What, exactly, is a solar garden light? Some people are not really clear on just what a garden light is, so to make things clear, we are referring to any outside light that you would place in your yard, patio, or garden. These lights have both practical and aesthetic purposes. They make your yard safer by providing enough light for visitors to see where they are walking, and they allow you to use your back yard or patio after dark, when you would normally be retreating into your home’s interior. They can also enhance the look of your home by providing an elegant showcase for your home’s architectural features, or prominent foliage.
Garden lights of the solar variety add another level of fun and practicality. These lights have small solar panels build into them. They will work best if you have them placed in areas that receive a lot of sunlight during the day. They store the energy from the sun and turn on automatically at night, running purely from the solar energy.
This kind of light has many advantages. It is very inexpensive, after you have made the initial purchase. It does not require any electricity, so it will not run up your bill. It also does not require the burning of any fossil fuels, so it is fashionably green. You also have a lot of freedom in placing them, because they are not connected to wires and don’t need to be able to reach an outlet. They are free-standing so you can literally put them anywhere, as long as they will be receiving some sunlight. It is also safer because children or pets do not have to be exposed to electrical wiring.
So, solar garden lights have many benefits and few disadvantages. It is true that they don’t put out large amounts of light, but the soft, attractive glow they do put forth is especially pleasing to the eye and adds a touch of class to any residence. Give them a try and see what they will do for your home.