Our homes are evolving too- to become exciting. There are now new forms of lifestyle spaces like decks, balconies, and patios or sunrooms and there should be used for their intended purposes. You can mention them, recreation, entertainment and relaxation.
And these days, people are upgrading these outdoor spaces with some lighting ideas. But how do you make sure you can enjoy the ambience of your outdoor spaces while also trying to save on cost?
You might have come across solar sensor lights somewhere in your shopping for outdoor lights. And yes, this could be the answer. If you have been thinking about upgrading the old fixtures that you have or it’s your first time considering outdoor lighting, you'll be glad to know that these lights are excellent for both your security and savings.
Solar sensor lights are the perfect option if you want to cross out your need for electricity at night. Simple and effective, these lights will only turn on if motion is detected in or around your yard. Then they automatically switch off when it detects no movement. That makes sense how it is saving you electricity bills and making your home safer.
If you are not yet convinced whether to choose this type of lighting, continue reading to know the particular benefits and answers to some questions you have in mind.
If this is your first time with solar sensor lights, these lighting fixtures detect movement using infrared technology. The sensors respond when someone enters its detection zone by illuminating a bright LED light that will remain on for seconds before turning off completely if no further movement is detected.
Reasons why solar sensor lights are economical?
Solar sensor lights are an excellent example of eco-friendly products that use cutting-edge technology to fulfill the requirement for energy conservation while reducing carbon emissions. Unlike other solar lighting systems, with their motion sensor feature, this light will only turn on when needed. And that’s how you can conserve energy and resources.
It is safer to have solar sensor lights because they do not cause electrocution. Having this type of light in your driveways or outdoor walkways can prevent accidents like people tripping over objects in the dark. It's also a good idea to install these lights if you have small children.
There will be minimal damage to solar sensor lights because they do not need a continuous electricity supply from the grid. There is also no risk of overloading or short-circuiting since solar sensor lights are not connected to your home's electrical grid.
Ease of installation
If you are thinking of a complicated installation process, you do not need to worry about that with solar sensor lights. They can be installed quickly and easily in almost any location, such as walls, trees, fences, or even drainpipes. Thay way, you are directing the lights to areas of your property that need illumination. That would also result in minimal light waste.
There is no need for trenching and wiring. Solar sensor lights charge batteries from the ball of light outside your house so it does need for electricity. These all makes you save from bills and other labor costs from installation.
How long do you need to put the solar lights under the sun?
Solar sensor lights charge their batteries from direct sunlight, and you might wonder how long it takes to fully charge. It takes between 4-10 hours of direct sunlight to be full. If lights are placed where they can receive full exposure to the sun, they will most likely work that night.
What batteries can you use in outdoor solar lights?
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries or in a form of AA or AAA batteries are accepted by many solar lights. These can power lanterns or other property lights. But not all solar lights accept normal batteries as some need to be charged with another electricity source of some kind.
Can you leave the solar sensor lights in the rain?
No other answers than YES. Solar sensor lights are designed to be durable and with an IP rating of 44 or 65. This tells you that this light fixture can withstand rain and other foreign elements outside like dust. This
Do solar lights work in winter?
Do you wonder whether solar lights will still work in the wintertime? We often hear from customers who have asked if having solar lights in the winter is a good investment. Your concerns might stem from knowing that winter is a tough time for equipment--especially lighting that requires sunlight to function. As long as your solar light fixture is receiving enough sunlight to fully charge its battery, it will function properly when needed.
Maintenance of solar sensor lights
The only maintenance done after installing solar sensory lights is to give them a good wipe with a dry or damp cloth if the panel becomes dusty. Make sure to not put any chemicals as this can damage the panel. Aside from changing the batteries every few years, there is no other maintenance.
Where to install solar sensor lights outdoor?
Pathways and driveways
Garage or shed
Potential hiding place
Our collection of solar sensor lights that you can browse here can be wall mounted, in-ground, on pillars, or they can be bollards for your outdoor pathways. Contact Zest Lighting today for you to get professional help in choosing the right lighting fixture for your outdoor area.