Choose the correct brightness to suit your needs, e.g. 400 lumens for path lighting
For best results, position your solar panel so it faces south
Keep your decorative solar lights inside during winter to extend their life span
You can find more information and tips about solar lights here.
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Solar lights – lovely lighting with zero electricity costs
Solar lights are a great,
environmentally friendly way of enhancing your garden with wonderful accent lighting. The light makes your
safer, there is no need to lay
cables in your garden and you don't need to spend ages installing the lights.
And the best thing: these lights won't increase your electricity bill. They source their energy solely from the sun.
You can integrate solar lights into your garden lighting concept
What are the benefits of solar lights?
No electricity costs. In other words, more money for your next holiday!
A long service life thanks to the LEDs
No power cables – no additional tripping hazards in the garden
Automatically switch on when it gets dark. Super convenient!
Shine for up to
eight to ten hours when fully charged
Can be used both
for practical uses: a decorative light chain or a path light?
No electrician needed
Flexible – can be moved around easily
Perfect for hard-to-reach spots or
places with no electricity
Different fixings for all areas of your property
Also available with a
motion detector. The height of convenience!
As you can see, solar lights offer many benefits – they come in a huge range of designs and are available for the most
So what are you waiting for? Give your garden the gift of wonderful, striking accent lighting without any additional
How bright are solar lights?
Solar lights have been available for practical purposes for a good long while now. As such, the brightness or lumen value
of solar lights is
extremely varied. No-one wants the decorative lights on their balcony table to light up the entire neighbourhood.
Equally, subtle atmospheric lighting is not much use for a garden path.
As such, brightness is highly dependent on the model. Let’s be honest, a high level of brightness is not a top priority
when it comes to decorative lighting. It is, however, far more important for practical models, such as path and wall
lights. And that is why these products are available with a brightness level of
up to 400 lumens.
However, please be aware that solar lights must be fully charged before they are able to perform at their optimal capabilities
and thus, deliver the desired brightness level.
The lumen value is listed for each product within the product details.
What type of solar lights are there?
Decorative lamps and figures
Lanterns & fairy lights
Solar torches & light rods
Globe lights & cubes
Smart Home solar lights
Path lights & pillar lights
Floor lamps and desk lamps
Recessed floor lights
House number lights
How long do solar lights shine for?
It all depends on the quality of the
light product. Or, more specifically, on the quality of the integrated
battery and the
bulb. But also on the solar energy that the light is able to capture from the sun throughout the day. Light
duration ranges from five to 20 hours. Generally speaking, it is around
eight to ten hours for most solar lights.
Again, please be aware that solar lights must be fully charged before they are able to perform at their optimal capabilities.
How do solar lights work?
The simple answer is thanks to the
sun. Without the sun’s energy, solar lights don’t work. A more precise answer would be that they work thanks
to the sun, a solar module, a battery and the
Solar lights work independently of the electricity network and come with a solar module and battery rather than a power
cable. The solar module captures sunlight during the day and uses the photovoltaic effect to convert it into
electrical energy, which is then
stored in the battery.
When it gets dark, the stored energy is sent to the bulb so it lights up. An integrated
twilight sensor automatically switches the light from storage to lighting mode.
How long do solar lights need to charge for?
The length of time it takes to charge your solar light depends on the weather and on how much sun the solar module can
absorb. Is the sun shining brightly outside? Or is it overcast? Or maybe it is chucking it down and it’s unlikely
that the sun will reappear today?
Generally speaking, your solar lamp can store enough energy to shine when exposed to sunlight on a
lovely, sunny day.
You may need a little patience
in the beginning. But just at the start. When you first use your solar light, the battery needs to fully
two days, or up to ten days when the weather is poor or overcast. You just have to be patient! This ensures
that the device and its technology can provide the
maximum battery power.
Tip for winter: As many solar lights are not suitable for winter use and the sunlight is generally not sufficient
to properly charge the light, it makes sense to
keep your solar light indoors during the colder months. This will protect your light and the battery from
frost and other adverse weather conditions.
What do I need to look out for when it comes to solar lights?
The solar module must receive
sufficient daylight – ideally direct sunlight
The module should be placed
under roofs, trees or in the shade
The module should be kept
free from dust, dirt and other interferences
Some models allow you to charge the built-in battery using a
USB cable. Other models, such as the Hybrid System Sun Connec, automatically switch to mains power when
the battery is low
There are differences regarding
materials too. Consider where you will be positioning the light and what you will use it for. Stainless
steel, aluminium and high-quality plastic offer a longer life span
If you want to use the solar light
during winter, look for high-quality products with a good solar panel and battery that can be charged
If the light is for safety or security reasons, it might be advisable to use lights with a
When do solar lights switch on?
When the sun goes down. Most solar lights don't need to be switched on to light up. As soon as it gets dark, the integrated
twilight sensor causes them to illuminate.
Please note: External light sources, such as other garden lights or street lighting, may interfere with
the solar light. Artificial lighting may cause the sensor to fail to turn the solar light on due to the brightness
of the local conditions.
In addition to a twilight sensor, most solar lights also come with an
on/off switch. Whatever the conditions, you can always turn the light on and off!
Can you get solar lights with a motion detector?
Yes, of course. This is because, in addition to illuminating jam jars on the garden table, solar lights are also highly
practical and can be used as path or wall lights, for example. And in these cases a motion detector is an
extremely practical feature. The light only shines when someone is standing on the doorstep or on the garden
path or driveway. It doesn’t shine when there is no-one nearby. This
saves the battery and the
service life of the bulb. And, if the light lasts longer, you once again
save money and
do your bit for the environment.
Please make sure that your bushes, plants and flowers don’t grow over the motion detector. It can inhibit
the functionality of the light. Always keep plants a sufficient distance from the light.
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