What to Know About LED Solar Lights: Benefits, Installation, and More

LED Solar lights are cost effective and environmentally friendly.  I've put together a list of the benefits of LED lights along with information on how to choose the correct solar lights for you.  I hope that this article helps you to make the right decision when shopping for solar lights.

Benefits of LED Lights

There are many benefits to using LED solar lights.  Not only is it easy to set up, but it is also safe for the environment.  Here is a list of the benefits of LED solar lights, and why this light may be what you are looking for.

No Outlet Required

The biggest benefit is probably that you don't need an outlet to install LED lights. Instead, they have solar panels that use sunlight to charge the battery.  Depending on the weather and the type, some solar lights will provide light for up to 10 hours just from charging in the sun.  Not only does it not need an outlet, but it is also very quick and easy to install.  The nice thing about it is that you can install it where there is no outlet, and still get plenty of light.  People like to put LED lights in places such as around ponds, swimming pools, and gardens.

Friendly to the Environment

Another benefit is that this is environmentally friendly.  The LED solar lights charge and run naturally.  Homeowners can light up their home and gardens without using additional energy consumption.   People who use LED lights also reduce energy bills.

Different Styles

Homeowners like that they have a variety of LED lights to choose from.  Since there are so many different colors and shapes, people get to choose the style that they like best.

Why You Should Choose LED Lights

There are so many benefits to solar lights, and there are a lot of reasons why a LED light may be for you.  The first reason is that they are energy efficient.  This means that you will be using less electricity.  And it  means that you as well as your city, will not be paying as much for electric.  The next reason is that LED Solar Lights have a longer lifespan than regular light bulbs.  This, once again, will save you a lot of money.   LED lights have been known to last up to 50,000 hours or more, whereas light bulbs may last up to 8,000 hours at the most.  Most light bulbs, however, only last around 1,500 hours, which means LED lights last much longer.  Buying a solar light will also save you time from changing light bulbs.

Another reason to get one, as mentioned above, is that they are environmentally friendly and very safe.  If you are looking to save energy and use less electricity, a LED solar light may just be what you are looking for.

Energy Efficiency

Nowadays, up to 40% of a city’s electricity costs are spent on street lighting.  By using a LED solar light,  these costs could be reduced by 70-90%.  And about 20% of your own electricity is used on light bulbs.  LED solar lights, on the other hand, are cheap, last long, and can reduce your electricity bill to a much lower price.

Where to Find LED Solar Lights

LED solar lights can be found almost anywhere.  There are a lot of online sites that sell LED lights, such as Amazon and eBay.  You might be able to find some in your local hardware store, such as Home Depot.  Your local Walmart might have some as well.  If you shop online, you will probably have more choices, since stores near you may sell out.

How to Choose the Right Solar Lights

First, think about what kind you want and where it will be going.  Will it be used to light a walkway, or is it going to be a security light?  If it is a security light, do you want it to hang on your garage? Do you want to be unique and have mason jar solar lights?  Think about what type fits your style.

What Are LED Solar Lights?

LED solar lights is a lighting system composed of a LED lamp, solar panels, battery, and charge controller.  During the day it charges from the sun, and at night it uses that charge to light up an area.  Solar lights work well when lighting up areas that don't have electricity.

Price

LED solar lights can save you a lot of money.  First of all, they are cheaper than electric garden lights.  Secondly, they are easy to use. Therefore, you won't need to hire somebody to set it up.  Last of all, your electric bill won't be as high, which may be the biggest benefit for some people.

A LED light's pricing will vary, since all lights are different.  Most are fairly cheap, and won't cost as much as an electric garden light.

Different Kinds

Solar Accent Lights

This type of solar light is not as bright as other types.  It is made to draw attention to a specific item or place and is more decorative than other kinds.

Solar Path Lights

Solar path lights are much brighter than accent lights and come in many different sizes.  They also operate in different ways, and have features such as timers, motion sensors, or dusk-to-dawn photocells.

Solar Landscape Lights

With solar landscape lights, you can add a beam of light to a specific item, such as flowers.

Solar Deck Lights

Solar deck lights are made to go on your deck.  This can add a nice glow to your deck and can make your deck look more welcoming and pretty.

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How to Install LED Solar Lights

Since solar lights don't need wiring, a power source, nor digging, installing should take only a few minutes.  Simply remove the light from the package, set up the solar panel, and place the LED solar light where you want it.  The only tool you really need is a screwdriver.

Final Thoughts

I hope that this article helped you to learn more about LED Solar lighting.  When shopping for a solar light, think about the size and style that you want, along with the price that you are willing to spend.  I hope that this article gave you some good background knowledge and tips when shopping for LED Solar lights.

Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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