Sadly, it isn’t possible to give an accurate figure here, as there are a variety of factors at play. Of course, principle among these is the amount of charge received by the solar light. The batteries are not the same on all solar lights though and some may have more capacity than others, meaning two lights given the same exposure to the sun may run for different lengths of time. Those solar lights incorporating larger, higher quality panels are also more likely to absorb the sun’s rays more efficiently, giving these lights a competitive advantage.
Our advice is to follow our solar lights best practice to maximise the performance from your lights. If performance is your main consideration, opt for one of the more costly lights as these usually have better components and therefore longer, more consistent performance.
Solar lights should indeed work in the winter, but the performance is unlikely to match that experienced in the summer or even spring months.
If winter performance is important, we recommend choosing a more costly light which will feature superior components and performance. Our security lights are a good example of this.
This is basically because people can add to their connectable systems for years after their initial purchase. They already have a power pack and so it is unfair to make them pay for another if they just want to add some extra lights. Selling everything separately means that this isn’t an issue.
Connectable lights systems tend to cost slightly more in the short term, due to the power supply being sold separately. However, when connecting longer lengths you will save money as you only require one plug to run your display and do not need to pay for a plug on each set of lights.