Lighting is often an essential part of any outdoor space, and has the ability to completely transform both the mood and atmosphere at the flick of a switch. Whether you want to host a barbecue, a small gathering of friends, or a larger party, chances are you’ll want some kind of lighting as the day goes on.
But with so much choice available it can be very difficult to make a decision as you often can’t see the wood for the trees (landscaping pun intended).
One option that more and more people are considering nowadays is solar lighting, and if you’re still unsure whether it’s a worthwhile investment we’ve compiled a short list of benefits to help you decide:
1. Solar lights are cost effective
Solar lights are actually cost effective vs. more traditional lighting in three ways: they can be cheaper to purchase; they do not add to your electricity consumption; and they are usually quick and easy to install, meaning you don’t need to fork out for a professional company to help you fit them.
2. No wiring required
Solar lights do not need to be plugged into the mains power, which means they can be placed in a wide range of locations, without having to consider whether a power source is nearby. Most solar lights provide around 10 hours of light on a full charge and can achieve this during the course of a day.
3. Environmentally friendly
Solar lights are a great choice for people who are conscious about the environment and want to lower their carbon footprints. By reducing their energy consumption, people can save money and help the environment.
4. Solar lights are generally safe
Safety is always a big consideration if you have children and pets, and that’s especially true when it comes to electricity in your garden. As solar lights require no source of mains power or cables, they are generally considered safe for most outdoor spaces.
5. Plenty of choices available
There are more styles and sizes of solar lights today than there has ever been. This means you don’t have to compromise anything when making a decision to buy. You’ll almost certainly be able to find solar lights that fit perfectly with the overall feel of your outdoor space.