You may have this question in mind, “Should I have wall lights for my home’s outdoor space?” The answer is definitely a YES. Adding wall lights to your home décor can make a great deal of difference in terms of lighting. Wall lights will add a fantastic layer of lighting to your ambience.
Wall lights installed on exterior walls, porches, decks, patios, and driveways can both be decorative and provide soft illumination after the sun goes down.
But in today’s modern wall lighting, you can now skip the hassle of rewiring and go with stylish solar wall lights from Zest Lighting. These wall-mounted fixtures cast bright LED lighting that perfectly illuminates spaces without the need for an outlet or in-wall wiring.
What’s great about solar wall lights is that you can install them in just a few minutes with included wall mounting brackets and accessories in your desired location. And because they're powered by that big ball of fire in the sky, there's no need for electricity, which means you'll have more money to put towards that outside pool, or gnome, whichever comes first.
We know, you have a few more questions about solar lights. Zest Lighting has listed down some of the common questions that will help you with your buying decision.
How do solar wall lights work?
Solar wall lights are the easiest way to put clean, sustainable solar energy to work for you. It stores power in a battery via a solar panel, which it releases at dusk to light your way through the night.
How long do solar wall lights last?
Do you often ask yourself “how long do solar lights stay on at night?” Well, we have the answer to your question up ahead. On a full battery charge, most solar lights last 6-10 hours, needing only a full sunny day to charge them in advance. This is done on purpose so that the lights can run all night after a day of average sunlight.
What are the materials of solar wall lights?
If you are also curious about the materials of our solar wall lights collection, they are typically made from include:
What bulbs do solar wall lights use?
To maximize the battery life of a solar wall light, it uses LEDs. LEDs have high luminous efficacy, which means they’re better at converting watts into lumens or light they produce. LEDs will give you more hours of light than other products. And that also means you can enjoy your garden long into the night.
Can these solar wall lights get wet on outdoor use?
You need to be familiar with the light fixture’s IP Rating. It is an indication whether the product is protected against foreign objects.
Most well-made solar lights can be left out in the rain and still function properly. And you can depend on these solar wall lights we have in our line up as they are designed to be dust-proof and have a water protection rating.
Long-lasting designs like what our solar wall lights are typically capable of withstanding normal outdoor rainfall. If your solar light is IP65 waterproof, it will be resistant to both rain and harmful dirt particles in the air. One example is our Felix Black Solar Wall Light with Switch.
Do solar lights work in winter?
It's natural to wonder whether solar lights will still work during wintertime. Many customers in the past have asked if having solar lights in winter is still a good investment. Your concerns might have stemmed from knowing that winter is a tough time for equipment, especially lighting that requires the sun to operate.
Put your fears to rest, solar lights still work well in the winter, and our solar wall light collection can withstand wind, rain, snow, and freezing temperatures.
How? As long as the light fixture is collecting enough sunlight to completely charge its battery, it will work just fine when you need it to. Do not forget that we also mentioned that we have lighting fixtures with IP65 rating that tells they are protected against water from snow that might pile up on the panel and won’t seep into the sensitive components.
So yes, even in winter, LED solar lights can be quite beneficial.
Factors to consider why solar lights don’t last the entire night?
Batteries are bad
Be sure to check the batteries in your solar-powered lights from time to time. Batteries can spoil and need replacing, and a faulty battery will affect the performance of your lights.
Water in the circuit
Light fixtures are often installed outdoors and you would leave them exposed to the elements. If rainwater gets into the solar panel or electrical system, it can disrupt its functioning. When your panels are receiving adequate sunlight but not producing enough light, check for water buildup.
A dirty solar panel can affect the amount of energy it receives. Because leaves and fine dirt can also pile up on the panels, they should be cleaned on a regular basis. This can happen on this type of fixture like our Stainless Steel Square Lid Solar Wall Light with Motion Sensor, where its solar panel is in the lid.
We recommend wiping the panel clean with a dry or damp cloth (no chemicals). If the panel is particularly dirty, you could also use window or glass cleaner. It’s definitely not advisable to clean your solar panel with abrasive materials such as Brillo pads, scorers, or bleach.
Solar Wall Lights with Motion Sensors?
Notice that we have solar wall lights with motion sensors? Let’s talk about how it works. Motion-sensor wall lights turn on automatically when they sense movement nearby and switch off after a set time of no movement in the vicinity.
Why should you invest in motion sensor lights?
Motion detectors are widely used, which speaks for itself. The automatic turning on and off of lights improves living comfort. For an instance, our customer mentioned this before “I always forget to turn on the lights before I go shopping. It's so much easier to open the door when the lights are already on.”
With motion sensors, it can save you from fumbling for the light switch in the dark. When you pull into your driveway and walk onto your porch, the solar wall lights in your entryway will turn on automatically. Just like our Mio Silver Modern Solar Up and Down Wall Light, which can do this job.
Burglars and vandals usually prefer to break into houses that are empty or where the residents are asleep. You can protect your home and family by installing motion sensor floodlights, door lights, and other exterior lights like these solar wall lights in our collection. This is also the reason why home security professionals suggest installing exterior lights around your home.
Motion sensor lights at your entryway will also give you a warning sign when someone approaches your home so you could check right away if this is someone you know or if you would answer the know on your door. In a less-than-ideal situation, when there is no lighting, homeowners tend to answer to the knock on your door.
These lights are easy to install, which means that you can avoid the hassle and expense of getting someone out for installation.
The way these lights work means they come on automatically when someone approaches and turn off again after a few seconds. This means you do not have to leave them on all the time like traditional outdoor lights, or worry about turning them on and off.
Deter garden pets
The lights are effective for more than just keeping people away from your property. They can also keep away pests like skunks and rabbits, which can cause damage to the lawn or backyard. When they get within range of the motion sensors, the sudden flood of light will frighten them off, so you can reduce the risk of pest damage to your front and back outdoor areas.
Do motion lights use a lot of electricity?
With Motion sensor lights, you can enjoy the benefit of cut down cost on electricity bills. Since they are not turned on all night long, but only when there is activity nearby. They don't constantly draw power from your electrical system the way traditional lights do.
If you're convinced of the advantages of solar technology and motion-detector lighting, take a look at our small collection of solar wall lights. Enjoy browsing! For more inquiries, contact Zest Lighting.