The Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights
models FMS-14 and FMS-07 are a new and unique 2-in-1
product that can operate either from rechargeable or
standard AA batteries . . .
it's completely your choice!.
Firefly Magic® manufactured
separate solar powered and battery powered firefly
lighting units. This
meant making a decision whether to purchase an outdoor
solar power unit, or a battery power unit for locations
with little or no sunlight - especially
for indoor events and displays.
With the new Firefly Magic® Firefly
Lights (FMS-14 and FMS-07) you no longer must pick one
or the other . . . you get both.
Use the rechargeable batteries that are
included and place the Solar Panel Assembly in a location
where direct sunlight strikes the solar panel 2-3 hours
per day, and you have a self sustaining solar powered,
efficient and renewable set of "Fireflies' flashing,
flickering, and fading day-after-day, week-after-week,
and month-after-month. Check out the SOLAR
OPERATION Section to learn more. Also
visit the OUTDOORS
IN SUN Section.
How does Battery Operation Work?
If want your Firefly Magic® 'Fireflies'
in a location where there is little or no sunlight you
can simply replace the rechargeable batteries in the
Solar Panel Assembly
with standard or heavy duty Alkaline AA batteries.
Alkaline batteries use electrochemistry
to produce electrical power that can operate the "Fireflies'
electronic circuits and light up the patented 'Firefly
Alkaline battery chemistry is commonly
by Duracell and Energizer batteries, where the
manganese-oxide, with an alkaline electrolyte.
The AA Alkaline battery can have approximately
2100-2500 mAh (milliamp hours) stored capacity when
new. This is important as all AA batteries
produce approximately 1.5 Volts when new, but the current
rating in mAh tells how long they'll last. That is how
long they'll operate the 'Fireflies'.
Because Firefly Magic® uses
their own patented technical methodology to make
the "fireflies' operate so realistically, the amount
of power (Voltage x current = power in Watts) they use
has been efficiently reduced. This means the model FMS-14
unit with fourteen 'Fireflies' can operate continuously
on just two (2) AA batteries for approximately 4 weeks.
While the model FMS-07 with seven 'Fireflies' can operate
continuously for over 6 weeks.
Of course if you turn the 'Fireflies'
off during the day, the two AA Alkaline batteries will
While using standard AA Alkaline batteries
gives complete flexibility for having 'Fireflies' virtually
anywhere, it is important to never leave dead batteries
in the unit. This is because the electrochemical reaction
that produces electricity inside the battery can also
produce acid when the battery is depleted. This acid
is corrosive and if it leaks out of the battery case
will permanently damage everything it touches, especially
This is why it is critical to never leave
dead Alkaline batteries in your Firefly Magic® Firefly
- NEVER LEAVE DEAD ALKALINE BATTERIES IN THE UNIT
AS THEY WILL DEGRADE AND POSSIBLY LEAK ACID, CAUSING
PERMANENT DAMAGE NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.