Aleko Solar Powered 35-Foot Holiday String Lights, 100 LED Multicolor

Aleko Solar Powered 35-Foot Holiday String Lights, 100 LED Multicolor

Aleko Solar Powered 35-Foot Holiday String Lights, 100 LED Multicolor

  • No energy costs; No outlet needed
  • Sun charges lights by day, turns on automatically
  • 100 lights, 35′ foot length
  • Decorate anywhere without dangerous extension cord

Solar-powered decorating lights – no outlet needed. Now decorate anywhere without dangerous extension cords or need for an outlet. Sun charges string of 100 lights by day, turn on automatically at dusk and run for about eight hours. No energy cost. Great near road, around mailbox or lamp post – now you’re not limited to near by outlets. 35′ length.

List Price: $ 29.00

Price: $ 10.72

Ambient Weather WR-333-SOLARBAG Emergency Solar Hand Crank Weather Alert Radio, Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger and Solar Bag Kit

Ambient Weather WR-333-SOLARBAG Emergency Solar Hand Crank Weather Alert Radio, Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger and Solar Bag Kit

  • A must for any emergency toolkit, Bug Out Bag, or just hanging out at the beach, the WR-333 combines multiple emergency features into one compact package.
  • The WR-333 is a Digital AM/FM NOAA Weather Alert Radio, a powerful 3 LED flashlight, and cell phone, MP3, MP4, Amazon Kindle, Apple Ipod, Ipad, IPhone and USB charger, all in one portable package.
  • The WR-333 is a six way charger – charge from a USB device (computer), AC or wall power (with optional converter), DC or car charger (with optional converter), 3xAAA batteries (not included), hand crank, or solar panel.
  • The WR-333 sets itself apart from other crank chargers – you can fully charge the WR-333 through the USB/AC/DC adaptor, and when you need it, charge the cell phone/mp3/mp4/USB with no cranking.
  • Ideal for camping and off-electrical grid applications, the The Solar Panel and Carrying Bag for Ambient Weather Hand Crank Emergency Weather Radios is an ideal accessory the emergency radio.

Power Specifications:
Dynamo Power: The hand crank generator charges the internal Lithium Ion battery
Solar Power: You can play this Radio with the direct Sun or charge the Lithium Ion battery
USB Power: With the included adapter, you can play or charge with USB power from a computer
Rechargeable Power: 3.7V/600 mAh Lithium Ion Battery Included (non-proprietary)
Dry Cell Power:3 x AAA batteries (not included)
Maximum Power Consumption: 0.5W
Radio Bands:
AM: 525 KHz to 1710KHz
FM: 88MHz to 108 MHz
Digital 7-Channel Weather Band
Weather Alert Mode with audible and visual indication
Other Features:
USB Charging Cable
Mini, Micro charging tips included, plus native USB for AppleTM
3-LED Flashlight
Flashlight Intensity: 15 lumens
Retractable Antenna
Headphone Jack
Caribener Clip
Dimensions: 7.75″ x 3.75″ x 2.0″
Weight: less than 1 lb.
Benefits:
Ideal as an everyday radio, MP3/MP4 USB dock and an ess

List Price: $ 99.95

Price: $ 79.98

6 Responses to “Aleko Solar Powered 35-Foot Holiday String Lights, 100 LED Multicolor”

  1. 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great lights if you dont have power! appartment dwellers., July 1, 2011
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    J. Savoie
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    This review is from: Aleko Solar Powered 35-Foot Holiday String Lights, 100 LED Multicolor (Lawn & Patio)
    I have had these lights for @ 3 years now. They are used durring XMas only. Even w/ a few hrs of sun they last about 3 or 4 hrs.
    They go on the railing of our stairs. I think if you live in a house w/ yard, you might be under-whelmed w/ these because they are not as bright as plug-in lights.

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  2. 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful Solar Christmas Lights!, January 14, 2011
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    This review is from: Aleko Solar Powered 35-Foot Holiday String Lights, 100 LED Multicolor (Lawn & Patio)
    My wife & I love these lights! We have a little pine tree that I wanted lights on, but it is in a place where we can’t run an extension cord. These lights are the prefect solution! After the installation, there is no work at all, until you take them down.

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  3. 22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Smaller lights than expected, December 7, 2010
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    Boo Pugh (New River Valley, VA) –

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    This review is from: Aleko Solar Powered 35-Foot Holiday String Lights, 100 LED Multicolor (Lawn & Patio)
    My main complaint with this item is not the lights themselves, although they are rather dim[…]

    As for the lights themselves, I charged up the battery (regular rechargeable AA battery, thank goodness) before placing the solar cell in our south facing window. The lights all worked, but as noted, were dim. I would not recommend these lights for trees with heavy needles or lots of other lights. As it is, our tree is a small white pine with wispy needles and only one other string of LED lights. So they make for a nice and understated color contrast to the cool white lights. And considering that only 1 AA battery powers the string, the dimness is understandable.

    I don’t know that I would use these for outdoor lighting, however I will use them again on my indoor tree where they show up against a firelit room.

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  4. 202 of 210 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Worked for only 4 months, October 26, 2012
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    P.L. (North Florida) –

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    UPDATE:
    After using this several months, the USB charging circuit and solar charging doesn’t work any more, although the hand crank does work.

    I replaced the broken Ambient Weather with an Eton FRX3, which is running off the same charger as the defunct Ambient Weather. The price fluctuates up and down on Amazon for the Eton by about 10 bucks. So if you want this one, you might watch it a day or two in your cart and buy when it bottoms out in price. I got the Eton for around $52. The couple of extra bucks was worth it. It has more features – red flashing LED light, alarm, infinite volume control, two tuning options, etc. It comes in red or black as well as a Red Cross model.

    Eton FRX3 Hand Turbine NOAA AM/FM Weather Alert Radio with Smartphone Charger – Red (NFRX3WXR)

    I was happy with the Ambient Weather while it worked properly. But if I was making a suggestion to a friend, now that I’ve used the Eton, I feel it’s superior.

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  5. 162 of 172 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent multi-function radio/flashlight cell phone charger, November 15, 2012
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    Customer Video Review Length:: 9:08 Mins

    After Sandy, I realized I needed a portable emergency radio and I bought this unit because it can be used to charge up a cell phone (20-30%) in a real emergency and also because the rechargeable battery that powers the radio is completely replaceable. This increases the lifespan of the product compared to many other hand-crank emergency radios whose batteries are INTERNAL and degrade over several years.

    Even more impressive, this radio features a separate battery compartment that uses regular alkaline AAA batteries, meaning you can pick up a few extra emergency packs of AAA batteries and use these to power the radio AND charge a cell phone. Think about it: lots of electronics stores sell little gadgets that use AA batteries to charge a cell phone, but how many of these types of gadgets are also a fully functional flashlight and a AM/FM, NOAA dedicated weather band radio?

    In the video, I forgot to mention there is a small black switch underneath that rubber flap that you must shift left or right according to the battery type you are using (either the rechargeable blue battery or the 3 AAA batteries.

    The radio can be recharged either by hand cranking (I’d only use this method in a real emergency), sitting in the sun (the solar cells on top), USB (plugging the radio into a powered USB port on a computer), or you can buy an AC power cord (sold separately) that lets you plug the radio into an electrical wall socket.

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  6. 77 of 80 people found the following review helpful
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    Full featured and complete emergency radio, November 23, 2012
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    Takei (NY United States) –

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    This is a rather long writeup with some observations and measurements I made on this item that might be of interest to those who already own the radio.

    Measurements on radio:

    Charging current when hand cranking at 120 RPM: 250mA
    Charging current in sunlight: 25mA
    Charging current with USB connection: 150mA

    Power consumption on standby, radio off: 136uA (0.136mA of the 600mAH capacity) This would translate to fully draining the battery in 6 months if kept in the dark on standby; if kept by a window, it should get enough solar charging current to maintain it indefinitely.
    Radio on: 25mA, volume at minimum, 35mA+ at normal volume
    Weatherband alert standby mode: 19.3mA
    Flashlight: 65mA

    Output voltage of DC-DC converter 5.15V
    DC-DC converter turns on only when load is detected at the USB charging output port; when left unconnected, it turns off automatically to minimize power drain.

    Radio audio has a very slight bit of noise when when volume is set very low, appears to be some audio fuzziness or static-y sound when the audio comes on and off, particularly evident with speech. When the volume is turned up further it’s no longer as apparent. Comparison with the other radios doesn’t show this characteristic. More nitpicking than anything, at normal volumes it masks out the bit of baseline noise.
    When a weak AM signal was being received, I noticed a periodic clicking noise that seemed like it might have been internally generated; noticed on both of the radios tried. Not evident when listening to the same station at a closer location, however.

    I found the weatherband reception is much better than on the Eton radios, it comes in loud and clear compared to the sound from the other radios, which sounds very scratchy under identical conditions. A huge difference that more than makes up for the low volume noise on the other bands.

    The digital tuning is nice in that it locks in without need to diddle knobs for best reception, and doesn’t get accidentally jarred in handling, however, the tuning is rather tedious by the absence of presets or the ability to rapidly sweep up and down by holding the button down as one might normally expect. While it does have a seek feature when the buttons are held down, it takes a relatively long 3 seconds before it starts seeking, and because it regularly stops on even weak stations, it ends up being faster to furiously click the buttons to go through the 120 step tuning range on AM, or 205 steps on FM. As I’d like to be able to turn off the power to the radio when not using it just to save on the tiny bit of standby power draw, this means always starting out at the very bottom of the band, where it will reset when power is lost. If you regularly listen only to stations at the bottom or top that’d be fine, but I happen to prefer the stations 32 clicks up, so I have to click away every time I cycle the power.
    I’d be satisfied if the frequencies would just change rapidly when the button is held down for the 3 seconds, so it would just take one click to get to the desired range. The buttons put out a definitive click! with each press, so it might be an object of curiosity in a quiet area with the rapidfire clicking emanating from the area. Fellow office dwellers might wonder if you’re playing space invaders or something.

    If AAA batteries are kept with the radio as a backup/backup, they’re best stored outside the radio to avoid leakage and damage to the radio.
    As I don’t plan to use the AAA batteries on a normal basis, in lieu of placing the insulating tab on the battery contact, I simply switch the battery selection to the AAA position, which disconnects the rechargeable battery to prevent all drain, and effectively turn off the radio. I like the use of the lithium ion battery, with its low self discharge characteristic making it well suited for long term storage and emergency use duty. Note that with switch in the AAA position, the Li-ion battery is completely disconnected, so all charging is disabled, whether solar or hand cranking.

    This is also an interesting way to run the radio entirely off solar power; to do this you need to first power on the radio with the switch in the rechargeable battery position, tune it to the desired station, and then with the strong source of sunlight on the solar cells, switch it to the AAA position. Now it’s running entirely on light.
    Note that the volume needs to be kept low, because the solar cells are only just enough to power the radio at low volumes. Playing it louder with the higher draw will end up resetting the radio and turning it off again. This is handy as an “auto off” feature where you can have it playing as long as there’s light, and it’ll shut off when the sunlight is lost, with no concerns about draining down your battery. It won’t come back on automatically when the light is…

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