Importance of solar landscape lights can never be ignored if you think to design a perfect landscape for your house exterior. This type of lighting is for not only the beautification of your house looks but also it is important for the security of your house for every night. Use of lights in the external area of any house means the installation of a big amount of light fixtures of different types for the purpose of illumination of different areas of your house yard. Depending on your demand, you have to invest more money and to pay a large amount of electricity bill in every month. This is the reason why many people generally avoid thinking about the landscape lighting.
But, if you think about solar powered lights that could be a different way to save a lot of money in purchasing, maintenance of the fixtures as well as they save electricity. At the same time, you can also put your great contribution in maintaining eco-friendly lighting around your house and produce very less carbon footprint.
Before starting the installation of solar landscape lighting, you have to know about the types of this lighting. Despite there are many ways of lighting fixtures under this category are going to be innovated almost every day, there are three types of landscape lighting those can cover the entire area in the perfect manner.
For lighting your outdoor area, you have to divide your lighting design into three main parts. First, the illumination of the busiest areas, like the pathways, driveways and entryways.
Second, the spotting of the areas like backyard, trees, bushes and some other areas those are mainly the weak areas for general monitoring. These areas are mainly the target areas of the burglars. The last is the accentuation of the most ornamental areas like the flower garden, fountain, pool, deck or any statue or architectural beauty of your house.
Pathways, driveways and entryways are the main areas of your house outdoor where you have to walk, drive your car and take entry to your house yard. Hence, there are quite chances to have injuries and accidents due to lack of lights. Solar path lights and driveway lights are quite substantial for enlighten these areas. These lights are very cheap and most easy to install. As they are solar powered, hence need no wiring. Just stick the fixture firmly in the ground and switch on. On the other hand, these also come with flange mounts or hanging hooks to expand the options of where to place them and most are designed to angle their light downwards. They get charge in the daytime and automatically turn on at the evening and turns off at the dawn. For a low price, you can install a series of solar path lights along the path and driveway. In addition, they will provide the look that someone is home – which can be a security benefit when you are away. Only remember that you have to keep the solar panels associated with the lights exposed in sunlight to get charged easily.
Solar spotlights are highly essential for your security lighting. Among the solar lights, these are most expensive in comparison but give you the maximum benefit for the brightness of your backyard and darker sides of your house exterior. This is why spotlights are required for the outdoor task lighting. Most of these lights come with motion sensor that is very effective to detect any fictitious movement at night. Check the durability and the level of brightness before buying these lights. The LEDs incorporated in the fixtures are liable to give you the maximum brightness. Use these lights to focus the high trees and bushes, long statues for accentuation, backyard. Just check that these lights on turning are not disturbing your neighbor houses.
Last the decorative section that is required for the beautification. Well lights are the most favorite to actuate the fountains or any water-base areas. I have personally designed some of my textured walls with these lights. Well lights remain hidden in the ground but focus the walls with great shadow effect to create drama on the walls and fountains. You may use colors as you need in these lights. There are several decorative lights maintained by solar power those are used in the pools around and also can be used as floating lights in the water. These lights are all with LED and hence very durable and give enough brightness.
However, in short, I have given here the basic knowledge of the solar outdoor light fixtures
that might help you to decorate and enlighten your home and make it attractive to all the visitors with great appreciation of use.