Illuminate your yard
Conserving energy has become a large concern for many of us, so when it comes to your outdoor garden lights, you might be looking for an energy-efficient solution. Solar lighting is an incredibly effective method that costs nothing to the consumer after the initial purchase of the lights. During the day, solar lights absorb and store energy from sunlight, releasing it at night. Solar lights require no electricity at all.
There is a wide variety of solar lighting available for many needs. Solar lights come in spotlights, garden lights, street lamps and more. Spotlights are perfect for statues and fountains. They're also used to bring attention to certain features inside a garden (by placing them below the object). Garden lights can be placed either in or around a garden to allow visitors to admire it at night. Street lamps or tall lights are great for security as well as illuminating walkways.
Solar Lighting Placement
Solar garden lighting requires careful placement of the lights. If the lights are hidden in the shade, they won't be able to acquire the energy needed to light up at night. However with the variety of lights available, finding a light with the appropriate height and style for a garden shouldn't be difficult. An ideal solution for lighting a garden is placing lights on a fence so that they'll be high enough to always get sunlight, but low enough to light the beautiful flora. Rock gardens and flowerbeds can also have an added touch of elegance with solar lights. Solar lighting placed below the flora will illuminate the plant life and enhance the natural beauty at little expense.
Solar Lighting Security
Lighting the area around the home also gives a sense of security. Solar landscape lighting is inexpensive in cost, so you can place multiple lights across the yard, greatly reducing the darkness around the home. A well-lit yard decreases the risk of an intruder coming to the home and may also prevent certain dangerous animals from entering into the yard. Solar lights will generally last through the entire night depending on how much energy they were able to store during the day.
Solar Lighting Limitations
The only downfall to solar outdoor lighting is that it's most effective when the sun is available to provide the energy. There are few occasions where this proves to be a problem, but having the lights in the right place can increase their efficiency. These outdoor lights are ideal for paths and walkways that lead to the doors of a home, since that's where they often receive the most sunlight. They may also be used for decoration and as a means for lighting your garden. When placing lights, it's a good idea to keep the neighbors in mind; you don't want your lights affecting their property.