How to Replace an Existing Gas Lamp with a Solar Post Light

How to Replace an Existing Gas Lamp with a Solar Post Light

If you currently have a gas lamp, you know how expensive it is to maintain or replace it. You also know that while gas lamps look pretty, they don’t provide the brightest or broadest light spread. That’s why it’s time to replace your outdated gas lamps with one of our long-lasting, bright, and economical solar post lights! Replacement is simple and the benefits are abundant. Here are a few tips on how to replace an existing gas lamp with a solar post light.

Before replacing your existing gas lamp, make sure that the existing spot receives at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. It is also important to note that the taller your light fixture, the broader its light spread will be. Once you have purchased your Gama Sonic Solar Post Light and confirmed that the existing position of the post receives enough sunlight, we provide you with a manual and documentation for an easy DIY installation process. We also recommend consulting a certified technician, handyman, or professional for the safe removal of the existing gas light.

Debunking the Common Misconception about Solar Post Lights

Due to the fact that many solar post lights are used in public or commercial areas like shopping centers, parks, neighborhood streets, and parking lots, a common misconception is that solar post lights are used ONLY for commercial areas. The reality is, solar post lights can be used for commercial and residential areas. Gama Sonic’s solar post lights are optimal in residential areas because of their bright light and broad reach. All you need is an existing post and our products provide the rest! From brightening late-night family hangouts in the backyard to keeping the front porch lit after dark, solar post lights provide the ideal lighting and ambiance for any outdoor space.

Why Should You Replace Your Gas Lamp with a Solar Post Light?

There are a number of benefits to replacing your gas lamp with solar post lights:

  1. More Economical – Operated by batteries that recharge via sunlight, solar post lights are highly cost-effective compared to gas or electric lamps that operate using propane, natural gas, or electricity.
  2. Fewer Limitations – There are several limitations to gas or electric lamps. You can only install gas or electric lamps near a gas or electric connection. If you decide to switch from gas lamps to electric, the process is complex, costly and usually requires digging, trenching, and wiring. When you switch to solar post lighting, installation is simple, quick, and without the worry of costly routine maintenance. To put it simply, switching to solar post lighting is hassle-free.
  3. Design is Safe and Eco-Friendly – Gas lamps can remain hot hours after they are turned off – making gas lamps a danger to your landscape or even your loved ones. Solar post lights are a safe and easy way for you to decrease safety hazards outside of your home while also decreasing your carbon footprint. Aside from the fact that solar post lights power themselves through the converted energy from sunlight, the materials used to make them are also environmentally-friendly. Gama Sonic solar lights can have a lifespan of 10-15 years, rivaling less eco-friendly options and far surpassing incandescent bulbs.

Gama Sonic Solar Post Lamp

Who Can/Should Replace Your Lamp?

All Gama Sonic solar post light products come with everything you need to install a post light on existing posts and similar areas. While anyone can replace the light, we recommend consulting a certified technician, handyman or professional to disconnect your existing gas light. Our lights are easy to install, and you should be able to do it on your own following our DIY instructions that come packaged with your light. If you have any questions on how to replace an existing gas lamp with a solar post light, you can always reach out to our customer support.

What Kind of Maintenance Does a Solar Post Light Require?

No electrical wiring or electrician is required to maintain the solar post light. All Gama Sonic products have a 2-year limited warranty and battery replacement is recommended after 1,000 cycles orapproximately 3 years.

Gama Sonic Solar Post Lamp

Where Can I Put Up A Solar Post Light?

Gama Sonic Solar Post Lights can be placed anywhere outside your home where you already have an existing post! All you need to do is make sure that the light can receive 4-6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight on most days. They are perfect to light up your driveway, garden, backyard area, pool area, front porch, and more.

Can a Solar Light Reproduce the Look of a Gas Lamp?

Yes, they can! When you use the GS Solar Flame Style LED Light Bulb, you can create the look of a gas lamp without the cost, danger, and negative environmental impact of actual natural gas flames. The Solar Flame Style Bulb flickers with a rich warmth that perfectly mimics a small fire, but it draws all its power from the solar fixture instead of gas.

GS Solar Flame Style LED Light Bulb F-37 Warm White

Commercial and Residential Gama Sonic Solar Post Light Options

Gama Sonic’s solar post lights can be used almost anywhere. However, some of our models are designed with residential settings like single-family homes in mind, and some of our models are designed for commercial or public lands.

Residential options:

  1. Aurora Bulb Solar Light 124B033

The blending of classic and modern design of the Aurora Bulb Solar Light 124B033 makes it the perfect addition to any transitional outdoor area. This fixture is available as a wall and post-mounted light and comes with hardware for both options, allowing you to place the post in any space that needs better visibility and lighting.

 

  1. Imperial Bulb Solar Lamp Series GS-97B

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Elegant in its stature, the Imperial Bulb offers automatic dusk to dawn operation, a cast-aluminum weather-resistant structure, and beveled glass panes. Using our special attachment that allows multiple lamp heads to work together, you can mount one, two, or three Imperial Bulb lamps on a single post. Each light comes packaged with two classic finals, an eagle and an acorn, so you can customize the look of the lamp to fit your home.

 

  1. Baytown Bulb Solar Lamp Post with EZ Anchor and Planter

These light fixtures come with a planter base that not only makes installation easy, but also allows you to plant flowers – brightening up your favorite outdoor space at all hours of the day.

 

Commercial options:

  1. Imperial Bulb ATS Commercial Post Light with 3” Fitter Mount GS-97ATS

The Gama Sonic Imperial Bulb ATS Commercial Post Light with 3” Fitter Mount is ideal for commercial and residential properties like parking lots, pedestrian walkways, community parks, and more. It is durable and weather-resistant. It includes a modern Automatic Tracking System (ATS) and provides a broad range of light spread for complete visibility at night.

 

  1. Imperial II Series GS-97NF

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The Gama Sonic Imperial II GS-97NF single-head lamp illuminates your yard and pathways from dusk to dawn and is the perfect energy-saving and money-saving replacement for electric or gas-powered outdoor lighting. Its 3” fitter allows for easy DIY installation, and it requires no maintenance with its weather-resistant and rust-resistant coating.

 

To learn more about replacing your gas lamp with Gama Sonic’s Solar Post Light, check out this video, How to Upgrade an Existing Lamp Post with a Solar Post Light:

If you have any more questions on how to replace an existing gas lamp with a solar post light, please contact our customer support.

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