Your deck is a great place to enjoy the nice weather, entertain guests, and just relax. You may feel as if the nighttime darkness hinders you from using your deck after the sun sets. Solar decking lights can add lighting to your deck to provide ambiance and safety to your deck in order for you to enjoy the area with your family and friends longer into the night.
There are many different types and styles of solar patio lights. You could purchase post lamps that fit easily on the rails on top of the deck. There are several different sizes and you should be able to find one that fits your posts. These lights can protect your posts from the weather and provide light all at the same time. If you have a specific style, you should be able to find solar lights for your deck to match. (more…)
Solar patio lighting isn’t just a “green” lifestyle choice. It’s a practical and economical lighting strategy, especially compared to alternatives like standard voltage and low voltage lighting. Solar lights get their charge from sunlight during the day to provide light throughout the night.
They don’t require that additional cabling to be run from the lights to a remote power source, making them idea for homeowners with no wiring experience. Furthermore, most solar patio lights switch themselves on and off automatically, yet can still be set for manual operation, if desired. The key to making solar patio lighting work is understanding the types of lights available and their proper placement. (more…)
One of the coolest things that you can do to spruce up your patio other than installing solar lights is to install patio umbrella lights on your patio umbrella. Many people enjoy sitting outside under their patio covers in the evening and find themselves wanting just a little bit of subtle lighting. Patio umbrella lights are the perfect solution to this problem.
There are several varieties of patio umbrella lights to choose from. One very popular model is for the type of patio umbrella that goes through your outdoor table and rests in a base on the ground. This is probably the most common type of patio umbrella in use today. In many cases the umbrella itself blocks the light from your outdoor light fixtures so if you want to sit at the table you have to sit in the dark. (more…)