Thinking of Buying Solar Landscape Lights?

June 11, 2008 at 12:32 am Leave a comment

Here are some tips and things to think about when looking to purchase solar lights:

1 – Solar landscape lights can increase visibility and safety on pathways, in your garden, deck area, or yard as well as being highly cost efficient to help reduce electric bills.

2 – The batteries in solar lights recharge during the day. Their battery should have hold enough charge to power the bright LED lights all throughout the night… up to 12 hours.

3 – Depending on the model several solar lights can be charged from one single solar panel. Automatic on/off switching eliminates the need to setup timers. Weatherproof/waterproof lights make them basically “worry free.”

4 – One of the best features of solar landsape lighting is not just their visability but also their versatility and ease of use anywhere. No electrical wires and extension cords make placing them almost anywhere in the yard or on a deck a breeze.

5 – How versatile? Extremely!
Solar landscape lighting can be installed not only on the ground, but on walls and fences, decks or patios. Lights placed on a path or hanging aong a sidewalk.

6 – Place path lights or hanging lights along a sidewalk to illuminate a safe walking path or highlight a part of your garden with solar spot or flood lights.

7 – The choices now available for solar lighting is wide. The offerings feature stylish designs and finishes in black, silver, brown, copper, white, or even antique finishes all designed to enhance not only the look but lighting in your landscape… from the backyard, outdoor deck, frontyard or entrance to your front door.

8 – How much light does a solar light produce? The “lights” used in the design of solar lights are LED’s… the more LED’s a light has the more light and area it will illuminate.

Those are some good tips.

I think what’s really great about having solar lights in your yard is that not only are they practical, useful, and money saving, but they are something simple you can do that encourages others to do the same.

When I first lined my back yard with these lights, my friends were blown away with how much light an “environmentally friendly” product like this actually emitted!  What happened next?  You guessed it, they all went ahead and got the lights as well.

One small step at a time, my friends, we can change the way environmentally friendly products are absorbed into the mainstream.

Be well, and as always, let me know what you think of my site.


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