Solar lights have been around for a while, and you’d find that many people have opted and welcomed these efficient little lamps into their gardens.
However, there are still many people who haven’t yet discovered the massive benefits of investing in solar lights for their Spring garden this year.
Why Switch to Solar Lights?
Well, it’s become common knowledge that our electricity source isn’t exactly the best thing for our planet (coal, oil, gas, etc) and high electricity bills aren’t pleasant either. So, why wouldn’t you eliminate both of these flaws by switching to solar lights?
Despite the positive impact of solar lights, some people have complained that their weakness – funnily enough, is water, namely heavy rain. However, this problem has since been sorted by simply waterproofing the lights.
What Are the Advantages of Solar Lights?
Firstly, and most obviously, they’re automatic! Once darkness arrives, the lights are able to detect the drop in illumination and therefore use all the energy they built up during the day to illuminate the night. Additionally, solar lights are also equipped with motion sensors that help detect and illuminate moving objects, or even intruders.
Solar Lights are Very Durable
The durability of these lights is arguably its most important consideration, and selling point! Given that these solar lights do not need replacing nearly as much as other battery-powered or general electrified lights, they seem both a solid investment, and one that doesn’t damage the planet.
Joseph Kingi is the owner of Savvy Company Ltd, a company that specialises in solar and renewable energy, and he claims that “Solar energy lights can work for a minimum of five years before being revamped by replacing the batteries.” He continued, “and to reassure skeptical buyers, the lights come with a warranty of up to three years.”
Kingi went onto state that since solar lights are powered by green energy that is in constant supply (unlike hydro-electric power) the lights will not suffer, nor will their performance be affected by drought.
Different Solar Light Designs
Solar lights also benefit from coming in various designs. One might assume that because the lights need constant access to sunlight, that their design would suffer because of this. Many solar light products have embraced their ‘openness’ by that I mean that the bulb, or power source is left exposed, giving it a more natural and naked look.
Solar Puffs are very popular at the moment, as their design mimics a small box of light, which is simple, but elegant. You’ll find that the majority of solar lights are also very easy to install!
Are there disadvantages of solar lights?
The only real disadvantage of solar lights is the initial cost of setting them up. While the cost to purchase the lights and connecting them to your property (specifically the interior of your property) may be on the more expensive side, it will definitely pay off in the long run.
So, if you’re able to foot the initial setup cost of the solar lights, then you’ll be getting your money’s worth in no time.
What happens if the weather is bad?
This is definitely one of the most frequently asked questions, and one that really does put people off b
uying solar lights in the first place. However, once the solar lights are fully charged, they are able to last up to 7 days without charging. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a glorious day for the lights to charge either, as long as they’re getting some sunlight, you needn’t worry… even if you live in Britain!
Definitely worth the investment!
If not for the improved long term costs, then definitely for the environment! Solar lighting is becoming more common day-by-day and the prices for solar lighting are steadily becoming lower and lower in order to entice people to make the switch to green energy.
So, what re you waiting for? Get out there and illuminate your garden in these incredible innovative lights!
Have you had any experience with solar lighting? Let me know in the comments if this article has inspired you to think twice about green energy and solar lighting!