Illuminate the Garden with Solar Lights

January 19, 2009 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

The warmth and light of the sun nurtures all of the living and growing things in a garden and while the sun shines the beauty of the flowers, shrubs, trees and structures can be easily seen and enjoyed. What about after dark? There are many ways to accentuate a garden’s beauty without the brilliant light of the midday sun, and this can be easily achieved through the use of solar powered garden lights.

Why solar powered garden lights? There are several major reasons for selecting a solar powered fixture over a traditional “hard wired” option. For instance, in order to use and operate a hard wired fixture a home or property owner may have to hire a professional electrician to install the proper exterior fixtures and wires. Then there is the need to mark the areas where wires are located in order to avoid accidentally severing them or disturbing them during normal garden maintenance. Of course this also means the use of electricity to operate the lights and any sensors or timers that they require, which means additional monthly expense. Finally, most hard wired fixtures will also require frequent light bulb replacement which can add up to a lot of money in a short period of time.

Solar garden lights however can be installed by almost anyone with only minimal tools and experience required. The fixtures themselves can be relocated whenever and wherever the gardener desires, without the need for any professional assistance or associated expenses. Additionally, the majority of modern solar lights use LED bulbs, which operate for exceedingly long periods of times, some for decades, before requiring replacement. Finally, they operate strictly on the energy received from the sun, which means they operate entirely for free!

What kind of outdoor solar lights are available? A gardener could easily, and at a relatively affordable cost, light their entire yard or garden. There are sets of lighting fixtures intended to line an entire sidewalk or pathway, and there are also lighting fixtures meant to be used as accent or solar spot lights to illuminate a particular area of the yard or a specimen tree or bush, and there are even lights intended to be attached to flag poles and properly light a flying flag during the hours of darkness.

One of the major benefits of using solar powered lighting fixtures for the yard or garden is that their cost free operation will almost immediately “repay” the owner the initial cost of investing in the lights. This means that a beautiful yard can be enjoyed both day and night thanks to the power of the sun!


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