Q: How do solar lights work?

A: Solar-powered lighting consists of a solar panel or photovoltaic cell that collects the sun’s energy during the day and stores it in a rechargeable gel cell battery.

A solar lighting system consists of various components, including an intelligent controller that prevents the solar panel from overcharging the battery bank. It also senses when there is no longer any energy from the sun and automatically turns the LED light on using a portion of the stored energy in the rechargeable battery.

Q: How often will a solar light need to be maintained?

A: Solar-powered outdoor lighting is virtually maintenance free, since the batteries require no regular service.

Q: Do you need to turn solar lights off?
A: Many solar powered lights will still charge if they are not turned on, and by turning them off you actually allow the battery to get a full charge over several days of sunlight. It is an idea to do this regularly with solar lightsMay 28, 2014
Q: Will the lights still work if it’s cloudy?

A: Sol’s lights work even after cloudy days. During daylight, even when overcast, the solar panels continue to charge the batteries, and the system is designed to work for at least four days with no sun! (This is what we refer to as the autonomy of the system. Four days is what we consider to be the industry standard.)

Q: Why do outdoor solar lights stop working?
A: In many cases, solar lights stop working because the plastic covering the solar panel gets cloudy. ... This will help the panel receive light again, which should charge the solar light so it functions properly. Allow the nail polish to dry completely, then set the solar light up so its panel will receive ample sunlight.O