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Solar LED Outdoor Lighting

Assemble your own solar-powered outdoor lighting.

Solar LED Outdoor Lighting

Solar lights are great applications for a remote application, like your back yard. You can make your own more powerful solar lights using LEDs. You can get the gear you need to build the solar lighting kit at FutureElectronics.

Steps

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Make your wiring connections from the solar lighting system. They don’t come with the right connection to your charge controller. First strip the wires about half an inch.

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Then use the crimping tool to make a nice contact.

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Then insert the contact into the connector to make your first “whip.” Repeat with the second wire.

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Connect the solar cells to the charge controller with your new connectors.

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Connect to the charging regulator with your screwdriver.

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And the LED controller to the LED.

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The 22-watt LED we used was pretty bright.

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Overview of full circuit.


  • https://plus.google.com/+KristianJaeger Kristian Jaeger

    Nice tutorial. Could you please provide direct links to the parts required?

  • Jon

    How long did the charge last?

  • http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=aquarium+blue+led+lights Cheryle Moretti

    I am so impressed with the work they did on my patio that I just had to say something. Did anyone ever hear of Paver Lights? Its an ASOME light that is solar powered and is exclusively sold by http://paverlightdepot.com/. They Did a really Good Job!

  • http://www.bestprolighting.com/ Meryl Bibb

    I am so happy with what Paver Light did that I just had to tell someone. They installed these EXCLUSIVE lights that are solor power and see through on my house !! Such an amazing job that I am at a loss for words! I really hope someone reads this and checks them out. almost forgot here is the website http://paverlightdepot.com/ !! HUGE THANK YOU TO THEM VERY NICE COMPANY !

  • http://www.dealzon.com/deals/xbox-360_ctf=rdr_T Lili Blailock

    Amazing NEW SOLAR PAVER LIGHT EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY http://paverlightdepot.com/. GREAT PRODUCT !! THANKS AGAIN TO THIS AMAZING COMPANY I WISH THEM THE BEST!

  • http://www.ebay.com/bhp/honda-scooter-engine Mitch Devaney

    Amazing NEW SOLAR PAVER LIGHT EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY http://paverlightdepot.com/. GREAT PRODUCT !! THANKS AGAIN TO THIS AMAZING COMPANY I WISH THEM THE BEST!