True Solar Power?
What is the sun to power ratio? Is two hours in the sun going to give me twenty mintutes of power or twenty seconds? Also, how well does it work in overcast conditions? Does it only work with direct & bright sunlight as a charge?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
an anonymous customer
- New Jersey
on Energizer Solar Folding LED Lantern
Put batteries in it and use the solar power only as backup.
answered 3 weeks, 2 days ago
My first charge was about 4 hours of hazy sunlight. Since then, it gets morning sunlight while sitting on my deck. I rarely use it for more than 2 hours and it never runs down.
The tiny manual says 5 hours in full sunlight will charge it completely. I haven't tested to see how long it actually takes to charge but it lasts over 3 hours on the rechargeable battery once fully charged.
You probably already have your answer but...I keep it charged by putting it in a window every now and then and that is only partial sun. I just turned it on and it ran for over 3 hours. It hadn't been in a window getting sun for over a week.
If you leave the lantern out for 5 hours, you will get 2 1/2 hours of light.
I never tried overcast conditions; but I believe u could leave it out longer, and it's still charged. FYI: the night light can last up to 16 hours.
Day light last up to 2 1/2 hours!