I want to fit a light on the outside of my garage (by the garage door).
I could in theory buy one that requires power as there is power in the garage, but is there something less of a hassle to install that can run on solar or with a battery? Use will be very limited so was thinking of not investing too much time getting something connected, or getting an electrician out.
I fitted one of these to my garage about 4 years ago & it’s worked fine since. Whilst you can get simpler ones which are just a single unit with the solar panel on top, my garage roof overhangs where I wanted to place it, which meant having the solar panel separate was a better solution for my needs.
If you’re not looking for a PIR security-type light, I’ve got a Solar panel charger connected to an old bike battery with a bike LED spotlight attached via a switch. I used to have a few lights connected to fully light up the garage.
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No don’t need security type lightjust something to give me a bit of light on the outside of the garage as I walk up to unlock the door. I can pretty much see it but a little bit of light would help
That’s pretty much exactly why I fitted mine, as the garage is down at the bottom of the garden. It gives enough light to see what you’re doing without being intrusive, particularly as it’s only mounted about 2m high & shines downwards.
Serious reply: These look good, I might try some around the home. I tried the Ikea version a few years ago but they are useless - which is unusual for the blue and yellow brand which usually makes dependable stuff.
I’m married to one so I always get the best ideas presented to me
A torch / head light is a valid idea (got both) but I don’t really want to have to take it out with me every time I want to unlock garage. The magnetic light will stick to the metal frame and be there all the time. It’s protected from rain so should be ok weather wise.
And this morning, after two months of living here, I found there was a switch for the light by the garage door, not just the side entrance - so now the two extra ones are surplus to requirements but I’m sure I’ll find another couple of places to put them.