If you are planning to enhance your home’s outdoor space, you might want to look into adding solar-powered garden lights. Whether it is your front lawn, backyard, or pocket garden, you can make it look nicer and more attractive with some bright and colorful solar garden lights.
How much do you know about solar-powered garden lights? Do you want to learn more before buying and installing them in your garden area?
What are solar lights?
Solar lights are light fixtures that are powered by the sun. They are made up of a system that consists of LED lamps, solar panels, rechargeable batteries, charge controllers, and inverters, and convert sunlight into electricity.
For gardens, there are different types of solar lights to choose from. Some of the most commonly used solar lights for gardens are:
Decorative Solar Lights – These include string lights, decorative lamps, and decorative lanterns, and they can both illuminate and beautify your garden.
Solar Path Lights – These can illuminate the pathways or walkways in your garden so that people can walk around safely at night.
Solar Spotlights – These are much brighter than the first two solar light types mentioned, and they can be used to put focus on a particular part of your garden or even as a deterrent against trespassers.
What are the Benefits of Solar Garden Lights?
Cut your Energy Costs
Because solar lights do not consume electricity, you can save a lot of money on your power bills. Solar lights collect all the sunlight they can get during the daytime and use it to power themselves when they are switched on at night or during low-light conditions.
Certain energy sources negatively impact the environment. Particularly coal, oil, natural gas, and biomass leave the most carbon footprint behind and contribute hugely to damaging the environment. With solar energy, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment.
Easy to Install
Unlike other light fixtures, solar lights do not require electrical system experts or professionals to be installed. They usually only require you locating the sunniest part of your garden where you can place the separate solar panels and a bit of digging if you need to stick the solar lights into the ground.
Available in a Wide Range of Designs, Sizes, Colors, and Shapes
Depending on your taste, preference, or chosen theme for your garden, you should be able to find solar lights that match what you have in mind. There are small ones that are only about as high as your ankles and others that are about your height or even taller. Their shapes can be spherical, cubed, or resemble flowers, bees, or butterflies. They also come in pretty much all the colors you can think of.
If you need to water your plants or there is a forecast of rain, there is no need for you to remove your solar lights. Solar lights are waterproof and they will work perfectly fine even after getting splashed with water or poured over by rain.
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