This was a nice solar addition to my collection. I love solar lights in my yard. I have an older house built in the 50's that was never updated. Imagine not having any outside sockets on your home but have a nice size front and back yard. No way to tell if someone has jumped your gate and walking through your yard. With these solar lights, the sunlight powers them up during the day, at night boom there is the spotlight I need. So far I have a collection of four now. These two wer a great addition. They work just as I thought they would. The only difference with these two were I had to actually assemble them. I have never down that before other than add the stakes to them. Once the lights have absorbed the sunlight needed for power they are great. The light shines just as indicated, the fact that this is a holiday means nothing. It just adds a little decor to the yard at night to me. It looks beautiful yet still misses no shadow.