Solar Garden Lights
Have you ever wanted to have a light for your garden for at night time, but didn't want to use electricity to power them or have to replace bulbs very often? Then a solar garden light may be right for you. They may run a little bit on the expensive side, but are well worth it for someone trying to light up their garden but still wanting to stay environment friendly. They make and store their own power during the day and don't release this energy until at night, lighting up any pathway they may be set up by.
How They Work
Inside a solar garden light are the following components: the battery, LED, and the controller board. The solar panels on the outside of the light are the things that capture the sunlight for the battery to store the energy to use throughout the night. The LED, or in more scientific terms, light emitting diodes, are the bulbs that light up the lamp. The good thing about LED bulbs is that they don't have a filament in the center of the bulb, so you don't have to worry about it ever going out, and they don't heat up like regular incandescent bulbs. Beat that Edison. The controller board, or in other terms, the circuit board, in the garden light is the component that controls the circuits of the solar energy to the light, which allows the entire light to light up your garden.
The Types of Solar Garden Lights Available
There is a large variety of different solar garden lights available. From spot lights to lights that are lit up around the path, there are so many for a customer to choose from. One type of lights available are solar garden accents. These lights add a nice glow to your garden. Their lighting is set to low to allow a pleasant glow to your outdoor wonderland. Also, due to the fact that they run a bit dimmer, they run for much longer than other types of solar garden lights. It isn't uncommon for a single charge for a light to charge it enough for it to run many nights in a row.
Another type of solar garden lights are the solar path lights. These run brighter than accent lights, so they are known to not run as long, but these are sometimes desired due to their brightness. As their name obviously states, they are meant to be placed along pathways and along the perimeters of driveways and houses. There are a variety of mounts that are involved with these lights as well. You can have ground stakes, flange mounts, and even hanging hooks for along stairways to light dark areas.
The Benefits of Solar Garden Lights
There are many benefits to using solar garden lights. Along with being a great green alternative to using generic electricity, by using these lights, you can notice a significant drop in your electricity bill. Also, since you would be using less electrical wires, than you can greatly reduce the risk of fires in your home. Another benefit would be if there are power outages in the area. Since you don't use as much electricity and rely more on these lights, as long as there is sunlight that day, there can be light in the darkness of the outage. There are so many sizes and shapes that they come in, that any possible light that you want, there possibly is. These lights have increased in popularity and may continue for many years to come.