Solar Driveway Lights

Be Welcomed Home By Your Solar Driveway Lights

In today’s economy it seems we are all working harder and longer hours, so we often find ourselves arriving home well after dark. There is nothing quite like approaching your very own driveway that has been subtly illuminated by some well placed solar driveway lights which say to you on your arrival, “welcome home”.

How Do Solar Driveway Lights Work?

The vast majority of solar lights contain a solar panel as part of their design which in turn converts the sun’s rays into energy. This energy simply charges an internal battery during the daytime and when the solar lights are activated at night, via a sensor, the now energized battery lights up the light bulb to give us that gentle illumination that we desire.

Why Use Solar For Lighting?

There are quite a few benefits for using solar and here are the top five;

  • Free to operate using zero electricity
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Adds value and safety to the home and garden
  • Easy to install
  • Creates an intriguing environment to your outside areas

The Embedded Type Solar Driveway Lights

Solar Driveway Lights

There Are Different Types of Solar Driveway Lights

As you can imagine, with solar lighting becoming very popular, there are many variations of these types of lights, although in the main there are two designs you could use. The first is where the light is embedded into the driveway itself, i.e. the light becomes part of the driveway. This design looks very classy and professional but is a more difficult process to complete.

The second choice is to use some simple garden type lights such as stainless steel solar garden lights. These particular solar lights can also look very appealing with their polished finish, plus they have the added benefit of being easy to install or even relocated as desired.

What to Expect From Solar Driveway Lights

Generally the common type solar lights emit a gentle or soft light and may only cover an area of one to two meters in diameter, but this is usually sufficient for the purpose of which they have been designed for. These lights are only needed to highlight the extremities of the driveway, not to illuminate every square meter of it. There are other types of solar lights for that purpose, e.g. solar floodlights or solar powered yard lights.

Where to Purchase These Lights

You probably know the answer to this but be prepared to do your research and buy top quality products only. Your options are both online and offline of course. An advantage of buying online is often they are rated and have reviews with testimonials which could be useful in helping you decide your solar driveway lights of choice. Of course it could also be an advantage to make your purchase through the local hardware store where you can evaluate the physical product before taking it home.

The Choice is Yours

If you are still reading this article hopefully the information has helped you in a positive way. Ultimately the final choice is up to you. Each driveway has its own characteristics and will demand different lights, but regardless of this rest assured you will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome because adding some attractive solar driveway lights will set your driveway apart from all others and give you bragging rights for your efforts.

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

Leo Bookham

Solar Yard Lights

Solar Yard Lights Are a Great Addition to Any Home

A great way to improve the safety and enjoyment of your home is by installing solar yard lights anywhere you spend time outdoors. These modern lights allow you to light a particular area of your home for free, using sunlight for power. They are attractive, inexpensive and will continue to provide free lighting for years on the average home.

So Many Styles to Choose From

Solar powered outdoor lighting can be a great addition to your home because it allows you to enjoy areas of your yard in the evenings. This used to mean hiring a contractor to install a set of lights and connect them to your home’s wiring for operation. Attempting this was often a complicated and expensive project that many homeowners would have loved to do, but didn’t want to deal with the hassle.

Solar Yard LightsSolar yard lights can solve this problem for you by providing just the right amount of light you need, where you need it and using the sun as their power source. Most of these fixtures include an attached solar panel that converts sunlight to power that is used to charge an internal battery. This battery is then used in the evenings to provide the power for your solar yard lights.

The other nice thing about these lights is the wide variety of choices you have in fixtures. There are models of these solar yard lights that work like conventional spotlights and can illuminate a large portion of your yard. These are great for sections of your yard that you use for parties or relaxing. Other models are more directional and can be used to light a smaller area of your yard with a brighter beam of light.

These are typically used as security lights and many of them are even equipped with a motion sensor to turn them on when someone is in the vicinity. There are also versions of these solar yard lights that can be used to gently light a garden or your landscaping, such as the solar power garden lights, and will add that little extra bit of interest to these areas.

Installation Is Easy

By using solar yard lights instead of a conventional fixture, you can do the installation yourself and save the money a contractor would cost for conventional lights. These  solar lights don’t require any power connections and can be installed anywhere you need a little extra light. To install one of these units you simply have to decide where you want the light and simply secure the solar yard lights to your home with a few screws.

In models with the solar panel attached to the fixture you’ll need to be sure you locate the light in an area of adequate sunlight to charge its batteries. Some models even provide a removable solar panel that can be located a short distance from the fixture to allow you additional flexibility in mounting.

They Make Your Yard More Functional

These solar yard lights are a great addition to any home and will allow you to more fully enjoy your yard after the sun has set. Imagine being able to stroll through your garden in the evenings or enjoying your patio late into the night.

These solar yard lights can operate for hours on a single charge and will provide all the light you need for your outdoor activities. They are also a great way to provide additional security for your home and peace of mind that your family is safe all night long.