I am done with Solar Lights. For years now I have tried to do my part and that always included solar yard lights. Does not matter what brand or how expensive. They only last about a year. Cleaning or replacing the batteries does no good. They just do not work after about a year. I have replaced mine for the last time. I have spent a lot of money on all matching copper solar fence post lights as well as copper garden lights. I have cleaned and replaced the batteries (that alone is an expence, if you have as many lights as I have ) changing the batteries did no good on 85 % of my lights. It is cheaper and more dependable to use electric by the time you replace every year. I am so glad I did not purchase a solar garden fountain, I would of paid extra because it was solar only to have another non working product.
I have a beautiful solar lamp post, it worked for 4 months. And I live in FLORIDA. NO MORE SOLAR FOR ME and it has only taken me 10 years to finally through in the towel.