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How Long do Solar Lights Last?

Solar lights are a great way to add extra light to your property and make it look more appealing. They're also very cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

However, there's one thing you should know about solar inground lights: they don't last forever! The good news is that there are ways you can get them working even longer than they already do. In this article, we'll explore some tips on how long solar lights last so that you can enjoy them for years to come.

Most Solar Inground Lights Last Around 2 Years.
Most Solar Inground Lights Last Around 2 Years.

Most Solar Inground Lights Last Around 2 Years.

Most solar lights last around 2 years. This is because they have a battery that stores power during the day and releases it at night, powering the light. However, after this period has passed, the battery will no longer be able to hold as much charge as it once did and will stop working altogether.

the battery will no longer be able to hold as much charge as it once did after around two years

Whether the solar lights can last for two to three years or more, also depends on the quality of the solar ground lights. Besides the battery reason mentioned above, solar inground lights are made from a variety of materials.

(we can see metal, plastic and glass solar lights on the market)

Some manufacturers use plastic, which will make them cheaper but less durable. Plastic is also more likely to break if the solar light is dropped. More expensive solar ground lights are made from metal or glass and tend to be more durable.

So if you do not want your solar inground lights to die after only a few months then it is best to buy high-quality ones which are made from durable materials such as stainless steel.

On the other hand, If you're looking for an affordable solution, you may want to consider plastic solar ground lights. However, you should be aware that these types of lights are often flimsier and less durable than metal or concrete solar ground lights.

High-quality solar ground lights last longer.

High-quality solar ground lights have better battery life and construction. To know whether the battery is high quality, lithium polymer batteries are usually the best. These types of batteries last longer and have a higher capacity than other types of solar ground lights. Then, you should look at the battery's size and capacity. A high-quality solar ground light will have a larger battery that can store more energy. The larger the battery, the longer it will last between charges. To know whether the construction is high-quality, stainless steel is usually better than plastic or concrete.

Here we will look at what is high-quality solar lights

Solar ground lights are a great way to light up your garden. They are easy to install and maintain, which makes them ideal for use in smaller gardens or areas where there is limited space. These solar ground lights come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find the one that best suits your needs.

Here we will look at what should a high-quality solar light look like:

1)made from high-quality materials, a good solar light should be made from good materials such as stainless steel, not plastic or concrete. This is because it will last longer and won’t get damaged as easily as cheaper lights.

2)have a built-in sensor that automatically turns the light on at night and off during the day. This means that you don’t have to worry about remembering to turn them on or off, which makes them perfect for people who aren’t very good at remembering things!

Solar Ice brick light with light sensor
solar light should always have a light sensor

3)Battery longevity, so that you don’t have to worry about constantly replacing batteries. These lights are powered by solar energy, which means that they will stay lit for hours on end without any human intervention.

lithium polymer batteries
lithium polymer batteries are usually the best

4)Easy to install and maintain, which means that you can save time and money. They come with a built-in solar panel that charges during the day so that it can provide light throughout the night. This makes them ideal for use in smaller gardens or areas where there is limited space.

5)Lightweight and portable so that you can move them around as needed. This makes them perfect for people who want to be able to use their solar lights in multiple areas of their homes or gardens. They also come with a built-in handle that makes them easy to carry around from place to place.

6)They are available in a wide variety of styles and colors so that you can choose something that matches your home’s decor. They come in different shapes and sizes, which means that there is one for every type of garden or outdoor space.

Solar Color Changing Wall Lights
a wide variety of styles and colors in one solar light

There are a lot of factors that determine how long solar lights last.

There are a lot of factors that determine how long solar lights last. The first and most important is the weather. It's not uncommon for solar light to break down if it doesn't get enough sun, especially if it's installed in an area that gets cloudy for long periods.

Cloudy days
solar lights is easy to break down if it does not get enough sun

Another factor is the type of light you have—are they LED or fluorescent? The former will still work after many years.

LED and fluorescent
LED will be more durable, data from wattlogic

There are also different installation methods: some people just screw them into their outdoor wall or fence; others use stakes driven into the ground; some use pressure-mounting systems. The more stable the installation, the better.

Finally, how often do you use these solar lights? If someone uses them once every month then they'll last longer than someone who uses them every day!

With proper maintenance and installation, high-quality solar ground lights can last for years.

1) One of the most important things you can do to ensure your solar ground lights will last for years is to keep them clean. If they get dirty, the light may not work as well and could even become damaged. Because they can not get sunlight collected from solar panels covered by something.

solar panel with dust
Dust on the solar panel will decrease the working efficiency

2) Not placing them in water for long. A lot of people think that if they put their solar lights on the ground, they’re good to go. But this isn't always the case! If you leave them down in the water and then bring them back up again, they may not work as well anymore because dirt and other debris have gotten into the light itself.

even though the solar lights are waterproof, please do not placing them in water for long

3) Packaging your lights up for winter storage when you move them indoors or outside during the colder months (as long as it's not too cold). Some people store their solar ground lights under trees or in garages during wintertime to protect them from snow and ice damage due to freezing temperatures.

4)Test your solar lights regularly.

Make sure to check your solar lights regularly. You should check them once a month.

You can do this by:

Check for cracks, rust, or other damage to the panels and wires; if you find any of these problems, it's time to replace them!

Check that there aren't any loose parts in your solar panel (e.g., screws). If you see something loose like this then it needs replacing immediately before they damage something else nearby!

loose screw
Need replacement when the screw gets loose

Check the battery itself; if it feels warm then there may be an issue with one of its connections which means either rewiring or replacing altogether depending on how much use has been put on each component so far since installation.


I hope that these tips will help you make the most of your solar inground lighting. It’s a great product and one that can bring so much joy into your life. As we discussed earlier in this article, it’s important to keep an eye on the quality and maintenance of your solar lights. If you want to know more about solar lights, please check our other blog posts about more principles of solar lights and solar light decoration ideas.

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