An outdoor space or yard with a landscape garden is always appealing to the eyes and moreover it also signifies a warm welcome to the guest. But, the main challenge comes while planning the outdoor lighting. The best part here is that, you can always decorate the place according to your imagination and choice.
And to begin with, the first thing that comes to your mind is buying the lights at a cheap price and the second thing is the installation method.
The best thing is with the advance in technology things have become much easier these days. The invention of solar lights for illuminating our indoor and outdoor spaces has taken over the conventional and costly electric lights. You can install these solar lights without the help of an electrician or an expert. There are wide varieties of good yet inexpensive fixtures that need minimal installation process. Solar lights use photo voltaic cells that can absorb sunlight during the day and turn it into energy making it available at night. Solar lights for pathway have similar benefits compared to the electrical lights but other than providing safety to your property it has few additional benefits too.
Below given are few main points which says why choosing solar lights for path way is important:
- Cost: Solar lights are available at a cheaper price than conventional wired lights. Wired lights need extra protection from extreme weather conditions and if the garden is large than it becomes more expensive due to extension of laying the electrical wires. In case of solar lights things are just opposite, they don’t need wiring, an electrician to install lights and you can save up a lot of money on electricity bills.
- Flexibility: These lights are easy to carry from one place to another since they are not wired. You can place it anywhere you want in the garden and illuminate that area. Suppose, if you are having a party at the garden and you want the yard to be illuminated, you can move the lights and place them back once the party is over. These lights can easily run up to 8-10 hours at night after the day fades.
- Safety: Compared to electrical lights solar lights are much safer. Since they are not connected to the mains electricity so the fear of getting electrocuted does not arise. Even kids can play freely in the garden as there will be no wires and chords to get pulled. You can dig anywhere in the garden and sow your favorite plant as the risk of chopping off electrical wires won’t be there.
- Eco-friendly: Since you love gardening it also shows that you care for the environment. And placing solar lights will help you to contribute more to the environment as they use sunlight as an energy which is a renewable source. It doesn’t emit any gases like carbon footprint that is harmful to the environment like any electrical lights do.
- Easy maintenance: Easy maintenance- Solar powered lights neither require minimum maintenance as they are nor wired up to the mains. You just need to wipe it clean periodically and take normal precautions which is required while cleaning any type of light.
- Various range: Solar pathway lights are available in various sizes and designs. From classic to contemporary style they are just perfect for illuminating the paths, walk ways, driveway and in your garden. They are also used in multiples along a set of stairs or a dark pavement to guide you the way.
Hopefully, these are some of the reasons which can encourage you to choose solar powered pathway lights illuminating your garden/yard/outdoor space artistically without spending much money but offering a good number of benefits.
Author : Arunima