Harbor Freight Tools Solar Decorative LED Lights _ 3 Pc Product manual

Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
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Battery Type
AA NiCd rechargeable
Battery Rating
Running time when
fully charged
8 hours
Important Safety Information
1. Assemble only according to these
instructions. Improper assembly
can create hazards.
2. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles
during assembly.
3. Keep assembly area clean and well lit.
4. Keep bystanders out of the
area during assembly.
5. Do not assemble when tired
or when under the influence
of drugs or medication.
6. Position battery in proper polarity and
do not install batteries of different types,
charge levels, or capacities together.
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7. WARNING: The brass components of
this product contain lead, a chemical
known to the State of California
to cause birth defects (or other
reproductive harm). (California Health
& Safety code § 25249.5, et seq.)
8. This product is not a toy. Do not allow
children to play with or near this item.
9. Use as intended only.
10. Inspect before every use; do not use
if parts are loose or damaged.
11. Maintain product labels and
nameplates. These carry
important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
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Assembly Instructions
Read the entire Important Safety Information section at the
beginning of this document including all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
Note: For additional information regarding the parts listed in the following
pages, refer to the Assembly Diagram near the end of this manual.
1. Unthread the two screws on the battery cover and remove the battery cover.
2. Insert the AA battery into the battery housing paying attention to the polarity.
3. Replace the Battery cover and secure with the screws.
4. Set one of the Decorative LED Shapes (2) onto the Top Tube (3). Slide the Top
Tube (3), into the Bottom Tube (4). Slide the Stake (5) onto the Bottom Tube (4).
5. Repeat steps 1 - 3 for the other two light sets.
Decorative LED Shape (2)
Top Tube (3)
Battery Cover (9)
(On back of Solar Panel)
Solar Panel (1)
Power Switch (7)
(On back of Solar Panel)
Bottom Tube (4)
Stake (5)
Figure A
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Operating Instructions
Read the entire Important Safety Information section at the
beginning of this manual including all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
Tool Set Up
1. Decide where you want to place the Solar Light Set. Choose a location
that receives full, direct sunlight a minimum of six hours a day. The
location should not be near nighttime light sources such as porch lights
or streetlights as this will cause the Solar Light Set to remain off.
Note: During the day, the Solar Panel converts sunlight into electricity, recharging the
battery. The amount of light the Solar Panel receives depends on placement of the
Solar Light, geographic location and weather. If the weather is cloudy and the panel
did not receive a full charge, the Solar Garden Light may not achieve the full hours
of operating time. It will catch up on its own after two to three days of full sun.
2. Make certain that the path of the Stake (5) is clear of lines, cables and conduits.
3. Push the Stake (5) directly into the ground.
1. The Solar Light Set will need to charge for at least twelve
hours before using it for the first time.
2. Set the Power Switch to “ON”.
3. Allow to charge for two sunny days before use.
General Operating Instructions
1. Move the Power Switch to “ON” to activate the Solar Light.
2. The Light will automatically turn ON during the night. After the initial charge
is set, check to see that the Light (2) is on by viewing the light at night or in a
dark location. If the Light (2) is not lit, check the position of the Power Switch
and check that the Solar Panel has had full sunlight for 6 to 12 hours.
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Read the entire Important Safety Information section at the
beginning of this document including all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
To prevent serious injury from tool failure:
Do not use damaged equipment. If abnormal noise or vibration
occurs, have the problem corrected before further use.
1. Clean regularly with a damp towel. Do
not use any type of solvent for cleaning.
Do not put too much pressure on the
Light, Solar Panel or accessories
while cleaning. Dry thoroughly.
2. WARNING! Make sure the Power
Switch is in its “Off” position
before performing any inspection,
maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
3. BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the
general condition of the tool. Check for:
• leaking, swollen, or cracked battery,
• loose hardware,
• misalignment or binding of parts,
• cracked or broken parts, and
• any other condition that may
affect its safe operation.
4. After Use, wipe external surfaces
of the tool with clean cloth.
5. Replace the battery every 12 months.
a. Unscrew the screws holding
the Battery Cover (9) in place
and remove the Battery Cover
from the Solar Panel (1).
b. Remove the old battery.
Do not short, incinerate
or open battery.
d. Install a new NiCd AA, 300mAh
battery into the Battery
Compartment. Check that the
battery is placed according
to the correct polarity.
e. Replace the cover and secure
in place with the Screws.
Light will
not turn on
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Possible Causes
Probable Solutions
1. Power Switch (7) not set to “On”.
1. Check position of Power Switch.
2. Battery not allowed time for recharging
via Solar Panel.
2. Check that Solar Panel has direct
access to sunlight. Allow one
to two days for a full charge.
3. Solar Light is set near nighttime
light sources such as porch
lights or street lights.
3. Move Solar Light or change
Solar Panel position.
4. Solar Panel is dirty and
covered with dirt or dust.
4. Clean Solar Panel with a soft cloth.
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The manufacturer and/or distributor has provided the parts list and assembly
diagram in this document as a reference tool only. Neither the manufacturer
or distributor makes any representation or warranty of any kind to the
buyer that he or she is qualified to make any repairs to the product, or
that he or she is qualified to replace any parts of the product. In fact, the
manufacturer and/or distributor expressly states that all repairs and parts
replacements should be undertaken by certified and licensed technicians,
and not by the buyer. The buyer assumes all risk and liability arising out of
his or her repairs to the original product or replacement parts thereto,
or arising out of his or her installation of replacement parts thereto.
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Parts List and Diagram
Solar Panel
Decorative LED Shape
Top Tube
Bottom Tube
Power Switch
Battery Cover
Switch Cover
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Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only,
and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality
and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from
defects in materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence
or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper installation,
normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death,
injuries to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages
arising from the use of our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, express or
implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation
charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany
the merchandise. If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace
the product at our election or we may elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily
and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will return repaired products at our expense,
but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within
the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
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