It’s a trend which is only going to increase as customers plump for the cheapest possible option. You’ll see supermarket chains and DIY stores offering incredibly great value solar lights that will promise everything for lighting up your shrubs and trees for Christmas and all year, and they seem to be the perfect solution. If you’ve got no power socket outside your home or simply believe that solar is the answer to your prayers then you need to read this.
Like anything in life nothing comes for free and cheaper does not always mean better, with solar lights included. Firstly you have to take into consideration where Great Britain sits on planet earth, 54 degrees 00′ N and 2 degrees 00′ W. Not exactly a sun worshippers paradise, you’ll be lucky to get 7 days of sunshine in the height of summer and 2 hours in the dark depths of winter. Apply this to solar lights and you’ll surely ask yourself why the UK is one of the biggest consumers of solar garden lights in Europe.