- 900 lumen light output
- Battery pack consisting of 5 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
- Strong motion sensor that detects motion for up to 30 feet
- LUX meter
- Fully adjustable design
- Separate amorphous solar panel
- Manual override switch for continuous lighting mode
- Made mainly from plastic
Sunforce 82080 is a solar security light that can give you about 900 lumens and has a rechargeable battery pact that consists of 5 AA batteries.
Sunforce has designed this solar floodlight as the model to have if you need a floodlight that is solar powered and does not require any external power supply. 82080 is a two part fixture where one is the light itself but the other is a solar panel that has 15 feet (4.5 m) of wire separating them so you are able to mount the light wherever you need it but still be able to place this panel in a well lit environment.
The light fixture measures 5.2 inches x 5.6 inches x 10 inches (13.2 cm x 14.2 cm x 25.4 cm) and it consists of a bulkhead, body with built in battery pack, LUX meter and a motion sensor. This fixture can be mounted on any surface with 4 designated screw holes that will ensure this light will stay in place! Together all those parts make this one of the best solar floodlight fixtures your money can buy, but I bet you want to know more about each part:
The bulb head is the main feature of this floodlight as it houses those 80 LED diodes that produce 900 lumens of light and that will be enough to light up your garden shed as well as a portion of your backyard. This bulb head is made from plastic and it is held together with one screw for easy access but it has a very solid feel and because of rubberized seals it is also waterproof. To protect those small diodes there is a see-trough clear glass lens at the front but inside it the real fun happens. There are 80 LED diodes spaced trough the whole bulb head that produce 6500K light and because they use LED technology they will last for more than 50000 hours of continuous lighting time. All these bulbs are enclosed in a reflective material that will reflect even more light outward that would otherwise be absorbed and that ultimately makes this one of the best LED solar powered floodlights out there. This fixture also sits on two hinges that connect it to the middle part but that also ensures you can maneuver this light up or down for a more convenient lighting position.
Battery & LUX meter
The middle part of this whole fixture is made from metal and enclosed in plastic so it is more durable and will hold all the other components firmly in place. This middle compartment houses that rechargeable battery that I mentioned earlier and this battery consists of a 5 Ni-MH AA rechargeable batteries that each have 6V output power and an amazing 900 mAh capacity. This ensures that 82080 solar floodlight will be able to work through the nigh providing you light every time you trigger the motion sensor. Because this battery pack uses 5 AA batteries it is replaceable and if anyone of those batteries fail you can just plug in a new one and the fixture will continue charging and providing you light when the SUN is down.
This middle part also houses the LUX meter that senses when the ambient light level around this fixture reaches a certain point and signals the light to start detecting motions. This is great because this fixture will not light up in daytime and that will conserve battery power.
At the back of this middle part there are also three controls that allow you to adjust the LUX, TIME and SENS and they are made so you can change the settings when the light starts detecting motion, how sensitive the motion sensor will be and also how long should the light stay on when that motion sensor is triggered. And because Sun force thinks about their customers they have also fitted this light with a manual override switch that allows you to turn off the motion sensor and the light to stay ON while it completely drains those batteries. And this is a great advantage as you can put it up for a party or while working at night and don’t worry about movements and hoping that sensor would detect them.
The last part of the whole light fixture is the motion sensor that sits on a 360 degree rotatable hinge and can be positioned in just the right angle you need it. This motion sensor will be able to detect motion in a distance up to 30 feet (9 meters) but the best part is that it can do so in a 180 degree angle. This means that when you place the light somewhere and everything in front of it will trigger the light to come on and there will be no blind spots whatsoever. This motion sensor is also created from plastic but it is waterproof just like the rest of the light.
Then there is that separate solar panel that has the dimensions of 6 inches x 8 inches x 1 inch (15.2 cm x 20.2 cm x 2.5 cm) so it is fairly compact and will not require a lot of space. The solar panel sits on a leg that can be maneuvered to your likening and is held in place with two designated screw holes. The whole panel enclosure is made from plastic but it is also waterproof so that the panel will stay intact and can generate power even in a heavy rainstorm.
This solar panel is what they call an amorphous panel and that means it is designed for every situation and will generate power constantly even in cloudy low light environment. For small devices like this light that amorphous technology is perfect as you will always have the batteries charged even if there is no direct sunlight shining on this panel. This solar panel has a 1 Watt 6 Volt power output and that is enough to fully recharge that 5 AA battery pack in a single day so you can fully recharge the light every night and it will still fork in the next evening.
Overall this is one of the best Sunforce products that you can buy and because of that ingenious use of amorphous solar panel technology, 900lumen output and a replaceable 5 AA battery pack this light truly is one of the best solar floodlights out there. The motion sensor works as expected and the diodes give off amazing white light but the price is ridiculously low for a product like this that is packed full with technology. I can encourage you to give this light a try and I know it will not disappoint you!