By harnessing energy from the sun, solar lighting is the most energy efficient lighting solution available today. What’s more, due to the fact solar lights don’t require a mains connection, they can be positioned virtually anywhere, don’t require an electrician for installation, and can be stored away when not in use. Not only that, solar lights are very environmentally friendly, providing a fantastic way for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint.
Here at Lyco we believe solar lighting has a big future ahead of it, which is why we’ve recently expanded our solar offering, including new wall lights, stake lights, security lights, decorative lights and much more – here are some of our top picks from the new solar lighting range.
Cole and Bright bollard lights
These stainless steel bollard lights by Cole and Bright would make for a particularly stylish and practical lighting solution within the grounds of a hotel or restaurant. The built in PIR sensor boasts a 120° detection range for 8 metres and provides 10 lumens of light on stand-by, increasing to 50 lumens once movement is detected. This makes this fitting ideal for illuminating walkways or paths.
Duracell solar LED lights
Ideal for illuminating hard to reach or awkward spaces such as stairs or decked areas, this set of four flush solar lights from Duracell offers an easy-to-install lighting solution without the need for any hard wiring or batteries. Simply position each light in a sunny spot, and using their own individual solar panels, these lights will shine for up to eight hours once fully charged.
Chester solar wall lights
Wall lights fulfil a number of different requirements, serving both aesthetic and practical purposes, depending on where they are positioned. This modern looking, brushed steel wall light by SolarCentre is a real eye-catcher, and will shine for up to ten hours once fully charged. The solar panel can be positioned up to 1 metre away from the light, allowing for optimal exposure to daylight, while a convenient power-saving mode reduces brightness while doubling the running time.
Lighting has the potential to completely transform an outdoor space, and these subtle solar rock lights can do just that when positioned amongst flowers, shrubs, and rockeries. Manufactured from resin and styled with a natural rough finish, these little lights provide up to eight hours of illumination on a full charge. These lights would also work well for lining walkways, paths, or small driveways.
Cast metal solar powered floodlight with PIR sensor
This Duracell LED flood light is an ideal solution for illuminating driveways, pathways, entrances, and car parks. The light will automatically turn on as visitors approach your premises and then turn off after one minute – using precious energy only when it’s truly needed. Due to the light snapping on whenever movement is detected, motion sensor lights can also help bolster on-premises security and deter unwanted visitors. Alternatively the constant ‘on’ mode will provide light for two hours when fully charged.
Charles Barnett Managing Director
Charles started Lyco in 1995 with just 4 enthusiastic employees and has grown it considerably over the past 25 years. Charles is also the Managing Director of Lighting Direct and newly acquired Online Lighting. He now has a team of 50 lighting experts working on growing Lyco Group to be the UK leader in lighting for both businesses and homes. Away from the office he is a keen cyclist and is proud to have cycled 1017 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for a new residential centre for adults with multiple learning difficulties.