LED Solar Post Lantern
RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: READ CAREFULLY
|A2||Battery-Replacement model # 182107526||2|
|A3||Bulb-Replacement Model # 170200150||2|
|A5||Battery Cover Screw||2|
|B1||Set Screw 1||1|
|C1||Set Screw 2||1|
|D||1/8 in Allen Wrench||1|
|G||13/32 in Cap Nuts||3|
|H||13/32 in Washers||3|
|I||Concrete Mounting Bracket||1|
|K||Ground Base Insert||1|
|L||8 5/16 in Small Ground Stakes||3|
|M||17 1/2 in Large Ground Stake||1|
|O||13/32 in Nuts||3|
|P||13/32 x 2 3/16 in Hex Bolts||3|
|Q||3/16 x 7/8 in Ground Stake Screws||3|
Please read and understand this entire manual before attempting to assemble, operate or install the product.
The solar panel “Post Light” requires sunlight to charge the batteries and should be installed in an
area with a minimum of 8 hours of direct sun exposure.
Note: Charging conditions differ by time zone locations and affect the total hours of light discharge.
Note: Batteries may have become depleted due to lack of sunlight for an extended period causing the bulbs to not illuminate. Please place the solar head in direct sunlight for at least 6 hours prior to assembly.
Before beginning to assemble or install lighting fixtures, make sure all parts are present. Compare parts with package contents list and hardware contents list. If any part is missing or damaged, do not attempt to assemble, install or operate the product.
Estimated Assembly Time: 30-60 minutes.
Tools Required for Assembly: Flathead Screwdriver, Phillips Screwdriver, Adjustable Wrench/Pliers 1/2 in Wrench, ladder, and hammer.
DETERMINE DESIRED INSTALLATION-PERMANENT CONCRETE PAD OR GROUND STAKE
INSTALLATION: PERMANENT CONCRETE PAD
Thread three Anchor Bolts (J) into the Concrete Mounting Bracket (I) allowing for 5 cm (2 in) above the Mounting Bracket. Excavate a hole in the ground that measures a minimum of 25.4 cm (10 in) in diameter and has a minimum depth of 12.7 cm (4 in).
Fill the hole with concrete and insert the Concrete Mounting Bracket (I) and Anchor Bolts (J) before the concrete dries. Allow the concrete to dry before installing Pole Assembly.
Note: The concrete and the Concrete Mounting Bracket (I) should be at GROUND LEVEL, with the Anchor Bolts (J) 2 inches above the ground.
INSTALLATION: GROUND STAKE
Install three Hex Bolts (P) into Ground Base Insert (K), and tighten with Nut (O).
Attach the Large Ground Stake (M) to the Ground Base Insert (K) by screwing three Ground Stake Screws (Q) tight with a Phillips screwdriver. Then insert Turn Rod (N).
Turn ground stake assembly clockwise by using Turn Rod (N) into the dirt until Ground Base Insert (K) is tight against the dirt. Insert and pound the three smaller Ground Stakes (L) into the dirt with a hammer (not included).
Note: Make sure the bubble in the level found at the top of the Ground Stake (M) is centered and level so the Post Assembly is in a perfectly vertical position.
Remove the preassembled Set Screw (C1) from Top Pole (C) and screw Top Pole (C) clockwise onto Middle Pole (E). Re-insert Set Screw (C1), then tighten with Allen Wrench (D). Remove the preassembled 3 Base Screws (F1) from Base (F) with a Phillips screwdriver (not included). Save for later use.
Secure Middle Pole (E) to Base (F) with Base Screws (F1) that were removed in the previous step. Tighten with a Phillips screwdriver. Spread the Glue (R) into the hole in the middle of the Lampshade (A).
Attach the Lampshade (A) to the Elbow Components (B) by rotating the lampshade (A) clockwise. Then install the Bulbs (A3) and the Diffusers (A1) by rotating clockwise.
Turn ON the On/Off switch located on the underneath area of the Lampshade (A). Loosen preassembled Set Screw (B1) counterclockwise from Lamp Head base. Do not remove the set screw.
Carefully screw the lamp head onto Top Pole (C) by rotating clockwise. Secure by tightening the Set Screw (B1) clockwise until tight with a flathead screwdriver (not included).
Warning: LED lights will not automatically turn on unless the battery has been charged and it is dark outside. You can test the lights by placing the empty box upside down over the Post Light Head.
Once dark, the LED lights should turn on in several seconds.
With the help of another person to hold the pole steady, place the pole assembly over the Concrete Mounting Bracket (I) and Anchor Bolt (J). Place Washer (H) over Anchor Bolt (J) and secure with Cap Nut (G). Tighten with a 1/2 inch wrench (not included).
CAUTION: Allow the concrete to dry before installing the pole assembly. With the help of another person to hold the pole steady, place the pole assembly over Ground Base Insert (K). Place Washer (H) over Anchor Bolt (J) and secure with Cap Nut (G). Tighten with a 1/2 inch wrench (not included).
MAXIMIZING SOLAR LIGHT POST PERFORMANCE
Charging: Charge in direct sunlight for 8-10 hours.
Location: Choose a location with a minimum of 6-8 hours of sunlight. When choosing a spot for your solar light, ensure that the device is not placed near nighttime light sources such as porch lighting, landscape lighting, or street lighting.
Dusk To Dawn: The light will not activate during daylight hours. At sundown, the light will go on automatically and last approximately 6-8 hours Cleaning solar panels: It is important that dirt and debris are kept off of the solar panel to the greatest extent possible. A dirty solar panel will not fully charge the battery and thus shorten the battery life.
Battery replacement: Generally speaking, the rechargeable battery should be replaced every two years in order to maintain maximum capacity. Please refer to the specs for max charge cycles.
Note: Run times and lighting performance will vary depending upon sunlight and weather conditions.
CAUTIONS: BATTERY INSTRUCTIONS
- Always purchase the correct size and grade of battery by ordering the replacement battery part number found on the Parts Description page.
- Ensure the batteries are installed correctly.
- Remove batteries from equipment that is not to be used for an extended period of time.
For recycling and disposal of batteries to protect the environment, please check the internet or your local phone directory for local recycling centers and/or follow local government regulations.
Turn OFF the switch found on the underside of the Lampshade (A). Remove the preassembled Battery Cover Screw (A5) from the Battery Cover (A4) with a Phillips screwdriver (not included). Then remove the Battery Cover (A4). Remove the old Battery (A2).
Insert the new battery into the battery compartment. Attach the Battery Cover (A4) to the Lampshade (A) with Battery Cover Screw (A5) removed in step 2. Tighten with a Phillips screwdriver (not included). Turn ON the switch.
If the LED Bulb (A3) is broken, turn OFF the switch found on the underside of the Lampshade (A), then detach the Diffuser (A1) by rotating counterclockwise, and remove the broken Solar LED Bulb (A3) by rotating counterclockwise.
Install the new LUTEC LED bulb and the Diffuser (A1) by rotating each clockwise. Turn ON the switch.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
To clean, wipe with a damp, non-abrasive cloth.
|PROBLEM||POSSIBLE CAUSE||CORRECTIVE ACTION|
|The light will not go on.||1. Switch OFF.
2. The battery is completely discharged.
3. DUSK TO DAWN activited.
4. The bulb is loose.
5. Interference from another light source.
6. The battery is not charged
|1. Set to ON.
2. Charge for 6-8 hours in direct sunlight.
3. Check at night.
4. Re-tighten the bulb.
5. Relocate the solar post light.
6. Make sure the solar panel is in direct sunlight.
|The fixture shakes in high winds.||1. The mounting bracket could be loose.
2. The insert may be loose.
3. The screws and cap nuts may be secured incorrectly.
|1. Make sure the mounting bracket screws are tightened.
2. Make sure the insert is assembled completely and tightly.
3. Make sure the screws and cap nuts were secured tightly.
|The lights come on during the daylight.||1. The light may be installed in a dark location.||1. Relocate to a sunny location.|
3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
If this product fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship within three (3) years (Battery and bulbs excluded) from the date of purchase, return it along with proof of date of purchase and it will be replaced with the same or comparable model free of charge by LUTEC USA LLC.
This warranty is void if damage or defect has resulted from an accident, abuse, misuse, or faulty repair.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights that vary from state to state.
LUTEC USA LLC:
149B Houston Rd Troutman NC 28166
Ningbo UTEC Electric Co., LTD
CN8, Far East Industry Park, Yuyao, China
Please call our Customer Service line at 877-714-8669
for assistance Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Documents / Resources
|LUTEC 6940004012 LED Solar Post Lantern [pdf] Owner's Manual|
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