One good sunny day should give them sufficient charge to turn on for awhile. My mother has a set and they charge up and work pretty well after a sunny day. Make sure the batteries are installed OK and properly oriented and maybe double check the instructions for any tips you may have missed.
There is probably is nothing really wrong with the lights but either the batteries or how you installed them. If you got them at a discount store, there is a strong chance they are discontinued and old fixtures, which is not good because it's not wise to keep batteries in any thing, particularly solar lights. There are a few things likely going on here. 1) You need to keep the lights in the sun for two sunny days before you try to keep them on at night. This lets the batteries (which have probably been sitting in a dark box or case for quite a while) a chance to recharge 2) The batteries themselves may be defective (usually the problem). They should have been packaged separately from the fixture itself. Before you return the fixture try getting new batteries. And to make sure you do not ruin the fixture so that you CAN'T return it, you have to use the specific batteries that the fixture requires. If they did not come with batteries and you are not using the right type, it will destroy the fixture 3) Are they placed close to a street light, lamp post of house light (spot or lamp) that is stronger than the walkway lights. solar lights have a sensor that lets them it's dark enough to turn on. If they are in the illumination field of a brighter light, they wo not go on 4) Directions should have been provided with the fixtures telling you the above and you should have read them. If they did not come with any instructions, or the instructions did not mention the above issues, odds are you bought a cruddy lamp. Try setting them in the sun and then turning the on/off button off when it gets dark for two sunny days and putting them back out. (if they do not have an on/off button, another clue they are not great lights) You would have to keep them in a room with some light over night. Finally The fixture could in fact be defective. So, always keep packaging and instructions until you know they work. Before you return it, try the above. Then take the package to the store and see if they will give you money back. Batteries for small lamps usually last two years when running; there is no reason a new fixture with batteries included (which again, good lamps have) would not work -- so if they sold you fixtures with dead batteries, you should get money back and look for a better product. With solar, you get what you pay for. Good luck.
2. how do solar lights work?
The panel on top of light absorbs solar energy and convert it into power which will be instored in batteris during daytime; at night, the battery will charge the LED light for work
3. how do I steal solar lights?
ask them when they will be gone so you can steal stuff without being seen
4. anyvone know about outdoor solar lights?
They have what is called a Photoelectric Eye, which senses electromagnetic radiation TRANSLATION: LIGHT! When the Eye sees no light, then it turns on
5. What can i do about hispanic neighbour he keeps running over my Outdoor Solar Lights because he keeps cutting?
dont be racist!!! and what about the hispanic culture???? RACISTTT
6. Do all solar lights take time before they start to light?
I have small solar lights in my front yard. They took about a day of FULL sun light (not overcast outside) to light up. I kept thinking they were broken. They would not stay lit all night either. They still do not . So they do take time.
7. How Complicated is it to Install Commercial Outdoor Pole Lights?
Everywhere you go there are commercial outdoor pole lights. They are so common, so numerous, that you probably do not even realize they are there. Every parking lot, walkway, and park you've ever been to is dotted with tall light poles. But if a pole light is damaged or missing, that's the only time when we notice the difference. After all, for many people, there are few things scarier than a dark corner of a parking lot. There are plenty of reasons why people need commercial outdoor pole lights installed. Whether you are developing a new property or need to renovate an existing one, new pole lights can transform your parking and pedestrian areas. So exactly how complicated is it to install new commercial outdoor pole lights? Here are a few things to consider from Atlanta's outdoor lighting pros. The town or city your property is in has a say about how tall and bright your pole lights can be. If the property falls under the jurisdiction of a homeowner's association, you could have a second layer of restrictions to navigate as well. So before you go buying a bunch of new lights, make sure you understand the limitations placed on your property. Nobody stops to think about the varying conditions pole lights are exposed to around the world. Not every pole light is built to withstand the extreme cold of Minneapolis, the incredible heat of Phoenix, or the frequent earthquakes of Los Angeles. Take the time to do your research and find the outdoor pole lights that are built to tolerate your local conditions. With these pieces of information in place, you can begin to narrow the field of possible pole light purchases. This is the time to start considering the affordability and aesthetic appeal of each of your light pole options. Once you know the brightness and spread of your pole light bulbs, you can do a little math. Sketch your outdoor lighting schematic to figure out how many light poles you need to purchase for your property. Again, your local ordinances and the light manufacturer's information will help you decide where the poles should be placed to provide even, optimal lighting. The next thing to check is the integrity of the pole light installation sites. The concrete or asphalt surrounding the install site should not be crumbling or cracked. You will need to dig an 18-inch deep hole, approximately two feet across, to pour the concrete footing that will support the light pole. (Check your local building codes for accurate specifications in your area.) Once the concrete is poured, the pole should be inserted immediately into the wet concrete. Use a crane to hold the pole straight up until the footing dries. Use levels to make sure the pole is perpendicular to the ground during the drying process. The last thing you want is a crooked 25-foot-tall light pole on your property! Also, this is one step of the installation process when you definitely want a professional's assistance. Wiring the new pole lights is often easier when old pole lights are being replaced. The in-ground wires are already installed. Assuming the existing wiring works, this will save you a lot more excavation and billable hours of work. If the lights are being installed at a new or extremely old development, new wiring should be laid down. Alternatively, you could install solar lights, which do not require any wiring. Make sure the lumens produced by these lights meet your property's requirements and your local ordinances. What Happens When Pole Lights Burn Out? This is inevitable for all light bulbs - well, except perhaps the Centennial Light, which has been burning in Livermore, California since 1901. But your new light poles will definitely require service down the road. When this happens, call an electrical service provider you trust to change out bulbs and perform other routine maintenance. Arc Angel Electric Wants to Be Your Outdoor Lighting Specialist If you are in the greater Cumming, Georgia area, Arc Angel Electric can help with all of your outdoor pole light installations and maintenance needs. We are in our 16th year serving the Atlanta region's electrical needs, so we know your neighborhood like the back of our hand. Our skilled electricians can recommend the right light poles for your property. A team of experienced technicians can be on-site to start your installation right away. For your next commercial outdoor pole light installation, call Arc Angel at 770.889.9243.