How Do You Change The Battery In A Solar Garden Light? 7 Steps

How do you change the battery in a solar garden light?

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Did your solar garden lights batteries have become dead and need replacement. Wants to know How do you change the battery in a solar garden light? then this post is for you.

In this post, I have shared the method to change the battery in a solar garden light safely. So, let’s dive in.

Key takeaway: There are seven steps to change the battery in garden solar light.

Can you replace batteries in solar garden lights?

The question that needs to be answered before going for battery replacement is are solar garden lights batteries replaceable? The quick answer is Yes, you can replace batteries in solar garden lights.

Changing batteries in garden solar lights will increase their lifespan after they have become dead. Dead batteries can keep your solar garden light OFF without you knowing about it.

Replacing batteries in sun energy powered garden LED lights is very easy. Below I have listed all the steps you need to perform to replace garden solar lights batteries.

If you don’t have the time to read the whole article, then you can watch this video recorded by Tech & Lifestyle on their YouTube channel.

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Where is the battery in a solar garden light?

Mostly in a garden solar light the battery is placed below the panels and LED lights, but this is not universal. Different solar garden light fixtures can have different places of battery in their sun powered LED lights of garden.

How to replace battery in solar garden lights?

There are seven steps in doing a battery replacement in garden lights with solar energy. These steps are:

Step 1: Unscrew the garden solar light.

The first step is to unscrew the garden solar powered LED light. Usually, you will find the screws below the light. Using a screwdriver unscrew the screws.

Step 2: Remove the back cover.

Now after you have successfully taken out screws from your solar garden light second step is to remove the back cover of the solar garden light safely. Make sure to not pull it very fast. Gently remove the cover.

Step 3: Identify the type of battery.

Third step is to identify what type of battery is used in solar lights of garden. Although this information is available on the garden LED solar lights box still if you lost it somewhere the best option is to manually check the type of battery installed in the solar garden light fixture.

Most probably you will find a NiCd rechargeable battery or NiMH rechargeable battery.

Step 4: Bring alternative battery.

Fourth step is to bring similar type of battery with same or slightly more capacity. Moreover if your solar powered lights have NiCd rechargeable batteries and you are considering it to be replaced with more efficient NiMH batteries than you can do that too.

Step 5: Remove the old battery.

Fifth step is to remove the old battery from the battery compartment of the garden solar light. If the battery is soldered with wire safely remove the wires from the battery.

Step 6: Insert new battery.

Sixth step is to insert the newly bought battery into the battery compartment. If the battery is soldered, then in this case solder it again. Keep in mind about the positive and negative terminal of the battery.

Step 7: Check.

Seventh and last step is to check the new solar garden light. For this you will need to take your solar garden light into the dark or put your hand on the garden solar light’s panel to create an effect of dark.

If the LEDs got light up it will mean the battery is okay. After all steps goes right then voila you have successfully changed battery in your garden solar charged LED lights.


Solar garden lights being powered by sun energy requires batteries to store electrical charge generated by the panels of solar garden lights.

With passage of time solar garden lights become dead or week. In such a situation the best option is to change the battery of solar garden light.

Using the seven steps I listed above you can successfully change the battery in your garden LED solar powered light without any problem.