OK, you can use it as a memorial light or a solar eternal light, but apart for remembering our loved ones, solar powered candles will definitely give a special touch to your deck, patio, garden, windows, or even to your dining table.
Whichever the way you choose to use it, you can expect a beautiful effect.
Solar candle lights look like real candles, without their drawback.
They will stay lit in windy or rainy nights and most importantly, the fact that they don’t generate any flames makes them far safer.
Last but not least, if you’re anything like me, you hate removing melted wax on furniture and clothes. With a solar candle light, there’s no wax to clean up.
A solar candle light, to never forget and to decorate
Solar candles are designed to realistically reproduce the flickering flame of a real candle.
Some even imitate the shape of a candle and are made of real wax … without the melting issue!
Other solar eternal lights come in more traditional lantern designs that can be hooked or just placed on a table or on the floor.
Now I’m sure you’re wondering how the flickering effect is attained…
Like with any modern solar light, the lighting effect is produced by LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). The LEDs can last up to 100.000 hours.
But in this particular case, three LEDs create the effect.
Instead of staying lit, each LED switches on and off at a different time and in a random sequence, thus producing a flame-like glow. A small electronic circuit takes care of this complex part.
As far as its operation, solar candles are similar to the solar cross light or angel solar light.
You just have to place the solar candle light outside during daylight to allow the built-in solar cells to recharge the batteries.
When night falls, a photocell will switch-on the LEDs.
At sunrise, the LEDs will switch off automatically and the battery will begin to recharge. Fully charged, the solar candle light can glow all night long.
On some models you can find a manual switch that bypasses the photocell. It’s a useful option to manually activate the light at any time.
No particular maintenance is required on your solar candle light, except from:
- Replacing the batteries every 2 or 3 years.
- Cleaning the solar cells from dust from time to time