All in one solar floodlights are fixtures that have all their components(LED diodes,solar panel,motion sensor, rechargeable battery, light meter) incorporated into one formfactor. Because of the fact that they have this compact design these “All In One” fixtures are small, easy to install, compact as well as cheap so anyone that wants a floodlight can consider buying these lights.
Overall these All in One fixtures are great for small space illumination as they can be easily attached to any surface and will automatically generate electricity, store it inside that internal battery and light up the diodes that are directed downwards. These lights are great for pathway lighting as well as your patio or porch lighting or any other space where you can attach a light to a horizontal surface and where sunlight reaches during the day but you need light at the nighttime. These fixtures usually are small and compact so they are not intended for large area lighting and that is why their price is usually much lower than it is for security floodlights or landscape lights.
In the disadvantage arena I need to mention that these lights are small and thus they will not be able to give off bright enough light to illuminate larger area than a couple of meters. And the power output is also lower and does not exceed a couple of hundred lumens. These fixtures will also charge slower than ones with external solar panel because the angle and place of that built-in solar panel is not ideal and you cannot change it not changing the angle of the fixture itself.
Now let’s get to the point and see which light is the best for your requirements and preferences so you can get the best light! Here are my reviews:
EE860DDC is a solar floodlight that has 60 LED diodes, a true Dusk Till dawn capabilities and a very elegant design that will look great in almost any environment. eLEDing has created this motion activated All-In-One fixture to be as small as possible but still give the user easy installation and a decent light level that can reach up to 1000 lumens. This solar floodlight is a true all in one fixture as it has a 1.2 Ah Lithium battery, 3W solar panel, motion sensor and 60 LED diodes built inside a body that has the dimensions of 13.5 inches x 4.5 inches x 4.5 inches (34 cm x 11.4 cm x 11.4 cm ). This fixture weighs only 1.6 pounds (725 grams) so it is very lightweight and you can install it on any horizontal surface with only two screws. If you look at the shape of this light-fixture you can immediately see that eLEDing has saved space everywhere it is physically possible as the light has a minimalist triangle-form shape with the solar panel on top but the motion sensor and LED diodes at the bottom. On the side there is a cover which comes off revealing the control switches for changing states and functions.
If we look at the operations that this light has it gets interesting as this All in one fixture has a great feature called “SMART-ON” that allows this light to shine for up to 40 hours in a continuous lighting mode. This feature regulates the light output and decreases that light output so the light gives off a light similar to the moonlight but when you walk by and activate it with your motion it immediately turns on the full brightness. That full lighting mode after motion activation can last from 10 to 180 seconds but if you activate it often then the illumination time in that “SMART ON” feature will also decrease as that full lighting mode requires a lot of battery power.
The manufacturer says that this light will work in a direct sunlight as well as in a shady place and because of that 3 W solar panel it will recharge in a couple of hours but if there is no direct sunlight it will still get enough juice to run that Smart-On feature and a couple of repetitions on that full lighting mode.
Overall this is a great light despite that it is made entirely from plastic. The light level is acceptable and the fact that it has a motion sensor as well as internal battery and 60 bright LED diodes makes this a great candidate for the top spot in this “All-In-One” led floodlight TOP.
MSLED100 is an All In One solar floodlight that is designed to be easy to use and will not require any electricity whatsoever because of that top-mounted solar panel. This Floodlight is designed and created by Cooper Industries and it is one of those products that stand out from the rest of the light in this niche if put side by side. This light has a triangle shape body where one side is straight and can be mounted to any flat surface, the top side houses a fully capable solar panel but the bottom side is fitted with LED diodes and a motion sensor. The whole body is made from plastic but that doesn’t means that this light is weak and quite the opposite it has a waterproof rating and it will not be harmed in almost any weather conditions ranging from snowstorms to dust storm. Because this all-in-one fixture is made from plastic it weighs only 1.4 pounds (635 grams) and so it can be mounted on the wall with only one screw but the best part is that this light has no cables so you have to just mount it and let it do the work for you! The overall dimensions of this light fixture are 4.7 inches x 7.9 inches x 6.5 inches (12 cm x 20 cm x 16.5 cm) and that means that it is very compact despite all the features that are packed in there.
If we look at all those different features we can see that this MSLED100 has a built in rechargeable battery pack that consists of 3 AA Ni-Mh batteries, it has a 100 degree motion sensor, 3W solar panel and switch for you to change the lighting modes. Cooper Lighting has fitted this fixture with a switch that allows you to manually regulate that light output from On state to Off and even an Auto state where the fixture searches for motion and illuminates only for 1 minute intervals. If however you put this light in that ON mode then it can last for up to 3 hours of continuous lighting with a fully charged battery pack and I think that is more than enough considering the brightness and small size of this fixture. The motion sensor that is fitted at the bottom half has a 100 degree detection angle and it can detect that motion within a distance of 23 feet ( 7 meters ). But the light that comes out of this lightsource can illuminate a distance of about 15 feet with (4.5 meters) and will be good enough for you to cut meat on a barbecue prep-table that is located in that illumination range.
Overall this is a very nice fixture to get if you like the convenience of an All-In-One design and seek a light that is cheap but can perform decently
Northern Twilight ELS-06P
ELS-06P is a premium All-In-One solar powered floodlight that gives 300 lumen output and has an all-alum high strength body. This motion detection lightsource is one of the best looking fixtures with a stylish rounded edge design case that is made entirely out of one of the strongest and lightest materials on the earth – aluminum. The light has a solar panel that spans the whole top and is capable of generating 2.2W of electricity at its peak performance. And that is enough to fill the built in rechargeable battery pack. This battery pack has a total electrical capacity of 2200 mAh and it can produce around 3.7 V power output. This battery is made from Lithium Ions and that means it has at least 1000 full charge-discharge cycles that can be extended to 2000 or more if used with care. And that is enough to power this lightsource for 2 to 3 nights without any recharge. The overall body is very slim and the dimensions are 60’ x 47’ x 23’ (154 mm x 120 mm x 60.5mm) but the weight is a bit bigger that other similarly sized lights – 13.8 ounces (390 grams).
If we examine the overall features we can see that this light has a solar panel, it is powered by a rechargeable battery, uses LED diodes and even has a motion sensor. Those LED diodes as you may know are very long lasting and efficient but as an additional feature for this fixture you can consider their numbers as if one of those 53 diodes breaks the rest will still shine! The battery pack can also be replaced and all of that means this light has a very long expected lifespan (>50000 hours). The light that comes out from those LED diodes is in a daylight-white color and because of a great Color-Rendering-Index will allow you to see all the surroundings with their true colors. But if we look at that motion sensor then we can see that it has a 120 degree motion detection radius and it can activate from a motion as far as 16 feet (5 meters). When that motion is detected then the light will stay on for about 30 seconds and then will turn off and seek another activation.
Overall this floodlight is a very great product and I especially like that great design and the fact that you can mount it in any location with ease. The price is also acceptable so I think this is also a great contender to the best looking All-In-On solar flood light status.
Frostfire Bright LED
Frostfire company has created a motion activated all-in-one floodlight that is designed to be efficient but also long lasting. This light is made from black plastic but the manufacturer says that it is waterproof. The outside looks well-made but I have doubts if it will hold under heavy rainstorms as the seals do not look completely water-tight. This fixture has a triangle shape and it has the dimensions of 4.5 inches x 3.3 inches x 1.6 inches (11.4 cm x 8.3 cm x 4 cm) so it is very compact and will not take up a lot of space. The design itself is functional so there are no real design elements but that means that quite frankly it does not look good and you better put it where it is not directly visible.
If we look at the features then at the top this light has a 0.44 W solar panel that is capable of recharging that built in battery even in a cloudy skie weather conditions. And that battery that has no specifications mentioned can provide enough light to last you all night but it does that by 30 second intervals. 30 Seconds is long enough to walk by and if you need more light then you must stay within a range of 10 feet (3 meters), because that motion detector has around 3 meter working distance. That motion detector is also located at the most extended point in the light and just in the middle between solar panel and the bulbhead itself. This location allows you to get a decent enough working angle as well as that 10 feet (3 meter) working distance but if you look at the right of this motion sensor you will see a little opening. That is the light meter that measures the ambient light level around the lightsource to know if to start or stop detecting motion in the evening and morning. The bulbhead includes LED diodes that produce decent enough light to light up those 10 feet ( 3 meters) that the motion sensor uses.
Overall this is a great all in one fixture and it has great performance and price but you have to see if you like that design as it is not intended for beauty but performance.
Frostfire 16 LED light
Frostfire 16 LED floodlight is an all in one fixture that is made from aluminum and has a built in battery, solar panel and a lightsource. The complete light has a dimensional appearance of 4.75 inches x 3.5 inches x 15 inches (12 cm x 8.9 cm x 38 cm) and has a weight of around 1 pound (453 grams) so it is lightweight and very compact. The installation of this lightsource is very easy and you can put it on any horizontal surface with only two screws.
At the top of the light you can see a solar panel that has a 0.6 W power output with 17% efficiency and a sealed outer edges to make the whole light water-tight. This solar panel gives energy to a built in battery that stores that power until it is needed by those diodes. That battery is a Lithium Ion 800 mAh 3V one and is sealed inside so no moisture and dust particles can get to it. Underneath on the bottom side of this light fixture you can see the light source that consists of 16 LED diodes that each has 1 Watt power output and 100 lumen per watt efficiency. The light that comes from those diodes is very warm and will not skew colors to the red or yellow spectrum like it is with non-LED light sources. Then there is also the motion detector that is capable of detecting motion in a 10 feet (3 meter) radius. When the light is on and no motions are detected then it will run in a energy-saving mode but still giving off dim light beams. But when you enter that motion detecting zone then the light will turn on with all of that 160 lumen maximum light output.
This All In One fixture has one of the best designs on the market with that rounded corner aluminum design and stylish look. The light is practical but also very beautiful so you can put it in any environment and it will still look great! Apart from the design there is also a On/Off switch and a safety pin to completely cut off the power and even turn the solar panel off.
If you like great styling and need a light source that gives off around 160 lumens then this is the fixture to have because it has low price, amazing looks and it can stay on in that energy-saving mode for days!
Kagan SolarSafe Motion Floodlight
This solar powered All In One motion floodlight that the manufacturer has called SolarSafe is a home security system that activates as soon as motion is detected and can lights up around 100 square feet (9.2 square meters) of space in front of that light. The light fixture itself is made from weatherproof plastic and is watertight so this light should work in all weather conditions ranging from heavy rainfalls to even a snowstorm. The fixture itself has the dimensions of 4 inches x 9.5 inches x 6.5 inches (10.1 cm x 24.1 cm x 16.5 cm) but it weighs only 2.6 ounces (73 grams) so it is very lightweight and easy to mount. In that tiny weight Kagan company has managed to incorporate a top-mounted solar panel, a built in Ni-Mh battery, motion sensor and even a blinking red light that simulates a home-security system and will deter burglars and other criminals.
The light itself consists of 3 main parts where one is the mounting bracket, the other is the fixture itself but the third is a top mounted solar panel. When you get this floodlight you have to simply drill 3 holes inside any horizontal surface and attach that mounting bracket on there and you can afterward regulate the angle of light as well as the angle of that solar panel. The bulbhead where the LED diodes and the battery are sealed inside has a circular shape and is made to be durable but also long-lasting. There are 12 high power LED diodes that illuminate that previously mentioned distance with daylight-white light and you can adjust how long does the light stay on after it has detected that motion. That motion sensor is located in the middle of that bulbhead and is surrounded by those LED diodes so it looks like a camera or similar security gear and will definitely seem suspicious to criminals.
Overall this is a very great product considering the price and performance radio but the light that comes out of those 12 diodes is definitely not bright enough to see any smaller details. But if you need a light that gives ambient light and has a motion detector then this product is for you!
Concept Enterprises SL-100 All In One floodlight is a motion activated solar powered light source that can shine for up to 10 hours and gives off light that is equivalent to a 20W CFL bulb.
If we look from the outside at the design then we can see that this floodlight has the dimensions of 9.7 inches x 9 inches x 14.7 inches (24 cm x 22 cm x 37 cm) and it weighs around 5 pounds (2.2 kg). That means that this is the biggest and heaviest of all these All-In-One fixtures but that also means that it has the biggest battery and the longest light output. The whole fixture is made from white plastic but it is created so no moisture or dust particles could penetrate inside and that means this light is water-tight and can sustain almost all weather conditions. The whole light consists of 4 main parts where at the top there is a solar panel, then in the middle there is the motion detector that is attached to the battery pack but at the bottom there is that bulb-head that consists of 32 LED diodes. Because SL-100 floodlight is a multi purpose light the solar panel can be detached so you get an All-In-One fixture with the option to detach that solar panel and that is a clever engineering! The solar panel itself has a 2 W power output and it is more than enough to re recharge that built in battery every single day even if there is no direct sunlight shining on that Amorphous panel. Then there is that motion detector that sits right in the middle of the whole fixture. It is capable of detecting even the slightest motion and you have the option to adjust that sensitivity to get the most out of this light. Moving forward we get to that battery pack that is located at the back and also acts as a mounting bracket. It has a plastic body and 4 screw holes for you to place this light on any horizontal surface. But the Lead Acid battery that is sealed inside that plastic shell has a capacity of 4500 mAh so it can power the light in full-power mode for more than 10 hours. The light that is produced from the bulbhead is equivalent to a 20 Watt CFL bulb and is enough to light up your backyard with decent amount of illumination. There are 32 LED diodes that are capable of illuminating up to 190 square feet (17.6 square meters) and the light that comes out of those diodes has a very great CRI(color rendering index).
Overall this is probably the best motion activated All In One fixture that you can buy because it has a very bright light output a huge battery and can last up 10 hours of continuous illumination time.
As you can see then there are many different All-In-One solar floodlights available and you have to choose the best one that suits your requirements as well as fits in your price range. All these lights have their advantages and disadvantage but they all fit in that complete package category and you get all the parts built into the same unit for convenience and space saving. I hope that, after reading this article, you will find a light unit that suits your needs!