Solar Christmas lights – a brilliant idea!

Here’s an exciting development in eco-friendly Christmas decorations – solar Christmas lights! They are a combination of LED Christmas lights and a solar panel, with a rechargeable battery to store the sun’s energy to be used at night. As LED lights and solar panels have become less expensive, solar string lights have become practical and affordable. They also allow you to decorate for the holidays without LED Christmas Lights increasing your carbon footprint or increasing your electricity bill. As such, they are attractive whether you’re concerned about the environment, your wallet, or both.
Additionally, solar powered lights have the advantage of being easier to install than plug-in Christmas lights. Let’s say you have a fence that you would like to decorate with lights. Unfortunately, your house is far from the fence, so any outlet you can use is a long way away. With plug-in lights, you can run a long, ugly extension cord to an outlet, or just give up and decide to put the lights somewhere else. Solar lights solve this problem, because there is no need to find an outlet! As long as you make sure the attached solar panel gets some sun, you can set the lights wherever you want.
Let’s take a look at how these lights work. As the sun rises, a photovoltaic panel collects solar energy and stores it in a rechargeable battery. As night falls, the battery stops charging and the lights turn on automatically. The lights stay on until the battery is depleted or until dawn, whichever occurs first. Even on a rainy, snowy, or cloudy day, when the battery may not be receiving as much power, you should allow the lights to run for at least an hour or two. This is because the LED lights used in solar Christmas lights are extremely efficient and use about 8 times less energy than comparable incandescent bulbs. It is the efficiency of LED lights that makes solar lights practical and allows them to operate on even a small amount of energy harvested from the sun.
For all these reasons, making solar Christmas lights a part of Christmas decorations is a brilliant idea. Plus, it won’t cost you a penny to run them once you’ve invested in them, so why not leave them running all year long? Solar string lights aren’t just for Christmas anymore!