During the day the sun charge the rechargeable AA battery inside the solar panel (like a bee :)) that's why we called ourselves PowerBee When dusk falls the charge stored in the batteries power the lights. In the morning the lights turn off automatically and charge up again ready for the night ahead.
I purchased two of these lanterns, they are so pretty and a really good size. I have hung them on my hanging basket brackets until my baskets are ready to go out, then I will put them on my wall. I have lots of lights from Powerbee and have never been disappointed. Their lights last so much longer than any others.
Such a beautiful soft light. Lovely ! Arrived very quickly as do all orders from PowerBee .