Your Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights have been designed
and manufactured to work reliably in most all climates
year around. However, common sense will insure your 'Fireflies'
last for many years of enjoyment.
Please review the following
TEMPERATURE: Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights
will operate effectively in
5°F to 120°F (-15C to 50C).
Particularly in harsh winter climates it's recommended
that the 'Fireflies' be brought indoors. This is because
very low temperatures cause plastic and plastic covered
wires to become brittle with the possibility of cracking
The Solar Panel Assembly should not be subject to extremely
wet conditions followed by freezing temperatures as ice
may form, creating stress cracks and breaking the unit.
In addition, low temperatures can shorten rechargeable
battery life - see BATTERY
As with any product, common sense should be used
if your 'Fireflies' should be left out year around.
WEATHER: The solar collector is designed
to be used in the rain and is manufactured with small
drain or ‘weep’ holes
that allow any collected moisture to escape out the bottom
of the unit.
However, the unit was not designed to be “water
proof”, as it houses the rechargeable AA batteries
that must eventually be changed and jacks that the ‘Firefly
The battery holder door does have a rubber o-ring seal
to minimize moisture and there are small drain, or weep,
holes on the bottom of the solar collector to allow any
accumulated moisture to automatically escape.
Because the solar collector is mounted on a 6" long
plastic stake it may end up only 2" or 3” above
the ground. If it rains hard enough, and water pools
around the unit,
moisture may enter up through the drain holes, but should
come right out when it stops raining.
Firefly Magic Firefly Lights are widely and successfully
used in the very rainy southeastern states that include
Florida, South Carolina, Louisiana, and the rainy northwestern
states of Washington and Oregon.
Note that the
Solar Panel Assembly should not be submerged or placed
in a stream of water, either from a hose or
runoff, as this will allow a significant amount of water
to enter the unit.