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Outdoor Solar Lights
Proof that adding sparkle to your space needn’t be costly, solar lights are the clever creations making their way into gardens worldwide. Outdoor solar lights are free to run and environmentally conscious! OnBuy has a fantastic range of solar garden lights for your garden to choose from, including dainty decorative accessories and more powerful models alike.
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Looking to buy Outdoor Solar Lights?This OnBuy category is a true sunburst of potential! From simple outdoor solar lighting that will illuminate your garden to fancy multicoloured solar fairy lights that add a little zest to your garden ornaments, OnBuy’s collection of outdoor solar garden lights can’t be beat!
The advantage to using outdoor solar lights for your garden instead of traditional battery powered or mains powered lighting is two-fold. First you can save quite a lot of money in the long term. You won’t have to buy replacement batteries or run up your electricity bills keeping these lights lit. The other benefit is that outdoor solar lighting is environmentally sustainable. As these outdoor solar lights draw their power entirely from renewable solar energy, not an ounce of carbon is created from switching them on.
Functional garden solar lights
Many of the outdoor solar lighting products that you’ll find in this category are designed to light up your garden in helpful ways at night. A good example is spike lights. These items end in a sharp spike which can be driven into earth. Spike lights are generally available in two forms: There are spotlights, which project a beam of light in whatever angle you wish, and recessed lights that just peak out from the ground. Because you can place them anywhere, spike lights are the most adaptable solar lights for your garden.
Another awesome type of functional outdoor solar lights are motion sensing lights. Like security lights, these solar powered illuminators have a PIR motion sensor built into their bodies. Normally dormant, when someone walks by they light up. These are fantastic if you want solar garden lights that aren’t active all the time, say if your garden is overlooked by a bedroom or neighbour’s property. Typically wall mounted, they make ideal outdoor solar lighting for a patio.
Decorative outdoor solar lights
We’ve covered the helpful lights, now let’s move on to ones that are just pretty to look at! We have dozens of attractive outdoor solar light designs. A common variety are outdoor fairy lights. A little like Christmas lights, these fairy lights are connected to a solar panel with a thin. Their small LEDs don’t provide much light, but they make marvellously flexible decorative lights. You can string them across your fences, wind them through trellises and garden furniture or across tree branches. The best thing to do with these solar garden lights for your garden is experiment with them!
Outdoor solar lights FAQs
Do outdoor solar lights work in cloudy climates?
This often depends on the brand. All will light up just after dark for a little while. The question is, how long will they last into the night? This depends on the size of the integrated solar cells, the size of the battery, and the brightness of the LEDs. Overcast skies produce a smaller amount of light than sunnier days, often only 10%, so you can expect to see dimmer or limited outdoor lighting if your garden lights are solar-powered.
What are the best outdoor solar lights?
Generally speaking, the outer casing of outdoor solar lights is made from either plastic or metal (usually aluminium) - the casing will help you to find the most long-lasting outdoor lights. Metal is the superior choice because it's more durable and weather-resistant. If you choose solar lights with lightweight plastic casings, the plastic is liable to crack or degrade after exposure to hot summers and icy winters.
Does outdoor solar lighting raise a home's value?
Any homeowners would be delighted to step out on their patio after dark and have their solar lights automatically illuminate for them. If you have a beautiful garden and want to sell your house, consider adding outdoor solar lighting, as it gives the setting a more sophisticated look. This could, in turn, tempt potential buyers, and can even increase your property's value if they're a permanent fixture.
How can you use solar lights outdoors?
Popular home uses for outdoor solar lighting include: illuminating pathways with stake lights, wall lighting with wall-mounted lamps, creating a welcoming entrance with freestanding lamp posts, and protecting your home with security lights. Outdoor solar lighting systems use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity. The electricity is stored in batteries for use at night, and can help to keep your energy expenditure down.
Can I use an indoor lamp to recharge a solar panel?
No, the light from the lamp and the sun differ a lot. You may receive a small charge, but it's best to try charging the battery inside instead, if the sun has been covered by the clouds for too long.
How do I care for my outdoor solar lights?
Owing to the fact that solar lights are powered by direct sunlight, they often need to be cleaned of any dust and mud, to ensure they’ll store energy for the night time. They’re not as brilliant or bright on cloudier days or in the winter months, so it might be a good idea to store them inside during rain and colder seasons. Simply switch them to the ‘off’ position when not in use, and keep in a dark place.