We started looking at solar lights when we started having problems in our neighborhood. There were a few break ins and people rumageing through cars. We put in a couple security cameras but we also wanted to add some lighting around the house. This light was our trial run. The light was not as bright as I had hoped but we installed it on our back porch and our bedroom window is facing the porch. A really bright light could be distracting when trying to sleep. It is perfect for this location. Just the right amount of light. But in the front and sides we need a light that is much brighter. I still think the solar lighting is a great idea but I'm giving this light 4 stars only because it just wasn't bright enough for all my needs.