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Solar Security Lighting

When I had a security light installed on my first house about 15 years ago, I don’t remember there being a huge amount of choice around the type of lights available and I can’t recall solar powered security lighting being an option.  Things have moved on and now there are large numbers of solar powered lights available.  Security lights seem ideal to run on solar power as they don’t need to be on for very long.  It also makes them easy to install as they don’t need to be linked up to your mains electricity and they’ll save you money too.

This Solar Utility Light is very reasonably priced at £19.98.  You can use it as either a security light or as a shed light.  It will light for up to 16 hours when fully charged and stays lit for 25 seconds after motion is detected, so it won’t be on half the night if a fox passes by.  As it’s intended for outside use, it’s fully weatherproof and doesn’t need an electrician to install.

It’s wise to leave a light on when you’re out in the evening or on holiday to deter burglars.  One way to do this without using mains electricity is to use a Sun Jar. The Sun jar is a portable solar powered light. It looks like a storage jar, but it has a solar cell, batteries and LED light under its lid.  During the day it stores energy and when it gets dark it automatically turns itself on and glows with the day’s sunshine.  You could have a few dotted around the house and it could save you turning on a light if you just pop into a room to fetch something.  They’re available in blue, orange and pink so you can go for a light effect too if you like.  The price is £19.99.

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