Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Litom Solar 20 LED Security Lights. I have been looking for a solar powered motion activated security light to recommend for quite awhile. I definitely wanted to find one using LED lights as well for power efficiency.
The issue is most of what I had checked out up till now has been junk. I decided to give these ones from Litom a shot. Litom makes a variety of sizes from small 8 LED ones up to really big ones with 54 LEDs. I choose the 20 LED model for a balance of size and brightness. Please note that while all of Litom’s products seem to have good reviews and the reviews check out as trustworthy at Fakespot.com, I have only personally used the 20 LED models so far, so that is all I can 100% vouch for.
There are two ares of my property I am lighting up with these, one is out front by my gate and the area where we pull our vehicles in to unload after dark at times. We have a really great porch light you can just leave on that comes out at dark with a sensor, but it is still dark out where we pull our vehicles in and the walk way to the house can be pretty dark too. That area gets the two I bought to test them out.
I just ordered a second set to light up the area around my pool deck, that is the pathway out to the duck holding area. We often have to go out there after dark and these will make that a bit safer and more convenient.
I am also planning to trial the 8 LED ones because they are more cost effective and add them as an additional security measure for my ducks by placing them around their holding area pointed into the field where our foxes usually approach from. While the electric fence has worked well this seems like cheap additional insurance. While predators often get desensitized to steady light, a light that comes on when they approach sets off their danger signals.
These lights have three modes, my test set works well in all of them. They are…
- Steady On Dim – The lights come on at dark at about half power (200ish lumens), they will last 6-8 hours of steady on before draining the batteries. Of course as a solar light that will be based on how well they charge the day before. In this setting they are plenty bright to see where you are going. They also switch to bight mode when they sense motion.
- Steady On Bright – The lights come on at dark at full power (440 lumens), they will last 4-6 hours of steady on before draining the batteries. Of course once again as a solar light that will be based on how well they charge the day before. In this setting they are very bright for a solar powered light.
- Motion Sensor Mode – The lights will charge during the day and come on at night when they detect motion. The manufacturer says they will detect motion up to 26 feet away. My testing confirms this, of course how high you mount them, what is in the way, etc. will effect this distance. This is my preferred mode and with the power the batteries hold you will never have a dead light unless the batteries have given up the ghost and need replacing.
On the batteries, a few reviewers report having their lights installed for over a year and that they are still working well and have not required any maintenance. One reason for this is instead of being powered by double or tripple A’s as most such lights are, these are powered by a single 18650 Lithium Ion Battery. If they ever need replacing or you simply need 18650s for any use, these are the best ones I have ever found, you will pay more for them but again they are the best far and away from anything else I have tried. They are the Eastshine E35U.
Let’s talk about where these lights don’t make sense and that is basically anywhere in full shade all day long. For instance I would love to put them on my back porch, several in fact in the walk way to the garage, but they just won’t work well there because it is fully shaded all day.
Other wise I feel these lights do double duty, they provide lighting so you can see what you are doing and an added measure of security. It isn’t just foxes that don’t like lights coming on when they are on the prowl, two legged rats tend to not like them either. So check out the Litom Solar 20 LED Security Lights today and save yourself from tripping over that bike your kid left out and keep your place more secure at the same time.
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