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Why should you use solar lights?

Why should you use solar lights?

 

Solar lights have various applications. You can use them both indoors and outdoors; it’s up to you to decide where to put it. Just make sure you have the appropriate type of solar light for the location of your preference. If you’re still not convinced as to why you should start considering solar lights for your home, let us share some of its benefits.


The concept of harvesting solar energy from sunlight is a gift from nature itself because it’s eco-friendly in the first place. It reduces global carbon footprint. They are sustainable and renewable, making it one of the best kinds of energy. As long as you’re somewhere exposed to an ample amount of sunlight for a good time each day, you’re good.


Other than being environmentally friendly, the use of solar energy also helps lessen the cost of your electricity bill. It’s a great investment as experts proved their cost-effectiveness years after your installation.

One of the best things about these types of lights is that they are relatively hassle-free and require little maintenance. Most types and brands of solar lights come with easy to follow installation guides. Solar lights and their panels often do not require maintenance checks every month. Their batteries which are mostly lithium-ion usually last about 3-4 years, some even up to 5 years, before being replaced. On the other hand, the bulbs or LEDs can last up to 10 years or more. However, it is still important to be on the lookout for possible problems that may arise during its operation. Make sure to follow the instructions and tips provided. Regularly clean your solar lights and panels and you will be good for the next few years.


Solar lights can also help in security and safety measures. They provide additional lighting or illumination in areas deemed to be potentially hazardous or prone to accidents and crimes. Furthermore, solar lights are very useful during sudden power outages or emergencies since they do not need a source of electricity. They are operating through solar-powered batteries, providing you with the light that you need especially during natural calamities or other related phenomena.


Solar lights come in various shapes, sizes, functionalities, and designs. There are different types of solar lights, each depending on the location they are ideally suited for. Some examples include string lights, deck or stair lights, wall lights, lanterns, post lights, emergency lights, etc. A quick search on Google will provide you with a variety of products to choose from. So, you don’t have to worry about whether or not it will fit your own aesthetics.


Solar lights for outdoor use


With a lot of different types of solar lights available in the market, there are types that are more suitable for outdoor use. Most outdoor solar light products are specifically made to withstand extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain, sand storms, high temperatures, and strong winds. 

The benefits of outdoor solar lights are usually the same as the benefits of all solar lighting. Safe, cost-effective, less maintenance, eco-friendly, and aesthetically pleasing. Their batteries can also last from 2-5 years, with proper maintenance checking. 

However, since we do want to make the most out of our solar lights, we should take care of them properly. The lights work best when the batteries are properly charging as they are exposed to sunlight. Regularly check the solar panels for accumulated dust, water, mud, or other small objects so they would not  damage the sealants on the solar panels. Inquire with the manufacturer on the limits of the brand that you bought so you would know the do’s and don’ts and avoid damaging the units. Even if they are made to withstand such weather conditions, we still need to be cautious.


Takiyo Japan provides a variety of outdoor solar lights, perfect for streets, alleyways, entrances, or for perimeters around your homes. You can also inquire about the ideal conditions for our products, some tips on how to take care of them, and other matters that can help you regularly maintain the lights and their panels. Don’t hesitate to ask! It’s better to be a lot more curious than sorting it out yourself, as that may result in unwanted consequences.