Increasingly, solar-powered lamps are used in garden plots and adjacent territories of cottages. From a functional object, they turned into decorative elements and began to decorate the landscape. Manufacturers offer a wide range of them. Here are some recommendations that make it easier to make a choice and understand how to distinguish a quality device from a fake.
But more recently, solar panels were new and were considered expensive energy sources. Currently, small panels are installed in garden lamps during manufacture. During daylight hours, energy is accumulated in the battery, and at night it provides power to the lighting device. You can choose the best lighting option from the samples presented on the domestic market using the recommendations of experienced experts. The first requirement: the luminaire must be not only outwardly beautiful, but also economical and efficient.
The adjacent territory must necessarily have lighting of the entrance, paths and various zones.
Solar powered lanterns are the best way to decorate your country estate. Many devices are easy enough to dig into the ground; this procedure takes a few minutes.
The advantages of such devices:
Not without disadvantages:
Lanterns are divided into several types. The first large group is wall lamps. They are intended for permanent fixing. Effective lighting makes the house or entrance look very beautiful.A significant drawback of such models is the need to install such elements only on the sunny side of the structure. There are park lamps of huge sizes. They are usually made of stainless steel and are bulky and have a high degree of tightness. Flashlights have the ability to work for a long time, sometimes several days in cloudy weather. Built-in devices can be attributed to the same group. They can be mounted in façade elements such as staircases.
Lawn lights are very compact and more affordable. They run on LEDs and consume a minimal amount of electricity. These bulbs decorate lawns, paths and garden areas. Ground varieties are also popular.
The design is also varied. Trading networks present devices of different shapes and styles. The design can be chosen depending on the landscape of the site and the exterior of the house. There are models in the form of a ball, they are suitable for illuminating an entrance or courtyard. Rectangular and cone-shaped structures will help to beautifully illuminate the facade of a residential building or gazebo. Cylindrical appliances harmoniously illuminate lawns and perfectly highlight paths
An important indicator is the degree of protection. Dust and moisture protection is determined by a special designation in the form of Latin letters IP and numbers. The larger the numerical value after the letters, the more airtight the product. At IP 44 and above, the maximum level of protection is provided. The motion sensor is an equally important element of the device. To prevent the lamps from working all night, but only as needed, the devices are equipped with motion sensors. They turn on the light bulb at the moment when an object approaches the sensor. This allows you to save energy.
Lighting devices accumulate energy from the sun during daylight hours, and at night they use it to illuminate the territory. This is due to the following elements:
In addition to the listed elements, luminaires can have light sensors, they independently turn on the lamps at dusk. In the absence of such sensors, devices must be turned on and off manually. It is useful to equip devices with motion sensors to save energy.
In ordinary garden models, batteries with a small capacity are used, in this case the accumulated energy is enough to work for 8-10 hours in conditions of a long sunny day, for example, in summer. In the fall, the nights are much longer, so a motion sensor helps at such a moment. The lifespan of the LED elements is approximately 60,000 hours, but the battery must be replaced earlier.
Models included in this group are placed on the surface of garden paths, flower beds and other areas of the site, the lower part has a sharp end for convenience. Installation does not require special skills and complex devices.
Austrian manufacturers offer a luminaire made in the form of a street lamp, such as were found in the old days. The classic design will never spoil the interior and will harmoniously fit into any garden area. The model is mounted with a bent stand, the height of which is 68 cm. The solar battery generates an electric current, the voltage is 1.2 V. This value is sufficient for the operation of a 0.05 W LED lamp. Globo Lighting Solar 33271 can illuminate an area of about 0.1 sq. m.The plafond, based on a metal body, has a rectangular shape and is made of transparent plastic. Low protection against dust and moisture (IP44) does not allow you to compete with models of other manufacturers. The fittings have different colors, which allows you to choose the most suitable option (black, brown, bronze, copper, brass). Unusual semi-antique appearance and simple installation attract the attention of consumers. The reasonable price is also pleasing.
A quality Hungarian lamp has an affordable price. However, this is not its main advantage. The experts liked the versatility of the product the most. The elegant cylinder-shaped model is in harmony with the elements of the garden alley or entrance lobby. The chrome-plated stand body and the plastic white shade complement each other and look very impressive. The power of the LEDs is 0.06 watts. Illuminated area - 1 sq. m. The duration of the service is calculated as 30,000 hours. In addition to the solar battery, the model has a battery with a capacity of 200 mAh. Buyers love both the beautiful looks and the affordable price.
Buyers are attracted most of all by the beautiful design and low price. The quality of the body materials for the internal parts is flawless. LEDs emit white light. The luminaire can be easily installed on beds, flower beds or in the front garden. The case does not fade and is well protected from moisture and dust. In cloudy weather, the effect of such a product is not very much.
Another representative of the Austrian company is interesting in that a thermometer is built into its body. The plastic cover has a cone shape and is mounted on a metal base. The LED light bulb consumes about 0.06 W. With this characteristic, a luminous flux of about 270 lm is provided, the illumination area is limited, only a small area of about 0.1 square meters can be illuminated. m. Power is provided by a solar battery with a voltage of 3 V. The luminaire is fixed to the surface of the ground by means of a stand with a height of 37.7 cm. It has an affordable price, looks very beautiful, simple installation - these are the qualities that attract buyers.
A worthy place in the rating is occupied by the original construction "Wonderful Garden", developed by Russian designers. The lamp is a wonderful decoration for the garden area, the flowers look like real ones. In the dark, the device serves to illuminate the site. The dome, made in the form of irises, has 4 LEDs, which are responsible for lighting. The total power is 2.4 watts. Protection of the case against dust and moisture - IP44. The alternating glow gives a great effect, the kit includes a solar battery and a light sensor. The multicolored overflows are very popular with customers.
Ground lighting devices are used to create the effect of the courtyard area. They are necessary to give illumination to entrance groups, gazebos, paths, alleys. Some interesting options have been evaluated by experts.
Hungarian designers surprised with their striking solution.
An unusual model serves to illuminate the garden area. The motion sensor gives a command to simultaneously activate 28 LED bulbs.The luminaire is triggered at a distance of 10 m, the detection angle is 120 degrees. The operating temperature range is wide enough, it lies in the range from minus 20 to plus 40 degrees Celsius. The power of the luminous flux is sufficient to provide light for a zone on an area of at least 5 square meters. A high degree of protection against dust and moisture, as evidenced by the IP54 figure in the passport for the lamp. The manufacturer guarantees reliable operation, the warranty period is 2 years. The total power is 2.5 W. Thanks to the bright glow, the presence of a touch switch, and a high degree of reliability, the model was out of competition in comparison with other samples. Even the high cost does not scare many buyers. The lamp pays off.
Once again, Austrian manufacturers were pleased. The ground model has an Art Nouveau design and can perfectly illuminate the garden and park area in a country residence. There are spikes that allow installation without any problems. The voltage of solar cells is 3.2 V, four LED lamps have a power of 0.06 W each. The cylindrical body is made of stainless steel with a built-in plastic transparent shade. All this farm can illuminate a plot of up to 1 sq. m. Quality materials, stylish appearance at an affordable price allows us to assign a high rating to the product. There is such a minus: sometimes there is not enough charge until the morning.
The development of Hungarian designers has taken its rightful place in the Russian market. The device with a high degree of protection (IP65) combines black fittings and a white plastic shade. The model is equipped with an LED light bulb, its power is 1 W. The case with a diameter of 12 cm is located at a height of 76.3 cm. Insufficient illumination brightness does not allow having a palm, so the lamp lags slightly behind the leaders. The package contains only 1 lamp and a solar battery. The manufacturer provides a two-year warranty. Many people like the original design, and the democratic price plays an important role, the high degree of dust and moisture protection also speaks in favor of this design. But a modest luminous flux pulls down.
The proposed group serves to illuminate walls, fences, wrought iron gratings at a certain height and divides the space into zones. All options are great for those who value comfort and practicality.
Multifunctional lamp made in vintage style. Manufacturer - Sweden. The design is used for decorating "semi-antique" gazebos, attics, verandas. The case for special stands is made of white or dark plastic. The portable system has no wires and can be wall, ground or table mounted. The lantern can be awarded the title of the most elegant product. 24 LED bulbs create a living flame effect. The set contains rechargeable batteries. Due to the light sensor included in the kit, you can save power and work in automatic mode. Medium protection against dust and moisture requires careful handling.
Inexpensive solar powered wall lamp with 4 LEDs. The design has a motion sensor, the cover is made of plastic. Good protection against dust and moisture (IP55) allows you to compete with other similar products. Power - 6 W. A good option for illuminating walls and approaches to buildings, gates, gates.
The built-in appliance of German manufacturers is designed in a modern style and has an inexpensive cost. High degree of protection against dust and moisture (IP67). Not many models can boast of this value. The chrome-plated body in combination with the glass shade makes the product sturdy. The powerful LED bulb (0.24 W) produces a luminous flux of 3.6 lumens. Powered by a solar battery with a voltage of 1.5 V. The lamp can last about 15,000 hours. The build quality and sleek design combined with durability are commendable from homeowners. The disadvantages include a cumbersome design and installation complexity.
Another Hungarian representative is ideal for installation on the wall of a country or country house. The device is made with high quality, has a long service life. The plafond has an oval shape. Reinforcement material - black plastic.
Many homeowners agree that installing solar-powered and LED light fixtures is convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. And what will be the design of the lantern - the choice depends on the taste of the owner.