You'll need a barbecue light to continue cooking into the Fall / Autumn when the nights start to draw in. It’s still great barbecuing weather but trying to see whether the chicken is cooked when it’s dark can be pretty difficult.
Personal safety for you and your patio guests is paramount and in my book that means two things:
Here are some important issues to consider when buying a light:
Following on from the flexible neck, there are those that clip onto the opening bar of your grill lid. These work pretty well too but I prefer the flexible neck so that you can really direct the light where you want it to be.
If you are looking for something that works and won't cost you the earth then check out the Fulcrum 6 LED Multiflex Clip On BBQ Light. I've found this to be excellent value for money, it works on AA batteries which are cheap and it has a good even spread of light without any hot spots.
The technology advances made in solar lighting in recent years really now means that this industry is going to take off in a massive way. So when the night’s draw in this fall there’s a new environmentally friendly way to enjoy safe barbecue evenings on the porch.
What I like about solar lighting is that there's no fitting out with cables or messing around with electricity in any way that could be construed as dangerous. Each light has its own panel on it to harvest the suns rays and therefore is its own self contained unit - nothing to trip over!
It’s basically a light powered by a highly efficient rechargeable battery that’s connected up to a solar panel known as a photovoltaic cell.
A fully charged battery will last for approx ten hours. The re charge rate is dependent on the amount of sun that the solar cell gets.
To be fair they are not as bright as standard lights but if you position them well, the more subtle lighting will really complement your BBQ area.
For batteries the answer is yes, but it’s not something you’ll be doing every month as the batteries typically last for 1000 discharges. The LED bulbs are not replaceable but these typically last up to 25 years.