I installed these lights a little over a month ago and I love them! They were very easy to install. The on/off switch is easy to find and use. The light they give off is the perfect amount for sitting on your porch with friends or family after dark. I can't speak about the durability since I haven't had them very long. But they do seem to be made with quality materials. Overall these are a great light for the price!
Product came as advertised. Easy to install, but you have to climb under the umbrella. Big solar panel clip works great if you clip it on the spoke not just the fabric. The only issue I have is that despite spending most of the day in the sun, the lights only last about 2 hours. I'm not sure if the battery isn't big enough or it's due to the sheer number of lights, but it is disappointing they don't stay on longer.
The lights work well although they are not very bright. Not enough light to read by, but enough to carry on a conversation with someone and see them clearly. Lights last all night. Thought that they did not work at first, but then realized that you must turn on the switch at the side of the solar panel - then will charge up and work fine. Easy install as long as there is an air flap at the top of the umbrella. Light is not white, more soft golden. Overall, pleased with the product although I wish that the lights were a bit brighter.
Solar lighting for patio umbrella is a helpful accent light. It is bright enough to see to eat by & is yellowish in color so it is not hard on the eyes. It was well package & arrived on time. Lighting system had no instructions. It came with several small zip ties but not enough to complete the task of attaching it to the umbrella. The clamp for the solar battery was exceedingly large, unstable on the umbrella & did not hold tightly to the thin fabric. Thus, battery required that we remove the clamp, drill two holes in the housing and attach the solar battery to the top exterior of the umbrella with zip ties. It worked beautifully and is very securely attached. It will not come off unexpectedly. This is the only method that really worked well to secure the solar battery; not an issue if you have power tools and know your way around solving issues. It works well & adds to the ambiance of our patio.
The lights were very easy to install! They are beautiful when lit at night. For all those looking at these to purchase.. please be patient the first time you install and want to see lit - they take a couple days full sun to get charged enough to light. I am not certain I received a remote with this set - is why I put one star. If I find it, I�ll adjust the ratings to reflect.