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Color-Changing Solar Gazing Ball 4.6 5 57 57
Bulb does not last Our bulb burns only red. There is no resource to purchase another replacement bulb. We have owned this for 4 years and continued exposure to the sun has rendered the residual color to only a red tone. October 1, 2013
Gazing Ball This gazing ball -- I prefer to call it by the more traditional name of "witch ball" -- works perfectly. It glows brightly all night with intense colors, usually lasting all the way to dawn (here in usually sunny Colorado, where there's plenty of sun to charge it). It isn't deterred by rain or even cloudy days. When a child mistakenly broke the glass globe, Improvements was kind enough to send a replacement at no charge -- amazing customer service. September 24, 2013
Delightful!! I have a small hanging solar gazing ball and two regular gazing balls on stands and thought that a large solar gazing ball on a stand would look great in my garden. I ordered this one and am greatly satisfied with it. The quality is great and easy to put together. The colors look great at night. It comes on at dusk and is still on at dawn when I sit on the patio to drink coffee. September 18, 2013
A testament to this companies customer service commitment. This is the second globe I have purchsed. The first lasted 3 years before the solar panal dried out from the Nevada rain and sun. The lighting element rusted, but the pedistal and globe were in great condition. I ordered another one and it arrived within 2 days. I then e-mailed if they could ship me an element, and solar panal to replace the worn out parts on my first globe. I was willing to pay.They did an unexpected act of kindness by sending me the two parts at no charge. That says a lot for a companies customer service commitment. September 13, 2013
Colorful gazing ball I like this very much, quite colorful at night time. I do feel you should have it so if the globe gets broken it can be replaced as another customer said. Seems like it could break easily in a storm if it blew over. A bit expensive, maybe $75 would be a better price. September 13, 2013
Pearlygirl The only recommendation I have is that it does need something more substantial to help hold the pedestal in place so that it doesn't tip over or get knocked over. There is a stake that comes with it but the stake needs to be taller. Other than that, I love it! The changing colors are mesmerizing. I can sit for hours and stare at it. My neighbors and visitors always comment on it. I love it so much that I am going to get another one for my back yard. It begins glowing as soon as it gets dark and when I get up at 5:00 am, it is still glowing. I love having something so unique that none of my neighbors have one like it. August 31, 2013
Beautiful colors Received quickly, however there was a chip on the base. Luckily it was on the bottom so the plants in the flower garden covers it. It worked right away and the colors are beautiful. I love being able to put the solar panel away from the ball. I love it and so does my husband. August 29, 2013
solar gazing ball Love the solar gazing ball, hate the fact I have to buy the whole thing when the ball breaks, the ball should be available for a separate purchase!!!!!!!!! August 9, 2013
Replacement parts Having to buy an entirely new system instead of being able to buy just the ball was really disappointing July 23, 2013
Solar Gazing Ball We absolutely love the Solar Gazing Ball. We are on our fourth one as the first two lasted only approximately three years before water corroded the contacts inside the battery charging unit. There are no replacement parts and we had to replace the whole unit. The first one was replaced at no charge and we had to pay for the second unit. Would like to see replacement parts made available. July 8, 2013
AWESOME I've been looking for a solar ball like this for 2 years. I've found nothing close to being as beautiful as this one! It surpassed my expectations. It's beautiful when not lit during the day, and stays brightly lit (color or white choice settings) all night even on a cloudy day. It is my most favorite purchase ever! I also bought one for my sister and she loves it too! You won't be disappointed! June 13, 2013
Bought 2 of these and neither work I bought one of the these and the solar charger stopped working. I wasn't able to buy just the solar charger and since I loved how it looked at night in my garden I decided to give it another try. So I bought the 2nd one and the same things happened. They won't let you buy just the charger and I recommended it to a friend that had the same problem. They tried a battery but it didn't make it work the same and since has hooked it up to electric but I don't have that option. I would love to be able to get the charger since now I have 2 and neither work. June 5, 2013
Solar light lovely but, oh, that battery... This is a lovely solar gazing ball and, when properly charged, the changing colors are quite beautiful. However, I have had a lot of problems with the battery in the solar panel. It lasted not quite two months -- I have since been informed that this is not unusual for this particular battery -- and the instructions for replacing the battery fail to specify that there is quite a variety in "3.2 V 400 or higher mAh lithium phosphate rechargable batteries". Actually, the instructions for the battery are quite worthless overall. You need to probably special order, depending upon where you live, a battery with all the above specifications -- and I would strongly recommend one greater than 400 mAh, which doesn't last long at all -- and be sure it is only 14 mm wide. Most are 18 mm wide and will not fit in the case. May 30, 2013
Gazing Ball This is an excellent and fun product, and it worked like a charm from the beginning. I was impressed by how long the solar charger is able to keep the light glowing. I've seen it as late as 3 a.m., glowing like crazy. It's pretty too. May 30, 2013
Overall very impressive and a great patio conversation piece Overall liked the product. However, living in the high desert in Arizona, the ground is like a rock. In trying to insert the solar pedestal into the ground and also the anchoring pedestal for the base unit, the plastic parts broke. Would suggest these two anchoring parts be made of steel to better facilitate their insertion into the ground. May 28, 2013
Beautiful to watch changing colors at night. Bought this for my mom for Mother's Day and she loves it. It is beautiful at night and attractive during the day. The only thing I might suggest is a better way to anchor it into the ground as the plastic stake provided does not go up far enough into the base to make it stable during a high wind so I ended up pounding a longpiece of PVC pipe in the ground . Otherwise very nice product. May 22, 2013
Another Light Favorite in the Yard I now have three in the various areas of the back yard that invite visitors to either gaze upon or wander close to and sit in the areas they are located. A very peaceful accent in the night yardscape. May 1, 2013
Amazing Gazing Ball The Color Changing Solar Gazing Ball is in a word, Awesome! The colors and brightness are vivid and mesmerizing. I replaced an electric water fountain in our front garden and everyone has remarked how much nicer the gazing ball is. It is pretty much maintenance-free compared to an electric water fountain. The color changing light is also bright enough that the glass ball casts a sudued pattern of light on the side of the house all the way up to the second story eaving. Since we live in an area with high winds I added a length of tubing (or pipe) in the ground to the top of base for added support in the wind. We like the Color Changing Gazing Ball so much that I plan to order a second one for the backyard. April 10, 2013
Glows All Night I was amazed that after only 1/2 day of charging that this beautiful globe stayed on all night long on the very first charge! It's a nice edition to our patio, and was easy to assemble. Two small things could make it even better - weight the stand a little more to ensure a wind storm won't knock it over; and slow down the changing colors - they are constant. January 16, 2013
Solar Gazing Ball Lights Up the Night I just love my Solar Gazing Ball! I was surprised at the excellent craftsmanship of all parts and the beauty of the colorful lights coming through prisms created by the crystal's design. I find myself truly 'gazing' at it under starry skies each night and have now come to a new level of appreciation of the glorious planet we share. I'm so happy I ordered it because it's already paid for itself many times over by offering me peaceful serenity beaming through the night sky. December 30, 2012
solar multi-color gazing ball Got this as a birthady present for my sister. It is lightweight and where she lives it is windy- which i hadn't thought of- so for now it is in the house. The "cracked glass" ball adds tremendously to the effect. When the solar panel is exposed to light it shuts off. We love the solar aspect, the fading color changes, and the "cracked glass" effect. She loves it and i love the fact that i was able to find something that was just for her to enjoy. The only downside is it was made in China. I would have paid slightly more for an American made product. September 28, 2012
This globe is gorgeous I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. I had previously bought one for myself and loved it. She did too. The colors are so pretty. Really looks good in my yard. September 28, 2012
Very Nice! Eye-catching, great addition, unique---added a whole new dimension to my yard! September 21, 2012
Gorgeous Gazing Ball I purchased 2 of these and the are just gorgeous. My only problem is that the batteries supplied ate pretty lousy! Upon changing them out with a couple of Radio Shack batteries, the globes worked longer and made it thru ALL of the colors they were supposed to!! (Had trouble ever displaying the color purple of fushia, which is pictured in the catalogue). Only question I have is whether the wire between the solar panel and the LED light component inside the globe can be lenthened to , say 20'. I believe Improvements would sell many more of these if the wire was longer!! September 20, 2012
Great Ball of Colour Very pleased with the appearance and performance. The light comes on at dusk and is still on at daybreak. Most of the ornamental yard items with solar lights that I have work for about 6 hours (or less) and then go off, so I was very surprised to see this gazing ball still glowing at full strength. I did notice, however, when I was placing the electrical cord through the base, that somehow a piece of the base was broken; however, the hole is not noticeable unless you turn it over. Other than that, the item was perfect and I would recommend this to anyone. I'm even thinking about ordering another. August 22, 2012
Love This! I really enjoy this gazing ball and it's changing colors. The base was nice-looking, but I sprayed it bronze to be more to my taste. It sits in my front yard surrounded by my roses, and looks very, very nice. Easy set up, too with clear instructions. August 10, 2012
Pretty Color Changing Sphere The unit operated right out of the box. I love the changing colors. I mounted the solar cell on my roof to get more sun since there are a lot of trees in my yard. My only concern was that the sphere just sits on top of the pedestal with nothing holding it on. I suspect a running dog could crash into it & the sphere could fall off & get damaged. I put two squirts of caulk on the pedestal to prevent this. August 3, 2012
BEAUTIFUL THIS PRODUCT HAS MY NEIGHBORS IN A FRENZY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE I PURCHASED. AT NIGHT IT PUTS ON QUITE A SHOW ESPECIALLY WITH THREE OF THEM. August 2, 2012
solar gaing ball This works great!!!!! Really looks great at night, all the neighbors have garden envy :) August 1, 2012
Great conversation piece! We are enjoying this great solar light changing ball! We sit on the deck with family and friends and enjoy it regularly! I've been up at 4:30 in the morning and it it still glowing brightly! Love it!!!!! August 1, 2012
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During hurricane Sandy last Fall our ball from the solar gazing ball was broken by a tree limb. The LED lights still work. Can I get a replacement ball?
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I just spoke with someone in customer service. They do not sell replacement globes. Very disappointing. Not sure I want to spend $100 for duplicate parts.
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can things be replaced

my gaze ball doesn't work can I buy a solar panel and element?
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Unfortunately, Improvements does not sell the solar panel and element parts separately for this item.
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Size of ball???

I was just wondering what size the ball was??? I need to order one for my mother for the holidays - but need to know the size of the ball!! Thanks!!
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The size of the gazing ball is approximately 10" in diameter (9.84") and the height is 9.45". Your Mother will enjoy this item, nice selection.
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Gazing Ball

Does anyone know where you can buy the solar panel and the light element?? thanks KK
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This item is manufactured overseas and unfortunately the solar panel and light element are not available as parts for purchase.
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