FAQ Solar Lights

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...

What type of bulb is best for my flood lighting application?

Typically speaking, LEDs are the best choice in outdoor flood lighting. When compared to incandescent and fluorescent lights, LEDs have a longer life, perform better in varied weather climates, are more durable and are generally more efficient (Lumens / Watt). These factors make LEDs the fastest growing choice in outdoor lighting applications and the clear choice is solar flood lighting systems.

How long does the light take to install?

This light can be installed in under 1 hour. You only need a power drill / screw driver to mount the light figured into the wall.

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

What is the diffence between your 102LED and your 50LED white Christmas lights?

The only difference between our 102 LED and 50 LED white Christmas lights is that the 50 LED have 17 feet of lights while the 102 LED have 37 feet of lights.

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 lights, make sure the on/off switch is in the off position and the solar lights are stored in a dark, dry location.

What is the advantage of using a SolScape kit instead of regular garden lighting?

SolScape lighting kits are 100% solar powered, which means that you will never pay for electricity to keep them running. Free, clean solar power means that once your kit is installed the lights will run independently. Installing garden lights is typically very expensive, requiring underground wiring and a third party installer which can cost hundreds of dollars. With a SolScape kit, you can simply install the kit on your own because the low voltage and grid-independence of a SolScape kit...

How do solar garden lighting kits work?

A typical garden light works the same as any other light in your house, except with longer wires needed to plug the lights into an outlet. A solar garden light takes that concept, but removes the long wire tying the lights to the house and compacts everything you need into one small, convenient package. Power is provided directly from a solar panel straight to the light, meaning that the light fixture can be placed anywhere and still run without having...

What are the different modes of operation for my Solar Security Light?

The light automatically turns on at dusk with a dim light (so you can see where it is located, provide about 10% of the standard illumination capacity). When sensing motion the light will turn on to full power for 30 seconds.

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.