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How to Light Your Yard with a Solar Powered Garden Light

If you have outdoor lighting, why rely on anything but the sun to power it? In order to help you see the natural beauty of your backyard at night, particularly your garden, you can use the sun that shined on your garden during the day.

While the solar panels built into these special lights gather energy from the sun's rays during the daytime, censors will trigger them around dusk and the energy stored inside the batter will light your back yard during the night.

Not only do solar powered lights make for an efficient use of energy, but they are also very easy to install and move around. It is very simple to install a solar powered garden light. What makes them so easy to install?

  • There is no wiring or complicated setup required

  • They come ready to go

  • Position them wherever you want them

You can use them to light pathways, adorn the posts of your deck and set a gorgeous, glowing ambiance for your patio, etc. I'm going to get a set this year for our RV and use them when we are camping.

Solar powered lighting is very popular and available in a wide variety of styles and materials, including:

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Metal
  • Plastic

You might be wondering, though, how do these lights work? The panels merely store up energy from the sun into their rechargeable batteries and that energy is converted into electrical power that gets put to work at nighttime.

Essentially, there are as many varieties, styles, and functions to choose from with solar powered lights as with conventionally powered lights. The difference is you won't have to pay for them beyond the initial purchase. As of yet, the sun charges no fees for its energy – whereas the electricity company does! Not to mention, you won't have to worry about turning the lights on or off, as they will naturally adjust to the level of outdoor light provided or not provided by the sun.

There is a downside, however, as a solar powered light's battery has a limited capacity. As dusk settles, the lights will emit strongly but the light will gradually fade until dawn. And on those days where the clouds are intent on hiding the sun, the battery won't be able to store as much of its energy and you will have light for a shorter period of time. If you want to ensure you have lighting throughout the night you might want to look at installing low voltage lighting

Sun is what makes your flowers grow, but it's also what can keep the garden light burning throughout the night. So look into your options for solar powered lighting today – and save money, time, and energy as a result.

For more information on using solar lighting, please read this article on Getting Started with Solar Powered Lights

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