The Solarbud is one of the few, if any outdoor solar lights that has a somewhat attractive appearance. This, however, comes at a steep price. Given the dropping prices of the underlying technology of solar lighting, this seems a bit unreasonable. One would also wish for a slightly more sophisticated idea securing the Solarbud to the ground (to prevent theft in public areas) than a mere 1/4 inch hole in the stem.
By:Thomas Z. , Designer (Austin, TX)
These good looking Solar Buds give us just enough light to guide you in the dark and look great during the day in our modern landscape. We required a subtle path light since we are in a rural setting where a little light goes a long way. The Solar Buds charged up fully in two days of sunlight and are still working after days of cloudy weather. We look forward to moving them around for special outdoor parties in the summer. Yes, they are expensive (thus 4 stars not 5) but good design is important to us.
By:Island D. , Designer (Lopez Island, WA USA)