Light the Way with Solar Pathway Lights

Solar pathway lights are always a good idea to help your family and your guests find the path. These lights are typically located at the edge of a walkway and cast a gentle light on the walkway to help you stay on the path and avoid tripping. Solar pathway lighting allows you to get all of the advantages of conventional lights without worrying about increasing your electricity bill. Since they use the sun for their power, these lights allow you to enjoy the beauty and safety of an illuminated path for free.

Installation Is a Snap

There are several models of solar pathway lights and all of them are easy to install. Most models have a small solar panel located in the top surface of the light that will trickle-charge an internal battery. This battery is then used that evening as a power source for the bulbs. These lights even include a light sensor that turns them on at dusk and off again at dawn to ensure you have all the light you need in the evenings automatically.

To install these solar pathway lights, you simply push the pole they are mounted to into the ground at the edge of the path you want to illuminate. This makes it easy to locate them anywhere you need the light and even move them if needed. Because they use the sun to charge their batteries, you have to be sure they get adequate sunlight exposure during the day.

If the path is shaded, you can use a version of these solar pathway lights that have a master solar panel than can be located a short distance away in sunlight. This module will typically include the battery as well and is then connected to the lights with a short cable. This configuration allows you to have the charging module in bright sunlight and locate the lights in the shade.

They Work For Hours on a Single Charge

Solar Pathway LightsThe biggest challenge with older versions of these solar pathway lights was their limited illumination. Because the solar modules used in these early models were not very efficient, they couldn’t charge the batteries fully. This meant the lights did not operate very long in a typical system. Also, the lights used in these early models required a lot of power, which drained the batteries quickly.

Modern versions of these solar pathway lights have eliminated these concerns in several ways and can typically provide a steady light for your path for an entire evening on a single charge. The solar modules in these newer lights are able to convert a larger amount of sunlight into power in an average day, which allows them to fully charge their batteries.

Because of this, the batteries used in these newer models are larger and can supply power for longer periods than older models. The bulbs used are also more efficient and draw much less power than in years past. All of this means these modern solar pathway lights will provide all the light you need, well into the evening.

Make Your Home Safer and More Secure

Having your paths lit in the evenings will give your home a very attractive look and will also make it safer. Not only will it help you and your guests find the path and avoid trips and falls, any exterior lighting you add to your home can help to discourage crime. Statistically, homes that use exterior lighting , such as solar floodlights, in the evenings are less likely to suffer break-ins than homes that are dark. By simply adding solar pathway lights, you give your home a more secure and welcoming look that adds to its beauty as well as its safety.

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

Leo Bookham

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