I thought these lights were awesome! Placed in a fairly sunny area (maybe 60% sunlight during the day?) and they are nice and bright. I like the way they brighten even more when you walk near them. I placed them on the sides of a brick stairway and they do a good job brightening up the area well enough to "watch your step" - I'm not sure they would brighten up an entire area as an electric light would but I found them to be an excellent purchase for my need. I may even order a couple more!!