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Types of Functional Solar Light

2016-06-29

Usually, when we think of outdoor Functional Solar Light we think of highway construction lights or solar street lights or private road entrance lighting. In fact, there are numerous other types of solar power lighting for the outdoors. Let's look at a few of the different types of solar power lights and some ideas of how to use them.

Floating solar lights: These floating lights are used many times as night time decorations for your swimming pool. The floating solar energy lights can be used in ponds, fountains or any other water you might like to use them. The floating lights don't have to be used only in the water, most of them come with ground stakes so you can put them anywhere in the yard or garden. It is easy to see that floating solar lights are easy to use, versatile as well as affordable.

Solar step lights: These outdoor solar power lights are used to increase safety and decoration for stairs, decks and pathways. Their light is not as bright or invasive as some of the other solar lights. The light that they do produce is plenty to find our way even in the darkest nights.

Solar accent lights: Solar accent lights can be used to make different lighting effects around the yard or in the garden. It is possible to move the accent lights around and have different light shine on different trees, plants, and structures each night, week or any time period that you choose.

There are so many outdoor solar lights to choose from, it may be difficult to decide which ones you want. But the most important thing in your selection is that you are comfortable with the design and style of the lights.

These are a few of the things that you might want to use as tips in making your selection.

Firstly, ensure that the outdoor solar lights that you choose have the ultra bright LEDs (light emitting diodes) instead of conventional light bulbs. The LEDs operate with very little power, this is important because their power is supplied by Ni-Cad or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.

Secondly, the solar outdoor lights that you choose should be made of non-corrosive heavy duty material. Your choice of lights needs to be able to withstand harsh weather conditions. It is advisable to store your solar lights inside during the winter months.

Always place your outdoor solar lights in the yard or garden where they will get as much sunlight as possible during the daylight hours. The more natural sunlight the outdoor solar lights can absorb, the longer they will light up the night.