6 Tips for Prolonging the Life of Your Battery Operated Outdoor Lights
Outdoor lights are a great way to add ambiance and security to your home. And if they’re battery operated, even better! But like any battery-powered device, there are ways to prolong the life of your battery operated outdoor lights.
Here are six tips for doing just that!
#1: Use your lights appropriately. The more you use your battery-operated outdoor lights, the faster they will drain their batteries and die. Only turn them on when you need them and save them for when you’re going to be out in the yard or home later than dusk. This way they’ll only be “on” during hours that they won’t be visible from nearby homes or streets; this will also help prevent thieves from spotting your lights and stealing something valuable in your backyard before you launch a full-fledged security system hunt!
#2: Don’t let your batteries sit too long in non-usage periods. Even if you’ve taken tip number one above to heart and only turned on your lights when it’s still a good idea to take the batteries out of the lights when you’re done with them for a while. Leaving them in can corrode the terminals on the batteries, shortening their life and rendering your brand-spankin’ new lights useless!
#3: Keep your light fixture clean. Dusty lights are not only unattractive, but they could be messing with your light’s ability to properly illuminate its surroundings. A quick dusting or wipe down will keep them looking great and working well too!
#4: Use rechargeable batteries instead of single-use ones. The more times you use disposable batteries, the more “dead” they become until eventually, they won’t hold any juice at all; that is if they even turn on anymore! With rechargeable batteries, you can plug them in after each use, and the life of the battery will be significantly extended.
#5: Cleanse your light fixtures often. If you have a light fixture that turns or rotates, make sure to clean it every once in a while to get rid of the excess fuzz, dirt, and dust. Allowing these things to accumulate on your lights could result in reduced functionality over time.
#6: Don’t let rainwater pool on or near your outdoor lighting fixtures. A simple splash of water could do some serious damage if it were to seep into wiring that was never meant for exposure to moisture! Water can corrode components, shorting out electrical connections and potentially leading to more expensive repairs down the road.
So there you have it! Six tips to help keep your battery-powered outdoor lighting going for as long as possible. Remember, only turn them on when you need them, and don’t let the batteries sit too long in non-usage periods. Take these simple steps and your lights will never leave you with a dead battery again!
Taking a few extra measures to keep your battery-powered lights looking and working well will not only make them last longer but it’ll also allow you to enjoy them for a long time to come! Happy lighting!