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Functional Solar Light is Better Than Normal Lights

2016-07-06

When thinking of outdoor solar lights, many people think of solar street lights, flood lights, spot lights or lighting of private road entrances. However, there are more types of outdoor solar lighting available on the market. In fact, the choice is so big that there is no excuse to keep using conventional lighting that involves wiring to your residential electric system. Beside the savings in running costs and the energy efficiency, solar lighting can also be easily implemented in places that would be cost-prohibitive if you had to hire an electrician to do the job. Here are some outdoor solar lighting ideas which can be implemented in no time.

Floating solar lights can be used to decorate your swimming pool. They can also be placed in fountains, ponds or any water feature you can think of. They don't have to be used only in your pool, most of the time they come with ground stakes so they can serve as garden lights. You can see solar floating lights offer a versatile, easy and affordable way to provide illumination to your outdoors.

In addition to safety, solar step lights also provide decoration to your decks, stairs and pathways. They produce a dim lighting which is less invasive than solar spot lights. But the lighting they produce are light enough to find your way even in very dark places.

Generally, it is very important to well position outdoor accent light in your garden. Not only they provide illumination for functional purposes, they can also light-up objects, structures, trees and plants.

With so many choices for outdoor solar lights, it can be quite difficult to select the right ones. The important thing is to get a style and design you feel comfortable with, but other factors have to be taken into consideration as well. Here are a few tips about what you should be looking for.

First, make sure the outdoor solar lights you buy have ultra bright LEDs (light emitting diodes) rather than traditional bulbs, for the following reasons. Because LEDs last longer, in optimal conditions they can have a life-span of 100,000 hours. You'll probably never need to replace the LEDs during the lifetime of your outdoor solar lights. Also, LEDs are more durable and Eco-friendly than fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs. They are electronic component without any moving part.

Second, buy solar outdoor lights that are made with heavy-duty and non-corrosive materials. Your solar lights must be able to resist the toughest weather conditions. Bear in mind that it is advisable to store your solar powered lights inside the house during winter.

Last, always install your outdoor solar lights in a place where they can get full sun irradiation during the day. This is a very important and will determine how well your outdoor solar lights will operate.