Marlrin Outdoor Solar Torch Light

Last updated date: December 21, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the Marlrin Marlrin Outdoor Solar Torch Light placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 22, 2020:
Checkout The Best Landscape Lighting for a detailed review of all the top landscape lightings.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
355 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Shaped like a wine glass, the elegant Marlrin Landscape makes a great addition to any outdoor soiree, as it creates a safe, mood-enhancing glow. It can be installed at two heights, up to 28 inches, and is easy to set up, with no wiring required.
- Wiki EZ Vid
June 15, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

REALICTIC DANCING FLAMES Burning vividly, it really looks like the realistic flames, which can illuminates enthusiastic ambience. 2 MODES Solar Charging: Absorbed the solar energy, the light will convert it into electrical energy, and lights up automatically at dusk. 4 INSTALLATIONS Soil available: Areas such as lawn, patio, garden, backyard, driveway, beach, courtyard,path, etc. Floor available: Good choice for ground, pool, balcony, rooftop. Wall available: For outdoor wall, porch, farm house, garage. Table available: Places like bar counter, desk, tabletop, bridge, step. SPECIFICATIONS Solar panel: 5.5v/1w LED: 2835SMD*96 LEDS Light Color: Warm white Solar Charging Hour: 8 hours Working time: Up to 10 ~12h after fully charge in summer, 5h in winter. EACH PACK INCULED 1*LED solar torch light 1*plastic ground spike 2*plastic ground poles 1*conjunction part TIPS 1. Please charge the light for 5 hours under the sunlight before the first using. 2. When the light brinks, it shows that the power is low. Please charge it with the sunlight. 3. If there is no strong sunlight or during the winter it may take longer time to full charge the device. 4. Please keep a certain distant between each solar lights and place it away from the area which is bright. 100% GUARANTEE If you have any doubts about using the products, please email us. Immediate service will be provided if the item is damaged.

Overall Product Rankings

1. SUNNEST Outdoor Solar Lights, 12-Pack
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 4
2. MEIKEE Outdoor Landscape Lights, 8-Pack
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 4
3. Paradise Outdoor Path Lights, 12-Pack
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 3
4. ZUCKEO Outdoor Landscape Lighting, 8-Pack
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
5. TONBUX Solar Landscape Lights, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
6. TomCare Solar Outdoor Lights, 4-Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 22
7. Marlrin Outdoor Solar Torch Light
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Landscape Lightings

When you spend so much of your time making your yard and lawn look beautiful, make sure to show off that hard work with the best landscape lighting. There are countless types of lights to use throughout the yard and it takes a little bit of research to discover what will work best. After taking stock of what types of bushes, trees and gardens you have around the lawn, find what lights you will need with this simple guide below.

Before deciding which light works best for your different landscape features, let’s look at the different types of lighting for the yard. The most common are garden, bullet, flood, wash, well and downlights. A garden light is typically 18 to 24 inches tall with a canopy light that reflects light downward. Wash lights are low-to-the-ground lights with big round faces that shine directly on an object. Bullet lights are also low to the ground but produce a narrow beam of light. For a discreet lighting option, a well light is one that sits in the ground and is usually covered with a durable setting to withstand weather. For inconspicuous lighting, a downlight is a small spigot-like light that features an angled opening for a long display of light. Downlights are often spiked into a tree or branches to illuminate any features below such as a pathway or bench. When lighting a large area, you’ll want a floodlight. These are typically used when a bright light is needed to cover a wide angle of 40 degrees or more such as the façade of a house.

There are a variety of landscape lights that will accentuate the different aspects of your yard in the best way. For trees, you will want to shine light on the trunk or features below the tree. To do this, you will have the best luck with a well, bullet or floodlight. These types of lights will throw a wide range of lighting for the large span of the tree limbs. In the garden beds, you’ll want the garden lights evenly spaced between plants to create separation between the different types. The Outdoor Solar Lights, 12-Pack or the Paradise Outdoor Path Lights, 12-Pack are ideal for garden beds with stake stands and a soft glow. To illuminate your house from the exterior, bullet or wash lights are best for highlighting small areas while floodlights are best for large areas.

When deciding whether to get LEDs, halogen or solar for your landscape lighting, you must weigh the pros and cons. LED lights can last roughly 40,000 hours or an equivalent of 20 years, while halogen lights last an average of two years. If you’re trying to keep your electric bill low, then solar is your best bet, but they aren’t as reliable, whereas LEDs are your reliable option with each light only using 1 to 11 watts. The LEDs use less power, need a smaller transformer and reduce maintenance. The only downside to using LEDs is the upfront cost. They are almost ten times the cost of halogen lights so you will not see your savings for quite a few years. For better value,  get a multi-pack such as the Zuckeo Landscape Lighting LED Landscape Lights or the MEIKIEE 7W LED Landscape Lights. These sets are great for facades, pathways, or trees and create a uniform look throughout your property while saving on your electric bill.

Make your exterior as beautiful as your interior with outstanding landscape lighting. Be creative and play around with different options to get the look you like. Find quality and value in sets and save yourself money and time when you look into the best landscape lighting available.

DYWM Fun Fact

  • LED is short for light-emitting diode and is a type of lighting that is fueled by a semiconductor that changes electricity to light.
  • Most lightbulbs get hot after a long period of use, whereas LEDs do not.
  • Traffic lights are made of LEDs as well as most parking lot lights.
  • No mercury is used in making LEDs, so they have less of an impact on our environment than incandescent light bulbs.
  • Nick Holonyak, Jr. invented the first visible-spectrum LED in 1962. It is estimated that by 2030, 75% of all lights sold will be LEDs.

The Landscape Lighting Buying Guide

  • If you need an upgraded receptacle for the transformer, hire an electrician to install it.
  • To determine the size transformer you’ll need, take the total watts used by the lights and multiply it by 1.25.
  • You can control your landscape lighting with timers, manual fobs or hardwired switches (which need to be installed by electrician).
  • When laying cables, it is mandatory to bury the cables a minimum of 6 inches deep. Plastic anchors will help to keep the cables below the surface and at an even 6 inches the entire length of the path.