why is my solar garden light flashing?
i brought a solar garden light the other day so i would have soft light on my table when playing video games in the dark mostly so i can see my drink and food an not have to get up turn the light on or fumble around potentially making a mess. it worked fine then i had an idea to boost the "cool" factor change the LED out for a red one so i did and now it lasts a hour actually 45 minutes to an hour then it starts to flash five seconds on 5 seconds after another hour it'll be 5 seconds on 180 seconds off i think roughly an ad break on New Zealand television.
is it the 1.2v nicd 600mAh battery?
i thought it should just be brighter seeing as the white one should be rated at 3.5v 20mA?
and the red at 2.0v or less?
can i replace the battery with a more powerful one without having to modify the actual electronics?