Does the solar panel need direct sunlight in order to charge? Jamie Edwards May 02, 2023 03:50 Updated Yes, the solar panel needs direct sunlight to charge. Related articles How long does the solar charge last? Does this solar flood light come with a red or blue blinking light to tell if there is a battery issue? Will this solar flood light work well during winter time when the temperature runs down -25c and the sun is low in the sky? Does this shop light have a pull chain on-off switch? How many hours does the light need to charge from sunlight? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.