It is by now an established fact that if you need to get power into hard to reach areas, solar lights are your answer. That is why they have become a popular option for garages and garden sheds. In fact, solar lights are also finding their way into lighting up many homes on the outside as well as inside. While in some areas they serve as the only means of illumination, in others they provide additional lighting.
A solar shed light is very simple to install and does not require the services of an expert electrician. There are a few tips that you could keep in mind though when you are out to install your garage solar power light. The first thing to do would be to enter your garage during the evenings and understand which areas require lighting. Once you have fixed on the positions, make sure that they are easily accessible to you and allow you to turn them on and off when you need to. Also make sure that the selected surface is flat enough to hold the light fixture.
The next step would be to survey outside your garage and look for a spot that receives a steady stream of sunlight for a good part of the day. Make sure that it is a place where you can install the solar panels. Ideally it should face south. Observing your shed or garage at various times of the day for a while will give you a good idea of the ideal spot. The reason you should do this is make sure that no trees or other construction casts a shadow on your panel at different parts of the day. It is a given that the more time a panel is exposed to sunlight, the longer your solar light will remain powered.
Each solar powered garage light is connected to the solar panel with a wire. Measure how long this wire is and make sure that you have sufficient length from the panel to the light. Once you are sure of your solar panel locations, look for the shortest possible route for passing your connecting wire. If you don’t already have an opening, you will have to drill one through. With this done, mount your solar light on the selected spot inside and the solar panel on the designated spot outside. Pass the wire between both. If you find it dangling in certain places, secure it in place with clips.
With just this, you will be set with your solar power lights.