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Solar Fairy Lights

Every year, when Christmas is coming, we all head up to the loft to retrieve the fairy lights for the Christmas tree, almost without thinking. However, fairy lights are so much more than holiday decorations, especially if you choose eco-friendly, free to run solar fairy lights. Read more

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Every year, when Christmas is coming, we all head up to the loft to retrieve the fairy lights for the Christmas tree, almost without thinking. However, fairy lights are so much more than holiday decorations, especially if you choose eco-friendly, free to run solar fairy lights.

The first fairy lights appeared in the mid nineteenth century, and over the decades fairy lights have evolved from simple twinkling bulbs into an art form in themselves. Each decade brought new innovation and some of the fairy lights from days gone by have even become prized collector’s items. Now solar fairy lights, most powered by bright, long lasting LED bulbs are the latest innovation in decorative lighting to take the world by storm.

How Do Solar Fairy Lights Work?

To look at solar fairy lights look just like any other festive lights but they work in a very different way. Instead of drawing their power from the mains electricity they draw their power from the sunlight. A small solar cell is attached to the string of solar fairy lights and then the energy from the sun is converted into power and stored in the special battery. Then, when the lights are switched on they can twinkle away for hours without ever costing a penny to run.

Do Solar Fairy Lights Work Indoors?

The one misconception that people have about solar lighting in general is that it cannot be used indoors. That however, is not actually the case. as long as you have a sunny window to place the charger in it can draw down all the power it needs. That means that you can use solar fairy lights to light up your Christmas tree in place of your usual, often troublesome mains powered festive lights.

Other Uses for Solar Fairy Lights

Fairy lights have become an accepted part of the interior and outdoor decorating landscape. For a young girl’s room it is easy to see the appeal of fairy lights, they create the kind of magical atmosphere that girls long to escape to. However, fairy lights are moving out of the bedroom as well. Interior designers are making stunning use of them all over the house, as landscapers are in the garden and on decks and patios.

In fact, designers are even turning fairy lights into stunning ornaments and décor pieces suitable for use all over the home and they are becoming a decorating staple at weddings.

How Much Money Can You Save Switching to Solar Festive Lights?

By choosing solar lighting over more conventional options when it comes to decorative lights people save themselves more money than they might think. What many people do not realise is that if you have just a few strings of conventional fairy lights on your Christmas tree and you keep them on for eight hours a day, which lots of us usually do at holiday time, they use more power than the fridge in the kitchen does! That means that you really can save quite a lot of money by making the switch to solar!

Outdoor Solar Lighting FAQs

Just how do outdoor solar lights work?

As their name suggests outdoor solar lights harness the (free) power of the sun to charge battery cells that will then be able to provide hours and hours of bright light as soon as you need them to after dusk falls.

Are outdoor solar lights hard to install?

No, not at all. Unlike traditional electric lights you do not have to do any complicated wiring or rewiring. In the case of almost all outdoor solar lights, whatever type you choose, all you really need to do is take them out of the box, follow a few very simple instructions and you will have bright, long lasting light that is as good for the environment as it is for your bank balance in minutes!

Will outdoor solar lights still work if I don’t live in a very sunny area?

Whether you can see it or not during the daytime, wherever you live, the sun is always in the sky and outdoor solar lights do not need a lot of sunlight to charge. Instead they absorb the daylight that is around them all day long so even if it is a rainy, cloudy day they should still be ready to light up the night by the end of it!

Are outdoor solar lights more expensive to buy than traditional ones?

No, in fact they are usually a less expensive option both to buy up front and to run and they come in styles and sizes that are in fact in some cases only possible to create because they do not need long lengths of wires attached to them to work.

Adequate outdoor lighting is a must for most people when it comes to the outdoor areas around their homes and businesses but it is not always easy to install it and it is certainly never cheap.

Outdoor solar lights are fast becoming the best alternative to traditional electric powered outdoor lights because they are more environmentally friendly, far more versatile, easier to install and save people a lot of money on their electric bills every single day.