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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.
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.
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.