How to Use Solar Garden Lights for Landscaping, Installation and tips for maintenance
Garden Lovers understand the importance of landscaping of lawn/garden. Various types of garden lights such as flood light, spot light, decor lights not only add to ambiance but also make garden look beautiful at night. Perfect Lighting make a perfect landscape.
Problems of Garden Lights in Pakistan
- Due to ongoing power crisis especially during summer, it becomes difficult to maintain garden lights
- Laying of power cables underneath lawn has inherent disadvantages of being static and wearing out of underground cables.
- They are hazardous if insulation of cable is worn out, current leakage may lead to life threatening situation.
- They are expansive and require regular maintenance.
Solar garden lights overcome most of the disadvantages of static AC lights. They are excellent choice for garden lighting and landscaping. Solar garden lights are economical, no special skill is required for installation, only solar light is required for their efficient functioning.
Solar garden lights don’t require any type of wiring and can provide light to areas of your lawn or garden where either electricity is not available or uneconomical . Solar garden lights are available in various designs and types ranging from simple to elaborate, making them perfect for security or safety purposes and to enhance your existing landscaping outlook.
Using Solar Garden Lights
- Solar garden lights must be installed where sunlight is available from 8 to 10 hours.
- Solar garden Light can be measured using 4 in 1 Electronic Soil Tester to ascertain light conditions.
- It is preferable to use DIY (Do it Yourself) solar garden lights as they don’t require any special skill to install.
- They don’t need manual switching On and Off as they are equipped with photo resistor which automatically activates at Dusk.
- It is better to use motion sensor enabled solar garden lights then other ones, as these give more battery time by conserving energy.
- Color of solar garden lights vary from simple white / warm white to RGB (Red Green Blue LEDs) according to requirements of users.
- As thumb rule more Solar garden light with more number of LEDs has more light.
- If there is need to lighten up portion of lawn where less direct or no direct solar light is available then choose solar garden lights with option to separate solar panel from light. Solar panel can be placed where solar light is available while light can be placed where it is intended.
Measuring Solar Garden Lights Brightness
Energy Savers / Incandescent Bulbs are classified by Wattage (Power of Lights) while solar garden light’s power is measured in Lumens as they use LEDs. When ever replacing vintage AC lights must consult table given below for performance evaluation: –
|375 lm||25 W||6.23 W|
|600 lm||40 W||10 W|
|900 lm||60 W||15 W|
|1125 lm||75 W||18.75 W|
|1500 lm||100 W||25 W|
|2250 lm||150 W||37.5 W|
|3000 lm||200 W||50 W|
Comparison of Led Lights (Solar) and Other Lights
IP rating stands for Ingress Protection or International Protection. This is a standard rating that determines how waterproof and dust / solid proof a light fitting is.
Table given below represents the various levels of protection as well as what each number means. Generally speaking, high-end outdoor lighting will be IP rated 67 or 68, however a rating of 44 will be suitable for general outdoor use though preferably not exposed directly to heavy rain.
|Number||First Digit||Number||Second Digit|
|Protection against ingress of solids||Protection against ingress of water|
|0||No Protection||0||No Protection|
|1||Protected against solid objects over 50mm in size. Eg large tools||1||Protected against vertically falling drops of water|
|2||Protected against solid objects over 12mm in size. Eg fingers and hands||2||Protected against direct sprays of water with light tilted 15 degrees from vertical – light rain|
|3||Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm in size. Eg wires and small tools||3||Protected against direct sprays of water with light tilted 60 degrees from vertical – strong rain|
|4||Protected against solid objects over 1mm in size. Eg wires and bugs||4||Protected against sprays of water from all directions – gentle spray with a hose pipe|
|5||Limited protection against dust ingress – harmfull amounts cant get in.||5||Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions – strong spray with hose pipe|
|6||Totally protected against dust ingress – dustproof !||6||Protected against strong jets of water from all directions – cleaning light with high pressure hose|
|7||7||Protected against temporary immersion in water no deeper than 50cm – bit of flooding|
|8||8||Protected against continuous immersion in water no deeper than 100cm – pool or pond light|
Types of Solar Garden Lights in Pakistan (Available at Malomaal.pk)
Walkway décor lights make them look fabulous. Malomaal.pk provides various Solar Lights for walkway, which are given below-
Looks like common stone pebble but adds wonderful light effect to walkways.
Solar Ground Lights
These Lights can be pitched in Lawn without damaging lawn.
These are pitched astride walkways.
These can either be used on lawn or permanently embedded inside walkways during construction.
These have capability to withstand 20 Ton of Vehicle weights, which makes it ideal for roads etc. Red, Green, Blue, White and Yellow are available colors.
- Solar Flood Lights
Solar Flood Lights are effective in illuminating lawn/garden from height. They have solar panel attached are easy to install.
To better lit garden trees, plants or even building. Due to there vibrant colors they are worth installing in garden.
For home gardens it is preferable to have all in one DIY Solar light but if there is need to lighten the area with no or less solar direct light then detachable solar led lights are best option.
- Solar Décor Lights
- Solar Fairy String Lights
Available in variety of colors and styles.
- Solar Hanging Lights
The solar lights can be hanged with trees for additional décor lighting for garden.
Well lit pond is essential part of a well curated garden. These are as following:-
- Floating Solar Lights
- Submersible Solar Lights
- Solar Powered Floating Flowers
- Solar Powered Fountains
Care and Maintenance of Solar Led Lights
Solar Led Lights provided by Malomaal.pk needs no special maintenance, however following must be kept in mind:-
- Outdoor Lights IP rating must be understood before placing them outside.
- Most commonly batteries worn out after 1-2 years hence if it is not giving good battery time, get it replaced.
- Dust must be wiped off from solar panel so that it can work at maximum efficiency.
- Must inspect after rain or water pour down.
Prices of Solar Led Lights vary from depending upon its use. Malomaal.pk provides free delivery within Pakistan. We provide one year warranty for all our solar products with money back guarantee.
We provide solar garden lights in Karachi, garden lights in Lahore, solar garden lights in Islamabad, motion sensor light bulb outdoor in Pakistan.