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Solar lights need to be longer during winter

I had a solar light that ran for 7 hours at maximum brightness. That isn’t long enough as the days have gotten shorter. So I searched and looked for a replacement and it is arriving tomorrow. If it works, that will be another post.

It said it might last for 11 hours at maximum brightness. That would be longer than I need which is great. I wouldn’t have light anxiety that my light might go out while I am using it. I have a second light that I could use but I am lazy and don’t want to turn it on when the other goes off. Really a first world problem isn’t it?

Part of using solar power is that it can be as convenient as regular power. I have a friend who is willing to take my slightly used solar lights when I get these longer lasting ones. I am excited to see if they are reliable and worthwhile.

You don’t think of the length of time required during the winter when you buy things like this. I should have thought more when I bought my first solar led battery light. There are always things you don’t realize in life until they happen and then you look back and wonder why you didn’t think of it.

The lights that I originally bought cost $30 and I have saved the money in electricity by using them. I don’t think it is wasteful to buy things that save you money. My friend will save money using these lights, so I am ok with buying additional lights to get additional lighting. I have tried various things in regards to solar lighting and I am very happy with the current lights just not the amount of time they last.

There are always people who can use what we grow out of. Donating to others is a worthwhile thing to do as we do what we can to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.