How solar lights work in the gardenDocument Transcript
How solar lights work in the gardenSolar products and their potential are receiving more and more attentionas people become increasingly interested in alternative forms of energy.Of course, this isn’t the only thing that contributes to their popularity.Many people simply love keeping up with new technology. Thistechnology in particular is known for being easy to install, use, andmaintain.It is not necessary to purchase a large amount of solar products in order toreap benefits for the home. Many single solar items can make a differenceon an energy bill and lessen personal impact on the planet. A wiseexchange is to replace basic on-grid outdoor lights with solar poweredoutdoor lights.
An alternative to paying for electricity that is being utilized by manytoday is solar lighting. One place in the home in particular where this typeof illumination is being used more and more is in the garden. As this areais already outside, it is easy to see why it is a popular locale for lights thatare charged by the suns powerful rays to reside. But how exactly dogarden solar lights work?The most important element of garden solar lights is what is known as thephotovoltaic cell. This cell is what transforms light from the sun into anelectrical current and is housed within the solar panel. The size andexcellence of this cell directly correlates to the solar panels success.Another aspect in determining the effectiveness of the panel is how clearthe protective cover is. All three of these factors establish the quality ofthe resulting solar light. Generally, the solar cell is the most expensivecomponent within the illuminator as the final output of light dependsupon it.Electricity that has been generated by the photovoltaic cell is stored inrechargeable batteries. These batteries have been directly wired to thesolar cells and a diode is placed between the two to make sure that theelectric current only courses into the battery. They can stand up better tonumerous charge and discharge rounds and also hold an important
environmental advantage when compared to NiCad batteries. NiMHbatteries can be thrown away without any damage being done to theEarth.Miniature light bulbs known as LEDs are used in garden solar lightsbecause they do not need a filament nor do they produce excessive wasteheat. Both of these factors are directly related to the incredibly longlifespan of these solar cool gadgets. Comparatively speaking, LED lightstypically last one hundred thousand hours while a standard bulb yieldsjust three thousand. It is easy to see why LED lights are favored in thesesolar illuminators.The wiring decides how well the garden solar lights will work. Circuitryis a vital concern as it basically hooks up the cell that captures thesunlight and converts it into usable electricity to the batteries that storethat power to the LED bulbs that utilize the electrical energy to convert itinto shining beams of light. How well the wiring is set up directly affectsthe output of illumination.