Depending on the solar wall light and on whether the battery is fully charged, most will shine for between 8 and 10 hours. And, as they’re powered by the sun, they’ll save you a pretty penny on electrical costs.
However, if it‘s cloudy, the battery may not charge fully - which can happen, especially with the weather we get in the UK.
To make sure your solar-powered lights have the best chance of charging, even on the cloudiest of days, make sure :
Are not placed where they can grow over the motion detector, or that your light is placed in a shadowy area as this will affect the batteries ability to store power.
They also shouldn’t be used as a substitute for mains-powered security lights.
What’s the best way to install solar-powered wall lights?
The panel on wall-mounted solar-powered lights must get enough daylight to power up the battery, which means it’s advisable to install your lights facing south.
For maximum efficiency, avoid placing them beneath covered roofs and tree canopies. You should also clean the solar panel regularly to remove dust and dirt, which may affect its ability to store power.