34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Good light system for remote locations,
This review is from: GVSHINE [6W Panel Foldable] Solar Mobile Light System, Solar Home DC System Kit, 3.7V Lithium Battery - 6W Foldable Panel Solar Home System Kit - Including 3 Cell Phone Charger - 2 LED Lights
This is for the 6w 2 bulb system. I brought this to Guatemala with me and installed for a family here with no electric on a farm. They have a cell phone to keep in touch with the owner but no way to charge on site. I put the solar panel on the clay tile roof and used wire ties to mount the bulbs and battery pack. The 4 kids that live here were very excited to have light. If any light is on the solar panel you have to unplug the panel to turn on the lights, but the 5v for phone charging works all the time. The only change I would like to see is to have the lights work with solar input at same time. The light outputs are 3.7v.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Amazing Light Kit at an incredible price - tested and buying more,
Grace B (CT)
This review is from: GVSHINE [6W Panel Foldable] Solar Mobile Light System, Solar Home DC System Kit, 3.7V Lithium Battery - 6W Foldable Panel Solar Home System Kit - Including 3 Cell Phone Charger - 2 LED LightsI had been eyeing a different solar mobile light kit for over a year only to find out when I had both the money and the project ready for it that it had been discontinued by the company. I am so THRILLED that I found this kit as a replacement - not only was it about half the cost of the one I had originally been eyeing thus saving me money, it works fabulously. While I haven't had a chance to install it officially in my new tiny house where it will eventually live with 2-3 more kits that I am planning on buying, I did do a test run and placed the solar panels on the covered deck of where I currently live and attached them to the battery pack and charged it from the time the package arrived until that evening. I then packed away the solar panels and set up the lights in my bedroom and used them it with the battery pack as a test for light strength and for how long the battery pack would last without recharging at all. I would guess that the light gives off between a 45-60W light bulb... Read more
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
It's worthwhile for emergency lighting during a blackout.,
This review is from: GVSHINE [6W Panel Foldable] Solar Mobile Light System, Solar Home DC System Kit, 3.7V Lithium Battery - 6W Foldable Panel Solar Home System Kit - Including 3 Cell Phone Charger - 2 LED LightsThis is for the smaller 2 bulb version, as they seem to put the reviews for both versions together.
The system does work as advertised and the 2 watt bulbs put out a decent amount of light. It will run one bulb for 12 hours and two bulbs for 6 hours.
Just a few nitpicks:
1-The panels are NOT foldable as advertised as there is no hinge. When you attach the panels together using the supplied hardware, it is rigid. So if you need it to collapse into a backpack you will have to remove the 4 screws and hardware. They may have planned to make them foldable but as is they are not. I just used my own wood screws and mounted them to a board as I didn't buy it for backpacking.
2-It says on the front panel that it's an 8000mah battery pack, but when I looked online those packs contain four 18650 batteries. This pack has three. Plus the math doesn't quite work out right. If it was 8000mah, the bulbs should stay lit longer than listed. So again, maybe they wanted to use... Read more