EverBrite Light Review: Does it Work?
• Easy to install
• No wires or batteries
• Gets brighter when motion is detected
• Works about as advertised
• Peel-and-stick adhesive not recommended on painted surfaces
• May be damaged by direct rainfall
• Not as bright as traditional flood lights
Ever Brite is an As Seen on TV porch light which is solar powered and gets brighter when it detects motion. Read my Ever Brite light review here.
Claims & Features
- Solar powered: No tools or wiring
- Solar panel lasts up to 5 years
- LED bulbs last 100,000 hours
- Motion activated
- Peel-and-stick installation
Cost & Availability
You can get Ever Brite for $12.99 + $6.99 shipping. There is a “double offer” which adds a second unit for another $6.99 shipping. A $1 web service fee is added to all orders. There is a 30-day money back guarantee, minus shipping and the web service fee.
You can find EverBrite in stores, typically in the As Seen on TV section, for about $13.
Ever Brite Reviews
The EverBrite light (sometimes written as two words “Ever Brite”) is a solar-powered security light which is advertised on television. It offers a constant low-level light which gets brighter when motion is detected.
The primary advertised benefit of EverBrite is that it is solar powered, meaning you don’t have to hook up any wires or replace batteries in order to use it. Because it doesn’t require wires, it can be placed in almost any location. The unit charges throughout the day and turns on automatically at night, similar to solar walkway lights. Although it offers a peel-and-stick application, I recommend taking advantage of the hole at the top which allows you to better secure it in place with a screw. The instructions note that if you stick it to a painted surface, removing the device later could also remove paint.
If you are looking for a wide-angle bright floodlight, Ever Brite will probably not fit the bill. It does have a decent field of 120 degrees or more, and offers acceptable brightness when at full power brightness. It gets brighter (100% illumination) when motion is detected and provides a nice constant dim glow (50% illumination) when there is no motion. It is ideal for walkways, patios, and porches.
As with any solar light, there are a few considerations worth mentioning. You’ll want to ensure that EverBrite gets plenty of sunshine throughout the day in order to charge sufficiently to operate all night. The instructions state that you should place it in a south-facing location, which may not be ideal for everyone. This also means that it may not work optimally on evenings following cloudy days. Additionally, even though it is touted as weather-resistant, you’ll want to consider where you place it, as it should not be placed where it will receive significant direct rainfall.
There have been a few complaints about the product’s durability, although I did not experience any such problems in my evaluation.
Overall, EverBrite is moderately-priced and performs about as advertised. If your expectations are realistic, you’ll probably find that it does a fine job of illuminating dark areas sufficiently enough to warrant the price.
December 2017 update: My EverBrite finally stopped working in late November 2017, meaning that it lasted exactly 13 months. I did get used to having it on the front of my house, and for the money, I think I will probably by another one.
You can watch my full hands-on review in the video below.
You may recall a similarly-advertised light on TV a few years ago called Light Angel (review here) which is no longer available, although I still occasionally see them in bargain bins or clearance racks.
EverBrite sports a very similar design to other solar powered lights, such as the security light by Innoo Tech that is well-rated among hundreds of consumer reviews. You may want to shop around before making your final decision.
The EverBrite light is a solar porch light that brightens when motion is detected. It offers a moderate amount of light, although it does not compare to the brightness of a wired floodlight. For the price and convenience, I feel that most consumers will find it to be a positive investment.
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Updated December 2017