Light the Way with Outdoor Solar Landscaping Lights
The two most popular choices for illuminating a home, patio or garden are outdoor solar landscaping
lights and low voltage lighting. Solar lights are attractive because they do not require the
installation of wires, while low voltage outdoor landscaping lights is also low in cost and easy to install.
The Glowing Appeal of Outdoor Solar Landscaping Lights
Solar landscaping lights are probably the easiest way to light a pathway or garden. Solar lights store the sun's
energy during the day to be released and enjoyed at night. Because outdoor solar landscaping lights does not
require any wiring, you will not have to tear up your garden or disturb your landscaping.
While solar lighting was quite dim in the past, the newer bulbs used in today’s outdoor solar landscaping
lighting provide a surprising amount of light. Newer solar powered lights use bright light-emitting diode (LED),
fluorescent, and halogen bulbs, with LED bulbs being the most efficient. Some bulbs can provide up to ten hours of
light after a sunny day. Perhaps the only disadvantage is that solar lights (with their own photocell) will not
work in a shady area as their solar cells must receive direct sunlight. However, some models with high quality
solar cells will operate on a cloudy day.
There are many styles of outdoor solar landscaping lights available today. Tiered solar lights are
extremely popular along pathways while lantern style solar lights are more popular in the garden. Torch like solar
lights can also be very appealing in a garden, particularly if a globe houses the bulb. Solar spot lights are also
available and can be purchased separately or as part of a set. As a set, a pair of spot lights can share one solar
panel, which is placed at a distance. The distance allows the solar panel to receive the right amount of sunlight
even if the solar spot lights are in a shaded area. A bigger solar panel will generate more energy and works well
to increase the visibility of a home or a walkway, and can also be used to illuminate a tree.
With so many options available, outdoor solar landscaping lights should definitely be considered as a night
lighting solution, not to mention an environmentally friendly and inexpensive one. And you will also have the
flexibility to easily move these fixtures around as needed; no special tools required. Finally, solar lights are
shock-less and safe for use around children and pets.