TomCare Solar Outdoor Waterproof Flickering Flames Torch Landscape Lights, 4-Pack

Last updated date: June 24, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

TomCare Solar Outdoor Waterproof Flickering Flames Torch Landscape Lights, 4-Pack

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 77 expert reviews, the TomCare TomCare Solar Landscape Lights, 4-Pack placed 10th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best Landscape Lighting for a detailed review of all the top landscape lightings.

Expert Summarized Score
9.8
22 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
2,543 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These lights are perfect for the relaxing evenings on the porch, and will even surprise your guests when you’ll throw the next outdoor party.
- Sympathink
The lights' "dancing flames" add dimension and character to your backyard oasis. It's a soft, warm light, ideal for parties but not parking, and will light up for 12 hours when fully charged.
- CNN underscored
May 14, 2019 | Full review
The TomCare Solar Lights Upgraded collects solar energy all day then turns on automatically at dusk. They are easy to assemble, so you can install it anywhere you like with no wires required.
- Top Home Stuff
The LEDs simultaneously provide real-like soft, safe and flames mood-enhancing light glow. This product has the capability of collecting solar energy in the entire course of the day and perfectly turns on at night.
- Top 10 The Best Reviews
February 23, 2019 | Full review
The lights cast a soft mood-enhancing glow that creates the perfect ambiance to any scenario including a romantic outdoor dinner. The lights stand at 43 inches and light up to 12 hours after 8 hours of complete charge.
- Closeup Check
July 1, 2019 | Full review
The lowest level is the spike which is made of plastic. Therefore, it is absolutely immune to rusting and most forms of chemical corrosion. So microbes, moisture and dirt in the ground wouldn’t affect the structure or durability of the spike.
- The Top Pro
It features LED lights that cast a soft and safe light with a mood-enhancing glow.
- Popkh
They have a built-in battery which is rechargeable and takes eight hours to charge fully. A fully charged battery helps it light for 12 hours. They have a durable construction made o withstand all the weather conditions even when they are extreme.
- Put Product Reviews
It doesn’t need any wiring or buttons as it has sensors and a solar panel installed allowing it to be charged at day ad automatically come to life at dawn.
- Z7 Premium
November 30, 2019 | Full review
Tomcare solar lights flickering flames Collect solar energy throughout the day, then turn on automatically at sunset. he light works with solar energy, so you can place it anywhere.
- Buyesy
This 4 pack of decorative flame torches is really a bunch of LEDs providing a safe alternative to a real flame. The height of these torches is 43 inches and they are completely solar powered, never needing batteries.
- Property Guard Master
They are wireless and can be installed in a few seconds by pushing their extend pipes and plastic ground spike into the soft soil of your garden. No drilling or tools are needed. Just follow the instructions given in the user’s manual.
- Solar Technology Hub
Use these lights for your driveway, patio, stairs or walkways. They actually look quite elegant next to your pool.
- Theme Country
July 31, 2019 | Full review
TomCare recommends that you charge these solar lights for two full days prior to your first use, and every day after that only needs eight hours of sunlight to work all night long. They’re waterproof and durable too, so you can use them all year long without worrying about them.
- Preparedness Mama
October 9, 2019 | Full review
The overall quality of the four packs of this is high with tough waterproof protection. It will work durably well outdoor. Also, the installation will be a piece of cake for you.
- Review the Bests
September 26, 2018 | Full review
The most important thing that you need to know about these torches is that from a distance of 20 feet or so, they are remarkable. The simulated flames dance inside the torch and it is absolutely mesmerizing.
- Home Efficiency Guide
These beautiful solar torch lights by TomCare are an environmentally friendly alternative to live flames, with LED lights that offer a beautiful glow to any outdoor space. You won’t ever need to purchase standard batteries for the TomCare Solar Lights, as they run 100% on solar power alone.
- Be UP!
April 14, 2019 | Full review
The TomCare solar lights run on solar power completely thus being environmentally friendly. They are convenient because they absorb solar power during the day and when it gets dark, they will automatically power on.
- Best Indoor Outdoor Lighting
A safe alternative to the real “flames” — LEDs in the light cast a safe, soft, mood-enhancing glow.
- 1001 Gardens
The make, design, and the quality falls under the standard zone. The light flickers like a yellow warm flame. You can use it in the corners of your garden as it is a solar garden light. The brightness of the light is moderate, it's not too sharp or bright to the eyes.
- Spring Nexus
January 27, 2019 | Full review
It is a safe, eco-friendly alternative to real flames and can enhance the mood of any environment.
- The Smartest Guide
October 30, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Flicker in lights looks foggy and unrealistic up close. They seem to break easily.
- Property Guard Master
Some customers received defective lights that stopped working after a short amount of time.
- Preparedness Mama
October 9, 2019 | Full review
While the majority has placed good satisfaction over this outdoor solar lights, a few have experienced short-life solar lights as of theirs.
- Review the Bests
September 26, 2018 | Full review
Made from plastic instead of strong glass. Longer charge time.
- Be UP!
April 14, 2019 | Full review
They continuously power on through the night which can be a waste when you are not using them.
- Best Indoor Outdoor Lighting
They are more of decorative light. If you are looking for proper lightening this might not be the best option.
- Spring Nexus
January 27, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Tips: Prior to first use, charging the light for two sunny days. If battery capacity reduces over time, switch the light off for 3-5 sunny days in order to boost the batteries. Light up 10 hours in summer and 5 hours in winter after fully charged . Charging time: 8 hours. Weather will affect lights' working time. Description: The Tom Care torch light NEVER NEEDS BATTERIES. COMPLETELY RUNS ON SOLAR POWER. Now you can have the warm torch light without ever having to light a match or throw a switch. Best of all, there are no dangerous flames; LEDs in the light cast a safe, soft, mood-enhancing glow. During the daytime, they are retracted, and absorbing solar energy. At dusk, they literally pop up and light up, giving you lights along a pathway, driveway, deck or dock that aren't in your way during the day. Includes installation hardware, completely wireless. Powered by a rechargeable battery that's solar powered. Up to 12 hours working time after fully charged. Specifications: Weight: 230gLED: 96PCS Size: 320*121*121MMBattery type: 2200mAhSolar panel: 0. 88W, 17% efficiency Charging Time: 8 hours Working Time: Up to 12 hours after fully charged Features: Ambient lighting ideal for your patio, deck or garden Automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn Normal operating time is 12 hours in summer No wiring required ; simply install and enjoy Solar technology (powered by an integral mono crystalline solar panel)Package includes: 4 x Solar Torch Lights4 x Extend Pipe4 x Plastic Ground Spike 1 x Manual

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. You’ll find some landscape lights are more ideal for garden beds with stake stands, as they provide 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 MEIKIEE 7W LED Landscape Lights. This set is 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.

DWYM 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.