How to Solar Power LED Lights for Decoration – RCLifeOn

In this video I will show you have to power LED lights by using solar panels as the power source. Here’s all the components used in the video:

LED lights:
Solar panels:

This is a a very inexpensive project that gives beautiful results. Begin with combining the solar panels in a way to receive a 12V source with a 300mA minimum. Attach the solar panels to a sheet of foam and solder cables equal to the length of the distance between your solar panels and your LED lights. Position the solar panels on the highest point around you (obviously outside). Solder your solar panel cable to the switch and then your LED lights.

Even though your LED lights will be powered during the day I highly recommend buying a total of 8 solar panels. This will ensure you always have 12 volts going to your LED lights. In case you only purchase 4 solar panels it’s crucial to find the location with the longest sunshine hours.

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  1. Very awesome dude that could you get free power and no generator solar is the best thing to power anything you want very smart idea 💡 keep it up 😎

  2. you idea have one big problem. how night and ewening can use if not have battery. stupid. need charger module 12V and battery make holder 12V set, and then out to many light. and true life all led strip tape have totally shit no keep strip on wall or roof, drop fast.

  3. if you want to know how to make it yourself , just go to Avasva webpage. There you'll find your answers 🙂

  4. Good to watch the video. Very well demonstrated. But what happens at night when there is no sunlight to charge the solar cells. During the day time we may not require lights anyway. Can we have a mechanism to store the energy during the day and use it after dark?

  5. 300mA is barely enough. Takes 1A to power 4 strips.

    You would be better off to create a charging circuit and buy a decent lead acid battery or LIPO.

  6. Can we use this method to power High Power LED? Does the inconsistency of power generated by sun affect LED life?

  7. is this only solar without batteries? so it can't light up at night? is there a solar panel conector brand that includes batteries??

  8. This is the 1st of YOUR videos that I ran into. I've been playing with "electronics" for 40+ years and buddy, you managed to show me some new tricks. Truly amazing. I too am looking for a "cheap way" to charge up 12volt batteries with solar panels. My use will be to power a 12 volt 6000k led strip with an automatic dawn to dusk on/off or with a motion sensor that I can adjust the time-on. If you could help me with this, I'd really appreciate it.
    I'm still looking for videos, schematics, parts, etc…

  9. if you want to know how to make some of your DIY kinds of stuff yourself, just go to an Avasva website. There you'll find your answers 🙂

  10. Hello
    I found your video very useful. I want to give you information for my area. Will you let me? thank you

  11. Is it possible to add a battery storage to save all that electricity for night time? Seems like a smart idea to maybe add a motion sensor too.

  12. Would the panels work harvesting light energy from interior lights? Looking to build a lighting setup that is powered from existing lighting in a room.

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