Solar Light Buyer's Guide

Solar Light Buyer's Guide

Josh Moses

What are solar lights?

Solar lights are a lighting option that is powered by the sun, making them an environmentally sound option and therefore, more cost effective. Solar lights will either have a separate solar panel that connects to the lights or they will have a solar panel built into the light itself. Generally speaking, the panel will need roughly six hours of sun per day depending on the usage. Solar lights come in many different varieties, from motion activated solar lights, decorative solar lights or solar lights for security. Hoselink’s new solar light range caters to many different needs when it comes to outdoor lighting, making it easier than ever to transform your outdoor space.

Why choose solar lights

Solar lights are an ideal lighting solution for several reasons. For one, they are a flexible choice, meaning with no wiring up needed, they can be moved as often as you like which is perfect for individuals who are renting their home. Furthermore, with no wiring up they aren’t consuming electricity and are saving you money off your electricity bill. Solar lights make it easier than ever to minimize your carbon footprint by using a renewable source. Hoselink’s solar lights are made high quality materials and are built to last. They are rain resistant and easily withstand many weather conditions and are overall far less maintenance than other outdoor lighting options.

How do Solar lights work?

Solar lights utilize a solar cell to that can absorb energy from sunlight that comes into direct contact with it, this cell powers a built-in battery, which charges automatically during daylight hours (between dawn and dusk).

Hoselink’s Solar Lights come in six different varieties, each with different sizes and functions. To help you select the right light for your outdoor space we’ve described each light below! Every Hoselink solar light is 100% water-resistant and comes with a 12-month warranty. It's important to remember that these lights require a minimum of six hours of sunlight per day to operate, so ensure you have a sunny position to mount your lights in before you purchase.

See the range

Solar Garden Globe Light 

Starting with one of our personal favorites, the Solar Garden Globe Light. We love this one for its versatility and its ability to elevate the look of any outdoor area! This one has been designed to be used on a lawn area using the included in-ground spike, or, hung like a pendant from an awning or other outdoor entertaining structure such as a gazebo. If you’re looking to get even more creative, you can hang them from tree branches or use the spike and place multiple globes in a hedge, flower bed or along a pathway to make the area more eye-catching. This light emulates a warm white glow and also has the convenient built-in feature of turning on automatically at night and off again at dawn.

Solar Party String Lights 

Solar Party String Lights aka Festoon lights are a must have when it comes to outdoor entertaining. These lights are perfect for creating a fun, warm and inviting atmosphere. These lights stretch over 25 feet with 25 evenly spaces bulbs. These lights have four different lighting modes which can be changed at the push of a button, they also emulate a relaxing warm white color. These festoon lights arrive with a solar panel which can be mounted to the wall using the included hardware, or, use the included ground spike and place in a different spot. One of the best features of these lights is the fact that you can charge the solar panel separate to the string of lights and then connect the panel again whenever is convenient and you want to turn the lights on. We love these lights for their ability to transform any space and are ideal for use all year round – they also make a great gift for a loved one!

Decorative Round Wall Light 

Another great option for decorative lighting, these lights are perfect for elevating an outdoor area that’s missing something. The decorative round wall light emits a dim warm white light and a stunning ‘firework’ style pattern. These lights look great around pool areas, patios or along a fence line and are easily mounted with the included hardware. Like our other solar light options these lights are also built to withstand the extreme weather as they have been constructed out of strong polycarbonate. This model also has the intelligent built-in light sensor which automatically switches the light on at dusk and off again at dawn.

Solar Path Lights 

This pack of two Solar Path Lights is a practical, yet elegant way to illuminate your walkways, stairways and garden paths. The warm white light emitted from the light creates a light-yellow tone, setting a chic vibe for your outdoor space. For the most stunning effect, we suggest positioning a number of your lights at evenly spaced intervals to create a pretty track along your property. These Path Lights also have a motion sensor! Meaning they continuously emit a dim light until motion is detected, which then triggers an even brighter light for roughly 20 seconds. This feature allows the lights to guide you as you make your way from the pavement to your front door, around the side of your house or through your backyard at night. It'll make navigating your property even easier without wasting battery life when the brighter light isn't needed.

Adjustable Solar Garden Spotlight 

The perfect option for up-lighting trees and creating feature lighting in garden beds, think of that centerpiece that you really want to draw attention to, this is the light that’s going to make it happen! The Adjustable Solar Garden Spotlight features an adaptable solar panel for optimal sun exposure, is portable, and can be positioned up or down depending on where you want the light to face. The best part is that this light has multiple lighting modes, giving you multiple options for whatever mood you want to create. With a couple of these angled appropriately in your garden, you’ll create a spectacle you never thought was possible.

Solar Security Floodlight 

If you’re on the hunt for a light that’s going to improve visibility and safety around your home, this is the one for you. The Wide Angle Solar Security Floodlight is ideal for property protection, lighting up driveways, footpaths and entrances/exits. With a maximum lighting angle that can reach 120 degrees, the light is guaranteed to illuminate the areas of your outdoor space that generate the most foot traffic. With three separate lighting modes and two additional LED bulbs angled on either side of the light, this light can create a wider range of luminosity than any other Hoselink light and gives you the option to customize based on your own needs. The light also comes with a responsive PIR motion sensor that can detect movement from up to 26 feet away depending on how high the light is placed, meaning you can roam your property without fumbling for a light switch in the dark! Simply position the light in a spot where it will receive direct sunlight for at least 8 hours per day to charge sufficiently.

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