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Using solar powered garden lights for your home garden lighting is one way to start saving right now on your power bills and going green at the same time.

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One of the good things about sun-powered garden solar lights is that you don't need to hire an electrician to install them; you can easily install solar lighting for home garden by yourself.

For example, you can:
  • Simply purchase stake-type light posts and choose an area in your garden that receives a lot of sunlight. 

  • Choose decorative solar powered garden lights which can add an aesthetic appeal to your garden.

Other good choices for garden solar lights are the solar powered floating lights that can be used to light up swimming pools and solar path lights for your garden pathways.

Solar Lighting for Your Home Garden

The Solar Panels

solar powered garden lightsMost of these garden solar lights come with built in small solar panels on top, while others may need a removable panel which should be conveniently placed in an area that is exposed to a lot of sunlight.

This solar panel is connected to an electronic circuit and during the day charges up the batteries. 

At night, the photocells in these solar panels automatically switch on the lights and then turn them off again at sunrise.  

How Long Will the Garden Solar Lights Work?

With fully charged batteries, solar powered garden lights can light up your garden all night long.  Note:

  • Solar lighting for home garden usually uses light emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which consume very little power.  

  • LEDs are more durable than other lights and often last for a long time. 

  • Through improved LED technology, garden solar lights consume less battery power than ever, which means longer lighting time and more savings.  

Efficient Batteries

solar powered garden lights batteries
  • Batteries that are used for powered garden lights are usually the nickel cadmium (NiCad) and nickel metal hydride (NiMH) types.
  • These batteries usually last from 2-3 years and can easily be replaced. 

Easy Maintenance

Solar powered garden lights are also easy to maintain.
  • You would only need to clean the solar panel occasionally and all you need is a soft cloth to remove dust that may have built up on the photovoltaic cells on your solar panel. 

  • Checking out bulbs regularly would also help your garden solar lights work optimally in lighting up your garden.

Even More Benefits

  • Garden solar lights come in various designs

  • They do not need extra wires for installation

  • They are inexpensive
If you are on a budget, these sun-powered lights will work well for you, since they are often inexpensive, and you can simply buy a few at first and keep adding to them whenever you have the cash to do so.

For example, a set of 10 high-quality solar stake lights can cost as little as $4.00 per light!


Solar lighting for home garden does not really emit as bright a light as your standard electric lights.

However, by positioning sun-powered accent lighting in the right places, you can create a soft ambiance that can make your garden look very pleasant at night. 

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