Light Up Address Numbers - 3 Options
- Solar lights
TNflash on Aug 22, 2020
Can't you also use light weight clear hard plastic containers instead of glass? I mounted mine on a board to keep them from falling over and to make it easy to mount the lights. You can easily attach the plastic containers to the board by using glue or a pan head wood screw. If your containers are tall and you use a screw in the bottom to attach it, I recommend that you first drill a small screw hole in the bottom of the container. Then use a magnetic screw driver or a piece of tape to hold the screw to the screwdriver so you can insert the screw through the top and down into the drilled hole in the bottom. Keep pressure on the head of the screw with your screwdriver while you align the container on the board then tighten the screw into the board. With the containers attached to the board you can now mount the board where you want to place you house number light. Keep in mind the following tips when surveying for a place for your new light house number.
1) The fire department, police, and friends need to be able to see the house numbers from the street. That is the light's main purpose.
2) The more direct sunlight the house number solar panels get the longer the lights will shine at night. In the winter the sun is low on in the sky. The sunny areas that get full sun in the summer, maybe in the shadows of other buildings or evergreen trees in winter. Try to mount the solar panels where they get full sun in the winter months.
3)Places where you mount the lighted street number could be the top of your mail box, in the grass beside your drive way, on the handrail of your porch or the wall of your house. Some neighborhood associations specify where the house number has to be located. If you have a neighborhood association, avoid problems ahead of time by checking to see if there are any size and location guidelines.
4) The battery inside the solar light will grow weak after several months. For maintenance reasons, do not mount the house number where getting to it in the future is a problem.
5) If your house number light is mounted where rain can get inside the light containers, you should drill a few small weep holes in the bottom of the plastic containers to allow the water to drain out. The small holes will keep the inside dryer to prevent algae growth and help keep insects out of your house number sign.