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BATTERY OPERATION

The Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights models FMS-14 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-14 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. Check out the SOLAR OPERATION Section to learn more. Also visit the OUTDOORS IN SUN Section.

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'.

Alkaline battery chemistry is commonly used by Duracell and Energizer batteries, where the electrodes are zinc and manganese-oxide, with an alkaline electrolyte.

The AA Alkaline battery can have approximately 2100-2500 mAh (milliamp hours) stored capacity when new. This is important as all AA batteries produce approximately 1.5 Volts when new, but the current rating in mAh tells how long they'll last. That is how long they'll operate the 'Fireflies'.

Because Firefly Magic® uses their own patented technical methodology to make the "fireflies' operate so realistically, the amount of power (Voltage x current = power in Watts) they use has been efficiently reduced. This means the model FMS-14 unit with fourteen '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.

Of course if you turn the 'Fireflies' off during the day, the two AA Alkaline batteries will last even longer.

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.

This is why it is critical to never leave dead Alkaline batteries in your Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights unit.

CAUTION - NEVER LEAVE DEAD ALKALINE BATTERIES IN THE UNIT AS THEY WILL DEGRADE AND POSSIBLY LEAK ACID, CAUSING PERMANENT DAMAGE NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.

   
   
 

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