It defeats the purpose of having a garden if it ends up looking bland or unappealing despite tending to it daily. However, there are many ways you can bring your garden to life without disturbing the plants. One such way is the use of lights, and like everything else, there is the good, the bad and the outright ugly way to use them in your garden.
Figuring out which of the many options is the good way to use lights in your garden requires you to weigh the pros against the cons—doing so revealed Solar lighting to be the best choice for your garden or any other outdoor space. But don’t take my word for it; check out the following reasons why you absolutely need to get your garden solar lit up!
Why you need solar lighting
You already know you need lights in your garden, but you are undecided what type of lights would best fit. Well, let me welcome you to the future, where your lights go off when the sun comes up, recharges for as long as the sun is out and comes back on as soon as it is sundown. This automated process takes the burden of having to regulate when or how long your light stays on. This is enough reason to love solar lights in your garden but if you are not sold on the idea, here are more reasons why you should go solar.
Save money on your electric bills
If you are worried about last month’s light bill, the last thing you want to worry about is how much more it would be when you install new garden lights. Of course, if you decide to use battery-powered lights, you need to constantly change the batteries when they are low come rain or sunshine. But, you know, one thing that remains free, be it summer or winter, is the sun.
Channel the power of that giant energy ball floating in the nothingness of space for absolutely free (minus the cost of the installation of these solar lights). If you are unsure how to go about it, check out these awesome solar light ideas.
Our (unspoken) responsibility as human beings with the interest of our blue planet at heart is to reduce our carbon footprint and keep the planet green. We are already making giant strides towards the actualization of a greener earth, but we can always do more. One way you can contribute to your quota is with the use of solar lights in your garden.
Solar lights are not the better option; they are the ONLY option that guarantees a safer environment as they do not create harmful emissions that can damage our planet.
A general problem when you have people around is starting a conversation or small talk. It is challenging finding that icebreaker, but a perfect way to start would be “Check out my tesla inspired garden lights.” And you would not be wrong as these solar lights work on the same -albeit more basic- principle that drive Elon Musk’s electric cars.
Do solar lights work in winter?
Yes, they do, although not as well as they would in non-icy or snowy conditions. However, as long as the panels on the solar lights are directly exposed, it would still be able to charge even in cloudy conditions. The following are some tips to ensure you get the most out of your solar lights during the cold winter.
- Position your solar panel to ensure it receives direct contact from the sun, especially at noon
- Make sure your solar panels are installed with no obstacles blocking the sun rays. Note that the solar panels can be obstructed by shadows from trees, buildings and bushes.
- Since your solar panel would receive less sun during the winter, you should save power by turning it off during the day.
How should solar lights be placed in a garden?
How your solar lights are placed in your garden depends on your garden specifics and how much light you want. Check the following solar garden light ideas to drive your inspiration.
How long do solar garden lights last?
How long it would last differ from brand to brand, although the batteries in solar light gardens last an average of 2-5 years. And the LED lights can last as long as a decade. The determining factor most times is how often you use the solar lights and your maintenance culture.
Should you turn solar lights off at night?
The lights are designed to function all night. They rest all day charging and convert all that charge into light energy when darkness falls. Therefore, the only time you should want to manage the charge on the batteries is when the panels do not receive enough sunlight due to the weather conditions in your area.