People often ask us...
"What makes Solar Lighting Direct products special?"
"How are they different from other solar lighting products?"
The simple answer is, "They're better!"
Don't just take our word for it though; have a look for yourself at the techniques and technologies that are employed uniquely in our products that make them better, stronger, brighter and longer-lasting than any other solar lighting we know of.
Built-In Photo-Electric Cell
This means your lights will sense ambient light and automatically switch on at dusk and off at dawn. So your lights are always on when you need them, without having to manually turn them on and off.
The lights’ sensor can tell the difference between the setting of the sun and dark clouds forming overhead, so unlike other products, your lights won’t be switching on and off randomly during the day just because a cloud, plane or bird passed overhead.
Spare Parts Always on Hand
We keep a full range of replacement components for all of our products at our Sydney warehouse. If over time, any items wears out, our ready stocks ensure quick turnaround for your replacements and repairs
Many other manufacturers use older Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) technology batteries. These are far cheaper to produce, however are infamous for the dreaded “memory effect”. This means if the lights are only partially discharged before recharging, this “memory” stops the battery from being able to fully recharge therefore reducing future battery capacity. As a direct result, these batteries take more than twice as long to charge and have a much lower energy capacity.
Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
Due to this significant “memory effect” Solar Lighting Direct lights use Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries, which give you:
- Less “memory effect”
- Quicker charge times
- Longer lighting periods
Lithium LifeP04 Batteries
Moving forward our solar lights are being equipped with Lithium LifeP04 Batteries, which reduce the memory effect even further than NiMH, therefore these batteries offer you:
- Virtually non-existent “memory effect”
- The quickest charge times
- The longest possible lighting periods
Surface Mount Technology
Very few lighting companies have dared to mount
LEDs directly to the circuit board… But we do! Why?
Improves Mechanical Strength
The LED chips are directly mounted to the circuit board, they’re physically supported by the board strength – meaning that as they heat up and cool down, they’re not going to warp and crack. This means our products will comfortably give a life span of 20,000 to 100,000 hours!
Improves Dispersion Strength
Traditional LEDs designs send most of their light straight ahead, so the dispersion angles are generally in the region of 45o to 60o. Surface-mounted LEDs aren’t constrained by these outdated designs, so can achieve a dispersion angle of up to 160o. The result is more even lighting in all directions
Improves Thermal Transfer
Heat generated by the LED chips is transferred to the circuit board, rather than having to be dealt with by the LED itself. This means the LEDs can be run brighter and for longer periods without thermal stress destroying them
Protection against our Australian Sun
Our beloved Australian sun is both a blessing and a curse. Most non-metal component of electronics left outside for extended periods of time are often destroyed by our Sun’s harsh UV.
With our UV stabilised components, your solar lights will survive in our sun year-in, year-out without:
This is especially important for the protective layers on the solar cells themselves, which in lesser products can go “hazy” and limit the amount of light reaching the cells