Pathway lighting is important to consider when doing landscape design. As part of your landscape lighting design you will need to determine how you will light the pathways through your garden and around your house. Lighting the path helps keep yards safer for walking through after dark and can add interest to other garden elements along the path.
Solar stepping stones are a great option to consider. They are easy to install and only require sunlight to work. They can be placed in areas that are far from an electrical source since they don’t require any wiring that needs to be plugged in. This means no exposed extension cords or having to dig up your yard to bury and run any wiring.
Solar stepping stones are available in a variety of shapes and designs. There are the classic shapes, such as, squares, circles and hexagons. They also come in nature themes like leaves and flowers. The stepping stones should be made from a durable hard poly-resin and are shock resistant with some being able hold up to 350 pounds. They come with an integrated solar panel typically located in the center of the stone. The solar panels absorb sunlight during the day which charges batteries that power the LED lights at night. When fully charged the battery power can last up to 10 to 12 hours. There is a sensor that automatically switches the LED lights on at dusk and off at dawn.
These useful stepping stones accent the garden by day and create an illuminated pathway at night. They are simple to set up and install and don’t have any operating costs. Use them with other types of solar lights to create a luminous and soothing effect in your garden and yard.