Did you know you could save yourself a bunch of money if you were to purchase the XEPA PSO1W Solar Motion LED Spot Light sold by Coleman instead? It is in fact the very same light. Just some food for thought.
I stumbled upon this by simply searching online for the model number PSO1W. At any rate, I discovered this normally priced $100.00 solar motion activated light for half the cost. I got lucky, unintentionally of course, because I was about to spend $100.00 on the light anyway, however after discovering the light for $50.00, I naturally was happier than a pig in mud.
Anyway, moving along, one hundered dollars, or fifty dollars, is the XEPA PSO1W Solar Motion LED Spot Light even worth the price? That is after all why you stopped in, is it not?
So let me break down exactly how I feel about this solar motion activated flood light.
On arrival I laughed pretty hard at its overall appearance. It seriously looked like a cartoon robot from Futurama. It appears to have 2 eyes, a mid section for a nose, and the motion activator looks like a mouth. All strangeness aside though, my next thoughts were of quality.
The XEPA PSO1W Solar Motion LED Spot Light is made of plastic, but not a cheap flimsy sort of plastic, a very sturdy and heavy duty plastic which made me feel as if this light was made well, and it would indeed withstand the harsh elements of being outdoors. You can purchase this light in either a black finish, or white. I went with the white finish to match my homes white siding, as my plan was to affix it to the side of the house.
My reasoning was simple; we bought a home that did not have a motion activated flood light, and being the non-handy broad I am, I had no choice but for a quick and easy fix. I also had no idea how to wire in a flood light, nor did I have the time to. This light made that issue disappear, as nothing is required in order to get it to work. Nothing but the sun that is.
In the box a large, and yes, a slightly ugly black solar panel which feeds the light energy. I am not a technical person, but basically the included panel is what catches your rays energy and seeps them into the light in order for it to charge up everyday and provide light at night.
Installing the XEPA PSO1W Solar Motion LED Spot Light was really simple. I crawled up onto my second story balcony, and screwed it into the side of the house. My only concern from there was whether or not this light would actually detect motion being so high up. I pointed the motion detector toward the ground and hoped for the best. I also wondered how powerful the 2 floodlights would actually be, considering most solar powered lights do not provide all too much light.
It took 2 days for the XEPA PSO1W Solar Motion LED Spot Light to fully charge and begin detecting movement. The box instructions stated it would take 3 days, but ours was fully functional in just 2.
I was giddy with delight when it powered on for the first time, and I was beyond impressed with just how bright the lights truly were.
XEPA PSO1W Solar Motion LED Spot Light is a total win in my opinion. I did not have to hard wire anything into the electric, as everything is wireless. Installation took just minutes, and the light is exactly what we needed for at night when bringing in groceries, or when guests arrived, and of course to alert us when someone was in our yard at night. It gives me a sense of security, and I couldn’t be happier with this purchase.
I highly suggest this one to those who like simplicity, ease of installation, and a maintenance free lifestyle.
The one con however which I must mention is that there is no way to set the length of time the light stays lit. It powers on for one minute, and will not power back on unless motion is detected again. No big deal, but I would have liked to control the length of time it remained on before auto powering off.