Solar Driveway Lighting

First impressions are everything, especially when our homes are involved and having your driveway highlighted with solar driveway lighting would have to be one of the easiest and most economical ways of achieving that impact.

Do It Yourself

Fitting solar driveway lighting can basically be a do it yourself type fit out, although the degree of easy will vary according to the style of light you ultimately decide upon.

Using Different Styles
Embedded solar driveway lighting

Embedded solar driveway lighting

Illuminating your driveway can be effectively achieved by using different styles of outdoor solar lighting. For example, you could use a stunning set of stainless steel solar garden lights which can be simply staked into the ground adjacent to the driveway at your choice of spacing. This system would be both easy and economical to implement.

Alternatively there are some more sophisticated methods of lighting up the driveway which involves a few more skills and therefore a little more costly. One of these methods requires the specially designed solar light units to be embedded into the driveway, which could only be done as the driveway was being built. Another method is to attach them to the surface, which would be much easier to do but you will need some specialized tools to fit them.

The Pros and Cons

Being aware of the good and bad points of solar driveway lights is essential before making any decisions. Following is an easy to follow list of the pros and cons;


  • Use zero electricity
  • Relatively easy to install
  • Low purchase cost
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Add value to your home
  • Relocatable (depending on style)


  • Long term reliability questionable
  • Light emitted can be dim
  • Need sunlight to operate
  • Some models are fragile
Solar Driveway Lighting for Remote Applications

Commonly we consider solar lighting to be used as an alternative to regular electricity even when we have the choice, but often that option is not available. In this case solar powered outdoor lighting becomes a very good variant.

Picture a driveway on a rural property where it would be both difficult and expensive to install conventionally powered lighting. Enter solar driveway lighting! It would be both fast and easy to install a set of simple outdoor solar lights, such as solar post lights, which would give that much sought after wow factor.

In Summary

Solar driveway lighting is a relatively low cost and easy way to highlight your driveway once the sun has set to make way for the evening. This form of lighting is particularly suitable for those remote type applications or the cost of conventional lighting is too prohibitive.

Be aware of the pros and cons of solar lights before making any decisions because they may or may not be suitable for your situation.

If they are suitable you then need to decide on which style of solar driveway lighting you would prefer. Is it the simple stake type of solar garden light or the more sophisticated style of embedded or surface mounted units?

Hopefully this information will assist you to make an informed decision and regardless of the style you ultimately choose the end result is certain to be outstanding.

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Orange Coloured Solar Lights

Most of us are familiar with solar lights but we usually only consider them to have a white or blue tint. With the latest designs comes the option of having coloured solar lights and among the many choices of colors comes the orange coloured solar lights.

Party With Orange Coloured Solar Lights

Parties are a happy and fun time which we all love and enjoy and adding some coloured solar lights would create that happy and fun time vibe to any party. There are several designs to choose from such as string lights or rope lights that come in a multitude of colours like red, orange, green or yellow.

How They Work

Like all solar lights, orange coloured solar lights need access to sunlight on a daily basis to charge a battery via a solar panel which converts the suns rays into energy suitable for the charge. This energy in turn lights up the coloured lights.

Easy To Install

Whether they are the rope or string type solar lights or the popular solar powered outdoor lights that commonly are staked into the ground, they will be very easy to install with no expert assistance required. The important thing to keep in mind when locating the lights is to have the solar charging panel in clear view of direct sunlight.

Solar rope or string lights have just the one principle solar charging panel which is convenient as you can easily locate it where the sunshine is plentiful.

Colour Changing Solar Lights

Some solar lights have been designed to change color continually, they could be orange colored solar lights one minute and red the next, creating a unique and entertaining feel to your outdoor landscaped zones.

Advantages Of Coloured Solar Lights

Check out this list of advantages:

• Requires zero electricity
• Easy to install
• Safe to the environment
• Adds safety and security to the home
• Creates an attractive environment
• Value adds your home
• Automatically turn on and off
• Suitable for use in remote locations

Where Can You Source Coloured Solar Lights

There are two main sources where you can purchase these lights, online or offline. There are no shortages of online stores or websites available for this reason. Sites like eBay and spring to mind immediately as well as several individual sites that could be found with a Google search quite easily.

Off line locations could include your large retail and hardware stores which these days usually carry good supplies of solar products and you may be lucky enough to find some orange coloured solar lights.

In Summary

When choosing your solar lights just remember that apart from the more common white or blue light there are also a range of colours to choose from including red, green, yellow and orange. A set of orange coloured solar lights included in your repertoire of outdoor landscape lights would not only be unique but may also be just the thing to set your home and garden apart from the average everyday home and outdoor areas.


Thank you for visiting, until the next article I am your Solar Outdoor Lighting Enthusiast

Leo Bookham


Today writing about  ” Orange Coloured Solar Lights” is part of a group writing project with many other  blogs that are focusing on the word ” Orange”. You might also like to visit these blogs from the group!

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