I drive a car without most of the add-ons that seem to have become standard in the auto industry. That’s not a complaint, but rather an observation, because the way I look at it, this just gives me a chance to add what I want to my car the way I want to.
And over time I’ve done just that. From complex tasks like adding an auxiliary input for my iPod, to things as simple as a suction GPS mount, I’ve been able to change my car in a way I like. That being said, when given an opportunity to test out a color monitor for my backup camera, I was very excited.
Just as a warning, before doing anything to a car you should do your research. Look up everything that needs to be done, how it needs to be done, and what you need to do it. Even then, you might be better off having somebody help you out.
Anytime I have a chance to make an improvement to my house without adding anything extra to my electric bill, or putting any extra strain on the power grid, I’m happy. That probably explains my slight obsession with solar-powered decorative lights, and all things solar-powered in general, so it’s no surprise I was excited to test out another type of solar-powered light.
While not decorative per say, this LED light (which was provided for free, for an unbiased review) certainly has its own purpose, and it serves that purpose well.
Turning on automatically at night, and having the ability to be set on and off with the motion sensor, this light has a wide range of uses. I’ve been using it as an outdoor light to provide illumination for a small area, and with the light being as bright as it is, I have no complaints.
Because it’s being used for a small area, this product is perfect for me. It should be known, however, that it you’re looking to use these for a bigger area and need to buy a few, at $20-$25 a piece (depending on what model you get) the cost can quickly add up.
If you want to light up an indoor or outdoor area and don’t need a large amount of light, this is great. If you need it for a bigger area and don’t want to break the bank, you should probably look for a cheaper alternative. For me it works as I need it to, and that’s why it got the rating it did. You can find it for sale on Amazon here.
So this is my third review out of three (for the time being) of lederTEK solar powered LED decorative lights. I think I can honestly say that each light I tried, I liked more than the previous one. With that in mind, I really think that this set of lights is something special.
The first thing I want to address is the image provided for these lights online, and what they actually look like. Based on the pictures I had seen before receiving the product, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but I was thinking along the lines of cylindrical plastic bodies with an LED in the middle.
In reality, the image is an extreme close-up, and it’s more of a single LED housed in a mini cylindrical shape (which I like a lot more than what I had thought it would be. It’s hard to describe, so just imagine something similar to classic Christmas lights (as they are Christmas lights) but a little more sleek.
This will be my second of 3 product reviews for lederTEK LED decorative lights, at least for the time being, so it’s probably not necessary to have the same extended lead-in this time.
Again, with my love for the idea of solar-powered products and fascination with LED products, these decorative flower lights were right in my wheelhouse.
A lot of times on Amazon you’ll see a picture of a product, then get the product and be confused because it was made to look a lot better than it actually is. It’s similar to when you see a cool project on Pinterest, then go to try it yourself only to end up with what can only be described as a scary mutation of what you were actually going for. In this case, I think the opposite is true. I saw the picture and was expecting one thing, but ended up with something that I thought was completely different (for the better).
In my opinion the pictures of these lights make them seem somewhat cheap, as if they were made out of flimsy plastic. In reality they’re far more substantial and just look very cool.
I have a deep appreciation for solar power, and anything that runs off of solar energy. I understand the need to move towards alternative energy sources, and I think I’ve followed just about everything Elon Musk and Tesla have done. That being said, anytime I have a chance to review anything solar powered, I get excited.
What more perfect to use the sun to power, than something that sits outside in the sun all day. These lederTEK solar outdoor ‘White Crystal Ball String lights’ had me with the concept, and sold me on the actual functionality.
The lights come pre-charged, so you can use them out of the box, and that’s how you set them up. You turn the lights on when there’s no sun to charge them, then when the sun comes out they turn off and charge.
Among the technologies that haven’t changed much, few as they may be, alarm clocks have remained pretty consistent over the years. Sure, there was a period where a nail would be stuck into a candle to be released after the candle burned for a certain period of time, but since then there haven’t been many improvements that are amazingly innovative.
That’s not to say there haven’t been people that try to make improvements, because from the ‘Sonic Boom Alarm Clock’ that vibrates your entire bed, to the recently Kick Starter funded SensorWake that wakes you up with smell, people have tried. To be honest, there are plenty of ideas I’m missing, like the clock that costs $.99 every time you snooze it, or the one that makes you solve a puzzle to shut it off.