Performance Contrasts Between Solar and Wired LED Outdoor Lighting

The benefits of solar lights in terms of sustainability, running costs, and convenience are well established, where you can install a new set of outdoor lights in just a few minutes and implement year-round security lighting or patio lights with zero utility charges. However, exceptional performance is as important, where your outdoor lighting doesn't just look elegant but provides advantages [...]

June 6th, 2023|

Solar Lighting Technology: What are ALS and TCS?

Solar-powered lights have grown exponentially in popularity over recent years as we look for ways to replace unreliable mains power and reduce electricity costs, utilising free and plentiful solar energy to run outdoor and garden lights. However, as solar light innovation continues to evolve, it can be tricky to understand the huge range of terminology and abbreviations that may indicate [...]

April 24th, 2023|

PIR Sensors: How They Work in Your Garden Solar Lights

PIR sensors are in-built motion detectors, which add functionality and efficiency to garden solar lights. They use infrared technology to sense movement within the scope of the sensor and activate the light. There are a huge range of applications, and you very likely walk past PIR sensors every day; think automatic shop doors, lights in an office that switch off [...]

February 13th, 2023|

Find the Perfect Position for your Solar Garden Lights

Solar garden lights perform best when they receive maximum exposure to the sunlight – but what should you do if you’d like to install a solar security light or decorative garden lights in a shady space? To advise you on the ideal positioning for outdoor solar lights, we have put together this guide to help you decide the right placement, [...]

January 10th, 2023|

Can South African Businesses Claim a Tax Allowance for Solar Lighting?

There is a strong business case for companies across South Africa to consider renewable energy sources such as solar lighting, running their organisations efficiently and cost-effectively while hitting sustainability targets. One of the primary advances of solar lighting is that once installed, solar lights run with zero cost, without any exposure to downtime during national grid power outages or when [...]

December 1st, 2022|

4 Tips for Maintaining a More Sustainable Home

Eco-friendly living is an aspiration for millions of families - but with a 7.6% bump in the cost of living in South Africa over the last year, maintaining an efficient, sustainable home has become even more of a priority. The good news is that replacing mains power for solar, plastic for paper or even simple swaps such as using low-energy [...]

November 1st, 2022|

PIR Sensors Improve the Longevity of Outdoor Solar Lights

PIR motion sensors are one of the many advanced technological developments that make outdoor solar lights responsive, incredibly economical, and with improved durability. These passive infrared sensors detect heat or movement, which activates solar lighting automatically when required, with the dual benefit of reducing light pollution. A sensor provides augmented security and safety, triggering the lighting whenever a person enters [...]

October 1st, 2022|

Will Solar Power Replace Electrical Domestic Lighting?

As a leading South African supplier of exceptional solar outdoor lighting solutions, Solight is a strong advocate for solar power's economic viability and sustainability. Recent events have brought into sharp focus how heavily the world relies on fossil fuels. The timeline before we are all dependent on solar power as a cleaner, greener, cheaper alternative may have shortened dramatically. Let’s [...]

September 4th, 2022|
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