Let’s take a closer look at this Bionic Floodlight to see if it’s any good. The Bionic Floodlight that I received came in a brown box and not the typical type of packaging you would expect from a store, and as I look into it, it looks sweet. I like the way the Bionic Floodlight looks, and, at the bottom, I see some directions and a manual for using this floodlight. I didn’t realize it comes with remote control.
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The directions tell us to charge the Bionic Floodlight in the sun for five to six hours before your first use. They also ask us to take the little toggle switch and slide it to the right. That puts it into the ON position. If you have it to the left, it’s entirely off. I know that we have a motion sensor for this Bionic Floodlight.
The motion sensor is elegant and receptive, and this floodlight has bright lights. When I purchased it, I didn’t realize this, but you can drive a stick into the ground and stand it up if you want to shine it up at something like your house, the tree, or whatnot. It also comes with remote control. So, what is recommended is to let this sit in the sun for a full day, and then I’m going to install it, and we’ll test it out.
It does come with three screws to screw this thing into the wall first, and then what you’re able to do is hook it in. You can bring down that screw piece and tighten it in. You still have some motion up and down just a little bit for angling it, but that’s how you can install it and hook it up to your wall. It is a straightforward installation. There are three modes: sensor mode, 75 continuous mode, and strobe mode. When you get to the strobe mode, I will warn you now. It does make it a flashing light. So just in case you have sensitivity to light, make sure not to activate the strobe mode. When you activate the sensor mode, you can see the red light blinking. Anyone walking into the area and there’s the light. We will talk about the 75 continuous mode, which should get a little dimmer. You see how it went down just a little bit, so now it’s supposed to run 75% like this until the light turns off completely, and it runs approximately four hours.
We have the whole family together. I have the bionic spotlight, solar bionic light, and the Bionic Floodlight in the middle. I should say that you can move the light position. You can move the lights up and down, left and right. I got to tighten that down a little bit in the back, but these also tilt down if you want, depending on where you want to face it. Plus, you can bend the solar panel back and forth.
We are ready to test the motion sensors on these three lights: the solar bionic light, bionic spotlight, and bionic floodlight. So let’s take a few steps forward to see which one turns on the first 15 feet away. From the test for the motion sensor, the bionic spotlight wins. The bionic spotlight is so bright, and the other two lights haven’t actually turned on, but now that we’re lit up, I’m sure they’re going to light as we get closer. I’m standing about 10 feet away, and they’ve all lit up, and you can see how bright they are. It looks as though the floodlight is just as bright as the spotlight.
So, let’s get a view from the other direction. Because of the three lights and the three different directions, I can see a lot of this area. It’s lit very well. I can see you using this on a corner of a house to light up all different directions. The bionic spotlight focuses just on the immediate. It’s not as wide of a pattern as the bionic floodlight, but it’s as bright in the central area.
And finally, we have solar bionic light. It’s a softer light, but it still lights up the area pretty well for being a soft light, not as bright as the other two, but it gets the job done. So tell me, what are your thoughts so far on this bionic floodlight? I think it is very cool because I kind of think it’s fantastic. Anyway, I would love to hear your thoughts. Let me know down in the comment section below.
Typically, the Bionic Floodlight operates on full power. Let’s turn it to 75% power by clicking the 75% button on the remote, and you just saw it gets a little dimmer. We have less visibility now. Let’s turn on our strobe light. So here we go with the strobe feature. That’s meant to deter people from being around. That isn’t very pleasant. Let’s turn that off. I have to be relatively close to get this remote-controlled to work. I’m about 5 feet away, and that’s about the distance I could get it where it starts to work.
So what did I think of it? One, it’s that typical as seen on TV price point. I can’t complain there too. I like the three different lights. My thoughts are you put this on the edge of a building. You can have one light going one way, one light going another, and one down. Therefore, you have a lot of areas that are lit up.
And you can see in the dark, and that’s pretty cool. I like the remote feature where I can do the strobe or the 75 or even turn it off. That’s very convenient, and to be honest with you, I thought the stick thing. Why would I even do that? That doesn’t make any sense. When I tried it on the ground, I only wanted to put this on the building, and I realized I could turn those lights around and angle them differently. I thought that was convenient. I can light up walkways to make them safe. I can maybe put the strobe on to keep people away, or if I want to keep that 75% on, I can shine on my house.
It goes dead about four to five hours later, but that’s neat. What didn’t I like about this? That 75% view, although I get it, you want to have a dimmer light that lasts a little bit throughout the night. I think the light would have stayed longer if it was like a 50% light that you can still see, and when you get close to it, it gets brighter because those kinds of lights will last the entire night, and I like that. Not something that shuts off after a few hours, and that feature I probably won’t use as much as the other ones anyway. That was my review of the Bionic Floodlight.
If this is something that interests you, I will leave a link down in the description. There are various ways you can install this light into the ground. You can have the spike part out and hammer it down. You can have it in the pole, but they say do not attach the light to the end and push it down. So, all I’m going to do is I’m going to stick it and try to wedge in as best I can. If it doesn’t work, then I will use a hammer.
Well, that sounds hard anyway. I’m going to go hook up the light, and then tonight, we’ll see what it looks like as more of a spotlight. To hook this in, you need the actual piece that you hook to screw into the wall, and it just goes on the top, so make sure you angle your end piece down, and when you go and secure this Bionic Floodlight to the pole itself. Then, I need to position my solar panel where it catches the light, and I can change my lights in either direction. I will say that I was able to turn the two side lights entirely around, so they’re going to face the house where the lower light meets upfront. The sensor is facing upfront, too, so it makes more sense if someone walks by. It could show up on the house and down on the ground. I could also probably leave it like this and the 75 view and light URT of the home and a walkway.
And this is what I wanted to tell you about Bionic Floodlight. You can turn the light up or down and do whatever you want. I appreciate that you stayed around for my review of the Bionic Floodlight.
Bionic floodlight (6 months later) vs. Keshon Floodlight 363
What we’re going to do is we’re going to set both of these to the motion sensor mode and see which one turns on first. Here we have the two floodlights head-to-head. The Bionic Floodlight, and then right next to it is a company called Keshon. They’re both remote-controlled. They have motion activation, many LEDs, and of course, are solar-powered. The Bionic Floodlight retails for around $30, and the Keshon floodlight retails for about $44, but the only difference is that for $44, you get a second one.
I have had the Bionic Floodlight installed in an area of the high sun over the past six months. It definitely is not as new as it used to look, and it’s breaking down in various areas, and that worries me for the long-term use of this light since the solar panel is breaking down; how long will it last if you do a quick head-to-head here. The Keshon solar panel is much bigger than the Bionic Floodlight if you compare the solar panels. And of course, we have remote controls for both of them. They look very similar, and they have identical functions.
I do notice it has three modes and the on and off. The Keshon Floodlight does not necessarily have the on and off. So, we’ll test these out when we get outside and mount them. I’m not going to show the Bionic Floodlight because I showed that in my Bionic Floodlight review above. I prefer Keshon Floodlight because it has a spot like a keyhole where the screw can slip in and out. Plus, it comes with a template, so you don’t necessarily get it wrong. Once it is all screwed in, it comes with a piece of trim that you can snap up there and hide the screws.
One worrisome thing to me is that this screw has started to rust. I’ve had this charging in the sun for a few days, which concerns the screw on the outside and started to deteriorate. I hope that the rest of it is made of materials that the water and weather won’t bother it. Let’s install it outside before we go much further.
And now it’s in position to catch a lot of suns and then light our way at night. Our floodlights are installed, and we will let this charge up all day in the sun. We’ll test it at night, making a head-to-head comparison. We are in sensor mode. In sensor mode, the Bionic Floodlight will blink red, so I’m going to take a few steps forward, and the Keshon Floodlight turns on first, and then the Bionic Floodlight. So, I’m about 15 feet away from that wall. Pretty cool; they both came on around the same time.
I’m standing directly under the Keshon Floodlight. What we do is I’m going to make some movement so that it senses, and I’m impressed with the amount that’s lit up. The further is about 30 feet away. Then we have a very similar outreach for the Bionic Floodlight, about 30 feet. The lights are bright and responsive when you’re close to them light.
I want to talk to you about the different features of the Keshon Solar Floodlight. So, first, I’m going to mode one in which the light will blink real fast, the same as a strobe mode for Bionic Floodlight. The second mode is the motion sensor mode. It’s going to light and stay lit for as long as it detects motion, and when movement is gone, it’s going to turn off. If I go to mode three, it’s just going to dim down partway, staying at the ambient lighting. In mode three, when it drops down to that dim light and then if you come in the area, it will light bright as it activates the motion sensor. Those are the three different modes.
You can, of course, turn it off, and you do have to get relatively close for the remote to work, but I prefer mine to be on Mode 3, which is dim all the time, and then it flashes light when you walk in the area. I have explained the Bionic Floodlight modes above, but I want to point out one thing o the strobe mode. After the strobe mode is done and resets itself, it goes to the motion sensor mode, and the strobe doesn’t come back on. You have to hit the button every time to get the strobe on, which doesn’t make sense to me anyway. It’s been 9 hours since we tested both Keshon Floodlight and Bionic Floodlight, and you can see that the Keshon Floodlight is still on; remember, it’s in that dim mode, so as we get closer, it should brighten up. I don’t see the Bionic Floodlight on anymore. I don’t even notice that red light. I’m going to grab the remote to see what happened there. Grab the remote to turn it back on, but this is off, so this one didn’t last all night, which occurs over time. I’ve had this for six months, and this one no longer lasts through the night.
We were taking a look at two different solar-powered floodlights. One was the Bionic Floodlight from Bell and Howell, and the other one was the floodlight from a company called Keshon. The Bionic Floodlight is $30 for one, whereas the Keshon is $44 for two, so that’s a better bargain, especially if you wanted two of these. This review marks six months of me looking at the Bell and Howell solar-powered floodlight, and well, although it did not work near as well as it did from the beginning, it still does work through the night. Although that battery doesn’t stay charged, and it’s probably because of that solar panel, I like that they both had remote controls because that’s convenient, even though the Keshon Floodlight you can operate from the floodlight itself.
Now I was really confused by the remote function of the Bell and Howell floodlight because it has that strobe feature which is neat, but as soon as the strobe feature is done, it resets, and now it’s just back to the motion sensor mode. I wish it would reset back to that strobe mode because that would be pretty cool anyway, I have this kind of light all over my house on the outside, of course, and I like them, but you know that the solar panel’s breakdown over time. The batteries don’t stay charged as long, so they do not last forever. I think six months to a year is a good thing, although I have a couple that has survived one to two years.
If you don’t have your remote, you can adjust all the different modes from the little button on the light. I can put it in mode two or mode three. I appreciate that you stayed around for my entire review of the Bionic Floodlight and Keshon Floodlight.