Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Dulany Solar $50 American Express Gift Card CLOSED!

I love the look of landscape lighting, but truthfully, don’t want to waste electricity to get it.  Or, deal with the hassle of wiring it.  Solar lights seem the way to go, but I wasn’t sure if I get enough sun to make them work.  After all, I live in the second lowest area in the US for sunlight—just behind places like the Washington and Oregon.  Would I get enough sunlight to power them?
Dulany-Solar is a company dedicated to provide customers with a premier selection of quality solar powered landscape lights and solar educational toys at affordable prices.  I decided to try the Solar Landscape Spot Lights they offer.  These solar lights are 12" tall, are solar powered, and are manufactured from resistant plastic for extreme conditions (hmm, like snow and excessive rain, maybe?) and include a rechargeable battery.

I received the lights and was eager to test them out.  However, if you look at the weather for the month of April in Florence, KY, you will find that we had excessive, record-breaking rainfalls and very little sunshine.  Well, I stuck them out anyway.  Of course, they were easy to install--no wires, just push them into the enclosed stake and push them into the soil.  We did manage to get a bit sun that day (seriously—maybe 2 hours) and to my surprise, the lights lit up that night. 

The week following, we had had mainly clouds and rain, with a day of sun tucked in.  I am very pleased to say that the lights are still lit up every night and are still working great!  Even when we had several days without sun, the lights still burn strong!  The lights offer a nice glow to my bushes and my landscaping.  I especially love that not only is the light adjustable to tilt up and down (even straight up), but the solar panel on them is adjustable too, to get the maximum amount of sun exposure (which we need here).  I really like the soft glow I was able to create in my landscaping and would like to get some more for my backyard.


Dulany-Solar also offers some really cool solar toys.  They have a 3-in-1 Transforming Solar Robot Educational Toy Kit that looks like a lot of fun.  We tried the 6-in-1 Educational Solar Toys Kit which is a Dr. Toy Winner in two categories: 10 Best Educational Products and 100 Best Children Products.  In this kit, the benefits of solar energy are taught to kids showing them how solar power is used to move a small motor.  The kit is awesome because the parts snap together and not tools are needed.  The solar cells can be charged with either sun or a halogen light.  This kit is rated for children ages 10 and up.  The instructions are mainly limited to pictures and it was a bit difficult to get the wires attached, but we managed to build a cute robot puppy that wags its tail so fast that the dog moves forward.  You can see in the photo how helpful little sis was in this process!  You also have options to make 5 other cool projects, from a car to plane and more.  It was really cool for the girls to see that things didn’t have to be plugged in or use batteries for them to work.  This is a really fun, educational kit that kids will love!

For more information on purchasing solar products at reasonable prices from Dulany-Solar, visit http://www.dulaney-solar.com/.
 
And now for the good part, Dulany-Solar is offering a giveaway of a $50 American Express Gift Card (to maybe buy some solar lights?) to one of my lucky readers.  Read on for all the details.

Giveaway
My readers have a chance to win a $50 American Express Gift Certificate from Dulany-Solar to use for whatever you want.  Giveaway open to residents of the US only.  You must leave a way for me to get in touch with you in your entry. A winner will be selected using Random.org. Winner will be notified by email and must respond within 3 days or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends on June 9, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.


To Enter:  Publicly friend me on Google Friend Connect AND visit Dulany-Solar and tell me one product that interests you (mandatory--no other entries will be counted until you do this)**


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Disclosure: Thanks to Dulany-Solar for providing me with the opportunity to reviewthe products described and offer this giveaway item. This review contains my honest opinions.   I was not compensated for this post in any manner except for the review product. Ann Crabs  reviews/author assumes no liability for damages associated with any prizes awarded here or contents contained therein. Prizes lost in the mail or those not delivered by sponsors are not the responsibility of Ann Crabs. Giveaway sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes that are offered on Ann Crabs. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of any prizes won. If you do not receive your item AFTER that time, please email me and I will follow up with them.

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StuffSmart said...

I follow you publicly via GFC.
I visited Delaney-Solar and am interested in their Alpan Stainless Steel Solar Lights ( Set of 6 ).

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Pegasus72 said...

I am a friend on Google. I am interested in the Solar Spot Lights

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I follow Dulaney Solar on twitter

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I wrote on Dulaney solar facebooks page that I found them through you

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Loraine Alcorn said...

I would be interested in the Stainless Steel Solar Recessed Lights ( Set of 2 )
they would really com in handy .. Its dark here lol
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Anonymous said...

I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)and I like the Brinkmann Emperor Solar Landscape Lights ( Set of 2 )
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Anonymous said...

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lilpinksocks said...

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Nichole said...

I follow your blog through Google Friend, and I really like their Stainless Steel Solar Recessed lights! Thanks!

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Heather R said...

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tnrina said...

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sohamolina said...

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Sonya said...

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Some Lucky Dog said...

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Monique said...

GFC follower and I like the deck lights since I don't have a walkway (that's mine) to put lights down by.

tnrina said...

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mendyd said...

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~dab said...

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Some Lucky Dog said...

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Mari said...

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Mari said...

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Mari said...

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