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How Long Do Solar Lights Stay On

Do you need help figuring out how long your solar lights will stay on? A few factors go into this, but the main ones are the type of light and its time. We want to know which kind of light bulb you have and what season to answer accurately. Here at Solar Lights USA, we want to educate our customers to decide when shopping!

 

How Long Do Solar Lights Stay On

If you've got solar-powered lights, the amount of time they stay on varies depending on the manufacturer's instructions. They typically turn off automatically after a couple of hours at night so that the battery doesn't drain completely and can be used during the day when sunlight is available.

Many are turned back on automatically in the morning, while others have a manual on/off switch.

And many solar lights these days now have batteries that are rechargeable, so you can use them again and again by connecting the morning to an electrical outlet with the provided power cord.

 

Which Solar Lights Are Most Durable

Solar lights can be utilized for all sorts of landscaping decor applications. It is because they are an excellent alternative when it comes to outdoor lighting. The only thing you need to make sure of is choosing an incredibly durable set of solar lights.

If possible, you need to make sure that they can withstand the weather for an extended period. Once you can do that, you can quickly expect the lights to last a very long period.

If you are looking into getting solar-powered garden lights, it will be best to choose those planted at the garden's center. 

 

What Is The Lifespan Of Solar Light

10-Year Proven Solar LED Lightings: Most of our products claim to provide 10 years or more lifespan if used in a clean environment, with full sunlight and no exposure to water/rain. Please take reasonable care when using the product for its best performance. The 10-year lifespan mentioned above is based on actual testing results. However, the exact lifespan depends on how you use your solar light.


How to Store Solar Lights for Winter Step-by-Step Guide

1. Take down your decoration and disconnect the light from any solar panels not built into the light itself. You can leave the decorative lights on their stakes in the ground, or you can take them off and store them hanging by their plugs in a superb, dry location.

Note:

The best place to keep your lights is a shed or garage, but if you don't have one - as many apartment dwellers don't - then do the best you can!

2. If your lights are built into their stakes, it's OK to leave them in the ground during winter, and they will work just fine in spring.

3. The rest of your solar lights that you took down are in pieces and need to be put away. Again, there is no perfect way to do this, but I like to give each light a plastic bag or box just for its parts instead of mixing all the pieces into one big package

It's easier for me that way when I'm digging around in my garage for a particular piece next spring. I open up the bag of lights collected from one area, and they're all together there in the bag.

4. If you are storing your solar garden lights inside their stakes because you live in an apartment or condo where you can't bring them inside, then you need to bring them in from the cold and seal them up.

Note:

Most of your solar lights will be fine outside if either plastic bags or bubble wrap protects them, but a few lights might not make it. Don't worry about which ones will die and which won't - this is part of science.

5. If you are storing your lights inside, you can leave them hanging by their plugs - or place the stakes with the solar panels off to the side in a dry place.

6. The solar garden lights that won't work correctly should be placed into sealable plastic bags and will still look nice enough to store out of sight for several months until it is time to bring them back out and see if they are still functional.

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