Benefits of Outdoor Solar Lighting
Outdoor solar lighting has many advantages to commend it. It's convenient, economical, and dependable. And the quality doesn't suffer in the process.
Convenience - Solar lighting doesn't require wires. That means no cables and no extension cords. There's no danger of electrical shock. You don't have to worry about the wires becoming exposed and turning into trip hazards or fodder for your lawn mower. Some animals have been known to chew on electrical wires, but they can't chew what isn't there. There's no need to spend time digging a trench, concealing a bulky transformer box, or worrying about how to get the electrical power across an expanse of lawn to the garden on the other side.
Solar lights are also easy to install. Just find the location where you want the lamp and stick the spike in the ground. Spend a moment adjusting the solar cell so that it's aimed at the sun. That's all there is to it. And since you aren't dealing with wired electricity, and solar lights are easy to install, you won't need the help of an outside contractor.
This ease of installation also gives you flexibility. Don't like the effect of the light in a certain place? Pull it up and put it elsewhere. You won't be afraid to experiment with design when it's so easy to change your mind.
Economy - The ease of installation also means you have minimal setup costs. Not needing a contractor means you won't have to pay for one. Even simple projects become expensive when they involve hiring an electrician.
Once in place, the solar lights will continue saving you money by not adding to your monthly electric bill. The lights take all the energy they need directly from the sun.
Dependability - Since there are no wires to break, solar lights are not going to lose power by losing a connection with an outlet. Even if there's a citywide blackout, your faithful solar lights will still come on at dusk.
Even overcast days are not the problem they used to be. New and improved solar cells can collect sunlight even when the sun is obscured by clouds. If there's light enough to see by, then your solar cells are gathering the energy they need to come on at night.
Solar lamps require virtually no upkeep or maintenance. The batteries last a long time, so they rarely need changing. And they don't require water or any other sort of attention in the meantime.
Quality - With all these benefits, you might worry that the one drawback is quality. You needn't be concern. Solar lamps can perform just as well as their wired counterparts. They're just as sturdy and durable as well. And they can be had in the same variety.