When it comes to choosing and installing solar powered fairy lights there are some important factors you need to take into consideration to ensure that they will provide you with the festive ambience you are looking to achieve.
Firstly, it is essential that you buy the highest quality product from a leading supplier. You want the best quality so you know it is going to provide you with the best amount of light for the longest period of time. Remember not all panels and batteries are of the same quality, some will provide you with longer lighting than others, so this is something you will want to look into.
Most reputable suppliers will provide you with valuable information on how long you can expect the lights to run on a full battery. You will also want to remember that if you live in a country where you will be in winter during the holidays, then the sunlight is not in abundance. This does not mean the batteries will not charge, but they may not charge to their full capacity through a day. This is why you want to choose solar powered fairy lights with the longest possible running times to ensure you get good lighting once the sun sets to brighten your space and add that festive cheer to your property.
Choose the lights with care. Choose the longest string based on the size of outdoor tree or plant you want to brighten. Solar powered fairy lights are more effective outdoors, though you can use them effectively indoors as long as your panel enjoys direct sunlight through the day. The longer the string of lights the better. This means only one solar panel to light all the lights, which reduces the need to have the base base of the tree or plant dotted with panels.
Once your solar powered fairy lights arrive on your doorstep, you will want to start with the installation. The good news is that they are so easy to install. You do not need a qualified electrician at hand or an extra pair of hands, unless you are climbing a high tree and need someone to hold the ladder. You can easily manage this installation on your own.
When it comes to the installation you are going to want to choose an area that benefits from the most amount of sunlight through the day. On cloudy days, as long as it enjoys an abundance of light to charge the batteries you will be all right. Choose the tree or plant you want to brighten and then place your solar panel accordingly. In most instances the solar panel comes on a stick that you can simply stick into the soil below the tree, pointing the panel so it enjoys as much light as possible.
Try and choose solar powered fairy lights that have one solar panel, this will make installation so much easier. There are variations where the solar panel is found on the end of the lighting string, without a stick. You will want to place this strategically at the bottom of your lighting display, pointing the panel to where it will enjoy the most amount of sun on any given day.
String your lights around the tree or plants, ensuring you leave extra wiring length for your stick and panel to reach the ground. Finally, flip the switch to the "on" position, wait for the sun to set and enjoy.