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Can I use my outdoor solar lights in the winter?

If you live in a moderate winter climate that receives very little rain, such as California or Arizona, you can leave your outdoor solar lights out all-year long. However, if you live in an area that gets rain or snow, you should store your outdoor solar lights during these months. When storing the solar outdoor […]

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Will my system work on cloudy days?

Yes, though they produce less electricity. Under a light overcast sky, panels might produce about half as much as under full sun.

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What affects outdoor solar lights run time?

Usually outdoor solar lights will perform better during the summer months because the days are longer, which gives the light more electricity. Cloudy days and short winter days will reduce the amount of electricity the solar lights will receive, so the lights may not stay on as long.

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How long will solar lights run?

The more sunlight the outdoor solar light receives during the day, the longer the run time at night. As most operating times may vary, the average outdoor solar light will stay illuminated for up to 15 hours

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Can I replace old batteries when they run their life cycle?

Yes, You can. When you purchase your solar lights, the rechargeable batteries are often already included in the fixture. After 1-2 years (or a matter of months in some cases) it is quite normal to see their performance decline. Once you notice that the lighting time is considerably diminishing and the lights are not as […]

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What does the charge controller do?

A charge controller ensure the batteries don’t get overcharged in bright sunlight as well as to monitor the amount of light in the surrounding area and turn the LED (light emitting diode) light on and off.

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Can I Extend The Wire?

Yes, if you are experienced in cutting and splicing wires, you can extend the wire. Additionally, you can have an expert the wire length for you (a handyman or electrician can easily do this). Note that extending the wire will void any remaining warranty on your product.

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Ommegang Brewery GenLight 4X Solar Sign Light

A Genlight-4x custom lighting kit was used to light up the sign at the Ommegang Brewery right before Christmas.  The system immediately saved the customer money by offering them an alternative to running power out to the sign from the grid.  The difference in material cost of the Genlight-4x and the proposed installation of running […]

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What should I do if my light is not turn on at night because of too much ambient light?

If your solar light is not lighting up at night because there is too much ambient light on the street, there is a solution for you! You can simply purchase a photo eye, place it in the shadow of the light and connect the lights it to the batteries. That will solve the problem caused […]

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What can solar powered systems be used for in the home?

Generally solar powered systems can be used to power both lighting and water heating systems. Did you know that if you use less electricity than you receive from your solar panels, in other words you have extra electricity stored up, you can sell this extra electricity back to your electric company for extra cash!

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How is the solar industry working towards improving its technology?

In recent years research for improving solar technology has been an ongoing process. There has been a lot of research done to improve solar power technology. In Europe there is the European Kestcells Project that is funded with 3.7 million euros as researchers are looking to replace the present material in solar technology to another […]

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What is the life span of solar panels?

Under the energy crisis nowadays, solar energy become one of the most sustainable energy in the world. To convert the sunshine into real energy and electricity, we need to use some tools – That is solar panels. The photovoltaic panel is one of the most common used solar panel in the world. With the development […]

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