Light up the Night with Solar Lighting

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Ahhh, the power of the sun…

Nothing beats setting a path a glow without using electricity, which means easy installation and no wires to deal!

Today’s solar lights typically use LEDs, or light emitting diodes, which are very long lasting, durable and safe (no mercury and they don’t heat up much).  A small photovoltaic panel atop the light absorbs sunlight during the day, converts it to electricity and powers the battery to provide hours of light after dark.

A wide array of styles is available from garden centers, hardware & home improvement stores and online retailers.  Colors range from bright white, amber or multi-colored.  The uses for solar lighting are endless!  Check it out:

  • Accent lighting
  • Decorative/Whimsical
  • Fence post cap lights
  • Flag pole lights
  • House address number lights
  • Lamp posts
  • Lanterns
  • Paper lanterns
  • Path / walkway lighting
  • Patio umbrella lights
  • Pool lights
  • Porch lights
  • Spot lighting
  • Step lights for decks, outdoor stairways (Moonrays 95028 Mini Deck Light pictured above)
  • String lights

Tag(s): Energy, Greening the Home, Money Saving, The Great Green Outdoors


2 Responses to “Light up the Night with Solar Lighting”

  1. pasadena tx fences on September 24th, 2013 11:57 am

    We are considering making a privacy screen in our backyard but I don’t discover how many feet from the back fence to plant the trees. We are considering planting Heteromeles arbutifolia Common Name: Toyon; or Fremontodendron californica ssp. Californica Typical Name: California flannel bush. Please help!.

  2. Joyce Benson on October 27th, 2013 12:20 pm

    Adding native plants is definitely the way to go. Seek out a reputable nursery. They’ll be able to give you all the information you need to have a successful planting.

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