I have, over the last 2 years, purchased several colors and shapes of these solar lanterns. My first order I admit that I had my doubts. Here in northern Colorado we get fierce winds, Summer storms. But these lanterns have held up wonderfully! I purchased a couple of brackets at the hardware store to put 2-3 on my back fence, and the others hang in trees in the back yard. I admit that my first trial failed because I neglected to move the switch in the underside of the top of the lantern to "ON"! Has been working perfectly since (> 1yr)! Neighbors have commented that they enjoy seeing the colored light at night when they sit on their back porches. I certainly do! Especially in Winter when all the plants are bare. I recommend these highly. They also make wonderful - and not ridiculously expensive - gifts.
ProsMine have lasted outside over a year now thru all our Colorado seasons and weather. Love the choice of patterns, shapes and colors. Quite wonderful.
ConsNone. Tho I suppose some day the solar light might give out.... As noted, I have had several outside for over a year now, so they DO last a long time!
Best UsesHanging from a fence, trees, a back/front porch... the colors are not garish so look quite wonderful after dark. And each cut-out pattern has its own beauty. It is very windy here sometimes, so I use a twist-tie to secure the wire hanger to the bracket holding it on the fence. Haven't lost one yet! I suppose they might even work in a sunny window, tho I have not tried that. They really are quite beautiful.