The solar cross light was originally designed to serve as a memorial light to illuminate the resting place of a departed love one. The light gives cemeteries a distinct and beautiful glow during the night.
The glow is not as eerie or as inappropriately festive as you may think, it is a reminder of Christ’s promise of eternal life. It also seems to suggest that the graves are not the ultimate destinations but just the temporary resting places for those who await the glorious resurrection.
The glow will give the grieving family some comfort. The light is a symbolism that conveys the message of hope. Even when darkness falls, some rays of hope still shine in the dark.
The features and uses of a Solar Cross Light
Like solar candles, the solar powered cross light has four main components, namely, the solar panel, the batteries, the photo cell switch, and the LEDs or light emitting diodes.
- The solar panel or solar cells are the ones that absorb the photons from the solar rays and convert them into electrical energy.
- The batteries store the electrical energy.
- The photocells detect the solar rays. These cells act as a switch when the sun’s rays are not anymore shining.
- The LEDs or light emitting diodes illuminate the shape of the cross.
The entire set is protected by weatherproof materials. Hence, they can last for years even when exposed to the elements.
Aside from serving as memorial decorations in cemeteries, the solar cross light can also be used for other purpose
One of their practical uses is to serve as decorations for the garden. Like regular solar yard lights, they can be set up easily.
No special skills are necessary to set up these solar lights. They are constructed with built-in stakes that you can easily thrust into the ground. These solar eternal lights are also beautiful decorations for church front yards.