Dacha sites gradually cease to be garden plantations and become a place where you can plant beautiful bushes, break flower beds, feel like a landscape designer.
Having worked on the decoration of the site during the day, you can admire the fruits of your activity and in the evening, using for this purpose LED lights on solar panels.
How garden lights work on solar panels
The idea of using accumulated daylightFor night lighting was implemented in practice in the 20s of the last century, but the mass production of such household lamps began relatively recently - about 15 years ago. The principle of operation of such lanterns is quite simple - on the lid is a solar battery, which is a thin film, covered with a protective transparent layer. Under the action of both direct and scattered sunlight, the battery converts light energy into electrical energy and accumulates it. With the onset of darkness, the battery starts to work and supplies voltage to the built-in LED lamp. A good, high-quality LED flashlight with solar batteries can shine for up to 8 hours, which is enough to illuminate the territory around the holiday home both summer and autumn-spring period.
The advantages of such lamps are obvious. You can install them anywhere on the site where you wish, but you do not need to dig trenches and lay the cable. If necessary, the luminaire can be easily removed from the ground and moved to any other place or stored for storage if you leave the site for a long time. The backlight turns on and off automatically, and you do not need to buy any additional equipment for this. You get an opportunity to cover the territory of the site without paying money for electricity. In addition, the decorative appeal of your site significantly increases, and you have the opportunity to create real designer masterpieces.
To get as much light into the battery as possible, regularly wipe the surface with a clean soft and damp cloth, trying not to scratch the protective film.
What are garden lights on solar panels
Simplicity of construction of such lamps with a vengeanceBathed in a huge variety of their decorative forms. As a rule, lawn lamps and those that are installed along the tracks and around the house, have strict classical laconic forms. Their plafonds on high posts can be cone-shaped or spherical, cylindrical or in the form of a cube. Decorative lanterns that emphasize the beauty of vegetation can be made in the form of low luminaires of simple shapes or painted figures of gnomes, frogs, owls, etc. There are waterproof floating lamps that will decorate the surface of your pool or artificial pond at night.
How to choose garden lights for a summer residence
First of all, pay attention to the qualityManufacture of such a lamp. Many homegrown firms produce such flashlights that can be bought inexpensively, especially in bulk, but their quality is rather low and they will not last long, and the batteries installed in them will limit the glow time only 3-4 hours. Cheap fixtures do not differ and quality of installation, therefore they quickly enough fail, and it is impossible to repair them.
Manufacturers who guarantee the quality of theirProducts, always indicate on the package such parameters as the power and number of LED lamps in the lamp, the time of their operation, provided the battery is fully charged, its type and capacity.
If you want to install flashlights around the house,On the balcony or lawn, decide what area they should cover. The more powerful the lamp, the brighter it will burn and the larger the area it will light up. In a powerful luminaire, more LED lamps are installed - more than 10 pieces. But that such a flashlight worked properly, it should be installed and a good battery. Nickel-metal hydride batteries have good characteristics and reliability, they are more expensive than traditional nickel-cadmium batteries, but ultimately, their use is economically more profitable, they have greater capacity, more powerful and longer service life. Such lights can work continuously up to 8-10 hours.
When choosing a lamp, note that the larger the area of the solar battery, the more will be accumulated by it the amount of solar energy.
Most flashlights have sensors that reactTo the illumination and automatically turning on and off the luminaires. Some lanterns that can be used to install along the tracks have motion sensors and are activated only when a person approaches. Such lights can also be installed with the parking place of the car.
You can choose the shape of the flashlight in accordance withIts functionality and placement. Look at the photo on the Internet, there are examples of the location of lanterns of different shapes in different parts of the suburban area. If you want to arrange a party on your site, you can buy lights for it with colored LEDs that will help create a festive mood and atmosphere.