For many people, the arrival of summer heralds the return of pleasurable outdoor activities like gardening. If you enjoy spending time outdoors taking care of your lawns and gardens, you probably enjoy reading about new ways to make your grounds more beautiful. While the concept of outdoor solar lighting is not new, many people have yet to embrace it for a variety of reasons. Some people think they’re a little “cheap,” while others aren’t sure how to use them in an appealing way.
Outdoor solar lights, on the other hand, are neither tacky nor difficult to use in your garden or yard, especially if you plan how to use them to highlight the best features of your yard or garden. To begin, sit down with a pencil and paper and sketch out a basic layout of your garden. Spend some time going over your sketch and deciding which areas you think are the most unique or beautiful, and which you want to draw attention to. If you have a lovely path through your flower beds, for example, place aqua Murano Globes (model SM41333) at equal distances apart on each side of the path to create an ambient glow for your walkway at night.
The location of your outer solar LED lighting will, of course, be determined by the unique characteristics of your outdoor space. However, regardless of the type of garden or yard you have, it is best to avoid placing them at random. Nothing looks worse than random lights strewn about with no pattern or regard for aesthetics. Solar lights can appear tacky in this situation because they draw attention to themselves rather than the overall beauty of the area. Your new deck has just been finished, and it’s time to furnish it with furniture, a grill, and lighting. It’s time to encircle the perimeter, deck steps, or post tops. But hold on! If you’re not careful, all those lights will turn your lovely deck into a circus or helicopter landing pad.
Improperly applied or installed lights waste energy and contribute to sky glow. They can also annoy your neighbors by shining into their property. Light trespass is the term used to describe this situation. The issue has grown so serious that many communities are enacting and enforcing lighting ordinances. Aside from annoyances from neighbors, excessive light does not improve the appearance of your deck or patio. Why mess it up now, after you’ve already spent thousands of dollars? Why not increase the value of your project and your home? Several careful considerations are required for the solution. For starters, Solar LED lights have the greatest potential for creating a beautiful setting while having the least impact on the environment. The key is to use the correct product for the correct application.
Solar lights have the advantage of automatically turning on and off. High-quality products are more expensive, but they are designed to balance light luminosity with design and elegance. This is an important consideration that must be carefully considered before switching to Solar LED lights. They will not produce much outward light and should not be used for critical lighting. The batteries used to store the energy do not have enough voltage to produce lumens comparable to incandescent lights. Most solar lights do not produce enough light to read or even cook a late-night meal. They are not intended to. They instead provide ambient lighting. Ambient light is best described as a glow that can be seen but is not required for any critical function. The only exception would be solar lights used for path or walkway illumination. The vast majority of these lights, however, are for non-critical lighting applications. Solar patio pavers are an excellent example of technology in action. In a patio setting, the pavers are placed low to the ground. Because they will be flush with the ground, any light, even ambient light, will be invisible unless you are standing on the patio. This way, you can enjoy the lights without worrying about disturbing your neighbors.