Making solar powered garden led light with use of a solar panel? Answered
I have a pergola at my main entrance and I want to hook up solar lighting to light up the path. I was thinking to get 6 solar garden lights and take them apart and place the solar cell on the top of each pillar, run the wires down the outside of the post and drill the post laterally and bring the wires in from behind to the actual pathway. From there hook up the LED light that was originally IN the garden light. My question is...Is there any way I can get just ONE solar panel and operate all six LEDs off of that one panel? I am assuming I can go with one panel, solder a photocell (12v) inline and lead it to a battery holder of eight AA batteries. From there it goes to an Automotive grade 12v dome light, similar to a Festoon Bulb. These come in various colors. My only question is....What wattage should I get the solar panel? Could I get the solar panel with a built in photocell similar to what garden lights operate with?