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Solar outdoor lights are perfect for patio, deck and landscape lighting, or to use as subtle garden accents.

Solar outdoor lights are a popular choice for garden accents, and all kinds of patio and landscape lighting purposes. Most outdoor lighting fixtures work on a low voltage system, which is safe, easy to install, and very energy efficient. Low voltage lights radiate a soft, ambient glow which is perfect for highlighting features of the garden, or adding subtle lighting to the patio, deck or any outdoor space. Solar outdoor lights have the added advantage that they are even more energy efficient than mains powered landscape lighting, and there is no need to run any cables through outdoor areas.

Solar outdoor lights, and all of the accessories you need to set them up and run them are available from landscape lighting suppliers everywhere. You’ll probably be amazed at the range of beautiful and practical floodlights and garden accents which run on a solar powered energy system. There are lovely designs in every material from simple stainless steel in a variety of attractive finishes, to gorgeous copper, brass and pewter.

Designing and installing your solar outdoor lights.

Solar lights are probably the simplest and safest to set up, as you don’t need to bury cables or connect them to an outdoor power outlet. In addition to the actual lighting fixture, you’ll need a solar panel, which is often incorporated into the design of the light itself, a battery to store the energy until sundown, and a controller with a light sensor, to switch the lights on when it’s dark enough for them to be needed.

Many of the fixtures are designed to be installed simply by digging a shallow hole in the garden, and inserting a pole which is attached to the bottom of the fixture. Some fixtures which are designed to be more permanent can be set in concrete. Wall or tree mounted lights need only a few simple carpentry skills to set up. Obviously, you’ll need to position the solar panel so that it gains maximum exposure to the sun.

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