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Here Comes the Sun: Solar Post Cap Lights

There's a new trend in deck lighting and it's solar post cap lights.

Everybody likes to cap off their deck railing with glowing lights that help set the mood of their backyard and also provide practical lighting for them and their guests.

But what if you could accomplish this same task and be energy efficient at too?

With solar lights, you can do just this. And fortunately, they are very easy to install. In fact, all you have to do is screw the cap lights onto your deck posts! Don't worry about wires or electrical outlets or anything like that. The sun will power these lights for you – you don't have to do a thing. It's as simple as that. Solar lights even come with batteries that store up the sun's energy.

So what's the catch? There really isn't one. There are as many styles and colors for solar cap lights as there are for any other type of deck lighting. In fact, you don't even have to worry about turning on your deck lights. They will automatically flip on at dusk and shine for up to eight hours.

The only disadvantage is that you can't predict exactly how long they will stay on, as it all depends on how much energy the lights have stored up. However, considering that they have a natural timer, they'll save you a lot of effort and perhaps even money (you might forget to turn normal lights off!).

Moreover, what are the exact style and shapes you have to choose from? Well depending on how soft or bright you want the glow to be, you can choose flat, rounded, or pointed caps that come with all sorts of trims. You can easily match your outdoor solar lights with the design of your home. Do you want steel, wood, or vinyl structures for the lights? It's all up to you.

It's easy to create a welcoming ambiance for your outdoor patio and you don't have to waste energy to do it either. Let nature give you a helping hand and take some of the burden off your shoulders. With solar post cap lights, you can ensure that your yard is always lighted by the sun, even when nighttime rolls around.

Just remember, however, that while solar deck lighting is easy to install, it can be done improperly. Too often, people put up too many lights or position them in places where they simply blind people!

It's important to not face them right in front of entryways and to keep their glows somewhat dim. Not only will doing this create a warmer, calmer environment, but the light also won't be overly glaring.

For more information on solar lighting, please read this article on an Overview of Solar Post Lights.


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