Solar powered post lights offer a great way to light up a yard or driveway, in a way which doesn't rely on fossil fuels. Before you purchase one or a set of these devices though, you have to consider a number of factors and your own personal circumstances, so that you can get something which will work well for you. After all, these devices come in many different designs, so it's important to buy something which is as much as possible suitable for your own unique needs. One of the things to be considered for example is the amount of snowfall that you regularly get in your area.

Now, of course, if you live in a tropical country which doesn't receive any snow or really experience winter, then you don't have to worry about this. In fact, if you live in a tropical country then that's great in the sense that that'll probably mean that you have abundant amounts of sunshine to power your solar devices. If, however, you live somewhere which does experience winter, then you'll have to factor into your buying decisions, just how much snow typically gets deposited on your yard, your lawn, your driveway, or wherever else you intend to install the solar post lights.

What's important here are questions of height. You see, solar post lights come in different heights, with some of them towering over the surrounding area, in the way that some of the larger traditional street lights do. If you're thinking about installing these, then you don't need to worry as much about the amount of snowfall which builds up, because the snow probably won't pile up high enough to affect the device. There are, however, solar powered post lights which aren't particularly tall at all. Some of them are barely taller than an average sedan, and in fact some of them are even shorter. These may be lights, for instance, which are designed primarily to guide a homeowner as he makes his way up a driveway. So basically they're just there to help ensure that a vehicle doesn't veer off course. So for this purpose, they don't really have to be all that tall.

However, if the snow piles up rather high in your area at times, there's the possibility that given a particular winter season, the snowfall might be high enough to impede the illumination given off by the devices. So you end up with less light precisely when you need it. So again, before you purchase solar powered post lights, take your typical amount of snow into consideration.

Source by Philip C. Foster