Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Gama Sonic and I was provided a solar lamp and compensation for my review. All opinions are strictly my own.
The nighttime curb appeal of our 1987 home has always lacked great ambiance. The main reason is because a solar lamp or solar lighting kits were always too dim to really project light at the front walkway. After a few years of trying different outdoor lighting, we decided to give up! I was excited to hear that Gama Sonic a leader in solar technology wanted to pair up with Stagetecture and offer me and you, a gorgeous solar lamp post to adorn your outdoor yard. Take a look at how easy it was to install and how it enhanced my home’s outdoor lighting.
Gama Sonic Solar Lamp #Giveaway: See How I Enhanced My Outdoor Lighting
How does Gama Sonic make a solar lamp brighter?
“Since 2001, Gama Sonic USA has focused on a single, sizable mission — to replace thousands of inefficient electrical and gas-powered lights with our patented durable, renewable solar outdoor light fixtures and lamp posts.”
“We began with our patented cone reflector to expand multidirectional light dispersal from the LEDs in our solar light fixtures. In addition, our EZ-Anchor system gives you the control to install a full-sized solar lamp post without tools or concrete.”
What makes Gama Sonic different than other solar light companies is their patented solar technology called: The GS Solar Light Bulb. With an incredible 10 year lifespan, you are assured it will last and it’s durable. The combination of their patented cone reflector and the idea of a traditional bulb it creates a bright and illuminated glow for your outdoor home, all run on solar energy!
Here are some of the features of their new solar light bulb technology:
See how easy it was to install the Solar Lighting Fixture:
The Royal Bulb Single Solar Lamp Post with the GS Solar Light Bulb GS-98B-S was easy to assemble within about 20 minutes and we didn’t have to affix it to concrete! This is one of Gama Sonic’s biggest advantages as almost all of their product lines are an EASY SOLAR DIY SOLUTION.
Before You Start Digging Call The Utility Company!
In Florida, we called “811” to set up an appointment for the local utilities to be marked in our yard. The cable, gas, phone and electric companies identified the areas where underground lines are. Luckily they were far away from where our lamp post was going to be placed.
How to Choose the Right Location for your Outdoor Lighting
Our outdoor home has a lot of trees and when you’re placing an outdoor solar lamp you want to ensure the fixture will get plenty of direct sunlight during the day. We chose this pocket of grass in front of our home. It is free from any tree canopies as well as sits next to the sidewalk and entry of our patio.
Assembling and Mounting Our Outdoor Lamp Post
The EZ-Anchor Kit GS-3 (sold separately from the lamp post) is screwed into your grass or firm dirt and then staked into the ground to keep it secure. If you’re going to place your solar lamp post on concrete or asphalt their mounting instructions and hardware are included with the lamp post.
The Solar Lamp Post Setup is as Easy as Screwing Pieces Together
Once we secured the GS-3 anchor kit we screwed the pieces together from the bottom up. I like how the metal finish of the lantern looks weathered, yet it feels very sturdy!
Finished with Installing a Solar Lamp Post
Once we assembled the lighting it was time to test it out!. The top of the light is equipped with the solar technology, and this is where we can access the switch that allows us to adjust the brightness of the light. “Low” setting will increase the lights duration throughout the night, and “High” setting will provide brighter illumination for a shorter period of time. Gama Sonic recommends letting it power up for 2 days in the sunlight to see the full results of the brightness.
I was amazed at the Brightness of the Lighting Fixture!
Here I show you how the solar lamp post looks from the daylight to dusk and then to evening. My neighbors said it looks like a real light without how much light it casts! We love it.
Now it’s time for you to enter to win one for your outdoor home.
Enter for your Chance to Win a Gama Sonic Solar Lamp Post
You can win the Royal Bulb Single Solar Lamp and Lamp Post with GS-Solar LED Light Bulb GS-98B-S for your own outdoor home. Take a look at the rules below:
HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAY:
Read through the Rafflecopter entry options below to enter additional chances. Enter as many times as you would like ONCE a day between April 17-24, 2017 12am EST.
- Entry #1: This contest wants you to leave a comment below on Stagetecture as to why you would love to own the Gama Sonic solar lamp for your outdoor home.
- Entry #2: Like Gama Sonic’s Facebook Page here.
- Entry #3: Tweet and share our contest on your Twitter page and tagging @GamaSonicUSA and using the hashtag #solarlampgiveaway in your tweet.
- Entry #4: Pin your favorite picture from this post on your Pinterest Board and tag @RoniqueGibson and use #solarlamp giveaway in your Pin.
And the Winner IS….
The contest will run through Monday, April 17th – Monday, April 24th, 2017 12am EST. One winner will be chosen on Tuesday, April 25th by 9:00 am EST. Check back to see if you won! The winner should fill out the contact form to claim the prize.