How to Choose a Solar Garden Spotlight

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With so many options to choose from, finding the right Solar Garden Spotlight can be difficult. Luckily we’re here to provide you with a little guidance on the spotlights The Solar Centre provides. In this blog I’ll outline the advantages of each spotlight and where it would work best.

 

Thea Solar Garden Spotlight

The Thea Solar Garden Spotlight is a broad beam spotlight, almost a mini-floodlight, which is good for lighting large areas and can light up to 15m in distance. It is a winter worker which means it has a large solar panel and a battery to help it during the winter months where light is sparse. On a full charge it can power on for up to 12 hours.

 

There are several different ways to install the Thea Solar Garden Spotlight ranging from the spike to push into the ground, to the triangle mount which can be screwed to decking, walls, fences, etc., all of which is included in the box. It is mostly made out of hardened plastic.

A lot of people have used this light for sign-lighting due to the broad beam but also for sides of a building, mural, and anything that is large.

 

The advantage: it lights a huge amount of space and has multiple options on how to install/mount the light.

The disadvantage: the solar panel is attached to the top of the light on a directional joint. If you intend to light something under a tree/shade I would not recommend this light as the solar panel would be in the shade. This light must be installed in direct and unobstructed sunlight.

 

Helios Solar Spotlight

The Helios Solar Spotlight is a directional beam of light that can go up to 8m. This is another light that will work well in winter, same as the Thea Solar Garden Spotlight. On a full charge it can power on for up to 10 hours. It is made out of metal and glass. It’s a robust little light.

 

The Helios Solar Spotlight also has several different ways to install, including spike and wall mount, all of which is included in the box. This light tends to be used for single plants to highlight a part, or a small statue, or a series of spotlights along a walk-way.

The advantage: this light is great for highlighting an area to draw the eye to the spot. It’s also ideal for the smaller garden as it won’t flood the pitch.

The disadvantage: the solar panel is attached to the top of the light on a directional joint. If you intend to light something like a tree I would not recommend this light as the solar panel would be in shade. This must be installed in direct and unobstructed sunlight.

 

Selene Solar Landscape Spotlights (Set of 2)

The Selene Solar Landscape Spotlights has two spotlights that run from one solar panel. The light part is a lot like the Helios Solar Spotlight, it is a directional light that is great for highlighting a particular area but in this case you get two for the price of one! This makes it great to highlight the same area from two different directions as there is 5m of cable from the solar panel to each light (splitting with a Y connection from the solar panel).

 

This light also a works in winter conditions and can go for up to 10 hours on a full charge. The light is made of metal and spikes and solar panel is mostly hardened plastic. The Selene Solar Landscape Spotlights also has several different means of installation, including spike and wall mount, all of which is included in the box for each light individually and the solar panel.

The advantage: as the solar panel is connected by a cable it means you can position the lights in a shaded part of the garden. So long as the panel has access to unobstructed daylight they’ll work just fine.

The disadvantage: how large is the area you want to light? If it is large and you can put the solar panel in direct sunlight then I would recommend the Thea Solar Garden Spotlight instead.

 

We hope this guide will help you in choosing what is right for your garden and your specifications. As always, if you have any questions regarding the lights and range that we offer, you are absolutely welcome to call the office for some advice. We are happy to make suggestions on your specifications or answer any questions. (Tel: 01727 841014)

 

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Solar Spot Light – Super Bright

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There are many solar spot lights on the market – some metal, some plastic, some bright some decorative. So how do you pick?

I have always believed that a spot light should be to highlight something, whether it a statue, a building or a tree.  However the majority of solar spot lights simply are not powerful enough – that was until i discovered the 8 LED Solar Garden Spot.  This really is a super powerful solar garden spotlight like none other on the market.

With 8 Bright LED’s all lined up in a row with a super reflective backing really make this solar light project over a great distance with a good spread of light also.

Now not everyone is like me, some would prefere a more subtle effect from their solar lighting but I don’t think i am alone in expecting the solar lights to work for 4-6 hours every night even in winter – in fact more so in winter as it gets dark earlier and not only do you need light for a longer period but it is when you get to show off your garden lighting for every one to see.  The Solar Garden spot is bright and does last 4-6hrs per night even in winter but if you want a slightly less bright light then my second choice would be the solar spot this again is trully a dusk until dawn solar light with amazing performance for its size – I would use this solar light for shrubbery and small garden sculptures it will light up a good 5 metre area though so still very powerful.

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