Solar Lighted Hummingbird Feeder is a great-looking feeder that serves double duty in your backyard. By day, it's a functional 4-port nectar feeder that draws in hummingbirds for your viewing pleasure. At night, it becomes an LED color-changing light show. The solar panel in the top of the lid feeds the rechargeable battery (included), so you don't have to worry about cords or electricity. After dark, it automatically lights up and cycles through 7 colors ranging from red to blue to green in a continuous pattern. The durable, weatherproof design features a vivid red base and top and an imprinted glass nectar jar that is dishwasher safe. The gently tapered jar has a flat top and wide mouth that is easy to fill and clean. The bottom side of the base is translucent, which allows the lighting effect to shine through the bottom of the feeder. Glass nectar jar holds 16 oz. 4.75" dia x 9" high.
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Caring for Your Feeder
Maintaining a clean feeder is of the utmost importance to ensure healthy hummingbirds and to keep birds visiting. Nectar feeders should be cleaned once a week or more in hot weather to prevent development of harmful microorganisms like molds and yeasts. Hummingbirds can detect old, fermented nectar and may not use this particular feeder location again, even after the nectar has been changed.
To clean, remove SOLAR CAP and set aside. NEVER LET THE INSIDE OF THE SOLAR CAP GET WET AS MOISTURE WILL DAMAGE THE ELECTRONICS INSIDE. Turn bottle counterclockwise to remove from base. Base comes apart easily. Bottle and base are dishwasher safe. They can also be cleaned by hand with a nontoxic soap/water solution. You may use a soft brush to clean the ports. Rinse thoroughly with clean water, refill, and hang.
Activating the Solar Lighting Function
The rechargeable AAA battery is preinstalled. Before operating the solar-lighted feeder, the rechargeable battery needs to be fully charged.
- Pull out the flexible pull-tab from under the feeder cap. This is not the same as the ribbon that helps remove the battery.
- The battery requires at least 8 hours of full sunlight to charge.
- Hang the feeder in full sunlight for 8 hours. The feeder will automatically turn on at dusk.
The number of lighting hours is directly proportional to the number of hours of sunlight it receives. If the light is placed in a shaded area, it may not fully charge, which reduces the hours of night time lighting. Cloudy or shady conditions will affect charging effectiveness and the feeder may not illuminate for more than a few hours.
The battery included inside your feeder is a rechargeable Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) AAA battery and will need to be replaced when the charging ability is decreased. It should be replaced approximately every 2 years.
- Rotate the feeder cap portion counterclockwise relative to the reservoir to detach the feeder cap from reservoir.
- Open the battery compartment cover by gently squeezing the plastic tab in the middle of the cover.
- Gently pull the battery ribbon to release the battery from the compartment.
- Remove and replace the old battery with a new 300mAh NiCd battery or higher capacity. Install battery using the correct polarity markings (+/-).
- Replace battery compartment cover.
- Restore feeder to full solar lighting operation by following the "Activating the Solar Lighting Function" instructions above.