Spring Spruce Up: Installing Solar Lights in your Yard

Ahh…April. Spring is upon us and that means some sprucing up for many of us.

In your outdoor space, you may be looking to beautify a garden or sitting area. With the months and days growing warmer and warmer, you’ll be able to enjoy this space for a longer period of time, which can make installing solar lights a great idea.

Matching Lighting Needs & Types

As solar lighting gains popularity, there is no shortage of options to choose from. You can go artsy, floral, with a theme, modern, or just plain functional. You will want to take into consideration which best suits your needs from three main types: spotlights, path lights, and string lights.

Solar spotlights are great for illuminating your home’s exterior — say a patio, front porch, or pool area. As with many solar lighting options, spotlights can make for a beautiful landscaping element. These come attached to ground stakes which allow for easy relocation and installation. You’ll want to select a type that’s adjustable, that has a long life on a full battery charge, and that is weather-resistant.

Solar path lights are ideal partners to walkway areas. They line and illuminate those spaces and footpaths. Like spotlights, they are usually attached to ground stakes and are easy to install.

Finally, string lights are a popular trend of late. You often see them strung on decks, patios, and gazebos for their farmhouse or romantic starlight feel. They are also quick and easy to install and can be used along decks and railings for accent lighting. Picture putting them in a place where you envision yourself enjoying time with your family and friends outdoors — perhaps near a grilling area.

Solar Lighting Benefits

Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, installing solar lighting can be beneficial when it comes to your monthly electric bill. Just remember that solar lighting fixtures will be most effective when you can install them in a location that receives full sunlight during the daytime hours. Solar lights can also eliminate the hazard and hassle of running electrical chords in your outdoor space. Children and pets are less likely to have access to such hazards and you’ll likely enjoy the peace of mind that comes with that.

Need help deciding what solar lights options may be best at your home or business? Reach out to Stevens Electric in Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania, at stevenselectricllc.com or call 610-316-9998 and we’ll be happy to help!