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Firefly Magic® is designed to be used indoors and out! Please check out our simple how to guide for setting up your display.
Firefly Magic Firefly Lights are designed to operate effectively with only 2 - 3 hours of direct sun on the Solar Panel Assembly during the day. This amount of sun will maintain a full charge in the two AA rechargeable batteries.
If the unit receives more than 2 - 3 hours of sun per day, that's not a problem.
However, if the unit is receiving less sun, and the 'Fireflies' begin to get dim at night, see our section on Outdoor Use in the Shade just below.
Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are designed for year around outdoor entertainment in temperatures from 0°F to 140°F.
However, in harsh winter climates it is recommended that the 'Fireflies' be brought indoors. This is because extremely low temperatures can cause plastic to become brittle and break. In addition, low temperatures can shorten rechargeable battery life - see BATTERY INFORMATION.
Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are designed to need for approximately 2-3 hours of direct sunlight to directly land on the solar panel each day (average).
Through the year, as the sun's location in the sky changes (seasonal changes), sometimes a sunny location in the yard becomes a shady location. If this happens, it is still possible the solar panel will collect enough solar energy to keep the rechargeable batteries charged.
Because of our unique patented design, the 'Fireflies' can actually continue operating for several days with a very minimal amount of sunlight striking the laminated high efficiency solar panel.
However, if the fireflies begin to get dim, or stop working, it means the batteries are not receiving a sufficient charge from the solar panel, due to insufficient sunlight striking the panel.
There are two solutions for this problem:
1) Relocate to Solar Panel Assembly to a location where it will receive the 2 -3 hours of direct sunlight directly on the solar panel each day.
2) If it is not possible to place the Solar Panel where it will receive direct sunlight, then convert the unit to a standard battery operated device. You can easily do this by removing the two rechargeable AA batteries and replace them with two standard AA heavy duty alkaline batteries.
The AA Alkaline batteries will supply enough energy to operate the Model FMS-16S1CG unit continuously for approximately 4 weeks, and the FMS-7 unit for approximately 6 weeks. When the 'Fireflies' begin to get dim, immediately install new batteries to eliminate damage to the unit.
CAUTION - WHEN USING STANDARD AA ALKALINE BATTERIES, BE SURE TO COVER THE SOLAR PANEL SO SUNLIGHT WILL NOT TRY TO CHARGE THE ALKALINE BATTERIES.
CAUTION -NEVER LEAVE DEAD ALKALINE BATTERIES IN THE UNIT AS THEY WILL DEGRADE AND POSSIBLY LEAK ACID, CAUSING PERMANENT DAMAGE NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.
Firefly Magic® has completely redesigned the new version of Firefly Lights to work both outdoors with solar energy and also indoors with standard AA - Alkaline batteries.
Simply open the battery compartment on the back of the Solar Panel Assembly, remove the two AA rechargeable batteries and install two AA Alkaline batteries.
The Model FMS-16S1CG will operate continuously on two heavy duty AA Alkaline batteries for approximately 4 weeks. The Model FMS-7 will operate continuously for approximately 6 weeks. By turning the 'Fireflies' off during the day by using the ON-OFF switch on the Solar Panel Assembly, the batteries will last much longer.
Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights can be used permanently indoors in trees and plants, or they can be used temporarily for parties and events. The 'Fireflies' can be placed in table top displays, centerpieces, draped on walls, or hung from the ceiling.
With imagination, Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights will bring any event to life with magical results.
CAUTION - NEVER LEAVE DEAD ALKALINE BATTERIES IN THE UNIT AS THEY WILL DEGRADE AND POSSIBLY LEAK ACID, CAUSING PERMANENT DAMAGE NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.
Perhaps the most fun and enjoyment of having Firefly Magic® 'Fireflies' is to watch the expressions on the faces of friends, family, and visitors when they see these amazing electronic 'Fireflies' at your party or get-together.
This can be particularly true if you live west of the Rocky Mountains, where there are no real fireflies.
At first, people can't believe their eyes. Fireflies are romantic and nostalgic. That's why so many brides want to include Fireflies in their wedding ceremony or reception.
So if you want 'Fireflies' at your wedding, now you can have them. And even better, after the wedding you can set them up in your own backyard, bringing back those wonderful memories of your wedding day.
Some couples, after the ceremony or reception, give the Firefly Magic® 'Fireflies' to members of the wedding party as a thank you for making it a very special day.
Having Firefly Magic® 'Fireflies' in a wedding is quick and easy because they work on both; solar rechargeable batteries or standard AA Alkaline batteries.
This means Firefly Magic 'Fireflies' can be quickly and easily setup at any location, indoors or out in just a few minutes. This includes hotels, wedding parlors, churches, outdoor parks, virtually anywhere you have your wedding, and Fireflies can be there too.
Add the realistic glow of fireflies flashing, flickering, and fading in and around your table centerpiece.
Whether for a spring party, 4th of July celebration, or Halloween haunt, adding the magic touch of Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights to your table and party decor is a sure way to entertain family, friends, and guests.
Easy to setup by using standard AA Duracell or Energizer batteries, just run the thin black 'Firefly' wires to where you want the 'Fireflies'. The high tech electronics will take over by having each little 'Firefly' randomly flash, flicker, and fade . . . just like Mother Nature's real fireflies.
Because the Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights operate on just two (2) AA batteries, safety is never a concern.
A new desire among many brides to be is having Fireflies at the Wedding, or at the reception. Now, with Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights it's easy and affordable to add a magical touch of Fireflies to any Wedding event.
Even better, after the ceremony and reception, the bride and groom can install their 'Fireflies' in the backyard to keep the wedding day memories alive. Or, give the Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights as gifts to the key members of the wedding party.
Just think of the wonder and excitement of guests as they see the flashing, flickering, and fading of cute little fireflies at the wedding, helping to capture and create those very special memories.