Do not get intimidated by the solar street lights options, we can give you a hint on how to look, what to look for and where.
Here’s a list of things to consider before buying a solar street light.
If you only want to light up your garden how can you make sure that you won’t end up buying stadium lights?
To avoid the dazzle every time you step out of your garden door, you want to look at the lumen rating. The Lumen tells you how much visible light the lamp will emit.
In the image below this is illustrated using an example for headlamps and how far the light reaches according to the lumens.
Higher lumens rates indicate more brightness coming from the light source
The higher the lumens the brighter will the light be and the furthest it can reach.
Here are some lumen level recommendations for outdoor lighting:
Path lighting: 100 – 200 lumens
Step lights: 12 – 100 lumens
Floodlights: 700 – 1300 lumens
Garage: 30 – 40 lumens
The battery is key to ensure that you won’t be trapped in darkness in the middle of the night.
Since the sunlight is available for a limited period during the day, batteries must charge in little time.
For outdoor applications, batteries should last for at least 10 hours.
A top-quality solar-powered light should be able to resist harsh conditions.
They should be waterproof, heatproof and even rust-proof if possible.
Make sure to include light sensors, so the system automatically goes on and off.
The motion sensor induces full brightness once it detects motion. Otherwise, lights will be at low consumption mode.