There are many different ways that outdoor solar lights can be used. They can illuminate your gorgeous garden, brighten your driveway, walkways and steps, or set a relaxing mood on your porches and decks.
Solar lights can also provide security and peace of mind for you by brightening areas of your home with motion sensor lights. They can also provide the needed lighting to that utility shed in your back yard.
Using outdoor solar lighting is one the best ways you can begin to save energy around your home. These freestanding lights require no wiring and work purely off of the suns stored energy.
Think of how much energy and money you can save by not having to pay for lights running all night long, every night.
About Your Solar Light
During the day your solar panel will convert the sun’s light and/or UV rays into electrical power that will charge the rechargeable battery. When it becomes dark, the solar light will turn on using the power stored on the rechargeable battery as it will detect no day light. The units light output strength and time depends on how many hours and how much sunlight and/or UV rays your panel absorbs throughout the day.
For maximum output place the solar panel in an area where there is direct sunlight for at least 8 hours in a given day. Do not install your solar light in a shaded area. The selected location should not be near night time light sources such as; porch lights, street lights or pool lights as these may cause the solar light to turn off prematurely.
Getting Started with Solar Light Installation
- Fully charge the battery before first use. Charge under direct sunlight in the off position for 48 hours.
- For best results, locate your solar lamp in a position where it can get direct sunlight on the solar panel and generally free from cover and shade.
- Keep your solar lights away from other night-time light sources, such as streetlights.
- Make sure the solar panels are not covered by dust, snow and debris. Clean it with a soft damp cloth or paper towel periodically. Avoid the use of abrasive cleaning agents.
- Use only rechargeable “AA” or “AAA” batteries for your solar lights. Replace a new battery of the same size each year for optimum performance.
Rechargeable batteries contain Nickel-Cadmium or Nickel-Metal Hydride and must be recycled or disposed of properly. Do not mix old and new batteries. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable batteries. Do not dispose of batteries in fire. Batteries may explode or leak