The flickering light is very weak, but I guess it;s imitating a candle, however I purchased 4 and they all lasted about a year. The construction on the outside looks decent, but the insides don't seem to be very good. When you pay nearly $50 for one solar light, they should definitely last more than a year. I tried replacing batteries and turning off for a few days, all to no avail. I live in San Diego, a few miles from the ocean, so availability of strong solar light is not an issue. I have other solar lights that for the same cost are over a year old and last all night if it's a bright day.
Merchant Response:Thank you for your review. This is the first that we've heard of the issue you are having. If you could please give us a call to trouble shoot the issue I'm sure we can work it out make sure that you are satisfied! We appreciate your feedback.