Uses of Solar Lights For Gardens


The best thing about putting solar lights in the garden is that no matter how you use them, chances are it will give you much more opportunity to enjoy being outside.  While you wouldn’t consider spending any time in the yard in pitch darkness, a lit garden can be enjoyed at any time.  Here’ s a look at some of the creative and practical uses of solar lights for gardens.

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A common use of solar lights in the garden are to illuminate garden paths and even driveways. This was probably the use the gave garden lights their popularity due to it being so practical to have access ways around the home lit as soon as darkness fell.

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Accent Lighting

Over recent years solar lights for gardens have been used increasingly to accent certain garden features and garden design focal points.  Whether it be a feature tree or plant, colorful foliage, a water feature, decking or entertainment area, garden lighting can certainly create a tranquil mood.

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One effect I particularly like is the silhouette that can be created by putting a light behind a tree, statue or similar garden ornament.

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Solar spotlights are a great way to display a prominent feature at night. As they are much brighter than accent lighting they can be used to cover distance over lawns or to really highlight foliage or a feature tree. Spotlights are also very practical for activity areas like swimming pools and children’s play areas.

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Security Lighting

One of the cheapest and most effective security measures around the home is lighting dark and vulnerable areas.  Sensor lights that turn on when heat or movement are detected are perfect for this application and being solar powered means you don’t have to worry about flat batteries and maintenance.

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The real benefit of solar lighting in the garden is that you’re not restricted by power sources and electrical cable so that your use garden lighting in really only limited by your imagination.