Taken a lot longer to write this review due to hoping that this item would improve with time but unfortunately it hasn't. I was really excited at the prospect of finally having garden lights, was something I intended to do during summer but never happened so seen these and thought perfect and ordered two sets to cover all sides of my fencing. Took several hours to untangle them (think thin fiddly Xmas lights) finally manage to unravel the mess and put them up with ease. Not a lot of day light left so didn't expect to get light that night, left to charge all the next day... Lights came on for an hour... Surely Ive mucked up somewhere ... Each day I checked when they came on and when they turned off and it was approximately an 1-2 hours each night. They look stunning when they are on and the modes are fantastic as wel just doesn't function as you would expect t. No instructions came with them so I checked online to see if I'd maybe missed a trick but unfortunately I discovered I hadn't. Obviously weather where I am hadn't been amazing so I thought I'd wait till a sunny day to really evaluate their use, and it made no difference. Look beautiful for the whole maximum of two hours they last and glad it was at a discount price as I would have been more disappointed in them.