Whether you want an inviting entryway for guests, some light in the backyard that you can enjoy while you sip a glass of wine, or a well-lit driveway area for your teenage daughter to get dropped off by her date, solar powered lights can give it to you.
A Solar LED is exactly what it sounds like. A light that capitalizes on the sun’s rays as a source of energy. Most of these lights actually store energy for later use, rather than simply converting it.
Another great idea for your outdoor space is portable lamps. These allow you to take the light wherever you need it and there are several attractive varieties on the market. These look great sitting on your patio table, beaming light around your group. Again, choose lamps that are safe to use outdoors.
Security lights work when motion is detected at night. If the movement of a person or animal occurs within a certain range of the light a switch is triggered, turning the light on and illuminating whoever or whatever caused the light to be triggered. This movement is detected by a PIR (Passive Infrared) sensor. This sensor is just like a switch that turns the light on. These sensors can usually be adjusted so that they work depending on how dark it is, known as the LUX, and they time how long the light should illuminate.
To calculate what is known as a Life Cycle Assessment of LED lamps, Osram compared nearly every aspect of the manufacturing process, including the energy used in manufacturing the lamps in Asia and Europe, then packaging them, and transporting them to Germany for sale.
Like billet grilles fog lights are also mounted at the front end of a vehicle but their purpose is to make your vehicle safer. They are used when there is thick fog, or snow, or even heavy rain; as headlights are not of much help under these conditions. They are mounted below the headlights. Nowadays brighter sources of light like halogen lights and Solar LED are used in fog lights. A still later development is the use of HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights in fog lights which are very bright. Most of the fog lights are yellow but when new sources of light are used they have a purplish tinge. A fog light has to be so mounted and its beam of light directed at a lower level so that it does not disturb the drivers of the oncoming vehicles.
Test the switch first. Get an electrical tester and let it touch the screw of one side of the switch. Do the same to the other one. It should register wattage. Remove the switch from the switch box. Use about 6 inches of a 12 gauge black wire and then plait it. Now get the wire cable from the light and install it to the switch.
Make sure and spend time measuring your fence posts before you purchase your lights. Most fence post solar lights fit easily on a 4×4 post but some do require larger posts.