Solar Nylon 8 inch lanterns.
These can be left up in any weather. They look nice even when during the day. The nylon seems to catch the sun and the lantern looks bright. The batteries are not very good, they work well enough with the strong sunlight of full summer. But outside of Summer the sun may not be strong enough to fill up your batteries., They really need to be lifted out and charged with a battery charger before normal use. You may need to change the rechargeable batteries for some latest and top quality ones. Anyway, some work may need to be involved to get these at their best.( We have a helper whom is double checking these before they go out now)
To add power to each lantern, switch to ON, and then put into the sun or under any light really. The switch is in the power module that has the rechargeable batteries and has to be prised out of the top of the lantern with a little twist. 4 hours should be enough for quite a lot of light, but if for longer then remember to move your lantern to where the sun wanders off to. If you do some each day, then switch to OFF before putting it away. If in the hung up mode, then always leave switch in the ON mode. It will pick up sun during the day, and it will light up in the dark times of sunset or night if not under a light. It will work and discharge the energy as light when no more light is hitting the solar cells. So again, please do not put near street lights or any other outdoor light source as it will not light up. basically it will not need to as the surroundings are already lit. If kept in storage, the lanterns can be tested for whether the light will come on by switching to on and then tricking it to to seem like night time, by putting your hand over the solar panels. Please keep these clean. The batteries can be recharged many many times. They can in fact be left up and may light up at night like clockwork every time the night comes. We often check these over before sending now. Also you can buy new rechargeable batteries somewhere on this site too. They are super good.