Solar energy is natural and clean that’s why solar lights are very popular these days. You get so many benefits from them, but you may face some issues while using these lights. Let’s look at some common solar light issues and see how to fix them.
The Light Is Not ON
You got new solar lights and installed them under the sun, but they did not work at night. Each solar light has a switch on its back, and you have to turn it on before installation, or it will not illuminate.
If the switch is ON and the light is still not functioning, it might be because of the tab around the battery. So, you have to pull the battery tab. This tab prevents the leakage of solar energy, hence, new solar lights come with the battery tab. You can also cover it again when the light is not on.
The Lighting Sensors Don’t Work
Sometimes the light does not function because its sensors have issues. Solar lights turn on at night when it’s dark. You can check its sensors in the day by creating some shadow over the light, or you can check it by placing your hands around a solar lamp. If there is light, it means the sensors are fine, but if the lamp is not giving any light, sensors have issues.
You can fix this problem by replacing the sensors or a damaged wire. You can also contact the company for replacement by claiming the warranty. The issue with the wire often happens in string lights.
The Panel Is Not Clean
If everything is fine, but solar lights are still dim, the panel might have dust. As we keep the panels outdoor to receive the sunlight, so they are vulnerable to storms, dust, debris, etc. Try to keep solar panels clean, like you can wash them off with normal water after every few days. Sometimes only a soft cloth is enough to remove dirt or other particles.
The Direction of the Panel Is Not Right
The light will not charge well if it’s not receiving direct sunlight. If the panel is separate, make sure you install it under the direct sun. You can change the direction from time to time according to the sun as it keeps on changing its position. Shades often interrupt the sunlight, and a solar panel can’t receive it, so that affects its conversion.
Battery Needs Charging
Lights with a built-in battery are not charged when you purchase them. So, make sure to charge it for at least 24 to 72 hours in an off mode. After full charging, the lights will work automatically until some issue happens.
If, after a while, the built-in batteries stop working, you can easily replace them. However, if a new product’s battery does not work, check it with an external battery and if it works, the built-in battery has issues.
If you are unable to fix an issue by yourself, better contact the retailer, especially, if the problem arises with new solar lights.