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Review of the Diamond Solar-Powered LED RV Porch Light


Randy: Hey guys, it's Randy here at etrailer.com. We get questions from our customers all the time about lighting solutions, and how can they light up their campsite or entryways or garages, just those dimly lit areas that can sometimes cause a safety hazard.What we're going to look at today is from Diamond Lighting. This is an 800 lumen motion-activated light that's solar powered. It has an onboard battery. That solar array charges that battery throughout the day, but allows it to work all night giving out great amounts of light. We'll have three different settings.

We'll talk about those a little bit later, so you can kind of adjust it for how you want it to operate.All in all it's a really solid product, has an IP65 certification so weather, rain, dust, things like that, it's not going to get to the inside. It's not going to cause us any issues. If you guys are used to walkway lights that kind of stick down in the ground, little solar panel on the top, those work for a year maybe, moisture finally gets in them, they're ruined. That's not something we're going to have to worry about with these.These can be used on campsites to light up an area so you're not tripping over tent stakes or coolers or stuff like that. These can be more permanently mounted if you'd like, on the side of your RV, on the side of your garage, something like that.

I've got a buddy and on his back side of his garage, that's always where he goes in, but there was no good available light there. He used one of these, placed it near it, then as soon as he comes around the corner of his garage, the light comes on. He can see his key, his doorknob. He can get in the house without much fuss.Now the light itself offers 168 LEDs. That's what gives us that nice bright white light.

You'll see here in a minute it really illuminates a big area. Overall with LED technology, we're not going to be worried about filaments that burn out, bulbs that change. These have about a 35,000 hour life expectancy, so these are going to last an extremely long time.It has a motion sensor here. That's if you're using it in the detection mode. This can also be set for dusk to dawn in one of the settings, which again, we'll show you that in a minute.

But this has a really good range. They state that it's about 19 1/2'. We've been getting close to 25' and 26' here in the shop. I like that they've understated it but you could probably expect a little bit more range. We've got this mounted about 7 1/2' high. It can be mounted as high as 13' high.In most situations it's going to be a perfect solution. We're not going to have to run wires. We're not going to have to run switches. There's really nothing we have to do. You've got a button here on the back. We'll show you when we take it off the wall. There's also four LEDs back there that give us a nice backlit kind of a situation. We just reach up, turn it into the mode we want or set it to the mode you want before you install it. You're going to be ready to go.Now to give you an idea of the brightness, we're going to turn it on. We're going to go into mode A first. Mode A is going to be a dimmer light and it's going to act as a dusk to dawn light, so as the light outside kind of weans off this light's going to come on and it's going to stay on all night until the sun comes back up. It stays in that lower light mode, so I really like that. You have the light when you need it and it's important that the light shuts off when you don't. A lot of lights like this that have this technology, any time something moves in front of it, they come on. That can waste a lot of battery power in the middle of the day. I'm going to hit the power button here to get it in mode A. That'll be a constant. Any time it's dark outside, that's going to be on.We can then go into mode B. Mode B you can see is a much brighter light. This is going to stay on any time it senses motion, for about 20 to 30 seconds, then it's going to go back into that dim mode we saw from mode A. We'll go down to dim A mode when it doesn't sense any motion. When it does it's going to come on in full brightness. I like that you can have constant low-level light and then when somebody moves in front of it it's going to come up to higher level light.Then when we go to C mode like we have it here, it's going to be off all of the time until it senses motion. I think that's going to be really important for those campsites especially when everybody's in bed, the critters are out trying to get into our coolers. As they start to get close this is going to come on. Hopefully it'll scare them away and prevent some of that loss we have of our food, it being strung all over the campsite.This light is going to offer a really good range. We've talked about it before, that we're getting about 25' out of the sensor. That's basically as far as the tape measure we've got. It might go a little bit further than that. I also like the angle. It's 120 degrees. 180 degrees would be basically a straight line. Take 30 degrees off each side. It's going to project pretty much straight out to each side, so if this we're mounted on a wall, a camper, wherever you're going to need it, it's going to pick up most everything coming by.Here's a good look at the back of the light. You can see our attachment points here. They're just going to be key slots. I also think these would be great if you wanted to attach them just temporarily with some of the strips that you can put up, stick it to it and then pull them down when you didn't need them. I think that would be a really handy way to get this where you wanted it. But we do have screws, and they provide screws with small plastic anchors so you can drill holes and get it where you want it. It's just going to go through there and one on the bottom there, push it in, slide it down. It's really all you're going to have to do.You'll see the four LEDs on the back there. That's going to give us that backlight, that soft light that comes out at each side. There's your power button. Now as you hit that, it's got a nice little click to it so it gives you a positive confirmation you've actually hit the button so you'll know you're in the appropriate mode.Now we had talked about it not working unless it was in a dark situation, so if I put it up against my shirt there, it covers that light sensor. You can see it's going to come on but as soon as the light gets great enough, it goes right off . again, saving those batteries, making sure they last for a very long time.All in all I think this is an excellent light. I think it's going to save you a lot of hassle in running wires and things like that, to get to those spots where you just need a little bit more light to see and be able to get around safely. I like the different modes we can set it in so we can kind of customize it to what our needs are. All in all this would definitely be a light that I would own.


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