As the name implies, pillar lights are typically placed on pillars. But you can also use them for illumination on the walls, terraces, and path. They light your gardens beautifully and help you find your way around your outdoor space.
Pillar lights are often called "dwarves of the outdoor lights" because of their short height around 40-50 centimeters. You won't often see these lighting fixtures sit directly on the ground, but you'll be amazed how they can compete with taller post lights. With no doubt, a small pillar light placed on a base can have the same effect as an impressive post light.
Pillar lights come in a variety of styles, you will notice it some classic Victorian, galactic orb and more. We have this small selection, and you can definitely install them easily on fences, columns or mounted on top of pillars.
Durability is important, pillar lights can be made of stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals that can be used outside. While glass or plastic lampshades are a good option for protecting bulbs while still allowing them to shine brightly.
You will mainly see a collection of Solar Pillar Lights in this section, and we are about to tell you the benefits of this light.
Are solar lights worth it?
Convenient to install
Installation for this type of lighting fixture is straightforward, making it easy to install and eliminate the need for unmanageable wiring.
Solar-powered pillar lights are environmentally friendly, cost-effective and practical. There is no need for electricity or cables. They come with a ground spike, so they can be placed just about anywhere.
Long Light Lifespan
Pillar lights application can be both indoors and outdoors and it lasts for up to 10 hours a day
Tough and Durable
It is both technologically advanced and cost-effective to use. It is also excellent for environmental protection, energy savings, and emission reduction, and has a fashion style.
What to consider before installing Solar Pillar Lights
Solar pillar lights cannot be installed where you just wish them to be. Remember, these are solar-powered lights. They need to be placed in an area with lots of sunlight, such as on a flat surface without trees or tall buildings blocking the sun. If the location gets lots of sun and is exposed to it for long periods of time, solar pillar lights will last forever.
In the event of rainy days or there is heavy rain, the battery's spare power can be used to provide lighting energy for at least 3 consecutive rainy nights.
Solar Pillar Lights with Motion Detector
A pillar light with a motion detector is even more useful. It turns on automatically when someone approaches. And it turns itself off after a certain period of time, saving you electricity.
About the detection angle of pillar lights, keep in mind that if they are too large they will include your neighbour's property and can cause light trespass. If they are too small, the light will only come on if you are in a very specific spot. This is perfect to secure your area from intruders. Browse our collection of solar pillar lights that come with a motion detector.
Clean Panels and Covers
To keep your solar panels and covers looking great and functioning at full capacity, occasionally clean them with soapy water and a nonabrasive cloth. For stubborn debris, you can also safely use a soft-bristled brush. Make sure to look for dented metals, cracked glass, and so on. Catching damage early makes repairs less intensive and costly.
Check the batteries and wires
Most solar fixtures use solar batteries, which convert sunlight into direct current energy and store it for later use. You should inspect your solar batteries on a regular basis for signs of corrosion (white dust on the battery housing) or failure.
You may want to replace the old batteries with new ones as well if you noticed that your fixture is much dimmer than it used to be, can't stay on for long periods of time, won't work at all, or has heavily corroded batteries.
In addition to checking your solar pillar light’s batteries, you should check its wires if they have it. Wires are an attractive treat for outdoor animals, which makes inspecting them for damage an important part of any routine maintenance plan.
Be mindful of the location
To achieve the best photoelectric conversion effect, please position the solar panel facing up in direct sunlight. If in case you are noticing that your solar pillar lights are not working as effectively as you expect them, chances are the location is bad. Always remember that your solar light fixture must have unrestricted access to the sun.
If you suspect your fixture is broken or malfunctioning, try relocating it before taking more drastic measures. That may be all that you need to do to resolve the issue.
Cleanliness around your fixture’s area
It's best to keep the area around your solar lights clean. Dirt, leaves, twigs, and other natural debris can block your lights' access to the sun and limit their power. You can keep your solar lights running at peak efficiency by pruning nearby shrubs and trees and picking up fallen debris.
Few more things to remember:
To keep the product in good condition, do not immerse it in corrosive liquids as you may damage the product.
Please do not use sharp objects to scratch the surface of the solar panel.
To avoid danger, non-professionals should not open the shell.
Which IP code do I need for my solar pillar lights?
Take note of the IP code, for example, IP44. The first digit tells the degree of defense against foreign bodies. While the second digit tells the level of moisture protection. Because we will never avoid rain, your pillar lights should have an IP code of at least IP44.
The higher the IP code means that it is well protected from dust and water. By knowing this, you can be confident that your pillar lights, including the electrics, are protected from rain and will not become dangerous.
Zest Lighting has a variety of solar pillar lights for sale. We invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.