Installing garden lighting: solar powered lighting
Solar powered lighting are lamps that do not need wiring into the mains as they are powered by sunlight. Each lamp is complete with a solar-cell that charges the in-built battery. At night, upon dusk, the solar garden lamp is lit from the power that it has absorbed during the day. Most models of solar lamps have a burn time of about 6 hours with a fully charges battery. This is plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor area in the evenings.
How does one install solar garden lighting?
The greatest advantage of solar garden lighting is that the installation is quick and easy and does not require extra construct work. No hassle with laying ground cables or connecting to mains! You just need to choose a desired location in the ground or on the wall and from there, our sun can do the hard work of charging your solar garden lights. Simple!
What needs to be considered with solar garden lighting?
The most important thing to remember with installing solar garden lamps is to consider the placement of where the lamps need to be. The solar cells of the solar garden lamps must be exposed to daylight to absorb enough energy throughout the day so the battery can be easily charged.
The light intensity of solar lamps
It is important to note that solar garden lighting gives out less light than most other garden lighting that is connected to mains electricity. Solar garden lighting is talored more towards atmospheric mood lighting. If powerful light is needed then it is recommended to stick with regular mains powered garden lights. In addtion, if you are in need of lighting that will be on all throughout the night, then solar garden lighting is probably not the best solution. As there is a general burn time of about 6 hours, in winter your solar lamps will last you until about midnight. In the summer, you can possibly achieve more. Solar lighting can also also be great additional lighting to compliment or add extra atmosphere to your garden.
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