Solar cross lights are becoming the most popular memorial light. They belong to the solar eternal lights family. The glowing lights they produce are giving cemeteries around the world a beautiful and different look.
When darkness falls, the solar lights create a pretty scene.
Knowing that the lighted cross is spreading its warm light over their loved ones every night offers comfort to grieving families.
Although originally designed as memorial lights, solar cross lights can as well nicely illuminate and decorate a particular location in your garden and backyard.
There is nothing really complicated about installing a solar powered cross light. Usually the cross comes with a ground stake that you can just stick into the ground or simply put it in a vase with some flowers. Whatever the way you choose to display it, it will nicely fit with other memorials. They are usually made of acrylic and other weatherproof materials, which make solar powered cross lights very robust, providing years of beautiful and trouble-free lighting.
Apart from their design, solar cross lights are similar to solar yard lights in the way they work
During the day, a small built-in solar cell charges the batteries located inside the cross. Rechargeable batteries will need replacement only every 2 or 3 years.
At twilight an integrated photocell will turn-on the LED (Light Emitting Diode) until the next morning. At sunrise, the photocell detects the change of luminosity and turns the light off. LEDs can last up to 10 years.
The lighting period will diminish on overcast days and the light will perform better during the summer season.
When placing the solar powered cross lights, always choose a location where the solar cell is exposed to sunshine
Unlike candles and battery-run eternal lights, solar memorial lights require minimum maintenance. An angel solar light or a solar candle light can also be a nice addition to more traditional memorials.
Solar cross lights are a great way to honor our loved ones. They can make a valuable and comforting gift to a friend or a family member who has lost someone.