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How Solar Security Lights can Improve Your Home’s Safety

Posted in: , | October 25, 2022

UPDATE – Originally posted October 16, 2019

When planning outdoor lighting solutions for your home, safety should be a priority. You want your family and guests to feel safe and comfortable when walking to and from the house at night.

A good solar security light provides added visibility and can illuminate a large area with a strong, bright light activated by a timer, motion-sensing technology or as an always-on mode with a dusk-to-dawn light. When you install a solar security light on your property, you can rest easy at night knowing that you will be able to see any dangers coming your way. Here are the key benefits of solar powered security lighting.

Benefits of Solar Powered Security Lights

Solar Security Lights Shine Brightly Through The Night

The appeal of any solar security light stems from its ability to provide clear visibility through the night. When shopping for a solar security light, brightness is important, but the overall light’s operating time is a key deciding factor.

Gama Sonic recommends a brightness of 700-1600 lumens for a solar security light. But a bright solar light won’t be effective if it stops running after only a couple of hours. Our solar security lights can run up to 12 hours on a fully charged battery. When operating on the motion sensing mode, these lights will turn on for up to 150 times each night and up to 60 seconds each time, depending on the specific model.

Solar Security Lights are Easy to Install and Maintain

Installing a solar security light is easy. Find an area that receives plenty of sunlight during the day and secure the fixture. A traditional electrical light installation will most likely require a licensed electrician, forcing you to deal with the costly installation of the electric light and the hassle of digging and trenching to hide wires. However, solar security lights will save you time and money due to their simple installation capabilities. NO wiring, NO digging, and NO trenching. Simply mount the security light to a wall or a post and let the sun do the rest.

These solar-powered security lights can also be installed in areas where an electrical grid doesn’t exist, such as an off-grid cabin, outside shed or the edges of your property’s territory.

A solar security light requires little maintenance. Your only concern is ensuring that the fixture receives plenty of sunlight. Dust, pollen, and snow will accumulate on the solar panel through the seasons. Wipe these off as needed. A solar light will operate year-round with its easy installation and virtually no maintenance.

Solar Security Lights are Weather Resistant and Resilient

A solar security light contains crucial features like a solid frame and quality construction. The Gama Sonic’s 800 lumens, 1620 lumens, and 2800 lumens Solar Security and Area Lights with Motion sensor and timer feature a sturdy resin finish that won’t rust and an IP65 weather rating. Gama Sonic’s solar security lights also have tempered glass solar panels, allowing the light to operate through the seasons, no matter the weather. Cheaper, poor-quality lights often use PVC instead of tempered glass to cover the solar panels. PVC will get ‘yellowish’ over time which will impact the light’s charging ability and as a result – the light’s durability.

Motion Sensors on Solar Security Lights Deter Home Invaders

A key function of a solar security light is to protect your home from unwanted guests. Having a light with a motion sensor will help decrease your risk of a home invasion. In a dimly lit neighborhood, a midnight burglar will be confident in their endeavors. When they approach your home and solar security light, they will be caught off guard by the sudden spotlight.

With a wide range of detection and coverage area, a Gama Sonic solar security light will make any home invader think twice. When this wrongdoer knows that you can see them coming, they will likely leave your property.

Solar Security Lights are Automatically Operated

Any solar-powered light will give you the benefit of automatic operation. Security lights are no exception. The sensors in the light can detect the change from day to night and will automatically turn on and off accordingly. You never have to worry about remembering to flip a switch.

This feature comes in handy for those who come in late each night from work or other engagements. Instead of fumbling for a switch and worrying about unseen threats, your solar security light will activate as you approach. You will be able to see the way to your door, and you won’t stumble over obstacles in the dark.

Solar Security Lights Save on Energy Costs

One key factor that causes hesitancy in buying security lights is the cost.

Because the solar security lights are powered by the sun, your utility bills won’t be affected, and a DIY installation is easy without the need of a costly electrician installation.

Gama Sonic Solar Security Lights with Motion Sensors

When shopping for security lights, you want a fixture that will provide you with the best protection. Motion sensing technology gives you an edge over over any unwanted guests. This element of surprise is a must if you want to spend your nights worry-free.

Gama Sonic provides a wide variety of solar security lights with motion-sensing technology. The different styles featured in our fixtures will work well with any outdoor area. With so many choices, deciding on the perfect solar security light can seem daunting. We have provided breakdowns of our products for this reason.

810 Lumens Solar Security Light with Motion Sensor GS-101

This light features a compact design and waterproof enclosure. The 810 Lumen Solar Security & Area Light with Motion Sensor and Timer (GS-101) is an energy sustainable, durable and bright alternative to traditional electrical security lights. The motion-sensing technology has a 140° detection zone and can pick up movement from up to 40 feet away. In the dead of night, the GS-101 provides excellent visibility, shining a strong 810 lumens upon activation. This solar security light is constructed of weather resistant ABS Resin and its tempered glass solar panel will ensure this light will operate for years to come.

In addition to the motion sensor mode, the GS-101 features a timer dial, allowing you to choose between an operation time of 4-hours, 5-hours, 6-hours, 7-hours , 8-hours or dusk to dawn operation.

After installing the GS-101 solar security light in your outdoor space, visitors and family will enjoy an instant light when walking to and from the house. This light will also alert you of any nighttime critters in your yard or other uninvited guests. You’ll never have to worry about surprise intruders when you have the GS-101 set up in your area.

1620 Lumens Solar Security Light with Motion Sensor GS-201

If you like the 810 Lumen Solar Security & Area Light with Motion Sensor and Timer (GS-101), but need a solar light that is one step up, the 1620 Lumen Solar Area light with Motion sensing and Timer (GS-201) is a perfect choice. With a larger frame, double the lumens, better run time, and a 5-year warranty, this solar security light has it all. The GS-201 has a very low profile and blends in with any area. It can be mounted anywhere – on a wall or on a pole – so long as it has access to direct sunlight.

Similar to the GS-101, GS-201 features a 4-8 hour timer mode, a motion sensing mode and a dusk-to-dawn mode. With up to 150 light cycles at night, there are many benefits to having this solar security light as part of your home’s safety measures. You can find everything you need to know about this light and more when you view 10 reasons why we love the GS-201.

The GS-201 fits both a residential and a commercial setting

2800 Lumens Solar Security Light with Motion Sensor GS-301

Our largest and brightest security light is the 2800 Lumen Solar Security & Area Light with Motion Sensor and Timer (GS-301), a strong, bright solar security light that shines 2800 lumens with motion sensor. While featuring a similar look as the GS-101 and the GS-201, the GS-301 is geared more towards commercial uses. Its constant illumination, timer setting, or motion sensor modes paired with a 5-year warranty make this light a great choice for commercial applications such as neighborhoods, parks, campgrounds, warehouse facilities, storage units, pedestrian passage areas, and camping sites. The ABS Resin structure and its tempered glass solar panel make this bright commercial security light a durable choice for years to come.

Victorian Series – Solar Lamp with Motion Sensor 94BS50033

Who says solar security lights can’t also be beautiful? The Victorian Solar Lamp with Motion sensor (GS-94BS50033) offers a well-balanced pairing of beauty and security. The 94BS50033 features a sleek, powder-coated black finish. The solar lantern inside is rust-resistant and cast aluminum. The 19th-century design is married to modern advancements. The motion sensing technology in the light can detect movement up to 20 feet away.

Illuminate your elegant landscape with the sophisticated 94BS50033. When you come home late at night, you won’t have to worry about tripping over unseen obstacles. This solar lamp provides instant visibility to anyone who approaches.

Victorian Series – Solar Lamp with Motion Sensor combines the elegance of traditional light fixture with the features of a security light.

Architectural Solar Wall Accent Light w/ Motion Sensor

The Architectural Solar Wall Accent Light combines functionality and durability, while enhancing the look and feel of your yard or commercial space. This solar light features a warm, white accent backlight while shining a bright light when the motion sensor is activated. This allows the Architectural Solar Wall Accent Light the power to transform a space, creating a warm and welcoming environment at your home or office with key security light benefits. Our solar wall accent light can bring out the personality of your space while simultaneously lighting it up for safety and security. It can be used in a variety of ways, for the fence, pool areas, deck, retaining walls, front door, walls, landscaping, or patio.

Dusk-to-dawn warm white accent backlight

Where to Buy Solar Security Lights

Now that you are aware of the many benefits a solar security light will bring to your home or business, it’s time to take the next step. Gama Sonic’s solar security lights have many styles and features to suit your unique needs. You can browse through our solar security and utility lights in our online store with ease.

Improve your security with our solar lighting solutions. Our outdoor solar lighting products will help you spend your nights feeling safe and secure. Call us anytime with questions about our solar security lights: 1-800-835-4113, or visit us at

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