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If you purchased your Firefly Magic Firefly Lights
starting in 2009,
HERE to go to the
new Help Website -
- Solar Power Question
- Adjusting the Brightness of the 'Fireflies'
- Making the 'Fireflies' move
My Solar Powered Firefly Lights
have stopped working. What's wrong with
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.
performance, the solar panel on the top of the lantern
receive at least
2-3 hours of DIRECT SUNLIGHT each day
to maintain a full charge in the two
(2) AA Ni-Cd batteries powering the microprocessor
and electronic 'fireflies'.
'fireflies' will stop operating if there
is insufficient sunlight to keep the
batteries fully charged.
If your Solar Powered Firefly Magic Firefly
Lights have stopped working, please do
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.
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 877-834-7335.
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
on top of the lantern is exposed to at
least 2-3 hours of DIRECT SUNLIGHT each
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 day.
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
How to adjust the brightness
of your Firefly Magic Lights®.
There are two reasons you may want to adjust
the brightness of your Firefly Magic® Lights.
The first is how far away the electronic fireflies
are from you, and the second is personal
In either case, brightness adjustment is
accomplished by the alignment of the electronic
firefly viewing angle relative to the viewers.
If the electronic fireflies are farther away,
or if you just want them to be brighter,
aim the tip of each electronic firefly directly
toward the viewers, as shown in the image
Aim toward viewer for BRIGHTER
If the electronic fireflies are
closer to viewers, or if you want the fireflies
to appear at a more lifelike brightness, then
orient each electronic firefly at approximately
90° to the viewers, as shown in the image
90° away from viewer for NORMAL
best way to determine the brightness you
prefer is to install your
Firefly Magic® Lights and watch them
for a while. Try re-aiming your electronic
firefly lights as shown above. Then decide
which way you prefer; or, somewhere in between
the two examples above.
to make your Firefly Magic® electronic
Having your Firefly Magic electronic fireflies
move makes their effect even more amazing,
and it is easy to accomplish. In your landscaping,
look for the smaller more flexible branches
and vines. Carefully wrap the firefly light
wires around and down to the ends of these
flexible branches, with the firefly light
extending and inch or two beyond the end
of the plant.
Now, when a breeze blows over the plant
in which the firefly lights are attached,
your Firefly Magic® Firefly
Lights will gently swing and sway. As it
and you no longer can see the plant, all
you see is the movement of the 'fireflies'.
We have received excellent feedback that
this creates an effect that very closely
approximates real fireflies dancing at night.
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