If you have ever thought about lighting in your yard, you have probably thought about solar lights. Landscape lighting is probably the most popular outdoor home improvement project around.. Most home builders do not provide landscape lighting and most home owners do not want to deal with a contractor to install low voltage systems, all of which can be quite costly. Not only are they costly to have installed, it cost to operate them. Most low voltage systems use a 12 watt light bulb, if you are running 10 lights that is equivalent to 120 watts being used about 8 hours a night, every night. Solar lights cost nothing to operate.
Solar lights are an excellent solution for your home and garden and good for the environment. Solar lights are simple to install, just take them out of the box and place them anywhere you want, there’s no digging ditches, no wires to run, and they’re even simpler to use. Solar lights will come on automatically when it gets dark and they will turn off when the daylight returns.
During the daylight hours the solar cells collect energy from the sun to charge the internal batteries; the sun is an endless power supply, at night that energy is made available to the LED’s (light emitting diodes) that provides the light source. LED’s require very little power and they will last approximately 100,000 hours, no light bulbs to change as in the low voltage systems that use incandescent light bulbs. LED’s do not attract flying insects, which is especially nice when you are using a solar wall light outside of an entry door or garage door entrance.