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Hi Gypsy – what exactly would you contemplate using this light for? With only 5 LED’s, from my experience I can say that this would provide one only a couple of steps up up from pitch black. There are better/brighter LED lights you can run with re-chargable batteries, that will last longer, and you don’t have to mount a solar panel to make them work for about the same price. 48 LEDS and I can actually see well enough, in a wide enough area to do something. But that is just my experience the last 8 years. All depends on what you want it for. Just my own opinion. But, whatever you choose, solar lights solve many problems in and out, at low cost, low maintenance. Technology has rapidly improved on them the last few years. Good for you – go solar when it makes sense!