With a simple, classic outdoor gas lantern design, the new Imperial Solar Lamp with Acorn or Eagle Finial has three new features:
The lamp is designed to fit any standard 3-inch lamp post and is a great way to replace old energy-hogging electric or gas lamps*.
The updated Imperial Solar Lamp combines the latest in solar lighting technology with a classic and elegant style. Quality components, housing and real beveled glass panes add to the rich look and long-lasting appeal.
The water-tight housing is made of cast aluminum with a long-lasting, low-maintenance black powder coated finish that unlike paint is highly resistant to chips and scratches.
New Cone and LED Bulb
The new, improved and more subtle cone reflector intensifies and effectively casts light from a new LED that looks like a regular AC light bulb.
Another advantage of the Imperial Solar Lamps: two battery compartments and now, two battery packs. Imperial Solar Lamps (not to be confused with our commercial-grade Imperial II series), have compartments for two powerful lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery packs and the new models come with two battery packs.
The extra power means longer running times. The high-grade solar panels store power each sunny day in the packs. At night, the battery packs run the light. With two packs, Imperials will work off of the second battery once the stored energy in the first pack is used up. This means bright, warm-toned illumination even after cloudy days.
On a full solar charge (6 or more hours of direct sunshine), you can expect 12 hours of reliable light. Once the first power battery pack's stored solar power is spent, the extra battery pack kicks in so that the Imperial Solar Lamp has long operating times even after multiple days without sun.
Not only does the LED bulb look more like traditional bulbs, so is the warm colored light it casts. At 180 lumens, the light is similar to that of a 35 watt incandescent bulb in low setting 45-50 watt bulb in high setting. The longest run times are in the low position which is recommended for late fall through spring to get the longest running times when days are shorter than nights.