Situation 1, the light is lighting, please placed them in the sunny area (without any shadow) to absorb full direct sunlight. Situation 2, the light is not light up, please reset the battery or allow at least 3 days and nights of charging and discharging for the battery to charge to its full capacity. The inside color of the lantern is golden, and against the gold, the light looks like a real firelight. Warm white LED 6 lumens is BRIGHTER than old white one. The surface of the lantern is deliberately designed as an ancient effect, NOT QUALITY DEFECT. IF YOU MIND, PLEASE DO NOT BUY. Waterproof, suitable for indoor and outdoor decoration. Can be hung on porches, trees, pergolas with the hang ring or rested on a table top, ledge. There is the switch ON/OFF on the back of lantern cover, please cover the solar panel from sunlight and turn on the switch to check if it works. Be sure TURN ON button before charging.