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 Post subject: Making Solar Walkway lights work in the winter
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:51 pm 
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When the sun drops in the sky and the days get shorter, solar walkway lights don't work all that well in this part of the woods (not to mention if they are buried in snow). But if you having hanging lights, and a southern exposure, there is a way to get more light out of them. Lay them in a snowbank, at a slight angle, facing south. The reflection off the snow increases the power generation to the point that I've had lights that normally are on for three hours last as long as nine hours.

And if you don't get sun all day, remember that morning sun is more powerful than afternoon sun.
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 Post subject: Buried
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:13 pm 
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Right now our solar lights are buried in the snow. We face south, but seems like even before they were buried they weren't good like our electric ones. So much for that, huh?


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 Post subject: Re: Buried
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:19 pm 
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Right now our solar lights are buried in the snow. We face south, but seems like even before they were buried they weren't good like our electric ones. So much for that, huh?

Due to trees, I only get about four hours of sunlight in the summer. Even then I'll take them off and try to angle them facing south. Helps a bit, which is why I haven't gone with the staked ones. We are a bit too far north to get a good angle of sunlight.
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