Solar Fairy Lights
Where are solar fairy lights used?
Solar fairy lights can be used anywhere outdoors, as no cables need to be laid. Solar fairy lights look great on patios, balconies and in the garden - as well as an atmospheric eye-catcher in the branches of a tree - they provide cosy light without any electricity costs.
Solar lights on a terrace or balcony
Solar lights in the garden
What should I look for when buying a solar light chain?
Solar light chains store the most energy in summer, but even in the better months, there can sometimes be days or weeks of bad weather. For this reason, solar light chains must be protected from rain and foreign bodies - such as small insects. This is explained by the IP protection class rating. While indoor fairy lights have no restrictions, outdoor fairy lights must have an IP protection class of at least IP44.
Besides protecting the electronics, most solar fairy lights are also made of weatherproof material. Solar lanterns, for example, are usually made of plastic.
In addition, before purchasing solar fairy lights, ensure you consider the length of the solar light chain. There’s nothing more annoying than finding out that your new chain is too short for your balcony railing or fence.
Information on the length can be found in the item details in our shop.
How do solar fairy lights work?
Solar lights work, as you might guess, via solar energy from the sun. This hits the solar panel, and the integrated battery charges through the photovoltaic process. Most solar fairy lights are also equipped with a twilight sensor, which ensures that the light only switches on when darkness falls.
The individual lights on a solar light chain are connected via a single cable. The solar panel is placed at the end of the cable, supplying the entire chain with energy.
With most solar light chains, the solar panel can be placed independently off the chain. Therefore, alignment to the south (the sunniest direction) is easy.
What are the advantages of solar fairy lights?
Like all solar lights, solar fairy lights offer several advantages over battery-powered or wired lights. These advantages include:
No electricity costs
long service life thanks to LED bulbs
Flexible mounting options
On and off switching thanks to twilight sensors or timer switches
Up to 10 hours of lighting power (say hello to late nights!)
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