expired ALDI Special Buys 05/08 Solar Shed Light $14.99

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These things are pretty good, I have one over my carport and I can't fault it, it's out in the open weather and hasn't deteriorated and the sensor picks up from about 2.5 metres away.

Light is fairly bright and lights up my entire driveway, will be getting another for my porch.

I love German supermarketeers.

120° motion sensor
Amorphous solar panel
10 LED sensor light
Super bright white (SMD) LEDs
Light output: 35-40 lumen
2.3m connection cable
Swivelling light head allows light to be aimed left or right
3 position switch: off/PIR motion sensor/on
IP44 water resistant
Includes 3.7V battery – 900mAh
Charging time: 8 hours
Usage: up to 3.5-4 hours

All Saturday 05/08 Special Buys

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  • +1 vote

    Seems like a decent price.
    Out of curiosity, how long have you had it? Is it designed to withstand the Australian summer?

  • +3 votes

    I also have one of these things from the last sale.

    I have to say it's actually pretty good - decently bright and way more reliable than similar products from Bunnings I've used in the past. Would buy again

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    Cheap enough so that I might give this a try. Like all cheap solar products I imagine the battery will be dead/severely degraded after a couple of years, if the sun doesn't get to it before then…

    • +1 vote

      It's hard to know with these.

      I bought a $5 solar spotlight from from Bunnings two years ago - expecting to last one summer. It is still going strong, alongside a couple of $30 lights that lasted less than a year. Being near a salt water pool and the sea, they rust out.

      …and a replacement 3.7v battery can cost a lot more than the original light.

    • +2 votes

      about the battery life - you might think so.

      We've had one of these for about 4 years now, northside of the house (Gosford, NSW) and it still functions well. I have no idea if it still runs 3 hours, as it typically only really gets used once a night for about 10 minutes or so - enough.

      The plastic doesn't appear to have perished, but then, it is mounted near the guttering, about 2.5m above ground.

      If you have a spot where you need some light, I can recommend these beasties.

  • +1 vote

    Could any owners tell me how long is the cable between the light and the solar panel?

  • +1 vote

    Hey guys, I have 2 of these and though the motion sensor works fine, the light only stays on for a short time and then goes off; very annoying. I can't find any way of setting the time it stays on. I have been using mine more line a torch that I turn on when I need light in the shed.

  • +3 votes

    Glad to see a post on this. Was going to buy some Arilux 80LED Solar Lights, but they're expensive at $40.

    Will get these instead.

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    Can someone advise me how I would install this for the purpose of lighting up my driveway?

    Could I place the solar panel on top of my gutter and then attach the light using double sided tape.

    • +2 votes

      Yes you could place the panel on the gutter, but the double sided tape would fall eventually.

      There is a backing plate on the light that it slides into, this plate has two screw holes for mounting it.

      The solar panel also has a bracket with two screw holes, but I just used cable ties and mounted it to my gutter using a galvanised sheet from Bunnings that I folded over the gutter edge.

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        Don't underestimate double sided tape :)

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          Even the Selleys outdoor heavy duty stuff has it's limits, especially in sunlight.

          Every time I've used the tape it would eventually fail, sometimes in a short time.

        • +2 votes

          @Scab:
          3M Exterior Mounting Tape is UV stable. Works fine for my outdoor mounting of solar-powered lights.

        • +1 vote

          @Sleepycat3:

          Tape may work on the light as there is a large and flat surface area, but the bracket for the solar panel is ribbed/hollow, so there's only the outside thickness of the plastic.

          There's no way it would stick with tape.

          BTW, I've tried the 3M stuff and it still fails.

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      You'd have to get exterior rated tape that'll grip onto brick. If you know someone with a masonry drill and bit you could get them to put some self tapping screws in. But double sided tape (my door bell is held up by that) works fine assuming the mount on the light is flat.

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        Thank you for the speedy replies!
        As a true ozbargainer I can't pay someone to install it and I have to DIY, right? :)

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    I've bought one of these previously I think. Also bought the Aldi gutter (solar) lights. They're pretty good for the price.

    I'd bought a bunch of the gutter lights (6 pack?) from Ebay and was less than happy as they lasted less than a year - the Aldi ones are better.

    It would be nice if there was a module you could buy as a control circuit/option to allow you to turn them on/off remotely..

  • +1 vote

    I have a bit of a dumb question, but I'll ask anyway…

    Do these lights only turn on when it is dark or will they come on if they detect motion, regardless of whether it's day/night?

    • +4 votes

      They only turn on when it's dark and when there's motion, so if there's motion during daylight it won't turn on.

      There is a switch to select off/on/motion, wouldn't imagine they'd stay on all night though if you used the on setting as they have 10 LEDs, probably only get a couple of hours at most.

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    30-40Lumens, that doesn't sound very bright at all considering a normal 60W bulb is approx 800 Lumens

  • +1 vote

    At this price, I'll give it a go. Been using fireflies but too hard to catch many.

  • -3 votes

    search ebay for 12v 10W led sensor flood light

    Can be had for around $12 delivered. Made of metal and glass. Can run off 12v plugpack or existing solar 12v set-up (not included). Sensor is quite configurable. Replacement 10W LEDs can be bought off ebay extremely cheaply if the LED fails. You can safely and cheaply limit current or voltage to make it run very cool. Cool White and Warm White choices. These are never 10W of course, but far, far brighter than this thing. The integrated 3.7v lithium battery in this Aldi thing will guarantee it's landfill for 99.99% of users a few years into the future. That's if nothing else fails. Almost nobody will bother sourcing a replacement. And you are stuck with buying another one.

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      How is that a good idea when a 12v set up is not cheap.

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        12v ac adaptors are cheap. Plug pack can stay indoors, out of harm's way. DC cabling and connector can be extended very cheaply. Can work for many situations. Obviously not all. In other situations, a small solar set-up is beneficial. You can put one together for less than $100, and use it for all manner of stuff. Based on a nice 40W panel.

  • +1 vote

    Solar Shed Light $14.99

    Will these also work on a Normal Shed ?

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    Found a similar one in Reject shop for $10

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    Thank you Scab! I've been wanting something like for ages!

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    I'm relatively new in melbourne. May I know if these special buys gets repeated ever year or so ?

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    I bought a couple of these with 25 leds for $11.22 (now they're $12.90) from TMart. Haven't arrived yet so not sure of quality.

  • +8 votes

    Why is it like I saw this in Aldi's catalogue and was not that interested.
    After having a look here and reading comments, I feel that I need it badly.

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    Might be good to team it up with the Xiaomi cameras on here every second day. The camera's night vision sux.

  • +1 vote

    Installed one of these at the approach to my elderly parents' front door over a year ago. It's mounted high (~2.7m?) and off to the side, but still lights the pathway really well.

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    I have 3 of these from the last sale.
    They are mounted as sensor lights at the front and back door and in the garage.
    Front/back door works perfect, the garage does not fully light up the interior and it tends to turn off to quickly if I'm at one end.

    However, I plan to buy 3-4 more this time round - they are a very useful light (especially if you are renting and cannot install 240V sensor lights)
    Will add a second to the dark end of the garage, one of the back-shed and others for the drive-way.

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      Interested as I'm only renting. Noob question - how does the light and the solar panel attach to the wall/wherever you want to attach it to?

      • +1 vote

        The light clips into a backing plate designed to be screwed to something solid, but cable ties (on special last week at Aldi) have worked without issues for a year now.

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    so if i wanna buy these, i have to go to an ALDI store on this saturday and buy it there? and that's the only way that you could buy them? The site doesn't say anything about which stores have them, so i guess all the aldi stores will have them?

    • +4 votes

      Most stores have Special Buys but some may not have all the advertised items.

      Not sure about your area, but with my store it's best to go in fairly early as all the good stuff goes quickly.

      And yes, they are only available from the stated date.

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    Does anyone know if it can be used for long period of time like 1hr+

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      You'd have to manually switch it to on as the sensor only stays on for 30 seconds without movement.

      Not too sure if you'd get a full hour as it has 10 LEDs and would drain the battery fairly quickly, although I've never left it on for a long while so can't really say.

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    Did anybody else notice the jigsaw with the guide @ Aldi? I've never seen a jigsaw with a built in guide before, is that a common thing?

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