Temperatures are starting to drop and in some areas, it’s a tad too cool to sit and read a book outdoors (without mittens). You don’t have to bring your free-light solar lights indoors, except for Expressions Solar Table Lights. Those you must. They need added protection from harsh Winter conditions in order to preserve their glorious crackle finish.
Speaking of Expressions Solar Table Lights – have you heard?
There are two NEW! Expressions Solar Lights for outdoor tables now being hand-crafted as only free-light glass artisans can. Stay tuned more delightful details.
Winterizing free-light Solar Lights
Expressions Table Solar Lights:
Remove the 3-AA batteries from the solar light before winter storage. Bring the batteries inside. If you want to use your Table Solar Lights indoors, keep in mind that newer windows dramatically reduce the amount of sunlight that gets through the glass (to charge the battery). That means it may take a little longer for your stunning and beautiful free-light solar table lights to charge and lighting time and brightness may be affected. But they’re still a gorgeous complement to any table!
Cast Aluminum Solar Lights:
free-light Solar Lights are rated to work as low as -25C (-13F). Keep in mind, a change in the sun’s direction MAY affect brightness and lighting time.
Disc/Orb Pathway Garden Solar Lights:
Ideally, bring inside after a full day of charging. Remove the 4-AA batteries.
For best results:
Try to charge the batteries early in January using a standard AA battery charger. It will assist the battery capacity for Spring.
Disc2/Orb2 Pathway Garden Solar Lights:
Wait until after a sunny day, and then turn the POWER switch off. Ideally, the lights should be brought inside to protect the dormant battery during the winter months. The lights can stay outside year round as long as they are working. Batteries that do not charge/discharge in cold weather will have problems.
Other free-light models:
Try to take your free-light Solar Lights out of service after a good day of sunshine (which charges the battery). Turn the POWER switch off and move the lights indoors.
It’s getting too cold to walk through the garden, so go ahead and walk through our garden of delights (our brilliant catalogue collection of solar lights).
p.s. Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian customers! We’re grateful.