Outdoor Solar Lights – Ideas For Solar Outdoor Lighting

Thank God for the invention of outdoor solar lights. It used to be; if you wanted to run sidewalk lighting, garden lighting, or other outside lights, you had to install a transformer and bury tons of low voltage DC electrical lines all over the place.

That was only the beginning of the fun. When someone decided to plant flowers along with that path or a dog decided to bury its bone, wires ended up getting cut or chewed up, and you had a repair project that needed to be done. Those days are finally over.


You can spend a lot on outdoor solar lighting if you want, but most solar lights are relatively cheap. And there is a fantastic variety of lights to choose from. Just because a light is cheap doesn’t mean it is poor in quality. What’s great about these lights is, once you buy them, all you have to do is turn them on and place them where there is sunlight, and they do the rest.

These lights contain a solar cell that gathers solar energy when the sun is shining and converts it to electrical energy, which is stored in a rechargeable battery. This battery stores the electrical charge during the day and uses it to power your light all night long. Here is a project that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and anyone can do it.

Outdoor Solar Lights - Ideas For Solar Outdoor Lighting

It’s easy to get creative with outdoor solar lighting. There are solar patio lights you can use for an evening of entertainment on your deck, or solar spotlights to accent various features of your yard. Solar garden lights work well in lighting up multiple parts of your yard.

Hanging solar lights

Hanging solar lights can decorate and provide lighting for an outside dinner party. Gazebo solar lights or umbrella solar lights can add a romantic touch. With this type of application, you don’t have the clutter of a bunch of extra wires you get with standard electric systems.

Solar pathway lights help guests find their way to your front door. A solar-powered street light works really well in the front yard. If you proudly display the flag, a solar flagpole light may be what you are looking for, and solar lawn lights can be placed all around your yard, to distinguish planter areas. Also, there are floating solar lights for the pool and for a pond.

Maybe you would like an attractive lamp post fixture in your front yard, but don’t want the expense of having an electrician run wires to it. There are companies like Gama Sonic USA that provide a solar lamp post fixture that is indicative of the late 19th Century. These lights can add a lot of class to your front yard.

Save money on Elec. Bills!

If you already have a light fixture in place, you may want to replace it with its solar equivalent, and may I say, save money on your electric bill? Replace that outdated technology and low voltage lighting system now. The Gama Sonic USA lights have super-bright LED’s which use a unique patented cone reflector to make the light even brighter.

The gas-light design they have is classic in its design and adds a real elegant appeal to your yard. The charged batteries light up six super bright LED bulbs and, you have a beautifully illuminated yard.

It may be that you want some motion detection lights, but don’t have the power source to operate them. No problem. They make solar lights that have a motion detector, which turns on like any other motion detection light.

String lights

If you want to create a unique and decorative touch to your yard, Aurora glows string solar lights that are very pretty. You can even buy solar oil lamplights that come in a variety of colors. Solar lanterns are also available, which are very attractive.

They come in white, or in a variety of colors, depending on the environment you want to create. What can also add a beautiful touch to a back yard is a solar butterfly or solar hummingbird light. These come in a variety of colors that blink on and off and create a very tranquil atmosphere.

You can find sidewalk LED lights for under $4 each when buying a group of them. Hampton Bay also has a lovely Solar Pagoda Light for slightly over $6 each when purchased in an eight pack. Better quality lights by Westinghouse and others are still close to $100 for a 12 pack.

Look into the pros and cons

Maybe you’re new to solar energy, or perhaps you already have a solar electric system on your home or have a solar air conditioner. If this is your first experience with solar power, check out some of the other solar products that are available to you. When deciding what you need, look at both the advantages and disadvantages of solar electricity. The sun supplies an abundant supply of energy. Why not plug into it?

With such a variety of outdoor solar lights 2012 available, you can get very creative in lighting and decorating your yard and lawn. The best thing is, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to accomplish so much. Ideas for solar outdoor lighting are abundant. Check these out at your local home improvement stores, or online. I think you will be surprised at what you will find. You may end up being the envy of your neighborhood!