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MAXSA 40226 Solar-powered LED Floodlight

Motion-sensing outdoor security light (black)

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  • MAXSA 40226 Solar-powered LED Floodlight

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  • MAXSA 40226 Solar-powered LED Floodlight

    Designed for outdoor use

  • MAXSA 40226 Solar-powered LED Floodlight

    Designed for outdoor use

  • MAXSA 40226 Solar-powered LED Floodlight

    Designed for outdoor use

 

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by James Ralston
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Here's a smart lighting solution for many outdoor applications. The MAXSA 40226 floodlight detects motion up to 40 feet away and turns on automatically to illuminate the area. It's great peace of mind — you don't have to remember to turn the light on when you leave, and when you return at night the light will pop on as you pull into your driveway. The solar-powered design saves energy and simplifies installation. Just use the supplied cable to connect the solar panel to the floodlight, and the sun's rays will charge its built-in battery. No need to connect it to your home's existing wiring.

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Highlights:

  • solar-powered floodlight with 80 LEDs
  • no operating costs, and no electrician needed for installation
  • great for decks, patios, balconies, entrance doors, garages, driveways, carports, walkways, backyards, sheds, pool areas, and stairs
  • detects motion within 180 degrees and up to 40 feet away
  • duration adjustable from 10 seconds to 1 minute
  • motion and daylight sensitivity adjustments
  • adjustable swivel head and sensor
  • weatherproof design
  • included 15' cable connects solar panel and light
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Motion-Activated Security Light (black)
  • Solar Panel
  • 4 Small mounting screws
  • 2 Large mounting screws
  • 4 Small wall-anchors
  • 2 Large wall-anchors
  • Assembly/Operating Instructions

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Overview: The MAXSA Solar Motion-Activated Security Light (item # 40227) is solar powered using the supplied external Solar Panel and is activated by passive infrared motion sensors, while offering simple installation. The Solar Motion-Activate Wedge Light is perfect for decks, patios, balconies, entrance doors, garages, driveways, carports, walkways, backyards, farm sheds, pool areas, stairs and steps.

External Solar Panel: The supplied external Solar Panel charges through the day and coverts direct sunlight to electricity to charge the battery inside the Security Light. The Solar Panel connects to the Security Light via its attached 15' power cord. The Solar Panel features a durable weatherproof housing to protect it in all weather conditions. The Solar Panel has an adjustable head so it can mounted either on a flat or angled surface or rooftop. The Solar Panel is mounted using the supplied mounting screws and wall-anchors. The Solar Panel should be mounted in an area where it can receive 6-8 hours of daylight per day.

Note: Before its initial use, the MAXSA 40227 should be left in the direct sunlight to charge for three days.

Motion Activated Security Light: Using the stored energy from the connected Solar Panel, the 80 Super Bright LEDs inside the Security Light turn on automatically at night when motion is detected. The Security Light's 80 Super Bright LEDs illuminates a broad coverage area. The Security Light motion sensor detects motion within 180 degrees and up to 40 feet away. The MAXSA Solar Security Light has an adjustable Time dial that allows the light duration of up to 60 seconds. When the battery is fully charged, this Solar Security Light can light up for up to 2.0 hours, which is equivalent to 125 times when the Time dial is set to 60 seconds. The Security Light features a swivel head which allows the lamp to rotate 360-degrees and angle up/down or left/right. The Motion Activated Solar Security Light features the following adjustment settings.

  • Time Period Adjustment: The time period control sets the duration that the Solar Security Light will be illuminated when activated. The time period is adjustable over a rang of 10 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Motion Sensor Adjustment: The sensitivity of the motion sensor of this Solar Security Light will be affected by temperature. The cooler the temperature the more sensitive the motion sensor will become. Use this adjustment to set the sensitivity of the motion sensor to compensate for environmental temperature changes.
  • Light Level Adjustment: The LUX dial controls the natural light level that initiates operation and prevents the Security Light from operating during daylight hours.

Note: The LED lights in the Solar Security Light (40227) will last up to 30,000 hours and should never need replacement.

Rechargeable Battery: The battery included in the Security Light is a sealed lead-acid 6V, 4Ah rechargeable battery and will need to be replaced when the charging ability is decreased. This battery should last for approximately 3 years before it will need to be replaced.

Dimensions

Solar Panel:

  • Width = 8.1875"
  • Height = 6.1875"
  • Depth = 3.25" to 6.375"

Security Light:

  • Width = 7.5625"
  • Height = 6.75" to 8.5"
  • Depth = 6.25"
 
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5 out of 5

Works nicely, easy to install

Written By tacobronco, Denver, CO on Wednesday, August 04, 2010
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I bought this last fall and installed it right away, and it has been going strong ever since (~9 months now). As other reviewers mentioned, the mount doesn't articulate as much as one might hope, but I just made an angled bracket to point it where I needed it. Other than that, the installation was drill, screw, plug the panel to the light, and you're done.

It works great. No, it's not as bright as a plug-in floodlight, but it is still plenty bright for lighting up a medium-sized area (sideyard, patio, etc.). The adjustments (sensitivity, range, and ambient light) actually have some meaningful effect (unlike some other sensor lights I've had). It's been installed for 9 months with daily use with no sign of battery issues. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this unit.
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3 out of 5

Bright, but not very flexible

Written By Anonymous, Walnut Creek, CA on Monday, April 05, 2010
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This was a replacement for a similar product that finally failed.

This light was easy to install and had more than enough wire from the solar panel to the light.

The one drawback is that neither the light head nor the motion sensor can swivel from side to side, each only moves up and down vertically.

Ideally, I would have liked to aim the sensor to the left (to catch the motion of me coming into range) and the light to the right (to light the dark alley alongside my house where I want to walk.)

Perhaps the next version will allow this.
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