solar landscape lighting

Solar Landscape Lighting: All You Need to Begin

No garden would be complete without some lighting to allow you to spend relaxing summer nights out in the garden, with a book and a glass of red wine. But you also don’t want your electric bill to put a hole in your pocket. So you are thinking about alternatives to the typical outside lighting options. Well, one of the most convenient ones would be the solar landscape lighting, which is low-cost and safe. They are actually becoming a popular alternative in many gardens nowadays. So let’s see what you have to do to get some for yourself!

Solar Landscape Lighting: The Benefits

This type of solar landscape lighting has a lot of benefits, which explains why it’s so popular. First of all, the price is affordable and you don’t have to pay someone to install them for you. You can do that al by yourself. Second of all, since they are easy to install, they are also easy to move around in your garden or backyard without much effort. One of the most important benefits is that you will save a lot of money on electricity. This solar landscape lighting conserves energy from the sun during the day, stores it into batteries, and releases it whenever you need it.

What Type of Solar Powered Light to Choose?

Now you know why solar landscape lighting is better than traditional lighting. But you have to be aware of the fact that there are several types of solar landscape lighting available, according to what you want to use them for. Let’s take a look at 3 of the most common solar lights: spotlights, path lights, and decorative accent lights.

Spotlights

Spotlights are perfect for when you want solar landscape lighting that you can adjust in every direction. They are usually really small, and the solar panel is independent from the actual spotlight. However, they connect to each other through a wire. This means that you can place the panel to face the sun, and move the spotlight to fit your needs.

Path Lights

As the name suggests, these type of solar landscape lights are used to light paths in your garden or backyard, and even driveways around the house. You can place them next to each other in a row, at a rather small distance. You can stick them into the earth, but you also have the option to hang them. They usually have an on/off switch, so you can turn them on only when you need them.

Decorative Accent Lights

Finally, decorative accent lights have a clearly decorative purpose, which means you can place them anywhere you want around your garden, in your backyard, or even in trees. They are usually made to create an ambiance. Most of them use multi-crystalline solar cells, which means they are able to charge even when it’s cloudy outside. They also use amber LED bulbs, which use less electricity, can change color, or flicker just like a candle to provide you with a nice ambiance.

Solar powered landscape lights are a great addition to your garden or yard, they are less costly and easy to install. So we suggest you give them a try!

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Bonnie Enos

I spend my time in my garden trying to create the greatest outdoor space possible. My garden is my happy place and where you will always find me on a nice day. I take my experience and share it here for you to read!

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