To get the most out of your garden, you need to be able to see it both in the day and the night. This is why lighting is essential. You can even use your lighting to create an entirely different mood! What if there was a way to create a perfect lighting scheme without having to fork out the money to run it? Solar lights are the answer! Here’s what you need to know. For more info, speak to your local lighting professional
What are Solar Outdoor Lights?
Solar outdoor lights are any lights that are powered by the sun’s energy. There are three main components of any solar light – the solar panel itself, a rechargeable battery, and the actual light (which is commonly LED but can also be another bulb type). The sun hits the solar panel and the rays get converted into electricity that is stored inside the battery until the solar light is ready to be used at night. There are several types of solar outdoor lights to choose from including spotlights, sensor lights, fairy lights/Christmas lights, uplights, garden lamps, and more.
Solar Outdoor Lights are Safe
One big question with outdoor lights has traditionally be about safety, due to the fact that standard outdoor lights require wiring going through the garden to the point where they will be installed. There is none of that fear with solar outdoor lights as they don’t require any external wiring. The only wiring needed connects the battery, panel and light.
Solar Outdoor Lights Last Forever
Well, forever might be a tiny bit of an exaggeration but the simple fact is that solar outdoor lights are well known for their longevity! The bulbs, especially LED bulbs, will last for many years without burning out so you don’t have to worry about keeping replacement bulbs on hand. Actually, by the time an LED light burns out, it’s probably time to replace the whole solar light anyway! Using solar lights for your outdoor lighting means that you’ll have a reliable lighting scheme that lasts and lasts.
Solar Outdoor Lights are Cheap
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on your outdoor lighting, solar lighting is your best option. This is because your only outlay really is the cost of the lights themselves. Many solar outdoor lights can be installed by yourself, saving you on installation costs as well. However, the best part is that solar outdoor lights are free to run. That’s right, you’ll never have to pay to run your outdoor lighting again – the sun will generate all the electricity you need. You can have an elaborate, beautiful outdoor lighting scheme without fear of breaking the bank once the electricity bill comes!