A quick guide to solar landscaping lights.
landscaping lights are becoming more and more popular as an alternative to
traditional mains powered outdoor lighting. Not only do they save energy, solar
landscape lights are also incredibly easy to install, because you don’t need to
work out how to connect them to mains power, and there are no unsightly wires to
hide. You can set up your solar lights anywhere you wish, so long as the solar
panel receives enough sunlight during the day.
Best of all, just about every type of outdoor lighting fixture is available
in a solar version, so the landscape lighting design possibilities are just
Landscaping lights which are
available as a solar powered product.
Garden accent lights, to highlight
attractive features of the garden.
Downlights and spotlights, for
lighting small areas.
Floodlights, for lighting up a
large area, such as a patio or deck.
Recessed lighting, which is mounted
right into the surface of the patio, deck, walkway, stairway or driveway.
Recessed lights are very decorative, and they also make a useful safety
Pathway lights, which can be set up
alongside the pathway or walkway. This type of light normally comes with a
stake, and you simply plant the lighting fixture in the ground. Installation
literally takes a matter of minutes.
Pond and pool lights, to give
water features a magical glow.
Motion sensor lights, which use an
infrared motion detector to switch the lights on as you approach. Solar motion
sensor lights are also effective as a security lighting feature, to detect the
presence of intruders at night.
For more information on solar lights, please read this article on
solar patio lights.