After we spend the weekend doing some DIY upgrades to our yard, it’s a great feeling to sit back and enjoy the changes we have made. We love the new atmosphere and the comfy seating area. The new solar lights that we placed so perfectly bring together the look and feel that we were looking for.
A couple years go by and then you start to see that your solar lights are not working the way they did when you first placed them. First you’re frustrated. Then you realize there must be something going on!
Troubleshooting Tips for When Your Solar Lights Stop Working
- Make sure you actually have them turned on. Some lights actually have an on/off switch. Some lights, like our Solar Blaze motion spotlight, have a pin enclosed in the box that you insert into the tiny hole on the back to turn on the button and activate the unit.
- Check to see if there is a plastic strip over the battery that would need to be removed for it to charge properly. Many times manufacturers will include this protection so the battery is not draining when not in use prior to purchase and placement.
- Check the placement of your solar light to make sure that it is fully facing the sunlight. Sometimes as shrubs and trees grow, they may actually start to block some of the sunlight.
- Many solar lights come with replaceable solar cell batteries. Most of these last up to two years. However, the Solar Blaze LED solar light has a five-year battery life. Depending on how long you have your lights placed, you may need to replace the batteries.
- Wipe down and clean off the top of your light so that you can make sure the sun is fully charging your unit. Debris and dirt buildup will cause a filtering of sunlight that will block a full charge.
- Less expensive solar lights may be produced to last only a certain amount of time before they need to be replaced. Choosing high-quality solar lights in the future could help with longer lasting output.
By running down this list you can certainly alleviate some of the issues with your solar lights not working. You will be happy to know that most of the time it is a simple fix.
Have questions on your Solar Blaze Solar Light? Let us know! We are here to help!