My Solar Powered Firefly Lights have stopped
working. What's wrong with them?
The Solar Powered Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights
are powered by two (2) Nickel Cadmium batteries which
are recharged from DIRECT SUNLIGHT striking the solar
panel on the top of the lantern portion of the unit.
is important the solar panel on the top of the lantern
receive 2-3 hours of DIRECT SUNLIGHT each day to
maintain a full charge in the two (2) AA Ni-Cd batteries
that power the microprocessor and electronic 'fireflies'.
NOTE: The 'fireflies' may stop
operating if there is insufficient sunlight to keep
the batteries fully charged but they'll automatically
restart when the batteries are sufficiently recharged
by the sun.
If your Solar Powered Firefly Magic Firefly Lights
have stopped working and do not seem to be recharging
correctly, please do the following:
Step A) Replace
the two Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries with two new standard
AA - Alkaline batteries.
If the 'fireflies' begin working properly, that indicates
the two Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries were discharged
and need recharging. See Step
If after installing new AA Alkaline batteries, your
Solar Powered Firefly Magic Firefly Lights do not work,
please contact our technical support department at
or call us at 888-834-7335.
Step B) You
can recharge the Ni-Cd batteries in one of two ways
Option 1) Place the batteries in
a battery charger unit designed to recharge Ni-CD
(Nickel Cadmium). After the batteries are recharged,
place them back into the Solar Powered Firefly Magic® Firefly
Lights unit and be sure the solar panel on top of
the lantern is exposed to at least 2-3 hours of DIRECT
SUNLIGHT each day.
Option 2) Place the discharged
Ni-Cd batteries back into the Solar Powered Firefly
Magic Firefly Lights unit. Now move the lantern,
with the solar panel on top, to an area in which
it will receive DIRECT SUNLIGHT for at least 8 hours.
This should fully recharge the batteries. Now you
can move the unit back to a location where it will
receive at least 2-3 hours of DIRECT SUNLIGHT each
In some locations it may be impossible to place the
solar panel where it will receive sufficient sunlight
to keep the 'fireflies' operating properly. If you find
that this is the case, you may use standard AA - Alkaline
batteries in the Solar unit and replace them periodically
as they become weak. Or, you may want to consider replacing
the Solar Powered unit with a Firefly Magic Firefly Lights
Transformer Powered unit. Please contact us for more
information on exchanging your unit.