from the employee owners at Gardener's Supply Co.

The Best Solar Lights

In the past few years, solar lighting technology has improved dramatically. What’s more, you can find cheap solar lights in more and more stores. But, why bother with a solar light that won’t last more than a season or two? Our all-year, all-weather lights are a better value.

Solar Spotlight
Solar panel features

In the past few years, solar lighting technology has improved dramatically. What’s more, you can find cheap solar lights in more and more stores. But, why bother with a solar light that won’t last more than a season or two? Our all-year, all-weather lights are a better value. Take a look at the features of three of our most popular solar lights and you’ll see why our top-quality lights outshine the others.

More LEDs: Other brands have only four regular LEDs; ours have six (Solar Spotlight) and 16 (Superbright Solar Spotlight).

Advanced Reflector Design: Puts 18 times more light where you need it. Others have plastic cone reflectors that waste light.

15-foot power cable: Allows the solar panel unit to be in full sun, while the spotlight illuminates shady areas. Other lights are joined to the panel, limiting them to a full-sun location.

Next-Generation Batteries: Hold 2.5 times the charge. Silicone-sealed from the elements. Other batteries hold a smaller charge, and don’t hold it as long.

Quality Construction: One-piece, anodized aluminum housing seals out moisture. Plastic models have seams that let water in.

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Commercial-Grade Glass Panel: Will not yellow, cloud or crack over time. Most solar lights have plastic panels.

Advanced Solar Circuitry: The panel charges even on overcast days. Cheaper models charge only in full sun.

Mounting Options: Mount on post, deck or ground.


6 Comments

  1. August 8, 2011    

    I think solar lights are a great resource for lighting up garden landscapes. I am curious about the type of battery these use that helps them last longer. Most solar light batteries do only last a season or two.

  2. August 24, 2011    

    Most solar lights I see for sale say the batteries last about two years. Is this not the case? I’ve been thinking about getting some solar lights for my walkway.

  3. August 24, 2011    

    In general, batteries have a lifespan of two to five years. It varies, depending on the frequency of use and how long the light is on during each use.

  4. November 28, 2011    

    This is a good post thanks for share

  5. August 20, 2013    

    This sounds like a really solid light option, how long is that battery’s expected life?

    • Gardener's Supply
      August 21, 2013    

      Here’s more detail on battery life, from Dalton in the customer service department :

      This question has been asked before and there isn’t a simple, clean-cut answer. The average life of the solar battery is directly related to how much sun the solar panel gets – Is it getting 8 hours of charge in strong sun, or is it getting 6 on an overcast/cloudy day? This weather variance makes a difference in the level of charge and then how hard the light works at putting out/using up it’s charge.

      Also ambient light at night that could effect if the light comes on or doesn’t come on at night if placed too close to ambient light can be a factor. If near ambient light and the solar light doesn’t come on each night then the battery will last longer.

      So there isn’t any fast and hard rule of how long the solar lights battery will last but as a general rule of thumb we have suggested with typical, daily use they will last up to 6 months and maybe more. We do NOT guarantee this though, because of all the variables.

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