While browsing Amazon I noticed that there were hundreds of different motion lights. These are meant for home security, to brighten your yard or outdoor space. A lot of manufacturers claim that their lights are extremely bright but they often fall short when put to the test. I ordered four different LED motion lights and wanted to see which one was best.
Not Recommended: Amir Solar Lights Outdoor, 77 LED
The Amir light has 77 LEDs and a small solar panel. It uses one 18650 battery. The unit we received had a finicky switch that wasn’t always reliable.
This light was problematic for us and didn’t always turn on when it was supposed to (whether via the switch or motion sensor). In addition to having a smaller solar panel, it also had the least sensitive motion detector.
Honorable Mention: Sieges 60 LED Solar Lights Outdoor with Remote Control
This one has 60 LEDs on one side and a large solar panel on the other. It also comes with a handy remote control to turn the light on and off manually (as opposed to automatically turning on due to motion). This uses a large custom lithium ion battery.
This is a good all around choice. It’s easy to mount, has a large solar panel and is decently bright. Its notable feature is the remote control which is useful for a variety of situations when you don’t want to rely on the motion sensor.
Runner Up: Drawgreen Bright LED Outdoor Spotlight
This is more of a spotlight with a solar panel that swivels. It also uses one 18650 battery. One thing to note about this light is that it turns on gradually unlike the other lights that turn on instantly.
The Drawgreen is geared more toward lighting a smaller dedicated area instead of a wide area like your entire yard. It also has a feature where the light stays on at a low level and brightens when it senses motion. I definitely like this light but feel that its more for special cases where a direct light is needed.
My Top Pick: Sunforce 82 183 – 180 LED Solar Motion Light
The Sunforce model has 180 LEDs and runs on three rechargeable double AA batteries. It has three panels with two that swivel to help direct the light where you want it. It has a larger motion sensor than the other three models I’m testing and a separate solar panel that can be mounted further from the light for more flexibility.
The Sunforce model was the brightest light overall and had a great motion sensor. The two light panels that swivel help cover more surface area. The separate solar panel allows maximum flexibility for mounting this light. If needed, you could even mount this light indoors and have the solar panel outside.
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