Pros and Cons of Solar Lights for Outdoor Use

Solar-powered lights are an all-time favorite, for they are eco-friendly and cost-effective when looked at as a long term investment. But, having the solar lights installed outside has its pros and cons. If you are planning to have solar light installed in your garden area, here is what you need to know:

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  • Convenience: Outdoor solar lights are convenient for them to use free energy. They can absorb sunlight and convert it to power the lights at night. It is so convenient to have them in place and let them run throughout the night without worrying about electricity bills.
  • Not so bright: Solar light as compared to the electric lights are not bright. This is one major drawback of having the solar lights installed. Homes that need constant light in the garden area may have to arrange for electric light as well. If you have security cameras in place, the solar lights won’t prove helpful. The solar light, however, is ideal for garden paths and creating ambiance in a garden space.
  • Installation: The solar lights are wireless and need to place where the sun exposure is at its maximum. The solar lights can be mounted on the wall and installed on the surface of the floor. A solar panel is often installed at the top of the light, with a battery in the body.
  • Maintenance: Solar lights call for a little or no maintenance as compared to electric bulbs. The solar LED bulbs have a life expectancy of 20,000 hours and are self-contained. They only need a quick wipe periodically to clean the moisture, debris, or dirt.

It is great to know that there are now more powerful solar lights that are being used for street lights, in community parks, parking areas, and many more. They are quite powerful too and not dim at all without consuming expensive energy! 

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