Updated 4 Aug 2016

Mason & Jones

Solar White LED SS Garden Lights - 5 pack

Bottom line: This solar stick light has extremely poor light output for a solar light and good endurance.

Solar White LED SS Garden Lights - 5 pack
Consumer score
47
Avg price

$6

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Test results

Overall score
Just OK
47
Light output
Extremely poor
2.0/10
Construction robust-ness
Poor
4.0/10
Water Resistance
Very good
8.0/10
Endurance
Good
7.0/10

Good points

  • Good endurance.
  • Very good water resistance.
  • DIY install.

But

  • Extremely poor light output for a solar light.
  • 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
$6
Type
Solar stick light

Specifications

Max detection range (m)
n/a
Average light level (lux/lumens)
1.2
Cloudy day endurance
n/a
Sunny day endurance
Still going at daylight
Height (mm above ground)
300
Mounting
Stake-in
Lamp type
LED
Fitting
Built-in
Power (watts)
Not stated

Features

Connector
n/a
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

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