Note: We're leaving this tip up longer than normal since so many people are still dealing with a long and extra nasty winter. It covers
- What do to when solar lights are covered with snow or ice;
- Sprucing them up after the snow's gone; and
- Other ways to get the best performance this spring.
Solar lights have many advantages, but they do need of sun. Unfortunately, four to six hours of sun in December or January is, in most areas of the USA, a lot less sun than four to six hours May through October.
Right now, much of the United States is experience significant snow and lots of cloudy weather which means a lot of solar panels aren't getting the sunshine they need to store energy. Here are some important things to think about for your solar lights and solar garden products this (and every) winter.
Our first recommended post, Winter Often Means Special Care for Solar Lights covers:
- How to extend operating times by switching adjustable lights to lower settings
- How PIR motion activated lights work in the cold, and how to adjust these settings when possible
- How to set panels on lights with adjustable solar panels
- What solar garden items should be stored for winter
Another good post that discusses some of the above, as well as how to safely remove ice and other tips is Caring for Your Outdoor Solar Lighting and Garden Products This WinterI
If your solar panel hasn't been getting enough sun (from cloud or snow cover), check out: Did Snow Cover Impact Your Solar Lights? Quick Fix!
If you're having problems with your solar lights or other solar product not addressed by these posts or you have other questions about your solar lights this winter, please contact us at Info@SolarFlairLighting.com or call (866) 686-6903.
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