Solar lights are a great way of adding beautiful ambient light around your garden. They can provide illumination for pathways and driveways, project light onto a special garden feature, add a festive feeling around the pool, or provide security lighting as a safety precaution against intruders.
A solar light comprises of a panel with a battery inside to store the sunlight as energy. The stronger the panel and higher quality the battery then the better quality the solar light will be. Firstly it is impossible to produce a solar light that offers the same if not more brightness than a mains powered garden light. If you’re prepared to accept that a solar fairy light or solar garden light will offer a pretty but reduced light output then you’ll find something to suit.
Some solar lights work in winter and these will usually cost at least 3 times the price of a regular £15 set with a crystalline solar panel. Solar lights that do work in dreary weather have to use an amorphous panel. This amorphous panel has a much higher rate of light absorption than its counterpart and therefore can store sunlight even when it’s cloudy in the skies. Combine this powerful solar panel with a bigger and better quality mAh rated battery and there’s a good chance it will work throughout the year and in winter.
Whilst you cannot guarantee performance every night you can be sure you’ll have much better illumination and a brighter garden using a higher quality product. Our solar security light uses an amorphous panel and a large battery pack to ensure maximum brightness at an affordable price.
Where Can Solar Garden Lights Be Placed?
Solar garden lights can be used anywhere it will receive sunlight throughout the day.
When planning your landscaping, choose a location for your solar garden lights that will get ample sunlight. For the most long-lasting and effective night-time illumination, make sure that the solar garden lights are not shaded by trees or structures that may interfere with exposure to direct sunlight. A south exposure is best. If fully charged, solar garden lights can many hours of illumination on summer nights.
Solar Brick Lights charge the battery inside the light by day and then emit a pleasing light in the evening.
Solar Brick Lights are great for illuminating a driveway and have the capacity to work sufficiently during the winter months. Designed to meet the growing demand for affordable standard brick sized solar lights the products have a non-slip surface and can withstand the weight of a car.
Lights an contain up to 3 white LED bulbs and 2 solar panels which contributes to its excellent winter performance and impressive 12 hours run time following a full charge.
Using solar powered garden lights eliminates the need to use outdoor electrical outlets and allows for greater flexibility with landscaping.
Take some time to plan out your yard so that you can get the most benefit from your solar lights. They’re a wonderfully easy way to add illmuniation and interest to your yard.