ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Solar-run lighting and appliances are a great way to preserve energy and lessen your carbon footprint on earth.

Unlike conventional or electric lamps that create pollution and co2 emissions, solar lights use clean, renewable energy. Because solar lights charge during the day and run on stored energy at night, it is an excellent way to help do your bit for the earth.

Homeowners are able to keep gardens lit throughout the night with no additional energy consumption. Lighting a garden with electric lights for the same amount of time would result in a huge increase in energy consumption. By combining the use of solar lights with other solar-powered appliances in the home, homeowners are able to use energy more efficiently, contribute to saving our planet while at the same time reducing energy bills.

BENEFITS OF SOLAR LIGHTING

Solar lights are available in many colors and styles, suitable for a range of uses, including permanent installations and temporary party decorations. They are aesthetically pleasing, and homeowners are sure to find a style that is suitable for their requirements.

No Outlet Required

The most obvious benefit of solar-powered lights is that they do not require the main outlet to power them. Solar lights do not require wiring or other complicated electrical installation. It is a portable fixture, which you can place or move easily where you wish. Once installed, solar its LED bulbs have a life span of up to 100,000 hours, That is more than 22 years if the lamp is turned on 10 hours every night. Imagine if you use an incandescent or fluorescent bulb, how often you will have to replace the bulb during that period. Instead, the lights have small solar panels that use sunlight to charge a battery. Many solar lights store enough charge throughout the day to provide illumination for up to 10 hours, although this period varies based on weather conditions and the positioning of the solar panels.

This is incredibly convenient, allowing homeowners to install the lights wherever they want without any concerns about proximity to a power source. Solar lights are a good choice for use around ponds and swimming pools, or in out of the way locations such as a “secret garden.” As an additional benefit, solar lights continue to operate even in the event of a power outage, ensuring there is always adequate lighting in the garden.

Solar-powered lights work even when there is load-shedding.

Saving you money

Solar-powered lights offer cost-saving benefits in three ways:

• They are generally cheaper than electrical garden lights are.

• They are usually easy to use; therefore, homeowners do not have to pay expensive installation fees.

• Since they run on solar power, they do not add to energy bills. As such, solar-powered lights provide homeowners with a cost-effective way to light gardens. Ease of installation and the ability to set up the lights in almost any location means that it is a simple process to put up more solar lights in preparation for a special occasion.

Safety

Solar lights are generally safer than electric garden lights, as there are no electrical cables. The lack of cables makes them a good choice for temporary installations at braais and functions, where there is a risk that children might trip over exposed cables from electrical lighting options. Solar lights are also safer than candles and lanterns, which pose a fire hazard.

Furthermore, homeowners who use electric lights in the garden are likely to switch off the lights when they go away on vacation or while they are asleep. As a result, the garden is dark during the night – an open invitation for burglars.

Conversely, solar lights illuminate the grounds every night, whether the homeowners are there or not; and this is a strong deterrent for criminals.

WIDE RANGE OF STYLES

Solar lights are available in many colors and styles, suitable for a range of uses, including permanent installations and temporary party decorations. They are aesthetically pleasing, and homeowners are sure to find a style that is suitable for their requirements.

TIPS FOR USING AND CHOOSING SOLAR PRODUCTS

  • Be sure to measure your sockets before you purchase any replacement bulbs, and also be sure that you carefully consider the use of the lighting spaces when you go shopping.
  • Each space has different requirements, so it’s also important that you use the right kind of light.
  • Try to purchase lamps made with natural, recycled, or reused materials.
  • As efficient as your lighting equipment might be, it doesn’t make sense to have lights on when no one’s around. Turn off lights in rooms or parts of the house that are not in use at the time.
  • Make use of motion sensors, dimmers and timers. Motion sensors automatically turn lights on or off when not needed, dimmers give just the right amount of light needed and timers can be set to turn lights on and off as needed.