Solar Pathway Lighting

If you are looking for functional but ambient exterior lighting for your home, solar pathway lights are a great choice. There are many styles, models, materials, and colors available and they are easy to find either at local shops or online.

Solar path lights are low maintenance and they are economical, and they have far more uses than to simply light pathways. Here are some other ways you might want to use these versatile and environmentally-friendly lights.
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Reduce Your Impact With Solar Lights

There are a number of benefits of having good outdoor lighting in your yard, but to add even more benefits consider using solar backyard lighting when possible instead of traditional lights. There are a lot of benefits to these lights besides the obvious ease of use and energy-efficiency.

One of the most obvious benefits of solar lighting is that it is more affordable because these lights use energy from the sun instead of from your home’s electrical source, meaning they will reduce the impact on your wallet. This also means they have a lower impact to the environment because they don’t require additional use of environmental resources. Continue reading

Types of Backyard Lights

When it comes to outdoor lights there are plenty of options and styles available. To help you decide which type and style will ultimately be the best for your yard and your specific lighting design it is important to define the main reasons you want to add lighting to your outdoor space.

Once you define what you want from your outdoor lights and you have an overall outdoor lighting design idea you can start to choose the specific types of outdoor lights that will help you achieve your goals. Keep in mind things like looks, functionality and energy-efficiency when planning your design. Continue reading

Solar Patio Lighting

These days, most of us are spending more time at home and enjoying our outside space. Installing outdoor solar lighting is a great way to get more use and enjoyment out of your outdoor space and solar patio lights are a great place to start.

Solar patio lighting offers a gentle, subtle light that can highlight steps, garden plants, and seating, while not taking away from the overall ambiance of the night. This gentle light can enhance your outdoor experience, and turn your patio into an oasis where you can relax from the stresses of the day. Continue reading

LED Step Lights

One way to keep your home safer is by using LED step lights. Far too many accidents happen in the home, and dimly lit steps are often to blame for this. They can be in the form of wooden deck steps, or paving stone steps through a garden, or a staircase in the home. All of these locations are typically dimly lit and that raises the potential for accidents.

LED technology or “Light Emitting Diode” is not a new invention, but the ways it can be used have been growing in the last decade. LED’s are bright lights that practically never need to be changed and can run using a fraction of the power of traditional light bulbs. Added to that, they are small Continue reading

Solar Driveway Lights

Solar driveway lights provide an attractive way to illuminate a driveway. They provide a comforting welcome as home owners pull into their garage, and also create a greater sense of security.

This is definitely not a new concept, but recent innovations make both solar driveway lighting and pathway lighting much more appealing. Instead of the pole lights that are inserted in the ground near the driveway, newer style driveway lights combine solar lighting technology with a more aesthetically appealing appearance that blend the lights into the driveway itself.

In addition to the first generation pole type driveway solar lights, there are a couple of newer styles. One of the easiest to install is the surface mounted style. These are self-contained solar packs using LED light technology. With rounded edges, these can be Continue reading

Solar Rock Lights

Solar rock lights are solar powered lights disguised to look like garden or landscaping rocks. By using these outdoor solar lights, you can add lighting to walkways, patios, gardens and other areas that need to be lit at night while keeping the natural look of your landscaping intact.

Like other solar lights, these solar rock lights have sensors that tell the light to turn on when it gets dark enough and off again once the sun rises. Once you have them set up along the path in your garden or patio there is nothing more to do but to enjoy them.

There are different styles of solar rock lighting available, so you can try to find a look that blends well with your landscaping theme. Most rock lights are Continue reading