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Old 01-05-2008, 10:49 AM
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Solar Powered Patio Lights.

SOLAR POWERED PATIO LIGHTS.

Where can I get A couple of solar powered patio lights that burn longer and brighter than the every day run of the mill solar patio lights?

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Good Luck with that.

I have never found a solar powered outdoor lighting product that I would install for a client. They are all quite cheap and have many limitations.
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SOLAR POWERED PATIO LIGHTS.

Where can I get A couple of solar powered patio lights that burn longer and brighter than the every day run of the mill solar patio lights?

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Lowe's or Home Depot
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without spending thousands installing a battery bank and solar panels to support it you wont get anything tremendous. You would still have to wire it up.

Install a quality low voltage system. Solar wont even come close. You wont be sorry.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:56 PM
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I have run across solar lighting on two irrigation jobs where the clients had tried themselves with solar fixtures from a website called front gate that came with separate solar panels. Both have asked for me to come and install a more reliable system.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:25 AM
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The Problem is there is no power source and they need to be portable so that leaves a wired system out.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:36 PM
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is this a remote located patio ? how far from power are you ? and why does it need to be portable ? If thats the case maybe make some endevours from unique with a custom base holding a battery and use the hubble bbq mounts.

Maybe some pics would really help. If its one thing I have learned over the past few years is alot of guys on here can figure out how to light the seemingly unlightable.
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I have worked with this before. You will need to use ALL LED based fixtures, so there will be low current draw. You will need a power pack and solar charger. The systems are usually custom built to meet the demands of your load and charge cycles. This is the same system used on municipal crosswalks, sign lighting and markers. They are Optilight units. www.optilight.biz The are based out of Melville, NY. Contact Shay
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:24 PM
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I was just looking at Atom Lighting's site today and as surprised to find a solar pathlight, and it looks like they have plans to add a few more form their brochure.

http://www.atomlighting.com/AtomReso...HURE-Solar.pdf

Details: http://www.atomlighting.com/AtomReso...M-PDS-1213.pdf

Installation: http://www.atomlighting.com/AtomReso...M-PIS-1213.pdf

Photo: http://www.atomlighting.com/AtomReso...M-PPS-1213.pdf



If you're not familiar with their products, they are pretty cool looking. I was sent some samples about 3 years ago. I was surprised at how heavy they were. Solid brass and copper with a bead blasted matte finish that is supposed to patina well.

I liked the designs, the prices were reasonable (through Ewing) and they certainly looked durable.

I guess the only reason I didn't use more was my loyalty to a couple of established brands... and the fact they were made in China.

But this solar light is a new twist. I'm wondering how it performs. If it is built like their others, it should hold up better than any other solar lights on the market... BTW, I clicked on a photometrics link and it said that the data was still being verified....
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