Outdoor Solar Lights – The Ideal Choice For Tasteful Outdoor Decor

Choosing “the best” outdoor solar lights is really a matter of individual style. You may want to feature lights that are decorative, traditional, modern or even fanciful. Solar lights are great for decks, patios, pools, walkways, driveways and gardens. Whatever your preference for a solar lights, it is not going to be difficult to find a type that you will like for years to come.

Solar Lights Explained

A solar energy houses a solar panel that collects energy from the sun and then converts it into power for the operation of the light. A nickel metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable battery stores the energy. The battery is turned on and off by a sensor allowing it to come on automatically at dusk and extinguishing at dawn. An LED lamp emits the light.

How long the light last throughout the night depends on the size of the solar panel and battery. Usually solar energy will work for about 10 hours with a fully charged battery. The brightness of an LED lamp is comparable to a 2-watt bulb. It takes 12 volts of electricity to power a low voltage landscape light.
Solar rechargeable batteries last approximately 1,000 nights and are easily replaced when they stop charging.

Path, Garden and Driveway Solar Lights

Set of 2 Solar Lanterns – Create a charming welcome along walkways and flower beds with solar lanterns. The LED stays lit for up to 8 ½ hours. Choose either soft amber or bright white light by pushing a button on the lantern. Set includes two 17-inch shepherd’s hooks for hanging the lanterns or you can stake them in the ground.

Solar Lights – Low profile, staked solar energy come in a stainless steel or copper finish. The lights lend a contemporary look to your driveway or walking path. A top solar panel gathers the light during the day allowing it to stay on for 12 hours at night. Lamp maintains a bright LED white light. Solar lights have an 11-½ inch post that sits on a 5-inch stake.

Solar Color Changing Lights – Add some color to the night. Place the solar energy around a pool to give it a magical appearance. The constantly changing colors are yellow, green, blue and red. One rechargeable battery is included with the light.

Solar Driveway Light – Mark the end of your driveway with the sleek solar driveway light. Constructed from stainless steel and plastic, the durable fixture will stay lit for up to eight hours.

House Solar Lights

3 Way Solar House Light – Versatility makes the 3 Way Solar House Light an economical choice. Classic, square shape will go with any kind of house. Secure the light to the outside of the house, stand it on a fence post or keep it on the ground for pathway lighting. Wall mount, base and stake are all available with the light.

Cordless Flood Solar Light – You are free to stake the flood light anywhere in your yard without cumbersome cords or the need for electrical wiring. All you have to do is stake it in the ground. Position the solar energy to shine on decorations, garden features or house address. The floodlight gives you 12 hours of light.

Mini Solar Spot Light – The spotlight is perfect for those nights when you get home late. Use it to illuminate your house number, mailbox, or keyhole. The light continues all night until the morning.

Attach the light fixture with screws or double-sided tape.

Fun Solar Lighting

Solar Glow In The Dark Garden Lights – Delight passersby with beautiful garden lights that emit a green glow. Globes have a unique swirl pattern made from artist rendered glass. The design is meant to resemble the spinning earth. Lights come in a set of three and are connected to a solar panel by a 10-foot cord. Stake the luminous solar lights in flowerbeds.

Solar Animated Flower Lights – Surprise visitors with these flower lights. The flower petals remain open all day so the solar panel in the center can capture the sun’s energy. At night, the flower closes and beams with light. The waterproof lights are packaged in a set of two.

Solar Tiki Torch – Give your backyard island flair with the solar tiki torch. The torch harmlessly burns with solar energy. Light comes with mounting hardware.

Solar Lighted Toad and Turtle – Pay homage to our natural friends by placing a lighted toad or turtle around your landscape. No, they are not radioactive. They radiate with a soft low light from sitting in the sun all day.

It’s the energy efficiency, helpful lighting and atmospheric illumination that make outdoor solar energy a common sight in many beautiful properties.

Solar Lights Not Only For Gardens

Indoor Solar Lighting

Some good ideas for indoor solar lighting include using it inside your home, sheds, garage etc… Setting up a solar light is easy and maintenance and running costs are very low.
The solar panel which collects the sun’s energy needs to be placed outside in order o receive maximum sunlight. Once the battery is charged, you can enjoy your solar light system all night long. You will have to find a solar panel that you can easily install on the top of your building or in the garden. Once the indoor light fixtures, solar charger and batteries are installed, lighting will be available at any time.

Outdoor Solar Lighting

Different types of outdoor lights use solar energy. You can find for example solar pool lights, solar garden lights, solar post lights, solar flag lights and other. If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool or a pond in your garden, adding lighting using solar technology is very easy and safe. Everyone desires a well maintained and eye-catching garden and now by using solar energy you can illuminate your landscape the easy way. If you have a flag in your garden, you can only see it during the day. By adding a solar flag light your flag will be visible at all times. If your garden is too dark at night you can invest in some solar spot lights that will turn on automatically every night. You can also use solar path lights to delineate stairs and pathways.

Solar lights are not dim like in the past; thanks to ultra bright LEDs (Led Emitting Diodes) modern solar lights are powerful enough to provide decent lighting for almost all situations. Nowadays, outdoor solar lighting applications range from lighting gardens to lighting streets. Investing in solar lights can be a cost-effective and convenient option.

Go Green This Holiday Season With Solar Lights

The holidays are approaching; it is time to start decorating. Many people look for new, fun and easy ways to decorate their property and homes. Want a new and energy efficiency way to decorate this holiday season? Want a better way to light up your holidays this season without pulling out the extension cords? With solar string lights and solar holiday lights no more extension cords, no more high electric bills, and no more worries of turning the lights on and off.

All of us agree that traditional holiday lights are a hassle. You always have to run extension cords all over the place or you have to make sure the lights are close to an electrical outlet. Also with traditional holiday lights will produce a huge electric bill. Solar holiday lights completely eliminate these hassles.

With solar lights the technology has come far in just the last couple of years and the manufacturers have released a large variety of solar lighting styles and colors. Solar holiday lights have a sensor that turns them on at night and off during the day and will run for about 8 hours. Here are several different styles and colors of holiday lights on the market today:

Solar String Lights
This is a string of 50 or 102 solar powered LED lights that can be attached to your eves of your house or strung around lamp posts, trees, mail boxes, banisters, etc. They are available in several different colors (white, green, blue, red and red/green). These solar string lights are available in 22′ and 33′ strands, with a 6′ span between the solar panel and the first light.

Solar Multi-Colored String Lights
These are a lot like the solar string lights above, but are multi-color. This is a string of 50 solar powered LED lights that can be attached to your eves of your house or strung around lamp posts, trees, mail boxes, banisters, etc. These multi-colored solar string lights are available in 22′, with a 6′ span between the solar panel and the first light.

Solar Rope Lights
This is a string of 50 or 102 solar powered LED bulbs are encased in plastic tubing that can withstand any type of weather and even rain. The plastic tubing is very flexible, too, which is why it is called a “rope.” You can wrap it around trees like you would do with a rope. They are available in several different colors (white, green, blue and red). These solar rope lights are available in 22′ and 33′ strands, with a 6′ span between the solar panel and the first light.

Solar Net Lights
These are basically a “net” of 50 LED lights that you use to wrap a shrub. Simply wrap your shrub and you’re done! Solar net lights are only available in white. Each light has a 6′ span between the solar panel and the first light.

Solar Icicle Lights
These are similar to electrical icicle lights. Each strand has 110 white solar powered LED’s and is approximately 15 feet long with a 6′ span between the solar panel and the first light.

Solar Garland Lights
With a traditional feel, this solar garland is adorned with crimson winterberries, pinecones and 50 LED white lights. Hang it on an exterior surface that receives direct sunlight, the solar Christmas garland will provide efficient LED illumination every night.

Solar Wreath Lights
This solar wreath light is adorned with crimson winterberries, pinecones and 50 LED white lights. Hang it on an exterior surface that receives direct sunlight, the solar Christmas wreath will provide efficient LED illumination every night.

Needless to say, solar holiday lights come with the benefits that we all come to expect from solar light products, like: ease of installation, energy efficiency, versatility, etc. Not to mention, most traditional lights need to be either turned on and off manually, or attached to a timer. All of these solar holiday lights come with daylight sensors. All that you need to do is, install the solar holiday lights in your favorite location, place the solar panel in an area that gets plenty of sun, and then turn them on. It doesn’t get more trouble free and easier than that!