Improve security with solar floodlights

2016-03-03 06:00

MELISSA Davidson from The Lighting Warehouse says solar floodlights are affordable, and they are relatively quick and easy to install wherever you want, without the need to call out an electrician to chase wires and electrical outlets.

And seeing that they are solar-powered, she says they can save you money on your lighting electricity charges. Also, probably the best feature is that when blackouts happen, at least your motion sensor solar floods will still work.

In the past, the early generation solar lights were not that reliable, and they produced a dim lumen, making them an impractical option for many applications.

Today, however, Davidson says good quality solar lights use super-bright LEDs or light emitting diodes. What’s more, with these built-in LED solar floods, you need never change a globe.

She says quality motion sensor solar floodlights are incredibly durable, as they are designed to withstand the elements. They can also be installed in a wide range of different ways, and can be adjusted to shine in various directions.

Davidson shares the options available on the market:

The solar sensor flood

During the daytime, the solar panel converts solar power from the sun into an electrical current, which in turn charges the battery.

At night, powered by the charged battery, the solar floodlight will automatically switch on when the sensor detects movement. The sensor detects movement over a range of 5m at 100 degrees at a height of 2m.

This floodlight has been designed to automatically turn off after 60 seconds, and will last for up to six to eight hours after a full charge.

A 5m cable is included with the solar panel, so if there is something in the way of where you want to install it, such as a big tree, you have some flexibility in terms of where you can position your panel, as the solar panel and the floodlight can be installed up to 5m apart.

Solar sensor double spot flood

Like the solar floodlight, this floodlight also has a battery that is charged during the day via a solar panel.

At night, powered by the charged battery, the solar floodlight will automatically switch on when the sensor detects movement.

The sensor of this floodlight detects movement over a range of 8m at 120 degrees at a height of 2m. The twin flood spots are horizontally adjustable, and the sensor is vertically adjustable for optimum positioning versatility.

It too has been designed to automatically turn off after 60 seconds, and will last for up to six to eight hours after a full charge. It also comes with a 5m cable to allow flexibility when installing.

– Supplied.

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