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    Thailand Solar Power Garden Lighting

    To brighten up my front of my tiny little garden I have been searching out for solar powered garden lights, and yep there is a guy who makes them here in Thailand.

    If your looking please e-mail
    Was 450 Bht
    For January only plastic FDS-101 and FDS-1015 399bht plus postage and packing, can be deliverd anywhere in Thailand by EMS Next day delivery.
    XFDS-101/1015
    SOLAR PANEL: CRYSTALLINE SILICON 0.16w
    LIGHT SOURCE: SUPER BRIGHT 5000MCD LED 1PC
    MOUNT TO WALL OR INSERT GROUND STYLE FOR CHOOSE
    BATTERY: Ni-Cd 600mAh RECHARGEABLE BATTERY 1PC

    More info here

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    To brighten up my front of my tiny little garden I have been searching out for solar powered garden lights, and yep there is a guy who makes them here in Thailand.

    If your looking please e-mail
    Was 450 Bht
    For January only plastic FDS-101 and FDS-1015 399bht plus postage and packing, can be deliverd anywhere in Thailand by EMS Next day delivery.
    XFDS-101/1015
    SOLAR PANEL: CRYSTALLINE SILICON 0.16w
    LIGHT SOURCE: SUPER BRIGHT 5000MCD LED 1PC
    MOUNT TO WALL OR INSERT GROUND STYLE FOR CHOOSE
    BATTERY: Ni-Cd 600mAh RECHARGEABLE BATTERY 1PC

    More info here

    Another link, this guy also does solar lights, pumps etc, and wind power, these lights are quality items, hence bit more money.

    Solar Energy Asia

    Dirtydog,
    Did you find my link on thaivisa, Same guy, i can recomend these, the post lights he does are quality.
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    I worked at a solar company years ago and we used to sell lights that looked just like that. Unfortunately we also got most of them back for warranty as they were useless.

    Not saying this guy's ones are shite but I would be interested to see how long they work for. Solar has come a long way since I worked with it.
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    We are in the process of talking to this guy now.

    I think that we are going to order 2 lights to begin with and see how they work out.

    Will keep you updated.
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    Still no reply from the company about my request. Will try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    We are in the process of talking to this guy now.
    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    Still no reply from the company about my request
    The joys of conducting business in Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    I worked at a solar company years ago and we used to sell lights that looked just like that. Unfortunately we also got most of them back for warranty as they were useless.

    Not saying this guy's ones are shite but I would be interested to see how long they work for. Solar has come a long way since I worked with it.
    I have some that I bought in the UK and brought to Thailand a few months ago. They are ok but 1 of the four didn't work right out of the box it looks identical to the one in the OP's picture. They need direct sunlight so don't place them near places that get shady.

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    Has anyone heard back from this company or has used the lights? I'll be back in Thailand next Friday and if the lights are even half-way decent, I'll buy 10 of them.

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    There is a company on Hwy 2 half way beteen KK and udon called Thai German solar ( I think) freind of mine has used quite a bit of their stuff and found it reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean View Post
    Has anyone heard back from this company or has used the lights? I'll be back in Thailand next Friday and if the lights are even half-way decent, I'll buy 10 of them.

    I know someone who bought some. They're 'ok'. Dont expect more than about 4 hours illumination out of the them on the rechargeable battery provided and it's more of a 'glow' than a 'light'. They look good along a garden parh of something though.

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    Homeworks next to Big C in Pattaya has several different types including the one pictured I think.

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    $2.50 in Bunnings here in Darwin.
    $16.00 for a box of 12.

    I don't know about the quality though.

    If anybody wants to try some let me know I'll be back in LOS in late June.

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    i bought 2 boxes, all work , surpriseingly, and yes not a light persay more a glow but they do the job as required and at that price after 4months of use and no problems worth the money

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    just a couple of small LEDs, they hardly give any real light

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    There is a company on Hwy 2 half way beteen KK and udon called Thai German solar ( I think) freind of mine has used quite a bit of their stuff and found it reliable.
    I've been to that factory and met with the owner yep he was Yerman guy at the time they made some good stuff and I guess over 5 years they will have developed the technology more.

    At the time they were a BOI company and couldn't sell in Thailand but if you went with the cash no problem.

    The products are based on German spec so were far better than the Chinky shit, a big plus was they would charge in partial light.

    We also bought about 30 of these coloured balls that you can put in a swimming pools or fish pond all different colours looked nice at night.

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    I'm probably late in sharing this info, but I just saw several variations of these at Global House (Rayong) yesterday. I think they had 4 or 5 different options.

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    I got some in Rayong.
    Ok as path lights, but not much else.

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    I know its a bit off topic , but this is something I,ve been wondering about a while , does anyone know if you can get anything like a solar panel on your roof to drive an aircon unit in Thailand ?

    In these days of ever increasing energy prices ( if viable ) it would possibly be a fantastic business idea ,, we are seeing solar roof panels everywhere in the UK now
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    a solar panel on your roof to drive an aircon unit in Thailand ?
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    it would possibly be a fantastic business idea
    yes, it would be more than fantastic

    check the power out of a solar panel and the power needed for an aircon

    the best thing about solar panels on the roofs in the UK is that you get a special rate for the electricity, and you can sell it back to them too
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    We are in the process of talking to this guy now.

    I think that we are going to order 2 lights to begin with and see how they work out.

    Will keep you updated.
    If I was the manufacture of the light & some won sent a email that they would like to buy 2 lights, I would not reply to the email.

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    don't call Hilly a "won"

    he is not one nor ever has been

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    I've brought boxes of various brands of solar lamps in my suit case for the Thai garden on multi occasions over the past 4 years when making visits to the US. They all worked well in the beginning but then the weather conditions here in Thailand took their toll. The heat, the humidity, the intense sun all had their impact on the lamps. The lamps began to break down. I've replaced the AA batteries and this was a cure for some of the lamps others just stopped functioning. Now, after having about 3 dozen lamps at one time am down to about 4 working lamps. Some from each batch that I brought over. The lamps work well for lighting a pathway or marking a boundry but as far as illumination goes, they are not really that bright. The replacement rechargeable AA batteries are expensive and last for about 1 year. The lamps themselves often died at the 1 year mark. The lamps of various styles and prices are available in Tesco Lotus and the local Home Pros', Home Marts, etc. Personally, I like the way they look and the ascetic value they add to the garden area but am more inclined at this point to put in outdoor electric lamps and just use them when needed or desired..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    various brands of solar lamps
    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    the intense sun all had their impact on the lamps
    made them work?

    in general, they are cheap crap, even if you pay a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    the intense sun all had their impact on the lamps
    made them work?

    in general, they are cheap crap, even if you pay a lot

    I think the intense sun over a period of time burnt out some of the inside working components of the lamps and as such made them inop.

    yes, agreed that in general, regardless of the cost, are not a good value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    various brands of solar lamps
    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    the intense sun all had their impact on the lamps
    made them work?

    in general, they are cheap crap, even if you pay a lot
    Very cheap crap in the U.K. Only 1 pound each in various styles in ' The Pound Shop ' They don't provide much lighting , just glow in the dark a bit.

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