With all of the ways that we are saving energy these da […]
With all of the ways that we are saving energy these days, it is only natural that there would be solar barricade light available for use in many different applications. These are very effective for helping to deter crime as well as illuminating your property so that it can be seen from a distance. There are two basic types available. One is a battery powered unit that uses a 12 volt battery and the other is a solar cell that will receive its power from the sun. Both are easily installed and require no wiring unless you want to use a steady burn type of ignition system. The battery type is easier to work with and can often be adjusted to direct the current yourself so that it is not constantly pulsating.
A solar panel can also be mounted on poles, but for this we recommend having a mounting bolt that fits securely into the ground next to your home, driveway or garden. With just one or two solar panels, you can place hundreds of these lights in a row along your driveway and you will be providing an excellent source of deterrence as well as saving money at the same time. In fact, having a solar barricade light installed will probably save you more money than a new set of car headlights or even a new central heating and air conditioning system.
It is important that you do not install too many solar units at once, because their energy output does not allow them to supply more than about two thousand watts of power each. If you happen to have more than two thousand watts, then there is a tendency for the cells within the solar panels to become damaged. When this happens, the amount of power that they can provide is reduced and they will have to be replaced. It is best not to install more than two hundred barricade lights at any time. The rule of thumb is to plan to have between one and five cells on each panel. This will allow them to constantly operate at full capacity, meaning they should last approximately three to four months before needing to be replaced.
Most solar barricade lights are designed to last approximately one year before they need to be replaced. Although the overall life span of these products is rather significant, you should not expect them to last for this long without needing to be replaced. The reason for this is because the batteries within these devices tend to lose their charge over time. This will eventually result in them being unable to hold a charge, which will force the bulb to burn out.
There are two types of solar LED barricade lights: six volt and nine volt. The six volt models tend to perform better than the nine volt ones, but both offer good results when it comes to producing a strong amount of illumination. You can find six volt models available in a wide range of colors, so you can easily choose one that fits in with your home's decor. These devices do require a separate charging station, so you will need to purchase an outlet to plug them into, but they tend to last much longer than the nine volt models.
When you install solar LED barricade lights around your property, you will find that they require very little maintenance once they are in place. Since they are powered by the sun, they will automatically switch themselves on whenever the sun is out. They will stay on all night, so you won't have to worry about having them turned off at night or having to manually switch them off during the day. They will also use much less energy than regular flash lights, which means that your electricity bill will be lower over the course of the year. In fact, you can even consider them to be environmentally friendly, as they use only a small amount of power when on the go.