Solar cell garden lights are great for landscaping for four reasons:
1. These lights are simple to install.
2. They are easy to maintain.
3. Solar garden lights eliminate electricity costs.
4. They work more efficiently at night.
Solar lights not only illuminate your surroundings but add aesthetic appeal to your garden. Outdoor solar lamps do not require electricity to work. They rely on sunlight that’s free all year round. Installation is easy too. You don’t need to hire a licensed electrician to set them up on your lawn.
Solar garden lights are weatherproof, UV-protected, and ruggedly constructed to withstand outdoor conditions. They are also known to shine even brighter when the temperature drops, making them perfect for landscape lighting at night. Solar-powered LEDs also have a lifespan of more than 100,000 hours compared to only around 3,000 hours for the average incandescent bulb.
How Solar Cell Garden Lights Work
Solar lights have photovoltaic panels which absorb sunlight during the day.
When it gets dark outside, the stored solar energy is then converted to electricity as the cells charge the batteries and power up the LED bulbs.
Solar garden lights are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices. Some applications include:
Stake into the ground along pathways and flower beds
Hang from tree branches
Attach to existing structures such as deck posts
Types of Solar Garden Lights
Older models used conventional filament bulbs that lit up for only a few hours and usually emitted a dim light. Advances in solar lighting technology have led to a vastly improved performance of modern solar lights. Now they are fixed with super bright LEDs that require less power and shine longer.
Photovoltaic cells are more efficient at storing solar energy. Circuitry and batteries are much more dependable. These developments enable solar garden lights to now run all year round, even during cloudy and rainy days.