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How to Fix Solar Stake Lights

How to Fix Solar Stake Lights

Solar stake lights are famous for their low maintenance, cost-effectiveness, and ease of use. In addition, you can place these lights anywhere because they run on solar power! However, there are a few things to keep in mind when you're looking to buy your own set of solar stake lights.

For any homeowner, solar stake lights are an excellent choice. They can be installed in a matter of minutes and put to work immediately. But as with all things, they may need some minor adjustments from time to time. This article will discuss the most common problems people encounter when installing or using their solar stake lights and fix them quickly and easily.


Solar Stake Lights are Convenient

Solar stake lights are excellent for adding a festive touch to your home. They add color without the need for electricity. No more extension cords or underground wiring is needed to have these environmentally friendly solar stake lights around your house and garden.


Composition of Solar Stake Lights

The majority of solar stake light sets typically include:

  • Four to six 11" stakes.
  • A solar-powered light to place on top of the stakes.
  • An optional stake extension.

The solar lights are usually made out of metal or plastic with colorful plastic tops. They have one push button that turns on and off the light while simultaneously charging up the battery in the base.


Common Stake Light Problems

People encounter a significant problem when first putting their solar stake lights: getting them to stand up straight. The stakes included in these sets are not the sturdiest and can easily fall over. This problem can be remedied by replacing the small, easy-to-knock-over stakes with a more durable variety.

The second common problem people run into is that the solar light fails to turn on properly or refuses to charge up properly. If this happens, there is a good chance the stake extension is causing interference with the lights' ability to charge. To fix this problem, remove the extension from the stakes.

Finally, even though most solar stake light sets come with an optional stake extension, they often do not include enough of them. As a result, if the lights are being used for an extended period, there may be too many gaps between stakes without extensions or not enough light to illuminate the entire area evenly. To solve this problem, replace all of the shorter stakes with longer ones.


How to Fix Solar Stake Lights?

Check the Positioning of the Stakes 

The stakes included with most solar stake light sets are small and easy to knock over. To avoid this problem, replace them with longer, sturdier stakes. If the stakes are still too easy to knock over, try replacing them with fence post caps. These also help hold the lights upright.

If necessary, replace all short stakes with long and sturdy ones for better stability.


Check that You Are Using Enough Stakes 

Solar stake light sets typically include four or six 11" stakes. Depending on your needs, you might want to replace all stakes with longer ones. However, it is probably unnecessary if the lights are being used for a short period or in a small area.

If you decide to use more stakes than what comes in your set, make sure they are evenly spaced out and positioned so that each stake has enough light to sufficiently illuminate an area.


Check the Panels 

If your solar lights are new, it is a good idea to check their panels to make sure they still have the protective film on them to prevent scratches and other physical damage. If necessary, replace the movie or put a layer of electrical tape around each panel.

If your solar lights aren't charging correctly, it is most likely caused by one or more of the panels being blocked. For example, this can happen when using some stake extensions and placing stakes too close together. In these instances, remove any stake extensions and move the current stakes further apart to allow maximum sunlight exposure for each panel.


Remove the Stake Extension 

If the solar stake light still isn't working correctly, there is interference with the stake extension. To fix this problem, remove any stake extensions and replace them with longer stakes that aren't attached to a stake extension.

Lastly, if your solar lights are new and you didn't apply any electrical tape or protective film to the panels, make sure to do so as soon as possible. These small measures will help keep your lumens lighting working correctly for a long time.

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