If you are looking for extra light outside your home and a way to illuminate certain features of your garden without the hassle of getting an electrician to install permanent lighting, solar string lights are a great idea.
These lights do use electricity, however it comes from rechargeable batteries which are powered by daylight. The power built up during the day is used at night, making solar powered lights a great choice for those who are mindful of the environment.
Of course, the more sun you have, the more energy the batteries can use after dark to light up your garden but you don’t need brilliant sunshine for them to work. Just make sure that the solar panels are facing the sun as much as possible to get the most from your lights. Good to know:
- Solar string lights have several LED light bulbs joined together in a long line.
- You can get plain bulbs or bulbs with beautiful decorative lamp shades or covers in the shape of anything from stars to butterflies.
- These bulbs can be draped over many areas of your garden to light up and enhance particular areas.
If you love a particular tree, light it up. If you spent good money having a pergola installed. Drape it with lights. There is no need for walls or fences to be dull. You can brighten them up with a garland of light. And of course, they are great for and parties and celebrations, and not just during the festive season when we are so used to trees having lights!
Luckily solar string lights are not expensive so they are within the reach of most of us. There are few things which can enhance the garden so much for so little cash. Look for low cost lights online (where you will get the best choice in designs) or at your local discount store. Once you get them out of the box all you need to do is position your solar panel so it faces the sun as much as possible and arrange the lights where you want them. A very simple way to decorate your garden!