1. The lights are solar powered motion activated LEDs. If you put your hand in the door at night they should come on and stay on for 30 seconds after the last motion is sensed.

2. The doors are hung with Blum 110 deg. Soft-Close BLUMotion Hinges. When you start to close them you will feel a bit of resistance. If you let go of the door at that point it will pull itself closed ... softly. It doesn't hurt to push it shut but is isn't necessary. They are very smooth hinges.