The popularity of solar light is quickly increasing as more and more house owners seek environmentally friendly and cost-effective ways to illuminate their gardens. Solar lights are an excellent choice for garden lighting as they are affordable, easy to install, and only require sunlight to perform. Since the solar light system does not require wiring, it can provide light to those areas of garden or lawn which are at some distance from the electric sources. Solar light for the garden not only provides lighting but can be considered for security or safety purposes.
Based on the unique nature of solar power as an energy source, there are some guidelines for using the solar street light system successfully and efficiently.
Choice of right placement:
As the system runs on sunlight which is then converted into electric power and stored in a battery pack to be used during nights. When making a choice for location, make sure the solar light has access to the sun. Avoid installing the solar light under shades or places that are covered by shadows during some parts of the day. Also, before installing lights, it is helpful to place a marker where each solar light will be located in order to make sure if all the lights will be properly balanced in your landscaping and there are no areas left without light.
Fixing and Installing the light
Some solar lights come with light arm other are separate. Carefully mount solar light on the light arm by following the installation instructions. If the light component has no light arm, then attach and secure the solar lights at those places which have enough sunlight during the day. It is important that the solar panel on the light component is positioned to receive the required amount of sunlight to work properly.
Illuminating specific area
Solar lights can be used to highlight certain features in gardens such as fountain, tree or plant, seating areas, swimming pools, or statues, etc. Due to the evolution is lighting technology, the light bulbs are replaced with LED technology that is far superior to the dim solar lights which were made previously. Installing these LED lights helps to illuminate those specific areas without generating any waste heat.
Using solar lights is just as a sample as mounting the lights to the wall, fence, post, or other existing garden structure.
Another creative use of solar lights is to mount them along the walkways in the garden. These lights are the perfect choice as they do not require any wiring and can easily be installed alongside the pathways. Many people install solar path lights for safety as well as for aesthetics.
While mostly the solar lights are used for nighttime safety, they can also add up to the beauty of the garden. Solar lights for gardens come in various sizes and styles to suit the user’s needs.
For instance, there are some fancy solar lights that are used alongside the pool, raised beds, water feature, etc. to bring the place to life at night. One can be creative in installing them in any design he wishes to.
Another option is to use the lights to create a visual form such as a heart, star or butterfly by following a certain order. This will add more beauty to the garden.
Solar garden lights are safe
Solar garden lights mostly require 12 Volts to function, which is a safe voltage. 12 V can be found in electric toys, household batteries, etc. 12 Volts is a much safer choice if one has children in the house who play in the garden and the user wants to avoid the use of conventional lights which requires electric wires.