Light Your Yard the Easy Way With Solar Lights

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Lighting up your yard or garden used to be a time-consuming, expensive, and sometimes dangerous affair. If you wanted to entertain guests outside at night, you would have to buy the lights and then either hire an electrician to run wires out to your yard or garden or try to run the wires yourself, risking electric shock. Running the wires sometimes even involved tearing up small sections of your yard so you could bury the wires. After this was done, there was also the remote chance of an electric shock if a wire went bare or a puddle of water developed around one of the lights or wires.

But now, with the advent of solar-powered lights, lighting up your garden or yard at night is affordable, safe, and easy. There are now lights available at nearly every home improvement or gardening store that use the power of the sun to stay bright all night. These lights are completely self-sufficient as well, the solar panel on them will collect energy during the day and store it in a battery to be used at night. This means no more wires, and all that is required of you is to stick the light in a spot on your yard that gets ample amounts of sun. They don't cost you any money to power and even turn on and off automatically at dusk and dawn.

Despite this, there are a few negatives of solar powered lighting. The first drawback is that the light needs access to the sun during the day to fully charge up. This means that if you have a shady yard, or would like to light up a shady part of your lawn, solar lights may not stay bright all night or may not even work at all. The second drawback to solar lights is that because they have to have a solar panel on top, the designs your can choose are a little more limited. Certain fixtures like recessed up lights may not be available in models that tap into the power of the sun.

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Thanks to these technological advances in solar yard lights, it is now easier than ever to achieve perfect garden lighting. The added light will add aesthetic value as well as increased functionality to your property as you can entertain and impress your guests late into the night.

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This article was published on 2010/03/26