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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.
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.
Imperatives to reduce building costs, power consumption and electric utility expense; improvements in light-emitting-diode (LED) and battery technology; and increasing interest in using interior and exterior lighting for design purposes are driving innovation in lighting today. These themes come together in solar lighting and without doubt the sector will benefit tomorrow from the engineering and architectural work being done in residential and commercial lighting today.
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.