A Guide To Solar Garden Lights

If you are looking for a relatively easy, cheap and environmentally friendly way of illuminating your garden tonight then look no further than solar garden lights. They use the energy derived from the sun, collected during the day to charge a small battery which then powers the lights at night. They can be installed quickly and easily as there is no need for any wiring or electrical work to be done which is one of the big disadvantages of traditional garden lights.

Solar Garden Lights

During the day a solar garden light draw on the energy of the sun during daylight hours. They convert this energy into electricity using a photovoltaic cell which is the bluish reflective area you see on top of the garden light. This electricity is used to charge a battery within the light. There is also a small light sensor which switches the light on when it gets dark so that no power is wasted by being on during the day. Solar powered garden lights provide illumination using light emitting diode lights or LED lights which are very efficient and use relatively little power. This allows the lights to stay on during the dark for long periods of time. The amount ofSolar Garden Lightsenergy absorbed during the day will determine how bright and for how long these lights will stay on for at night. Advances in LED technology mean that newer lights use less energy so tend to be brighter and sat on for longer.

Solar garden lighting come in many different styles, designs and sizes and can be used anywhere in the garden that gets light. They can be used for stair, deck and fence lighting where they can increase safety within the garden. They can also be used to illuminate and enhance the landscaping or any architectural features, such as a sculpture, you may have in the garden. Solar lights for garden come in different colors which are great for adding mood effects. Due to the fact they do not need any wiring outdoor solar garden lights can be found that will float on the water. if you have any sort of water feature, having these float on the surface creates rippling reflections of light which can be very romantic.

You may wondering how solar LED garden lights compare to conventional lighting arrangements. Well, the biggest advantage as outlined above is the lack of requirement for wiring. No complicated installation is therefore required and you do not need to use the services of an electrician – a big money saver. They do not require any maintenance unless one of the batteries fails or the lights break. If this happens it is often a case of throwing the lights away and buying new ones.

If you are looking for a lighting solution to your outdoor area then I would thoroughly recommend looking at solar garden lights as a cost effective, low maintenance solution.

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