7 things you need to know before buying outdoor solar lights
Outdoor solar powered lights are a great way to enhance the look and feel of your patio, yard, or garden and bring light to areas of your outdoor space that have traditionally stayed in the dark once the sun went down. So whether you want to illuminate the walkway to your front door need or you need to brighten up the backyard for your next party, there are few things you should know before deciding upon the right outdoor lights to purchase.
How do outdoor solar powered lights work?
Solar-powered lights each feature a solar cell, a rechargeable battery, LED light and photoresistor. Each light’s solar cell produces energy, which charges the battery during the day. Solar-powered lights stop producing energy at night, so the photoresistor, which detects the absence of light, activates the battery, which turns the LED light on.
Unlike conventional lighting, solar powered lights use the sun’s energy and turn it into electricity. Solar light use LED lamps which make the source more effective and durable.
What are the benefits of using outdoor solar lighting?
Because solar powered lighting uses the sun’s energy as its source, this type of outdoor lighting doesn't require any wiring or additional power sources. This makes installation simple and safe for all of your outdoor areas (no one wants power cords near their pool), and your electric bill with thank you!
In addition to being energy efficient, outdoor solar lighting also comes in a variety of styles that will bring added design to your landscaping.
Are solar power lights difficult to install?
Absolutely not! Solar powered lights do not require power cords or even a set design to follow. You can place them wherever you want to get light. Depending upon your needs, solar powered lights can be stuck in the ground or attached to the side of your home or any structure you have… it really is up to you!
Does solar lighting require a lot of maintenance?
Because solar lights are powered by direct sunlight, they need to be cleaned periodically from dust or mud, so they can easily store energy for the night. Solar powered lights are designed for all weather, however if your lights are glass, extreme weather may cause damage so it is a good idea to bring them inside if severe weather is in the forecast.
Where can we use solar powered lights?
Solar powered lights can be used anywhere you need lighting - backyard, garden, walkway, etc. Make sure you install solar lights at a place where direct sun lights are sufficiently available, so that solar lights get fully recharge and can generate enough electricity to give you best results.
How long solar power garden lights last?
Good solar outdoor lighting, like this Outdoor Garden Waterproof Lamp will last up to 12 hours after charging in the sun for 8 hours.
Solar lights will work for years if they are taken care of properly. If you live in a climate that has a continuous rainy season where they get no sun for large chunks of time, it is best to remove them and keep them in a safe, dry place until you are ready to bring them out again. It is also good to wipe them off every now and then and clear off any debris or snow that has settled on them.
Where can you buy Solar Lights?
Glicha lights the way when it comes to brightening up your outdoor spaces. We have a variety of weatherproof outdoor solar lighting for all areas of your yard. Whether your goal is to add whimsy to your patio or to light your pathway with sensored solars for your next visitor, our outdoor solar lights will meet your needs for years to come!