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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 That’s why it’s time to replace your outdated gas lamps with one of our long-lasting, bright, and cost-efficient solar post lights!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 solar post 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.

Double solar lamp post

Gama Sonic Polaris Double Head Lamp Post

Single solar lamp post

Gama Sonic Pagoda Solar Lamp Post

Pagoda solar lamp post

Royal Bulb Solar Light – w/GS Solar Light Bulb

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 outdoor solar lighting and ambiance for any outdoor space.

Gama Sonic solar lights have integrated tempered glass solar panels that are built to last and designed for beauty.

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

There are several benefits to replacing your gas lamp with solar post lights:

  1. More Cost-efficient – 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 outdoor solar lights can have a lifespan of 10-15 years, rivaling less eco-friendly options and far surpassing incandescent bulbs.

Royal bulb solar light

Royal Bulb Solar Light – w/GS Solar Light Bulb

Royal bulb triple solar lamps

Royal Bulb Solar Lamp Post – w/GS Solar Light Bulb – Triple Lamps

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 residential Gama Sonic outdoor solar light products have a 2-year limited warranty. Gama Sonic solar lights have Lithium-ion batteries with 1,000 – 2,000 charging cycles (depending on the product) which will last approx. 3-5+ years. When needed, simply replace with the widely available batteries for your product.

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 outdoor solar 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.

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 Solar Post Light options:

Residential and commercial grade solar post lights offer easy installation with styles ranging from modern to traditional. Gama Sonic solar post lights are powered by the sun and come in versatile design styles. Each solar post light is perfect for new solar landscape lighting projects or when replacing existing traditional electric or gas fixtures. Find your outdoor solar post lights by browsing our large selection of outdoor solar lights. Here are some of the more popular designs:

  1. Imperial Bulb Solar Lamp

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 solar lamp 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.

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

These outdoor solar light fixtures come with an EZ anchor or 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.

3.  Royal Bulb Solar Lamp Post – With Solar Light Bulb

The Gama Sonic Royal Bulb is a single head solar lamp post that features an attractive design inspired by New Orleans architecture. This solar light operates dusk to dawn automatically with a cast-aluminum weather-resistant structure and beveled glass panes for maximum solar charge.

4.  Triple Head Solar Lamp and Post Set with Planter

The Gama Sonic Triple Head Garden Solar Lamp is the perfect landscaping light for illuminating dark pathways, patios, or gardens. This outdoor solar Lamp post is entirely powered by the sun and equipped with an internal lithium-ion battery, which charges when direct sunlight hits the lamp’s solar panel.

5.  Pagoda Bulb Solar Lamp Post

Inspired by East Asian architecture, the Pagoda Bulb Solar Lamp Post adds a touch of elegance to any outdoor area. The Pagoda features a rust-resistant, cast aluminum frame with automatic dusk to dawn activation. This solar post light will operate up to 25 hours on a full charge.

6.  Orion Triple Head Lamp Post

Gama Sonic Orion Solar is a triple headed solar lamp post that features a modern look with an urban industrial twist. This solar post light features Gama Sonic’s innovative “Morph” technology. By bending solar cells to fit curved surfaces, the light fixture morphs into a solar panel and creates a larger surface area to harness power from the sun. Thus, allowing more solar panels to fit onto the light fixture, resulting in a longer battery duration and brighter light.

7.  Polaris Double Head Lamp Post

The Gama Sonic Polaris Solar is a double headed solar lamp post features a modern look with an urban industrial twist. This solar light comes with installation anchors for mounting it anywhere where ample sunshine is available. Dusk-to-Dawn performance, weather resistant and rustproof.

8.  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.

Commercial Solar Post Light options:

1.  Modern Commercial Solar LED Post Light with Motion Sensor and Timer

Gama Sonic’s Modern Commercial Solar LED Post Light is a commercial-grade solar post light ideal for sidewalks, parks, and areas with high pedestrian traffic in need of quality solar outside lighting. The Modern solar post light will operate for a full 12-hour night on approx. 2.5 hours of direct sunlight and can last up to 8 nights on a low mode, or up to 4 nights on a high mode when fully charged. The Modern Solar Post light will also illuminate the surface with 3X the typical required Foot Candle.

2.  Centennial Commercial Solar LED Post Light

The Gama Sonic Centennial Solar post light has sleek, minimalist lines – perfect for modern or transitional outdoor settings like parks, homes, and businesses. The Centennial solar post light will operate for a full 12-hour night on approx. 2.5 hours of direct sunlight and can last up to 8 nights on a low mode, or up to 4 nights on a high mode when fully charged. The Modern Solar Post light will also illuminate the surface with 3X the typical required Foot Candle.

3.  Everest II Commercial Solar Double Lamps

The Gama Sonic Everest II Solar Lamp is a double solar lamp head for both residential and commercial properties that features a bold statement of modern design. The Everest II Commercial solar post light includes the Gama Sonic patented GS solar LED light bulb, which utilizes the look of a conventional light bulb and incorporates it into outdoor solar lamp posts. This magnificent solar post light will operate for a full 12-hour night on approx. 2.5 hours of direct sunlight and can last up to 10 nights on a low mode, or up to 5 nights on a high mode when fully charged.

4.  Imperial III Commercial Solar Post Light with Dual Color Temperature

The Imperial III Commercial Solar Post Light features a modern and durable design that is easy to maintain and implement into your space. The Integrated LEDs have a lifespan of 50,000 hours or roughly 10 years with Lithium-ion batteries that will last for 2,0000 charging cycles (that’s 5+ years of battery life) with an easy DIY replacement when needed. When fully charged, this solar post light will last for 3-6 nights. The Imperial III Commercial Solar Post Light is available in single, double, and triple head options.

To learn more about replacing your gas lamp or electric lights with Gama Sonic Commercial Solar Post Lights, check out this video, How to Upgrade an Existing Lamp Post with a Solar Post Light.

Learn more about Gama Sonic commercial grade solar post lights. 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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