With no wiring, easy to install, environmentally friendly, saves money in energy cost and your time. Solar outdoor lights are a great way to do outdoor home improvements. Most people would like to have a great home outdoor environment but believe that it is too time consuming and very costly. These days solar outdoor lighting is getting more and more affordable than just a few years ago. With using the suns energy to power your lighting needs it makes it all that more appealing and most cost effective.
A well lit home is beautiful looking. Gives safety to your visitors and is a way to deter thieves of trying to break into your living space. There are many varieties of solar outdoor lights to choose from such as path or walkway lights, garden decoration or spot lights, even lamp post or rock lights that display your street house numbers. With so many styles to choose from you should not have any problems finding something to your liking or that would match your landscaping taste.
Solar lights are very easy to set up with very minimal assembly. For most of the path and walkway lights it is pretty much a 3 step process.
Step 1: Would be to turn “On” the On/Off switch to the “On” position which in normally located on the bottom of the solar panel housing.
Step 2: Twist and secure the light diffuser and the lens cap to the solar panel housing.
Step 3: Attach the mounting pole to the ground stake/spike then firmly push the assembled mounting pole into the ground. Attach the light to the mounting pole.
It is just that simple. The decoration figurine lights are as easy as: Take out of the box, turn “On” the On/Off switch & place in a sunny location. These are very basic steps that most of your solar outdoor lights will follow.
Now before you go running out and just buying any type of solar outdoor lights there are a couple of things that should be considered. First a bit of your time should be spent on choosing the right location. Solar outdoor lights really need to be in direct sunlight for many hours of the day to get the best charge possible on the rechargeable batteries. Solar lights will charge in indirect sunlight but will start putting stress on the batteries thus will reduce its life a lot sooner. This means your lights will start turning off sooner faster and you will be changing batteries more often then you should. The rechargeable batteries with the best charge possible should last on the average about 18 months. So make sure you spent some time checking out were the most sun for the day is in yard compared to where you would like to place your lights. This will help you get the most use out of the batteries without having to change them so often.
Second, once you have chosen just that perfect spot for your solar outdoor lights, consider what type of lights or lighting you are looking for. Ask yourself what do you want to accomplish with these lights? Would it be just path or landscape lighting, garden decoration or figurine lighting, spot lighting of different articles or plants that you have in your yard? Do you need to light up a set of stairs, patio lights or lights on your fences? Do you want color or just white lights? Or maybe you need a little bit of everything for just the right atmosphere. There are all different types of solar outdoor lighting to choose from for different types of applications. Take some time and shop to see what there is to offer for the types of lighting that will be the most beneficial and satisfying to you. If you plan in the beginning before you go and buy you will save money and time when purchasing your solar outdoor lights.
Once you have it done it will be time for relaxing and enjoying your family & friends while they enjoy the beautiful “Go Green” environment surroundings that you have created so quickly. Enjoy and have fun.