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Thread: Solar LED Post Caps

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    Solar LED Post Caps

    Any luck with these for anybody?

    I have a composite deck off the back of the house meeting the AGP in the back yard. Was thinking about lighting, and have seen some post cap solar powered LEDs on the interwebs, but am wondering if anyone has specific experience or feedback on which ones to use or, more importantly, to avoid.

    See picture....Thinking of replacing the post caps, or some of them, with post caps with lighting.
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    Jun 2011

    Re: Solar LED Post Caps

    Good idea, but just don't expect a lot of area lighting from them. You have an ideal application for them, but the ones I have seen don't provide a lot of light.

    I have a number of lights installed and can light my pool area several different ways and to different light levels. We find that we lean toward soft low lighting most of the time anyway, so the post lights may be an ideal solution for your pool.
    Tucson, AZ
    16x36 rectangular (19k) Pebble Tec play pool/spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS 011018, Super II 2hp (spa), Aqua Rite T-15 SWG, Pro Grid 60 DE, Hayward H400 & Heliocol Solar heating, A&A infloor system, fill water w/high CH and TA, 50 ppm borates,TF-100 test kit

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    Dannebrog, Nebraska

    Re: Solar LED Post Caps

    I installed 8 of them on top of my deck post they do not provide much light. But they look very nice outlines the deck very nicely. I think mine were 4 lums if I remenber right.
    24ft x 52in Round AGP Heritage pool Aquamaster 19 in sand filter & 1 hp pump. Clear Solar blanket 12 Mil. TF-100 Test Kit. Pool filled June 3rd 2013 well water.

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    Re: Solar LED Post Caps

    More of a "glow" effect.......but I like them. Outlines the railing at least.
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    Re: Solar LED Post Caps

    I used this to cap the post that our outlets are attached to...
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