Solar lights are a great way to be energy efficient while looking great. There are many different styles of solar lights. From the spot-illuminated LEDs to the flower lotus and fairy-like lights that lay patterns all around the light, there’s something for everyone.
Easier to Install than Normal Lights
Trying to get lighting into your garden with normal lights can be a huge nightmare.
First, you need wiring. Anywhere that lights go, you need to have electricity.
You can try to do it yourself with extension cables, but that often leaves ugly cables trailing all around your yard. You also need to know how to protect the cables from the rain and from pests like gophers, moles or squirrels that may gnaw on or even chew through your cables.
Often times people have to bring in trained electricians to handle lighting issues. That adds a huge cost to the whole installation process.
Solar lights handle this issue brilliantly. There’s no electrician and no wires necessary. Just stick the solar lights in the ground and you’re done. They’ll charge up during the day and use the power from the sun to light up your patio or garden at night.
The Set-Up Process
Start by evaluating exactly where you’d like your lights to go. Different kinds of locations and different purposes need different lights.
For your patio, for which you might want some brighter lights, you may choose to go with halogen lights. These create a bright ray of light and use motion sensors to preserve power so that they’re only active when people are around. They can be used for security or just regular lighting.
For your garden, you might want an array of soft lights to illuminate your home at all times. In that case, you may want to go with a few rows of fairy lights.
Keep in mind that sometimes you’ll have to use more solar lights than you’d need with regular lights. The power-on solar lights can be lower, which means using more lights to achieve the same effect.
Read Reviews Before You Buy
How can you be sure that the lights you’re buying are of high quality? The best way to know is to read a few reviews.
Go on Amazon and scroll down to the review section. Make sure to read both the positive reviews and the negative reviews to get a good sense of what you’re dealing with.
Setting up solar lights is not only energy-efficient, but it’s also easy and very classy. It’ll add a tone of sophistication to your whole garden and your patio. Best of all, it’s very affordable.