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3 Common Reasons Why Solar Lights Is Not Working

What to do when your solar lights are not working? Is there any solution besides calling the professionals? It is indeed very frustrating when the equipment you have spent your hard-earned money on is not working. Solar lights are great for providing an inexpensive way to light your garden or driveway, but if they do not work, then what's the use them?

 

Solar Light Problems are Nothing New

It is not uncommon for a person to ask why their solar lights are not working. In some cases, solar lights do not work because of a simple wiring fault. Other times, people install the lights incorrectly, and that is also to blame.

However, some solar lights need an electrical connection to work correctly. The wiring problem may be easy to fix. If the problem is something big, however, then you have to contact an expert. If you want to revert to the old method in which you had to manually connect and disconnect the solar lights from the electric circuit, you can always take it back to the store where you purchased it.

 

Common Causes of Problems

If the solar panel is damaged, there will be a short or overload of current flowing to the battery. This will affect the efficiency of the charging process. Therefore, you might want to consider replacing the existing charger with a new one. Alternatively, you might want to go in for a new electrical box with a higher capacity.

Another reason why solar lights stop working is if the electrical connections are faulty. Sometimes, the wires are not connected properly. In this case, you will have to get the help of an expert who will fix the problem.

 

Not Enough Sunlight

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Have you ever noticed that your solar light is not getting enough sunlight? If you have seen this after installing the system, you can assure that there is a problem. If your solar light is not getting enough sunlight, then there might be many reasons for that.

If your system does not have direct contact with the sun, then your solar lights are situated in an area where the sunlight is not directly overhead, or the lights are located in a place where the sunlight is not shining directly on them.

 

Give Enough Sunlight

When your solar panels are creating electricity, and you are using it to power a home, you need to give them the proper amount of sunlight for you to have them work as efficiently as possible. And when you are choosing what kind of solar panels you want to use on your home, you must give enough sunlight to your solar panels so they will not stop working.

This is important for many reasons. But one of the most important reasons is that your home's electricity bills will go up if you don't have enough sunlight.

 

Your Solar Light Batteries Need to be Charged

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The battery for your solar light is just one of those things that you need to pay attention to. Unfortunately, there are so many different models and makes of these solar lights, and it can be hard to choose which one to use. There are several ways you can figure out exactly what your light's battery needs to be charged with, but if you are like me, it can seem a bit overwhelming at times.

 

Charge Your Batteries!

Did you know that by knowing how to charge your solar batteries, you can save up to 80% of the cost of purchasing them and avoid all the common pitfalls of owning rechargeable batteries? Unfortunately, if you're like most people, buying a rechargeable battery when it first comes out can end up costing you more in the long run than paying the high price for a new battery bank.

 

Dirty Solar Panels

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One of the biggest problems people have with solar panels comes when they realize their solar panels are dirty that causes solar lights to stop working. This can be very frustrating because solar energy is clean energy, and it just makes sense it would not be affected by being filthy. So what can you do? How can you keep your solar panels free of dust so that they work as good as the day you bought them?

 

Clean Your Solar Panels

If you clean your solar panels once in a while, it will help you to reduce your power bills. When the sun shines, the panels produce DC electricity, which means it has to be converted into AC electricity with a considerable converter. Now, even though you don't have to clean your solar panels at all times, you will need to clean them in many cases.

After all, whatever that collects on them (like pollen or dust) gets washed away the second time it rains. However, it's essential to keep in mind that you should only use a nonabrasive, chemical-free, and nonabrasive scrubbing pad when you clean your panels. These are the only things that will damage your panels and the efficiency of your solar panel system.

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