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!

Outdoor Solar Lights – Environmentally Sound and Timelessly Chic

There was a time that solar lights were as rare as, say a mobile telephone. But just as most people have a cell phone these days, people should look to inexpensive and highly functional solar lights to light up their yards.

Outdoor solar lights are greatly improved over the bulky, low-light products sold a few years ago. Today, they come in a host of styles and they are fairly inexpensive – especially when you consider you are eliminating the electric current to light them up. They can be used anywhere that electric has not been installed and they have access to at least a few hours of sunlight. This makes them especially useful for outdoor areas.

There are many uses for solar lights, a few of which are outlined here:

Function

Put a solar light where you want light to shine after dark – such as a solar flood light in dark corners of your property, at the base of the driveway so no one misses the turn, or along a pathway that might be treacherous in the dark. A set of sleek, stainless solar-powered lights can be placed along walkways or the driveway.

You don’t need to run cords or have an electrician come out and do the hard wiring. A solar panel on the top of each light stores the sun’s energy during the day and converts it into bright LED white light for 12 hours at night.

Thankfully, today’s solar lights provide plenty of light to show off the darkest outdoor areas, even the numbers on your house. Mount a mini solar spotlight above your house number or near your front door so you can see where to insert the key. These compact lights are mounted with screws or double-sided tape. The result is you don’t have to fumble with your keys and visitors will be able to see your house number.

Fun

Today’s solar lights do not have to be all about function. They can be fun, while lighting up your property. Try a set of two solar-powered lights that change colors. You’ll have a rainbow of colors, rather than the plain white LED light cast by most solar lights. The lights charge during the day. At night, they turn from blue to green to red to yellow. Best of all, they have on and off sensors that automatically turn the lights on at dusk and off at first light.

Whimsical

In additional to casting light, solar outdoor lights can also offer some humor to your yard. For example, lots of people have yard art – ceramic frogs and gnomes. But with solar lights, you can have a crystal-like solar lit snail to accent your yard. During the day, it’s crystal clear, but at night, it changes color from green to golden yellow to white. You can place the snail on the ground or on a metal stake that’s included. Its built-in solar panel will charge a rechargeable battery during the day that lets it glow for up to 10 hours at night, when fully charged. And if you want something faster than a snail, you can also get a rabbit, squirrel or turtle in the same crystal style.

Holiday

Solar technology has changed the way holiday lights are strung. Imagine lighting up your house at Christmas time, knowing there won’t be an extra large electric bill coming in January. Today, most varieties of Christmas lights are available with solar technology.

A string of 60 lights are powered during the day and glow at night for about eight hours. And best of all, you can place them where you want them. You’re no longer limited to where an electrical outlet is located.

So place them out near the road, on your mail box or run them up the lamppost. You can also get solar
net lights that make decorating bushes and shrubs so easy. With 50 solar lights per net, you can create a great holiday display without wires or extension cords.

Just drape the net over your shrubs and let the sun do its work. And since you don’t need an outlet, why not use a strand of solar string lights to light up the wreath on your front door! Imagine – no need to hide a battery pack to light it up. Let the sun power up the 24 lights. You can even purchase solar-powered icicle lights now. Each string has 20 solar acrylic icicles, each 4 inches long.

Aesthetic Appeal

If you are someone who simply enjoys the look of lights to brighten up the dark, then you’ll be pleased with what’s being offered in solar lights. Install a set of two Set of two solar lanterns by your front door. The colonial look will enhance your front entrance and they will economically light up your walkway for more than eight hours when full charged. With some models, you can even choose between a soft amber light and a bright white light. Built-in sensors will turn them on and off automatically.

Go Green With Solar Lights for Your Garden

Solar Powered lights are kind of must have things for outdoor gardens; not only for money saving purposes but also it’s contribute to a cleaner environment.

Today solar garden lights are much more than the appliance they used to few years back. They use to come in limited shapes, large in size and it was not easy to find good quality products, these used to be rare and a bit expensive too. But it’s changed completely now! You can find all sorts of them in almost any supermarket now.

Solar powered garden lights are available in plentiful of designs and infinite applications are possible, for home garden users as well as professionals using them in lawns, gardens and hotel’s garden etc. From enhancing the look of your garden, to lighting parking areas, flag poles or streets.

Some of the most common uses are:

  • As a border around flowerbeds
  • Outlining pathways
  • Bordering a driveway
  • To decorate a yard table or around a seating area
  • Floating solar lights can be used in swimming pools, spas, ponds and water features such as waterfalls
  • Spotlight solar lights can attract attention to like a statue, an outdoor mural, Christmas tree or seasonal decorations

When shopping for solar garden lights, it’s important for you to choose the correct light to the function you want it to perform. For example there are four major categories of solar lights for use in the garden: accent lights, spotlights, path lights, and security lights.

Solar Accent Lights

Accent lights add a nice glow to your garden. They use low level of illumination, due to that, accent lights usually runs longer than the other types of solar garden lights. And it’s not designed for run many nights on just a single day’s charge. It can act as an garden hazard marker, such as a rock that might lead to heart your foot at night, if not visible at night or it can act as a garden feature.

Solar Spot Lights

SpotLights are the brightest solar lights and usually cost more than any other solar garden lights. Solar Spotlights are designed to shed a dazzling beam of light on plants, entry gates. A high quality solar garden light with good LED (Light Emitting Diodes) can produce a good focused beam of light.

Another great use for it is to illuminate the floor and patios at night time entertaining. If you’re grilling outdoors at night, the solar spotlight can be focused on the cooking area so that you won’t be muddling around with foods and items in the dark at night time.

Solar Path Lights

Most of the using solar path lights in their gardens, adding soft light and beauty to their night time home exterior. solar path lights are use to shed light on paths, walkways, driveway perimeters or other small areas around your garden. They are often used in multiples to guide the way along a set of stairs or a dark walk. Most solar path lights are designed to focus their light downward.

The best thing about these are that because they do not have any wires, it is so easy to install and remove them as you want. You would be able to try them out in different spots up until you decide on the look that you want.

Motion Sensor Solar Security Light

Motion sensor security solar lights are a must have thing now days. We all want to feel safe, especially when we’re at home. When we use security solar lights we not only improve our home safety, but we also save money. Solar LED security lights are also solar motion security lights, they only ON when motion is detected. Therefore, energy isn’t being used nearly as much as compared to the other sort of solar garden light consumes.

Regular LED security lights that are not solar powered are popular because they last much longer than regular bulbs and are more energy efficient. When you combine LED with Solar lighting you have the best of both.

One of the biggest advantages of solar security lighting is that you can put them anywhere as long as they are in direct sunlight. No wiring needed at all, which is great news for those who do not know anything about electrical wiring.

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