Today’s green technology has spawned a huge number of applications for the use of solar power. Watches, battery charges and calculators to name three. But one of the most successful uses of solar energy has got to be the development of solar powered garden and yard lights. With a simple photovoltaic cell, also called a PV cell it is possible to turn a garden, yard or patio into a night-time haven at very little cost.
Solar powered outdoor lighting works like this. A solar panel or PV cell absorbs solar energy which it then sends to a small rechargeable battery. Here, the energy is stored until nightfall and then released in the form of light. Power travels from the battery to a light emitting diode, better known as an LED light and voilà; beautiful, subtle light that lasts for 8-10 hours illuminating your garden for absolutely no cost whatsoever.
With design and technological developments as they are, solar hanging lights are the only type of lights to have in your garden, yard or patio for the following reasons. The energy it uses is completely free of charge and the LED lights last for the lifetime of the unit so you will never incur any bulb replacement costs. The technology is wireless; no electric cables to install or insulate, so you have a garden lighting system that can be rearranged and modified with ease and at no extra cost.
If you have a shady corner to illuminate, there are solar patio lights that have a panel attached that can be placed in a sunnier spot to provide the necessary power. They are beautiful and come in a range of designs. You can buy a traditional hanging lantern lamp-post style of light that would suit a cottage garden style or delicate fairy lights that would look at home draped over some bedroom furniture. Finally, this is green technology which can only help the planet; this of course is the most important point of all.
Although the price of solar garden lighting may be more at the outset, the costs are not prohibitive, there are no further costs for powering or replacement of parts. If you are looking to brighten up your outside space like trees or patio or just use your garden more, it is the very best option available.