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My Solar Powered Firefly Lights have stopped working. What's wrong with them?
The Solar Powered Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are powered by two (2) Nickel Cadmium batteries which are recharged from DIRECT SUNLIGHT striking the solar panel on the top of the lantern portion of the unit.
For optimum performance, it is important the solar panel on the top of the lantern receive 2-3 hours of DIRECT SUNLIGHT each day to maintain a full charge in the two (2) AA Ni-Cd batteries that power the microprocessor and electronic 'fireflies'.
NOTE: The 'fireflies' may stop operating if there is insufficient sunlight to keep the batteries fully charged but they'll automatically restart when the batteries are sufficiently recharged by the sun.
TROUBLESHOOTING - If your Solar Powered Firefly Magic Firefly Lights have stopped working and do not seem to be recharging correctly, please do the following:
In some locations it may be impossible to place the
solar panel where it will receive sufficient sunlight
to keep the 'fireflies' operating properly. If you find
that this is the case, you may use standard AA - Alkaline
batteries in the Solar unit and replace them periodically
as they become weak. Or, you may want to consider replacing
the Solar Powered unit with a Firefly Magic Firefly Lights
Transformer Powered unit. Please contact us for more
information on exchanging your unit.
How to adjust the brightness of your Firefly Magic Lights®.
There are two reasons you may want to adjust the brightness of your Firefly Magic® Lights. The first is how far away the electronic fireflies are from you, and the second is personal preference.
In either case, brightness adjustment is accomplished by the alignment of the electronic firefly viewing angle relative to the viewers. If the electronic fireflies are farther away, or if you just want them to be brighter, aim the tip of each electronic firefly directly toward the viewers, as shown in the image below:
Aim toward viewer for BRIGHTER fireflies
If the electronic fireflies are closer to viewers, or if you want the fireflies to appear at a more lifelike brightness, then orient each electronic firefly at approximately 90° to the viewers, as shown in the image below:
Aim 90° away from viewer for NORMAL fireflies
The best way to determine the brightness you prefer is to install your Firefly Magic® Lights and watch them for a while. Try re-aiming your electronic firefly lights as shown above. Then decide which way you prefer; or, somewhere in between the two examples above.
How to make your Firefly Magic® electronic fireflies move.
Having your Firefly Magic electronic fireflies move makes their effect even more amazing, and it is easy to accomplish. In your landscaping, look for the smaller more flexible branches and vines. Carefully wrap the firefly light wires around and down to the ends of these flexible branches, with the firefly light extending and inch or two beyond the end of the plant.
Now, when a breeze blows over the plant in which the firefly lights are attached, your Firefly Magic® Lights will gently swing and sway. As it gets dark and you no longer can see the plant, all you see is the movement of the 'fireflies'. We have received excellent feedback that this creates an effect that very closely approximates real fireflies dancing at night.