- Customizable design
- Great build quality
- 1 year warranty
- High price
- Low light level
FL03 Solar flood light is a light fixture made by Solar Illuminations that gives users the ability to illuminate their homes, or flagpoles with completely free solar light. This flood-light is manufactured to be one of the best lights to use if you need trough the night illumination in areas where there is no electricity or when you don’t want to pay for electricity.
FL03 has 24 LED diodes that spew out 192 lumens and that is enough if you need to illuminate some area with a reasonable amount of light that is equivalent to 30W incandescent bulb. These diodes are created by CREE light company so they are top of the line ones and they provide reliability as well as great performance. Solar Illuminations state that these lights last for more than 20 years in everyday usage but that is quite a powerful statement as usually LED diodes last for around 50000 hours but 20 years is more to the 100000 mark. I don’t say that this is impossible, but how can you really test this to state those numbers as I doubt they powered these light for that long before saying their exact work time.
Anyway, the light has those LED diodes all bunked together to form a light fixture that is capable of lighting a flag at a pole at 20 feet (6 meters) height. This fixture also includes a battery that is built into the light fixture itself that powers those 24 diodes in the night. This battery has 4Ah capacity and the best part is that it is fully replaceable if those recharge cycles run out. Then there also is a solar panel that has about 4W of power and that is capable of recharging that built in battery in about 6 hours of full sunlight. This solar panel can be put up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) away from the light itself but it can also be attached directly to the light fixture so you have a dual purpose light that can be used inside or outside and that solar panel can be put in the most sunny spot that you can find in that 12 feet (3.6 meter) radius from your light. That solar panel has the dimensions of 13 inches x 7 inches x 1 inch (13 cm x 18 cm x 2.5 cm) so is quite small and you will have no trouble attaching it anywhere.
Solar illuminations has also created a light that can be mounted to a wall or ground mounted with a detachable mounting mechanism and that is quite convenient as you can use it both ways. The fixture head itself is also multipurpose and that means it has both horizontal and vertical adjustment mechanisms so you will e able to adjust it as you like. The light also has a switch that allows you to turn on or off the mechanism that detects the ambient light level around the light and that detector is called light meter!
Overall this is a really great light as it can be hugely optimized to your liking and needs but it also has that great solar panel that allows you to charge it for free and use the power of our SUN to your advantage at night! The only thing that can be a disadvantage is the price as it is a bit too much for 24 lumen light but I guess the company put up such a huge price because this light can be customized more than other similar lamps.