A solar light is one that captures the sun’s rays and stores them to then power the light when it becomes dark. Seems easy enough, right? And it is. A solar light will have a solar panel or photovoltaic cell that the energy from the sun is captured in and then that energy is stored in a rechargeable gel cell battery for future use. Once the sun goes down, a controller senses that no more energy is being gathered so it automatically turns on the LED light and viola, you have light that is using energy from the sun.
LED lights, or light emitting diodes will emit that light in a controlled way, efficiently and they also have a long life, meaning you won’t be replacing those solar lights any time soon.
So we know what solar lights are and how they work, but how are they beneficial for us? For starters they are totally green. This means environmentally friendly because they don’t need to be plugged in, they aren’t draining our electricity and they are not emitting any harmful gasses back into the atmosphere. In other words, they are clean.
Solar lights are also renewable. Each day the energy gets renewed by the sun. You don’t have to replace them each day, they simply go about their business of recycling the sun’s energy day after day, even when the sun isn’t shining directly onto them. They are also a benefit because they are available all of the time. Once it gets dark they come on, each and every night. They are reliable, easy to install and offer a low voltage option when compared to other sources of light.
Solar lights are stand alone. They don’t need to be near an outlet or near anything in particular. They can be used anywhere and everywhere from gardens to docks and from boats to walkways. They light our way no matter where we may be and they save energy doing it. They are also durable and long lasting so you aren’t replacing them each and every year.
Solar lights are a unique way to make your home more beautiful, they come in many applications and many shapes and sizes, but they all do the same thing– They use a renewable resource to power themselves, and since the sun isn’t going anywhere they can be used indefinitely. Solar is a great way to light our way, each and every day.