Safety & Warnings
- Keep installation area clean. Cluttered areas invite accidents.
- Observe installation area conditions. Keep work area well lit during installation.
- Check for damaged parts. Before using any product, any part that appears damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for any broken or damaged parts and any other conditions that may affect its operation. Replace or repair damaged or worn parts immediately. Do not use the light if any switch does not turn on and off properly.
- When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts will void the warranty.
- Check hardware and assembled parts after assembling. All connections should be tight and hardware tightened.
- Keep children away. Mount the Light, Solar Panel, and Cord out of children’s reach.
- Dress properly. Protective, electrically nonconductive clothes and nonskid footwear are recommended when working with the light. Wear restrictive hair covering to contain long hair.
- Use eye protection. Wear ANSI-approved impact safety goggles when setting up this product.
- Maintain products with care. Keep the light clean for better and safer performance. Inspect the light periodically. If damaged, contact Kogan.com.
- Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. If a ladder is to be used during installation, it should be supported by an assistant.
- Do not set up the light if under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Read warning labels on prescriptions to determine if your judgement or reflexes are impaired while taking drugs. If there is any doubt, do not set up the Light.
- NiCd battery must be recycled or disposed of properly. Do not short, incinerate or open battery.
- Have your power tools serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
- The warnings, precautions, and instructions discussed in this instruction manual cannot cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood by the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.
- Determine where the lamp and solar panel are to be installed. The solar panel is equipped with a 16 ft. connecting wire, so the Lamp and solar panel can be installed up to 16 ft. apart. The solar panel must be set in a location that receives full, direct sunlight, a minimum of eight hours a day. Ideally, the solar panel should be angled slightly toward the north.
- Mount the solar panel:
a. Place the solar panel in the desired location, adjusting the unit to best fit the surface.
b. Mark the hole locations of the base, then set the solar panel aside.
c. Check that the marked areas are clear of obstacles such as cables and electrical lines. Drill holes for the enclosed screws and plastic anchors.
d. Insert the plastic anchors then secure the solar panel in place with the screws.
- Mount the Lamp:
a. Locate the unit six to eight feet above ground on a solid surface capable of supporting the Lamp and secure enough so that it will not move when exposed to vibrations or wind. The unit must be high enough to allow for motion detection and light distribution.
b. Mark the hole locations of the mounting bracket, then set the lamp aside.
c. Check that the marked areas are clear of obstacles such as cables and electrical lines. Drill holes for the enclosed screws.
d. Secure the lamp in place with the screws.
- Carefully route the solar panel's power cord to the lamp and plug it into the battery housing outlet on the back of the battery housing.
- Loosen the detector angle lock, swivel the motion detector head so that it faces the area where movement will occur and tighten the detector angle lock.
The unit will not function unless the solar panel is first charged for 3 days of full sun with the sensor power off.
Charge Before Use
- Turn the power switch OFF.
- ALLOW 3 DAYS OF FULL SUNLIGHT to fully charge the batteries.
- After charging, turn the power switch to auto. The light will illuminate for a short time when first switched on. This indicates that it is working properly.
The power switch, located under the lamp's battery housing, has three settings:
- OFF: Centre position.
- ON: Towards the lamp. The lamp stays on functioning as a normal light
- AUTO: Away from the lamp. The light will turn on automatically when motion is detected by the motion sensor head.
Motion Detector Control Knobs
The light has 3 different control knobs on the underside of the motion detector head. They control the motion detector head's sensor. They are sensitive to light (LUX), the light's duration (TIME) and the motion sensitivity (SENS).
- This determines the range of the motion detector
- The middle position is the normal setting
- Rotate the dial to to the "+" indicator to increase the sensor distance.
- This sets the duration of time the light will stay illuminated for after motion has been detected.
- Rotate the dial to adjust the time the lamp is illuminated from 5 seconds up to 180 seconds
- This is the level of darkness reached before the light turns on
- If the dial is turned towards the sun icon, the light will turn on in most situation ranging from dusk to daylight
- If the dial is turned towards the moon icon, the sensor will only trigger when it’s dark: this is usually the best position for general evening and night operation
Testing the Light
After the battery is charged and the control knobs are set, walk slowly around the detection area. The sensor detects infrared radiation given off by a person or animal. This triggers the light to turn on. The light should go on in the area that you set up the security light to monitor. Adjust the sensor using the control knobs and re-test until the unit functions as desired. Repeat the test procedure as needed when there are weather and/or temperature changes.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Before each use, inspect the general condition of the tool. Check for:
- Leaking, swollen, or cracked battery pack
- Loose hardware
- Misalignment or binding of parts
- Cracked or broken parts
- Any other condition that may affect its safe operation