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Solar Powered Lighting

What would you think of adding landscape lighting to your outdoor space in about 20 seconds? That's roughly how long it takes to install a solar light.

Hey, give yourself 15 minutes and you can have your entire garden artfully illuminated with for evening entertaining, family safety, and security.

With no wiring required, outdoor solar lighting and solar lanterns have become popular landscape lighting choices. Energy efficient accent lighting that can be installed easily by the average homeowner.

So, here's what's inside a basic solar light:

  • Light source, such as LED lamp lasts about 10,000 hours

  • Rechargeable NiCad batteries provide about 8 hours of light

  • Photocell, or built-in solar panel charges the battery from daylight

  • Light sensor detects when to turn the lamp on and off

Solar lights and lanterns can add just about any outdoor accent
Most department, garden and hardware stores carry some selection of solar lights and lanterns, but online you can find a wide variety of styles.

For example:

  • Tabletop lanterns are ideal patio lights for outdoor dining or seating areas

  • Floating lanterns for pools, spas and ponds

  • Pathway markers can be staked beside paths and walkways for safety and security

  • Spotlight solar lights can light up shrubs, trees, for a touch of drama in the garden

  • Pole lamps are pedestal style landscape lights for marking driveways, patios, decks or lawns

  • Stepping stones and decorative solar lights are used like sculpture and garden accents and come in unique shapes and different sizes

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