Solar lighting provides security and illumination in needed areas when grid power is unattainable or costly to bring to a site. Says Melissa Davidson from The Lighting Warehouse: “Solar lights are a great green alternative and a cost-effective solution for various types of outdoor lighting installations.”
Complete solar lighting systems range from small single LED light fixtures, each with their own integrated panel and battery, to powerful multi-LED solar floodlights. No matter what the application, if power is unavailable or cost prohibitive, solar is definitely the way to go.
She says that there are many other benefits to choosing solar lighting solutions for your outdoor lighting, including:• Green alternative: Solar lighting is a green alternative to traditional lighting using no power at all from the grid, since these lights are completely powered by solar energy. The solar feeds batteries during the day and at night, the long lasting LED fixtures operate off the stored power.
• Low cost installation: Installation can be very low cost when compared to installing wired lighting, as there is no underground conduit running from the main power source or electrician’s fees.• Maintenance-free: Solar lights are practically maintenance-free because the LED light components themselves boast an incredibly long lifespan. The only real maintenance that is required is to change the rechargeable batteries inside the unit every now and again.
• Zero lighting bills: Finally, there are no electrical power bills associated with utilising solar.
The Lighting Warehouse offers a pack of two LED Solar Walkover Groundlights (code: 19012) that retails for R449,95 per set. These lights are made from cast aluminium, with a stainless steel rim, which makes them entirely weatherproof and rust-resistant.
Says Melissa: “These solar lights are perfect for outdoor walkways, driveways or your wooden patio or deck. To install – there is no wiring or electrician required. These lights take eight hours to charge, so the only proviso is that they must be fitted in a position where they are able to absorb full sun for eight hours for a full charge. They boast a built-in light sensor, which ensures that they turn on automatically as the sunlight begins to fade. They also have an on/off button so that you can operate them manually when required.”
Visit www.lightingwarehouse.co.za to find a store closest to you, or to shop online. Delivery is free for online orders of R500 or more.