If the solar light you are currently using will not turn off when it comes on during the day, don’t be too anxious, it could be due to one of these reasons.
Damaged light sensor
If the light sensor in a solar street light is faulty, it may not work properly. The function of the light sensor is to detect the light intensity of the surrounding environment to determine whether the solar street light needs to work or not. If the light sensor is damaged or fails, the solar street light may work at the wrong time, or not work at all.
Not receiving enough sun
Solar lights need plenty of sunlight during the day to charge the batteries and store energy. The sensors inside the solar lights also need sunlight not only to turn on but also to turn off at sunset. If you find that your solar street lights are not receiving enough sunlight, it is advisable to check the placement of your solar street lights and make sure they are in a place with direct sunlight.
Solar panels covered in dirt
If dirt and other debris build up on the surface of a solar panel, it can confuse the sensors inside the solar light and make it impossible to tell whether it is night or day. This often happens with outdoor solar lights that are located where debris such as leaves and other objects have fallen.
This is because solar panels rely on sunlight to collect energy and if they are covered in dirt, they will not collect enough sunlight and the batteries will not be charged enough to power the street lights.
Battery failure or damaged battery
A damaged battery may result in the battery not being able to charge and store energy properly. The battery should ensure that your solar light is switched off during the day. However, your lights may come on during the day because the performance of the batteries may deteriorate over time.
Have you cleaned your solar lights recently or has it rained in your area? Water can also enter outdoor solar lights during periods of high humidity and heavy rain, even though they are built to withstand any weather conditions. However, as they are completely exposed, water may gradually enter the interior over time.
If water seeps into the light sensor, it may affect its performance and cause the street light to work improperly. If you notice water seeping into the light sensors of your solar street light, it is recommended that you remove them promptly and dry them with a clean cloth.
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