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Let Your Light Shine

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 polka-dot 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
19453
Made from
nylon, plastic, electrical components, stainless steel
Measurements
shade: 15" H, 3-12" diam.; hanging wire: 6.5" L
Notes
Care instructions: Designed for year round outdoor use. Wipe clean with wet cloth. No solvents.

Instructions for use:
- Switch lantern 'on' by sliding the toggle switch. This is not a button. It's a toggle switch with a rubberized cover for water proof purposes. - Hang the lantern with the solar panel on the top facing upward toward the sun, the opening is on the bottom. There are 2 small raised plastic molded areas (ears) on either side of the black solar panel. Loop the hanging handle through the ears and hang lantern from the top of solar panel

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POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Artistic design (6)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

  • Limited illumination (3)

Best Uses

  • Porch (5)
  • Decoration (4)
  • Back yard (3)
  • Garden (3)
  • Walkway (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (4), Stylish (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Awesome

By 

from San Francisco, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Porch

      Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

      This was a gift for my mom and she loves it. Apparently it stays glowing for a long time too.

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      4.0

      Nice glow in the evening!

      By 

      from Rhode Island (Coastal New England)

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

        Cute item! It was easily put together and then hung outside. It throws off a nice glow each evening. The area is not pitch dark without the lantern as there is a street light nearby, but I DO enjoy seeing it glow.

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        5.0

        gorgeous solar lantern

        By 

        from philadelphia, pa

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy assembly
        • Easy to place anywhere
        • Lightweight
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • Low Wattage
        • Poor Area Of Illumination

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Bedroom
        • Deck
        • Front Yard
        • Gardens
        • Pool/Pond Area
        • Porch
        • Walkway

        Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

        Though this beautiful lamp doesn't put off a lot of light, the attractive design and graceful movements more than make up for it. Dimly lit lanterns hung in the backyard are beautiful, even if they don't light the walkway. I also have the black and white lantern, which puts out a lot more illumination. In the winter I hang these under the bedroom track lights, and they glow pleasantly after dark. Lightweight and easy to move around.

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        1.0

        Lantern doesn't work

        By 

        from Wisconsin

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

        This product was very attractive, but it solar panel isn't big enough to make it work. I ordered 1 and it didn't work so they sent me another one and that one didn't work either.

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        5.0

        It's The Perfect Gift!

        By 

        from Culver City, California

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Gardens
          • Porch
          • Walkway

          Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

          [...]. We purchased it as a birthday gift and we know she will love it!

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          5.0

          gorgeous solar lamp

          By 

          from philadelphia, pa

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Artistic Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Decoration

            Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

            This lamp is gorgeous. I got another design and liked it so much that I ordered this one as well. They charge from the sun or a lamp, and then emit a soft glow for hours afterward -- not enough to read by, but absolutely lovely.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Great mood lights

            By 

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Artistic Design
            • Convenient On/Off
            • Solar

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Outside on a patio

              Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

              The light is just as advertised--it provides a glow to any space. I'm using it on my outdoor patio. And for those purchasers who said that the solar panel was on the bottom of the lamp, you've got the lamp upside down (I almost did the same, but the directions make it clear which way is up). The solar panel is right on the top of the lamp, so it recharges easily. These lamps are perfect for sunny places like Arizona!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great

              By 

              from santa cruz, ca

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Artistic Design
              • Convenient On/Off

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dark Corners
                • Decoration

                Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

                I love this- very attractive to see the glow in the yard

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Nice, but not at this price

                By 

                from Milwaukee, WI

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Artistic Design

                Cons

                • Cheap materials
                • Limited Illumination

                Best Uses

                • Bedside
                • PatioDeck

                Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

                Doesn't project a lot of light, but wasn't expecting to use it as only source of illumination. It's a nice addition of ambiance to kids room or deck. The recharge unit is same as the landscaping lights you can get at [...] for $1.25, then wrap that with some nice fabric and wire (as a designer not sure I buy the year round outdoor use claim). This is a nice, stylish lamp, but if I saw this in a store where I could hold it in my hands, I wouldn't even buy this at half the price based on the materials and build. Nice lamp, wrong price point.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Beautiful but dim

                By 

                from Iowa City

                About Me Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Artistic Design
                • Easy To Clean
                • Solar Powered

                Cons

                • Limited Illumination

                Best Uses

                • Porches

                Comments about POLKA DOT SOJI SOLAR LANTERN:

                These solar-powered lanterns are a brilliant idea. They're also well designed. My only complaint is that they need direct sunlight most of the day to get even the limited amount of illumination that they produce at their maximum charge. The best way to get this is to turn them upside down (exposing the solar panel) in a place that remains sunny all day. My original desire was to hang them up and not worry too much about them, which may be possible if you have an excessively sunny porch. Once charged the lantern produces a blue-tinted light that is pretty, but not enough to illuminate an area for use.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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