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Solar LED lights ( for winter )

Halfspin 3,005 146 December 30, 2015 at 08:40 AM
I was going to purchase some solar powered sidewalk lights but they all seem to be battery storage, which is not ideal for cold / freezing temps. Does anyone know if a capacitor storage variant exists?

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I was going to purchase some solar powered sidewalk lights but they all seem to be battery storage, which is not ideal for cold / freezing temps. Does anyone know if a capacitor storage variant exists?
Yes but they're usually more expensive.

For example - http://www.amazon.com/White-Alumi...B008XB7CCW

Personally I'm not sure I'd risk it but then again I don't know exactly what freezing temps would do to batteries like do they not work at all or just only for a few hours??
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Yes but they're usually more expensive.

For example - http://www.amazon.com/White-Alumi...B008XB7CCW

Personally I'm not sure I'd risk it but then again I don't know exactly what freezing temps would do to batteries like do they not work at all or just only for a few hours??
Interesting. The sites I found claim that cold weather only affects operation. My experience with batteries and cold weather is that they degrade, often to the point of not working. This is why I store my lawnmower battery inside over the winter.

If the capacitor battery lights are that expensive on average, maybe I'll buy some cheap NiCd lights and see how well they fare.

Thanks for the post.
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Interesting. The sites I found claim that cold weather only affects operation. My experience with batteries and cold weather is that they degrade, often to the point of not working. This is why I store my lawnmower battery inside over the winter.

If the capacitor battery lights are that expensive on average, maybe I'll buy some cheap NiCd lights and see how well they fare.

Thanks for the post.
The batteries from my experience are what go bad in solar LED lights first, well assuming you buy decent quality lights. I picked up a few sets of good ones probably 10 years ago. They stop working over time but you can pick up generic batteries for cheap from a lot of sites and then voilia they're good for a few more years.

For example:

http://www.batteryspace.com/nicdr...50pcs.aspx

Best of luck
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