Sunforce triple head solar motion light

Solar Motion Sensor Lights

Solar motion sensor lights are a type of solar outdoor lights that are equipped with a motion sensor to detect a movement. These lights usually have 3 modes of operation: fully lit mode, a dim mode changing to the bright mode when a motion is detected and an off mode again changing to the bright mode when a motion is detected. A common setting for a motion sensor light is to leave it on a dim mode and have it change to the bright mode when someone passes by or approaches the light. Solar motion sensor lights are usually installed on a deck, porch, garden, patio, walkway, shed, etc to light up the way when needed. The solar panel needs to get sufficient sunlight during the day to charge the internal battery. When the battery has enough juices the lights automatically turn on at night and off at dawn. The recent advancements in solar technologies made these solar motion detector lights stand out in the competition with their grid-tied counterparts because they are no less bright, last for years, environmentally friendly (no carbon dioxide emissions), need no wiring and save you on the electricity bills.

Urpower Motion Activated Solar Lights, Set of 4

Urpower Motion-activated solar lights

Main Features:
  • Number of LEDs: 8
  • IP64 waterproof & heatproof
  • 2 Modes (Off and On when motion is detected)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.75" x 4.9" x 1.9" (9.5 x 12.5 x 4.8 cm)
  • Light Color: Cool White

Urpower claims that 8 LEDs is the most optimal number of lights because it makes these motion sensor lights brighter than 4-LED lights and lasts longer at night than 12-LED lights. The light is waterproof and heatproof to operate in unpredictable weather conditions. After it charges under the sun for about 7 hours, it stays off at night until the motion detector is activated. Then it lights up brightly for 30 seconds and goes back to the Off mode again after that. All the screws necessary for mounting are supplied. The package also contains a small pin for activating the light before first use (details in the manual).

Pros Cons
Charged out of the box The rainfall triggers the motion sensor
Great customer service
Work perfectly

Lampat 90 LED Motion Sensor Light, Set of 2

Lampat 90-LED Motion Sensor Light

Main Features:
  • Number of LEDs: 90
  • Brightness: 200+ Lumens
  • IP65 waterproof
  • 2 Modes (On and Auto - On when motion is detected)
  • Lamp Dimensions (W x H): 5" x 10" (12.7 x 25.4 cm)
  • Working Time: 6 hours of lighting
  • Light Color: Bright White

Lampast motion sensor light has 90 lamp beads! The package contains 2 90-LED lights and a versatile solar panel with 17 ft (5.2 m) wire. The 'On' mode continuously emits bright light. And then there's the 'Auto' mode in which case the light is dim and switches to the 'On' mode (fully bright) for about half a minute when any nearby motion is detected then back to dim light again. The passive infrared sensor detects a movement at up to 16.4 ft (5 m) and across 120 degrees. The solar panel charges even in shades and overcast weather. Lampast serves both as an uninterrupted light source and as a security light in 'Auto' mode which is a motion-triggered lighting mode. The 200+ Lm brightness is comparable to that of a spotlight! 

Pros Cons
Very bright Installation is not a breeze
Replaceable rechargeable battery
Can be used indoors with a cord extension

Lemontec 62-LED Motion Sensor Solar Light, Set of 2

Lemontec 62-LED Motion Sensor Solar Light

Main Features:
  • Number of LEDs: 62
  • Brightness: 2000 Lumens
  • Weather-resistant & heatproof
  • 3 Modes ('Always on', 'Dim light sensor', 'Strong light sensor')
  • Working Time: 12 hours of lighting
  • Charging Time: 7 hours
  • Light Color: Cool White

Judging even only by the number of Lumens, this is a very bright light. But it also has a high-capacity battery of 3400 mAh compared to 2000 - 2200 mAh of the competitors' capacity. That means Lemontec lights' battery can hold more charge for a longer lighting. The 3 lighting modes are as follows: 'Always on' mode keeps the light on till there's enough charge, 'Dim light sensor' mode keeps the light dimmed and switches to a strong mode for 10 - 15 seconds if a motion is detected. Finally, the 'Strong light sensor' mode keeps the light off and only switches to the strong light mode again for 10 - 15 secs when a motion is detected. The movement activation distance is 10 - 26 ft (3 - 4.9 m).

Pros Cons
Bright enough lighting Doesn't kick in until you're 4-5 ft away
Replaceable rechargeable battery No way to configure it to stay bright longer in sensor mode 

Sunforce Triple Head Solar Motion Light

Sunforce Triple Head Solar Motion Light

Main Features:
  • Number of LEDs: 150
  • Brightness: 1000 Lumens
  • Sensor Detection Distance: 30 ft (9.1 m)
  • Sensor Detection Range: 180 degrees
  • Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.9" x  6.7" x  9" (33 x 17.2 x 23 cm)
  • Adjustable Side Lamp Heads
  • Light Color: Cool White
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

Sunforrce solar motion sensor light has a whopping 1000 Lm brightness, 2 adjustable side headlamps which can move up, down & horizontally and an amorphous solar panel which is tolerant to various daylight conditions. Sunforce motion light can detect a movement from up to 30 ft (9 m) distance across 180 degrees angle. The solar panel can be conveniently placed in a  position of the most sunlight thanks to the 15 ft (4.5 m) cable connecting it to the lamp. The finish is available both in black and white colors. The detection distance and light duration are adjustable. The detection distance switch has 3 modes: Low, Middle and High. The light duration switch has 4 modes: 30 sec, 60 sec, 120 sec, and Test. When in Test mode, the light is triggered by a motion even when it's lighted around.

Pros Cons
Replaceable rechargeable batteries 120 degrees of coverage instead of 180
Long cord to the solar panel
Adjustable and bright

DrawGreen Solar Lights Outdoor Motion Sensor Aluminum

DrawGreen Solar Motion Sensor Lights

Main Features:
  • Brightness: 1400 Lumens
  • Charging Time: 5 - 6 hours
  • Material: Aluminum alloy shell
  • IP66 Waterproof Protection
  • Sensor Detection Distance: 20 - 26 ft (6 - 8 m)
  • Sensor Detection Range: 120 degrees
  • Light Color: Cool White
  • Warranty: 160 weeks

DrawGreen solar motion sensor light is also a spotlight, lighting up to 40 - 55 ft (12 - 17 m) distance. It takes 5 - 6 hours of sunshine on the panel to fully charge it but even if it's an overcast weather for days in a row this solar spotlight can carry on on the low-light mode for 3 days. Material-wise this solar motion sensor light is made of aluminum which gives it superior durability compared to a plastic casing. IP66 waterproof rating means that the light is able to withstand against powerful rainwater torrents and -30 to 120 ℉ (-30 - 60°C) temperature fluctuations. The built-in motion sensor can detect movement on a distance of 20 - 26 ft and covers a range of 120 degrees. When no nearby movement is detected the light stays Dim then stays on Bright light mode for 20 seconds and back to Dim again. Besides, the solar panel can rotate 90 degrees on a swivel to face the sun directly. To wrap up, DrawGreen solar light is durable (50k hours of lifespan), emits 1400 Lm bright light in motion detection mode and stays dim otherwise. It is made of aluminum and has an adjustable solar panel.

Pros Cons
30 hours in Dim mode In reality, less than 1400 Lm brightness
Great customer service No lighting mode switch
Replaceable rechargeable batteries

InnoGear Solar Gutter Lights, Motion Sensor Detector Light, Set of 2

InnoGear Solar Gutter Lights

Main Features:
  • Brightness: 450 Lm
  • Waterproof & heatproof
  • 4 Working modes
  • Motion Detection Distance: 26 ft (8 m)
  • Charging Time: At Least 8 Hours
  • Working Time: 10 hours
  • Number of LEDs: 36
  • Color: Cool White
  • Material: High-strength ABS

Thanks to Wide-angle Lighting Design the illumination range reaches to 270 degrees, InnoGear motion detection solar light has a flat surface with 36 lamp beads. These solar lamps emit light directed right underneath them, they have no adjustable swivel but they do a good job of lighting the area if placed high enough. The 2600 mAh battery can accumulate sufficient charge for 10 hours of non-stop operation. The 4 working modes are as follows: 1/4 brightness mode, 1/2 brightness mode, dim light mode changing to full brightness mode for 10 - 15 secs when a motion is detected within 26 ft (8 m) distance, full brightness mode for 10 - 15 secs when a motion is detected then back to the off state. InnoGear must charge at least for 8 hours to hold up for up to 10 hours of lighting.

Pros Cons
Installation is a piece of cake Adjusting the mode is a pain when already installed
Charges even on foggy days
Good customer service