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?
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.)