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Let There Be Light

Whether you're throwing a summer soiree or enjoying a quiet evening in the garden, this solar-powered Japanese lantern will add just the right amount of light and atmosphere.

Simply hang this black and white lantern outside in direct sunlight, and in four hours, it will be fully charged for an evening of soft, glowing light. A protective coating on its wire frame guards against mold and mildew, and the lantern will retain its shape and color through rain or snow. Made in China.

For full charge: Place the lantern in direct sunlight for 4 hours to create 4-6 hours of glow time. A full day in direct sunlight could lead to a full night of glowing.

Click here to see it glowing.

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Item ID
19454
Made from
nylon, plastic, electrical components, stainless steel
Measurements
shade: 12" diam. sphere; hanging wire: 6.5" L
Notes
Designed for year-round outdoor use - not for indoor use. To clean, wipe gently with warm damp cloth - no solvents. Includes internal spine to retain shape. Not water repellent but water will not affect function. Extreme cold can shorten battery life.

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BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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    (4)

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Artistic design (9)
  • Convenient on/off (5)
  • Area of illumination (4)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

  • Limited illumination (3)
  • Low wattage (3)

Best Uses

  • Decoration (6)
  • Garden (3)
  • Walkway (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (4), Stylish (4), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

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3.0

Doesn't work....

By 

from Bellingham,MA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Pretty

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Gardens
    • Porch
    • Walkway

    Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

    The product is very well made and looks awesome. Unfortunately it never worked from day one. In the box right now to head back to the post office to return. Disappointed because I had received just in time for a summer party on my patio where I had it hanging. By nightfall, all the other solar lights were lit and beautiful except this one.

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    5.0

    My mom loves it!

    By 

    from DC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Gardens
      • Pool/Pond Area
      • Walkway

      Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

      I gave this to my mom for her birthday and she loves it. She's had many solar lanterns in her garden but she says she's never seen one with this cool of a design.

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      4.0

      Mom loves them!

      By 

      from Fairbanks, Alaska

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Poor Area Of Illumination

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Gardens

      Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

      These are very pretty and my mom loves them in her garden. They don't give off very much light but do glow nicely. Of course, I wouldn't be able to use them in Interior Alaska - but Mom's garden is in Washington State.

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      1.0

      Poor performance

      By 

      from Houston TX

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Low Wattage
      • Poor Area Of Illumination

      Best Uses

      • Pool/Pond Area
      • Porch
      • Walkway

      Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

      This product looks great, however is does not perform as a lantern. Light last for few hours at the best. Also light is very deem and flows more as a straight ray -it does not diffuse to give a lamp feeling

      Service and delivery comments:

      Excellent service.

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      4.0

      Beautiful and works perfectly!

      By 

      from SLC, UT

      About Me Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Area Of Illumination
      • Artistic Design

      Cons

      • Inconvenient OnOff

      Best Uses

      • Camping
      • Decoration

      Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

      Solar power makes me happy! And it's beautiful!

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      4.0

      Lovely but dim

      By 

      from Wynnewood, PA

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Artistic Design
      • Easy to assemble

      Cons

      • Limited Illumination
      • Low Wattage
      • Short Cord

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Outdoors

      Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

      I bought two of these and two yellow rhombus soji lanterns as alternatives to outdoor holiday lights. I was originally looking for a sphere, or globe, but came across these. They were easy to assemble but come with a short looped hanging wire, so if you want them to dangle any length then you need to add your own wire. I don't have any fishing or fine wire around so I hung them from low branches on a tree outside and they are very Zen... I think they add a nice artistic touch to the neighborhood! They are much dimmer than I expected, however, and some nights they hardly glow at all. Since the solar panel is on the top, they probably would do best if direct sunlight hit the panel; but unfortunately the upper branches of my tree provide too much interference, which may be why my lanterns aren't very bright. We've had some considerable wind in this area and they have held up remarkably well. I was sure they'd be blown across the street or to shreds, but they are still happily hanging. I really love these and wish there were even more styles/colors.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      beautiful solar lamp

      By 

      from philadelphia, pa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Artistic Design
      • Convenient On/Off

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

          This lamp works beautifully. It charges up under sunlight or even artificial lights, then puts off a pleasant glow for hours. We've had this for several months with no performance degradation, and it looks really beautiful. I plan to buy more!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Attractive but not very bright

          By 

          from Wynnewood, PA

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Consumer, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Artistic Design
          • Easy to assemble
          • Easy To Change Bulb

          Cons

          • Limited Illumination
          • Low Wattage
          • Short Cord

          Best Uses

          • Decoration

          Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

          I was looking for outdoor globe/sphere lights for the holidays and came across this lantern. I loved the design and thought it would be a nice alternative to traditional holiday lights. I ordered 4 (2 in this design and 2 in another design). I especially like that these lanterns are battery-operated/solar since I don't have an easily accessible outdoor outlet. Set up was easy and I hung them on my low tree branches since they don't come with a long hanging cord and I haven't gotten around to getting any fishing line/fine wire. Instructions say you have to leave them turned on and in the sunlight for at least four hours to charge. I did so (and then some), and they emit a low-light, bluish glow. They are by no means bright but they are attractive. Maybe the public street lamp that's near them doesn't help but I can't turn that lamp off and I can't move my tree, so I'm stuck. I really like them and think they kind of add a Zen feel to my tree, but I wish they were a bit brighter.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Groovy light

          By 

          from Maryland

          About Me Eclectic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Artistic Design
          • Convenient On/Off
          • Festive
          • Sturdy
          • Works Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fun on the balcony

            Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

            These lamps are fun. They store flat which is convenient and they really add to a party atmosphere. We have a balcony with no electricity so the solar panel is a big plus!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            I WILL BE BUYING MORE OF THESE!

            By 

            from BONITA, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Area Of Illumination
            • Artistic Design
            • PEACEFUL TO WATCH AT NIGH

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BLACK & WHITE SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

                THIS LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL HANGING ON OUR PATIO. VERY PEACEUL AND SOMETHING DIFFERENT. I WILL BE BUYING MORE FOR MYSELF AND AS GIFTS.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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