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Solar Driveway Lights

Solar-powered driveway lights are one of the best buys on the market as far as improving home security, minimizing accidents, and beautifying your landscaping; as well as formng part of an overall plan to make your home a model of energy efficiency.

What Are Solar Driveway Lights?

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There are a variety of solar-driven driveway lights and you can choose which will best enhance your landscaping and fit your outdoor lighting needs.

These lights will store the sun's energy during the day and use it to light your driveway at night.

There are two basic groups of solar-powered driveway lights:
  • Pole-type solar powered driveway lights
  • Ground-hugging solar power driveway lights

solar driveway_light_pole The pole-type lights are attached to posts or poles that are driven into the ground and are best suited where ground cover or other low plants might block a ground-level light.

solar driveway_light_embedded Ground-hugging, or flat driveway lights, are probably more popular, as they blend in with the edge of your driveway and don't detract from low-lying landscaping, lawns, or paths that usually are found next to driveways.

These flat lights can be located on top of the driveway surface or partially embedded in it.

Why Should Solar Driveway Lights Be Part of your Home Security Plan?

Have you ever been through an electrical blackout during the night?

Most of us have and it is not an experience that makes us feel real safe. Since any kind of security lighting we have is likely run off the local power utility, when it goes off, we are "in the dark" in more ways than one. Solar power driveway lights will add to the security you feel when everything else is blacked out.

What about thieves?

It is well known that lighting around the exterior of your house, even to a small extent, deters thieves. They would much rather find a house where the shadows hide their movements rather than being exposed in the lights from any type of garden.

Since there are no wires to cut and each driveway light generally works individually, it would take a lot of time for a trespasser to try to douse these lights.

How Do Solar Driveway Lights Prevent Dangerous Accidents?

In the same scenario as above where there is an electrical blackout, solar driveway lighting also prevents what could be serious accidents.

Can you imagine pulling into a dark driveway durng a blackout and having to navigate your way to the front porch in total darkness?

Where children or older people are concerned, this is certainly a risk you just don't want to take.

What if you don't ever have blackouts? Well, even when there is electricity solar driveway lighting will probably be your very best choice, since there is no complicated wiring or installation needed as there is in conventional lighting of this type. You can place the lights wherever you want them!

Solar Driveway Lighting Costs You Little and Saves a You a Lot!

Does the thought of how much it will cost to buy and install a solar driveway lighting system cause you to hesitate?

Actually, it likely far cheaper to purchase and install than you think, and these are one of the few things that pay for themselves in the long run.

There are a number of reliable companies with a range of prices and designs to choose from.

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