You know that solar bollard lights are best for you to use in your outdoor and landscape design. Many people like to use it because it is simple, affordable to install, and lessens your electric bills. The market is growing because of product innovation. But some customers are new to buying solar lights and don’t have an idea where they have to compare them. Different solar lights will have different levels of quality, from the power storage to the light output. You better ask questions before you buy the product to save you from investing in the wrong solar light.
The power storage will measure how efficient a fixture is when converting the sunlight to a battery charge. Good power storage will need less time to charge a low battery, and it will continue to work for a few days. When the battery is at low capacity, it can charge it faster than the battery. But those with a high-quality battery will have a high power storage rate.
Some climates are harder on outdoor solar lights compared to others. Some moisture mixed with extreme cold and hot can destroy the batteries and solar cells. When your place has a cold, burning, or wet temperature, the batteries will not survive it for a long time. You need to secure during installation that it will last by choosing solar lights with high or low-temperature tolerance. The battery will be the first thing to get affected by extreme temperatures.
The light output the lighting bollard will provide is measured in lumens. When you use a low-quality solar light, it will be dim. LED lights are the best at giving maximum lumens with lesser power, but they will give you a limited power source. The lesser expensive models can provide under 100 lumens. At the same time, those high-performing models can produce 120. It can compensate for your solar bollard lights by installing them at different intervals. Some bollards can cost the project depending on the total path size.
It will produce light at different points of illumination, depending on its distribution pattern. It means the light will show more intense at a specific distribution point than at others. And the distribution patterns will give light at different intensity levels.
Solar insolation is the amount of sunlight the solar bollards will get during the day. The place, weather, and shading can affect the level of solar insolation that the bollard’s cell will get. It has good power storage that can operate for 4 to 5 hours of sun exposure which is preferable in the middle of the day. It meanest that the bollards will not be subjected to any shade between the hours of 10 am to 2 pm. But when there is shade, there are models that can separate their solar panels for the LED light. These models can be inconvenient to install because they need trenching and connecting electric lines.