Solar lights are good for indoors and there are many outdoor ones too. Here at Solar Lights Outdoor we discuss the many varieties of lights available for outside applications. Here is a description of the articles Solar Lights Outdoor offers you.
Solar Lights Outdoor Pool: Want solar lighting for your pool? How about floating pool lights? Go to Solar Lights Outdoor Pool! Unlit pools can be a safety issue especially when pets or children are involved. We can also help you make your pool area look fantastic! Floating pool lights are simply stunning!
Solar Lights Outdoor Deck: Want lighting around your deck? Solar Lights Outdoor Deck is your best place to visit to learn about solar deck lights. We can provide you with numerous ideas on lighting your deck.
Solar Lights Outdoor Garden: Gardens and paths can benefit greatly from solar lights. Our articles on Solar Lights Outdoor Garden and Solar Lights Outdoor Path teach you tips on placement and type of solar lights to use.
Solar Lights Outdoor Spotlight: Did you know solar lights can be used for security purposes too? Visit this article for information on Solar spot lights.
This is just some of the in-depth information we try to provide to consumers. One of the most important things to consider is that not only is the Solar Lights Outdoor website free…aside from the cost to purchase, solar lights are free to use! No electricity needed! The lights are wireless, so no need to excavate for underground power lines and usage is free so you will not be billed every month!
Keep in mind that outdoor solar lights last up to 100,000 hours which is about 11-12 years! Most outdoor lighting systems only range between 1000-8000 hours which is equivalent to anywhere between 2 to 11.5 months. We want to show you that the savvy consumer will invest in solar lights rather than energy consuming traditional lighting.
Many people consider solar lights are underpowered and incapable of achieving the lighting quality they desire. These consumers are misinformed and Solar Lights Outdoor is attempting to (pardon the pun)show you the light. For example in outdoor solar lights, one L.E.D. is approximately 2 watts worth of incandescent lighting. Many solar spotlights have an output equal to a 40 watt incandescent bulb, but are much more efficient and have a lower operating temperature than traditional bulbs. Remember to visit Solar Spot Lights for more information on these higher powered solar lights. Want to know more uses for solar lighting? Visit Solar Lights Outdoor Uses.
So…how do they work? Solar Lights Outdoor tells you!
Technology has advanced enough that the basic components of outdoor solar lights have decreased in price enough that the cost is much more affordable than even 5 years ago. You can buy solar LED lights for slightly more than their incandescent low voltage competition, but you save on time and energy costs. These basic components are:
– Some form of case or housing.
– A solar cell of varying size.
– A rechargeable battery.
– Controller board.
– A photoresistor.
Now Solar Lights Outdoor doesn’t want to get too fancy describing the relationships between all components and the wires, diodes and such, so a general explanation will have to suffice.
The housing (generally plastic as it handles the weather best) hold all of the components. The solar cell (usually an array of 4 cells) sits on top in order to gather the most sunrays. The energy is then stored in the rechargeable battery (NICAD mostly) and for the most part the battery is fully charged.
At night, the photoresistor indicates darkness, and the controller board allows power to flow to the LED. While the LED produces about 0.5 to 1 lumens max, some outdoor solar lights contain a few LED’s thus resulting in a brighter light. The battery contains enough charge to last about 10-15 hours and in the morning, the process is repeated.
Solar Lights Outdoor hopes you found this article useful, and thanks to howstuffworks.com!
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The Solar Lights Outdoor Team.