Category Archives: Solar Lighting

Solar Lighting for Safety, Beauty and Fun

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The lighting technology that enabled cool LEDs to replace hot high intensity discharge (HID) lamps for indoor grow lights for plants has enabled a revolution in another lighting category – outdoor solar lighting. This revolution has been made possible by the availability of bright white LEDs at reasonable prices. Solar lighting costs have declined to such an extent that solar lights are competitive in price with wired lights but offer far more convenience and significant operating cost savings.
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Decorative Solar Lights are Fun to Use

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Decorative solar lights come in all sorts of shapes and styles and are not just for a patio party. They add both daytime and night-time interest to your front-yard and your garden areas. Typical are lights in the fun shapes of rocks or animals.
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Post Lights and Other Tall Solar Lights for Outdoor Illumination

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Solar post lights, pole lights and column-mount lights put a lantern- or globe-like light fixture 5 to 6 feet above the ground. If the tall solar light is bright enough, then it will provide outdoor area illumination – especially useful along a driveway or where the front walk begins. Tall lights are available in many shapes and designs, several of which are described in this article.
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Security Applications for Solar Lighting

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You might think it surprising, considering their lack of brightness in other applications, that solar lights are now being engineered for security applications, using large arrays of bright white LEDs to provide illumination. Solar security lights that include motion detectors are available from many sources, while bright floodlights designed to remain on all night are still a specialty item used for yard security and commercial sign illumination where line power is not available.
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Solar Path Lighting for your Walkway and Driveway

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One of the most useful applications for solar lighting is to light your walkway and driveway. Solar path lights direct or reflect light down, lighting the ground around them. This is the most practical and popular use for solar lights. Solar path lighting is available in many styles, shapes and materials to provide safety for your visitors and enhance your home’s appeal.
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Solar Party Lights for your Gazebo, Deck or Patio

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Providing atmosphere for an outdoor party is a rapidly growing use for solar lighting. Party lights come in a myriad of shapes and styles: lights on tall stakes to surround a patio; globe lights or lanterns that hang from umbrellas, lines, trellises, or rafters; string lights in a variety of designs, rope lights, lights that attach to rails, and lamps that sit on tables. Light designs may even inspire your party theme.
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Solar Stake Lights are Easy to Use

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Except for a flashlight, solar stake lights are about the easiest of all outdoor lights to use. Just push them into the ground where you want them.
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Solar Garden Lighting to Accent Landscape Features

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Solar lighting is increasingly being used to add interest to the night garden. Solar garden lights direct light out or up to accent landscape features and building facades. Accent lights are available in many styles, shapes and materials to achieve special effects in the garden.
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