Security lighting is a workhorse compared to the solar lighting fixtures used for yard decoration. Security lights require more power, durability, and reliability than solar accent lighting.
Here are some tips to consider before you purchase your next solar security lights
You may not have many options for the location of your security light in order to provide maximum security benefits
But this can cause problems when it comes to making sure that the solar panel component is exposed to maximum sunlight so that the battery stays continuously charged.
For instance, if the security light needs to be affixed to a wall on the north side of a building that has an overhanging roof, the fixture would receive no natural light at all. So make sure that the product you buy is designed with a cable long enough to allow the solar panel to be located on top of the roof, or on a south or west facing wall, where it will get maximum exposure to sunlight.
Consider buying solar powered security lights that use LED technology
Although it used to be true that LED lights were not as bright as halogen bulbs, there are now solar super bright LED floodlights on the market that give off up to 50 watts, and are powerful enough to illuminate a flagpole.
Not only are LEDs a lighter load on the battery than halogen or incandescent bulbs, but they last for years without needing replacement. So you save on the cost of new bulbs, and there’s greater assurance that your security light will operate whenever you need it.