What are Stallion solar
They are accent type lights that gather the sun's energy during the day and store
it in batteries to be converted into light at night. Stallion developed these lights
exclusively for the fence industry.
What advantages do solar lights offer?
They require no wiring, are very easy to install, and run off the sun's energy so
they cost nothing to run - therefore are environmentally friendly.
Solar lights sound too good to be true - are there
There are some disadvantages associated with solar lighting so it is important to
acquaint yourself with those limitations, as reviewed below, to avoid any disappointment.
What are considered to be the major disadvantages
associated with solar lighting?
First of all, by definition solar lights must have sun during the day to charge
the batteries. The length of time that the lights stay on at night are in direct
proportion to the amount of sun exposure during the day. Very simply, the better the sun
exposure during the day the longer the lights stay on at night. See the bar chart at left
that has been compiled to show what sort of on times you can expect in locations within
the United States. Also it is important to realize that the fixtures need to be positioned
so that the solar panel is exposed to the sun. Overhanging trees, shrubbery, your house,
shadows, etc. are all potential limiting factors to optimum performance.
Is lower light output considered a disadvantage?
The lights are usually not as bright as most other forms of outdoor landscape
lighting. Some people feel that this is a disadvantage, however, others welcome the softer
light output that these fixtures were specifically designed for.
Realistically, what can I expect from solar accent
When the sun cooperates, you can enjoy lights that are ideal for many
applications, especially those where accent lighting is desired and it is inconvenient to
use hard wired type products.
What sort of maintenance will I need to be
Other than replacing the batteries about every 3 years there is not really much
that can go wrong from a functioning standpoint.