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The Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights models FMS-16S1CG and FMS-07 are a new and unique 2-in-1 product that can operate either from rechargeable or standard AA batteries . . . it's completely your choice!.
Originally, Firefly Magic® manufactured separate solar powered and battery powered firefly lighting units. This meant making a decision whether to purchase an outdoor solar power unit, or a battery power unit for locations with little or no sunlight - especially for indoor events and displays.
With the new Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights (FMS-16S1CG and FMS-07) you no longer must pick one or the other . . . you get both!
Use the rechargeable batteries that are included and place the Solar Panel Assembly in a location where direct sunlight strikes the solar panel 2-3 hours per day, and you have a self sustaining solar powered, efficient and renewable set of 'Fireflies' flashing, flickering, and fading day-after-day, week-after-week, and month-after-month.
How does Battery Operation Work?
If want your Firefly Magic® 'Fireflies' in a location where there is little or no sunlight you can simply replace the rechargeable batteries in the Solar Panel Assembly with standard or heavy duty Alkaline AA batteries.
Alkaline batteries use electrochemistry to produce electrical power that can operate the 'Fireflies' electronic circuits and light up the patented 'Firefly LED'.
Because Firefly Magic® uses their own patented technical methodology to make the "fireflies' operate so realistically, the amount of power they use has been efficiently reduced. This means the model FMS-16S1CG unit with sixteen 'Fireflies' can operate continuously on just two (2) AA batteries for approximately 4 weeks. While the model FMS-07 with seven 'Fireflies' can operate continuously for over 6 weeks.
While using standard AA Alkaline batteries gives complete flexibility for having 'Fireflies' virtually anywhere, it is important to never leave dead batteries in the unit. This is because the electrochemical reaction that produces electricity inside the battery can also produce acid when the battery is depleted. This acid is corrosive and if it leaks out of the battery case will permanently damage everything it touches, especially metal contacts.
CAUTION - NEVER LEAVE DEAD ALKALINE BATTERIES IN THE UNIT AS THEY WILL DEGRADE AND POSSIBLY LEAK ACID, CAUSING PERMANENT DAMAGE NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.