Featured Solar Garden Ornaments & Specialty Lights
The SunPal 4x is a unique and affordable solar sign light designed for use on real estate or other commercial signs. The SunPal 4x is easy to install ...
Frequently Asked Questions
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What do I do if the solar panel on my garden or patio light looks cloudy/dirty?
Dirt and dust will accumulate on lights over time and if the solar panel becomes blocked it can affect the output of the panel. This can normally be dealt with by wiping the panels clean. The solar panels on small garden lights may also naturally cloud over time, especially when stored in the warehouse for extended periods of time. Lights should still be charged and tested, as in many cases it will not affect the operation of the light. If the light functions properly, cloudiness can sometimes be removed by a thorough cleaning of the panel, by applying a layer of clear lacquer finish, or by applying a layer of clear nail polish directly to the solar panel.
1) How do solar lights and specialty products function?
During daylight hours, solar panels located on the top of each light collect the sun’s energy and stores it within the internal rechargeable battery for use when when night falls. The size of the panel, the batteries, and the power output of each product will vary, but they all function in the same manner. The battery and charging circuitry are internally protected from all harsh weather conditions. At nightfall, the high efficiency LED bulb automatically turns on and is powered by that battery through the night (NOTE: our Solar Mosquito Zapper does not automatically turn on each night, but only when needed). Installation is as easy as planting the stakes into the ground, and switching the lights on: no electrician, no wires, no electricity bills!
2) Can I place these specialty products anywhere?
Yes. Although several of our specialty products are marketed for particular uses, our innovative customers have found them useful in a number of settings. For example, our SunPal 4X “real estate” light has been used to illuminate doorways and decks along with real estate signage. The only limitation on these products is that the solar panel on top of each light must receive the requisite amount of sunlight per day in order to fully charge the battery. Feel free to get creative!
Category How-To Guides
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How To Troubleshoot and Repair Solar Garden Lights:
Change the location or angle of the solar panel that charges the garden light. Pay attention to the daily sunlight pattern and avoid any shade as shade is the solar panel’s worst enemy. A few simple adjustments may drastically improve a garden light’s performance.
Wash off the solar panel. Dirt, dust, and other debris can built up on the panel which, similar to shade, will significantly reduce the light’s performance. Particularly after inclement weather, which can spatter dirt and soil onto low lying solar panels, wiping clean the solar panels on each light can restore a garden light to optimal brightness and duration.
Clean the batter housing. Sometimes mother nature can cause buildup or corrosion on the battery or the terminals. Open up the battery casing, check that nothing is blocking the connectors to prevent the battery from charging, and wipe off the terminals.
Replace the batteries. While Silicon Solar’s Ni-Cad batteries up to 1300 cycles, they don’t last forever. Simply replacing the batteries may render your solar garden lights like new.
Replace the light-dependent resistor inside your garden light. The light-dependent resistor is the mechanism that keeps the garden light off during the day and then allows the stored energy to flow from the battery to the LED during the night. If it is malfunctioning, the whole solar circuitry won’t operate as intended to store power during the day and illuminate the LED at night.
Category Learning Guide
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Additional & Related Resources
Check out our great Documents & Additional Resources for our Solar Garden Ornaments & Specialty Lights below:
- Silicon Solar Company Information Brochure
- SunMaxx Company Information Brochure
- Solar How-To & Troubleshooting Videos
- Interested In Solar Hot Water? Check Out Our Solar Hot Water Training Videos
Our solar garden ornaments & specialty are specifically designed to be purely decorative (and a little functional) additions to your garden or landscape. Some of our most solar garden ornaments and specialty lights are:
Solar Christmas & holiday lights
Solar garden statues and figurines
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