Looking to light up the night with the addition of some lights in your yard? Whether you want to add some ambiance to your backyard party or light up a pathway, solar lights are a great, economical option.
Choosing the right solar light depends on a few factors. First, you need to choose which type of outdoor solar lights are best suited for your needs. Then, you must determine the best location for your lights. This blog will help you find the perfect solar lights and placement to enhance your outdoor space.
What Are the Best Outdoor Solar Lights?
When deciding which solar lights to purchase for your yard, you want lights that are both durable and long-lasting to get the best bang for your buck. Here are a few of the top outdoor solar light products you can use to brighten your exterior living spaces:
- Solar Spotlights
These lights allow you to illuminate the exterior of your home or a particularly beautiful landscaping element. Spotlights tend to come attached to ground stakes, making them sturdy and easy to relocate. Choose solar spotlights that are adjustable, weatherproof, and offer a long life on a full battery charge.
- Solar Path Lights
Quickly and safely illuminate your walkways with strings of solar lamps. These lights usually come attached to stakes that are easy to press into the ground along your footpaths.
- Solar String Lights
There’s no better way to add ambiance to your outdoor evenings than a few strings of solar lights. String lights are a wonderful option for lighting decks and patios. They offer quick installation above outdoor living spaces or along deck railings.
Where to Put Solar Lights Outdoors
Different types of solar lights with various brightness and functions are best suited to different areas of your yard or patio. For example, some solar lights are made specifically to be stuck in the ground to light the way down a path, while others offer a bright spotlight to illuminate a focal point in your yard. String lights are meant to be hung up as decoration in places where you enjoy spending time with family and friends, like above your patio or along a deck railing. But most importantly, all solar lights must be placed in an area where they will receive direct sunlight during the day so they can recharge.
Don’t want to use solar powered lights but still want to add more light features to your yard? You’ll probably need to use an extension cord. Here’s how to tell if an extension cord is approved for outdoor use.
Leave Outdoor Lighting Installation to the Pros
Need help with exterior light installation? The experts at your local Mr. Electric® can save you time and hassle with specialized outdoor lighting design and installation to fit your needs. Call (844) 866-1367 to request a quote or schedule an appointment online with your local Mr. Electric.
Looking for other ways to enhance your home’s appearance? Mr. Handyman has some great tips for how to pressure wash your vinyl siding. If you don’t want to do it yourself, call our colleagues at Window Genie for professional pressure washing service. As part of the Neighborly family of home service providers, you can trust both Mr. Handyman and Window Genie for great service and information.