Solar Shed Light
A solar shed light can be installed quick and easy. An electric supply is not required and will therefore make it a cheap way to install a light into your shed or garage.
The shed solar light will have a solar panel connected somewhere outside, preferably in a sunny position. It will also contain a battery which will get charged up by the sun during the day and a LED light.
There are a number of shed and garage lights available that are powered by a small solar panel and prices start from under £15.
Unfortunately, many of them are fairly weak, using low powered LED lights which do not give enough light for the task.
For smaller systems, we would recommend the Westfalia PIR solar light. This uses a small halogen bulb and provides sufficient light to work in a shed, or to illuminate a garage.
If you need more light than this, you can buy off the shelf lighting systems incorporating larger solar panels and multiple light bulbs. These will give similar lighting levels to normal household lighting - ideal for working in a garage or large shed at night.
Alternatively, for a real DIY energy saving projects approach, you can build your own system:
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