Sunday, November 25, 2007

Don't Buy Hampton Bay Solar Lights!


I bought two boxes of 4 each Hampton Bay #498-959 Solar Garden Lights at Home Depot. After about two years operation, the translucent plastic housing became brittle and fell apart. This plastic is not sunlight resistant! I wrote to Home Depot a complaint, but got no reply. For those who would like to know how to Hack a solar light and use them for other purposes, here is a pdf of the construction. Perhaps you should wrap aluminum foil around the translucent plastic housing to keep the sunlight from destroying the plastic.

6 comments:

Tom said...

I have the same model of Hampton Bay solar lights and the exact same thing happened to all of them. After two years the plastic globe became brittle and fell apart, to the touch. I have been unable to find out where the parts can be purchased.

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Botronics said...

I wrote a blog on how to keep using your garden light even it is rotted out.
http://botsmaker.blogspot.com/2009/02/fix-your-garden-light.html

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