
n/a

More info

Availability
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