How Do Solar Lights Work?
The fact that solar lights do not rely on electricity, nor do they have any wires or power outlets is certainly confusing for a lot of consumers. However, once you strip it back, the operation really is quite simple and also genius for our eco-conscious times. Solar yard lights generate and store their own power during the day, in a similar manner to a satellite that is located in space.
This power that is stored is generated by direct sunlight which is why these kinds of lights may take a long time to charge. The solar panels that are typically located at the top of garden lights can sense when the sun is shining and will use this as a cue to generate and store energy. Once this light source has gone and night has fallen, solar lights will illuminate.
As they do not require electricity, power outlets or even wires solar-powered lights are ideal for use outdoors as they can provide just as much illumination as regular lamps, but without the hassle.