Frequently Asked Questions

1. How Do I Install A Solar Post Cap?

This can differ from where you live and the type of weather you receive but the general practice is to use a bead of silicone or an exterior-grade adhesive to apply to the inside edge of the molding at the bottom of the solar post cap. Once that is applied just stick it on.

2. Are Solar Post Caps Easy To Clean?

Extremely so since all you really need is a rag and a bucket with your preferred cleaner. All you need to do is pop the top off and clean the glass and wipe down the rest of it. This makes sure you have the best possible lighting.

3. My Solar Post Cap Has An Off And On Switch, Does It Need To Be Off To Charge?

Yes, when you first start using it, it is good to charge the solar post cap for 24-48 hours. Then after that you can just leave them on. The only time you have to set it to off is if you have noticed they have not been as bright lately, which then you have to do the 24-48 hour charge period again.

4. What Is This Clear Plastic Film Over The Top Of The Solar Collector?

You can go ahead and remove that. It was just there to protect the solar collector during the shipping procedure.

5. Do These Solar Post Caps Come With The Rechargeable Batteries?

Yes they do.

6. How Often Do I Have To Replace The Rechargeable Batteries?

Our solar post cap batteries tend to last around 2.5-3 years of constant use. If you only turn them on for special occasions, they will last a lot longer than that.

7. If My Rechargeable Batteries Go Bad, Can I Just Put Normal Batteries In There?

No, since solar post caps are designed to work with rechargeable batteries. If you attempt to use normal batteries in the sun, they will destroy your solar collector.

8. What Kind Of Rechargeable Batteries Should I Get?

If the batteries included no longer recharge, you can replace them with any AA rechargeable batteries, which then the life of those depend of the quality you purchased.

9. How Long Do The Bulbs Last In Solar Post Caps?

The bulbs included last about 10 years with the normal usage of 6-8 hours a day.

10. Can I Buy Replacement Bulbs?

No, since the bulbs are part of the whole package of the solar post cap. The bulb works closely with the solar cell component and is not designed to be replaced.

11. What Do I Need to Clean My Post Caps?

To clean your post caps, whether they are standard post caps, lighted post caps, or solar-charged post caps, is a gentle household cleaner. Spray the cleaner onto a rag and wipe off the post cap. If the lights seem dim because of condensation inside, you can also pop off the post cap and wipe off the inside. To avoid streaks, rinse with water.

12. Can I Run Wired Post Caps to My Garage?

Sure! Simply place the power supply unit in the garage and run a Low Voltage LED Wire Harness Extension Cable from the power supply in the garage to the post cap wiring configurations.

13. Can I Change the Color of My LED Light?

Not yet. LMT is developing RGB color options for low-voltage landscape lighting options. Colors can be changed from the physical power source or via Bluetooth. Color-changing LED technology will be available on landscape lighting, including pathway and underside hardscape lighting options.

14. Can I Paint My Led Post Cap?

We do not recommend painting your LED post caps. The paint is unlikely to adhere, and you may compromise the vinyl composition of the post cap. LMT has a broad selection of colors and styles of post caps for you to choose from.

15. Will LED Post Caps Work in The Snow?

LED post caps will still work in the snow. The hardwiring will ensure that the LED lights within the post caps are properly powered even if the weather is bad.

16. Will My LED Post Caps Freeze to The Post in Winter?

No. Your LED post cap will not freeze to the posts in the winter.

17. How Do I Remove Vinyl Adhesive Glue from My Fence Post?

Removing a vinyl post cap from the fence post is not recommended. However, if you must remove the post cap for any reason, you can.

Carefully apply an acetone-based cleaner to the glue between the post cap and fence post with a rag or Q-tip. Give the acetone 30 minutes to dissolve the glue, and then you should be able to remove the post cap. Repeat the acetone application if you cannot remove the post cap yet. When the cap is removed, you can clean off the post cap and fence post with acetone and rinse with water.

18. How Long Do LED Post Caps Last?

The LED lights in the low-voltage post caps are rated for 50,000 hours, equating to roughly 15-20 years of use, depending on how many hours the post caps are lit. Low-voltage post caps have a 5-year warranty, should anything break or malfunction.

19. Are the Post Cap Solar Panels Replaceable?

No, the solar panels are not replaceable. Review your warranty for more information about faulty solar post caps.