Before charging solar lights the first time, you will need to turn them off and put them in direct sunlight for about 5-10 cycles to fully charge the batteries. It is not recommended to put them to use immediately. If done improperly, you risk damaging the battery and affecting the solar life and performance. Once the specified charging time has passed, you can use the solar light normally. They can run continuously for 5-10 years. This requires you to clean and maintain frequently. You can read this article: How To Clean Solar Lights.
Step for Charging Solar Lights the First Time
1, First, you need to find a sunny place in an outdoor garden or backyard. It is best to place the solar lights in direct sunlight.
2, Unfold the solar light from its packing when you have found a suitable spot. Note: Please do not damage the solar panel.
3, Face the solar panel directly in the direction of the sun. Then turn on your solar lights and charge them up fully.
4, Please turn off the switch when charging. It makes sure the solar light batteries are charged to full capacity.
How Long to Charging Solar Lights the First Time?
It is recommended to charge the solar light for at least 12 hours before they are used for the first time. Then discharging at night. Use this cycle for a few days. For details, please refer to the user manual for purchasing solar lights. We advise placing the solar lights in direct sunlight. But if it is a cloudy day or in winter, you need to extend the charging time. Once the specified charging time has passed, you can use the solar light normally. It will help prolong its lifespan and improve its performance. It usually takes about 6-8 hours for a solar light to be fully charged. For details, please refer to the product specification.
Should the Switch Be On Before the First Time Charge?
No. You need to turn off the switch when charging. Although the switch is in the “ON” or “OFF” position, the solar light can be charged automatically. But you may not be able to fully charge the solar lights when the switch is in the “On” position. This will reduce the charging efficiency of the lights. We recommend you turn off the switch before the specified charging time arrives. This helps the battery to be fully charged, extending its lifespan.
It is so important to charge solar lights for the first time. But it’s also simple. Only need the correct operation steps, and you can use the solar lights normally.