Today’s outdoor solar lights are much more than the gadgets they used to be just few years ago.
Back in the day, they were available only in very limited shapes, were kind of bulky and it was not easy to find good quality products.
Solar products used to be rare and quite expensive. Today you can find them at almost any garden shop or supermarket.
Solar powered lights are available in numerous designs and endless applications are possible, for home users as well as professionals.
From simply enhancing the look of your garden at night, to lighting parking lots, airports, runways, flag poles or streets the easy way, every use is possible.
Outdoor solar lamps are definitely an interesting option; not only for money-saving purposes. Sure, you will save on your electricity bill, but you’ll also contribute to a cleaner environment.
I accidentally met my first outdoor solar lights 20 years ago
In the beginning I was just curious about alternative energy like solar power and wind power but it soon became a necessity: I was living in a country where war was raging, no electricity and no fuel to run power generators. I was in desperate need for energy and the sun came to my rescue! I survived the war, my love for these little wonders is intact and I’m still amazed at how they work, how easy they are to set up and maintain.
Solar energy technology has since matured. Low consumption ultra bright LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) have replaced incandescent light bulbs, solar panels and batteries are much compact and more efficient. LED bulbs can last anything from 8 to 10 years and the rechargeable batteries will need replacement every 2 or 3 years.
Possible Uses for Outdoor Solar Lighting
- Yards and gardens
- Swimming pools and ponds
- Security lighting
- Civilian and military runways
- Camping and RV
- Street Lighting and traffic signalization
- Cemeteries, memorials and monument lighting
- Bus shelters and parking lot lighting
- Advertising billboards
Benefits of Solar Powered Lights
- Outdoor solar lights are affordable
- They are safe
- Solar energy is free
- Easy and quick installation
- No wires to pull
- No plugs to connect
- Minimum maintenance
- Virtually no cost to operate
How solar lights work is not rocket science… anymore!
- During the day the solar panel charges the batteries
- At night, a photo cell switches on the light
- At sunrise the light automatically switches off.
To get good lighting performance, you just have to make sure that the built-in or stand-alone solar panel is in the sunlight all day long. It is the only way for the battery to properly recharge in order to provide illumination all night long. On this website you’ll find the latest trends, tips, resources and reviews about outdoor solar lights.