Solar powered garden lighting: an unnecessary luxury or a necessity?
Did you have to touch your garden plot at dusk by touch? If so, you will probably agree that this is not very convenient. Lighting should be on any site, except for its direct function, it is also a beautiful decor. With skillful lighting, a garden that loses its colors at dusk can heal with a new life and its beauty will become no less exquisite than it was during the day, but more mysterious and mysterious. There are two ways to organize lighting in the garden - use electricity or solar-powered street lighting. Let us consider in more detail the features of each type of lighting.
What is lighting like?
Traditional electric lighting is of a domestic nature, lights and lamps are installed in places where they are needed - at the garage, on the porch, near the gate. Utilitarian lighting ensures safe movement of the site at night. A practical lamp should have a metal casing and a durable ceiling, ordinary incandescent lamps are used in household lighting.
Externally, electric lights and solar-powered lights are no different, but the principle of operation is completely different. In order to create a beautiful fencing from solar lamps, you do not need to think about how to make wiring
A decorative look of lighting was created to transform the garden at dusk and at night. Spectacular lighting is the result of skillful actions by the designer or the owners of the site. She is able to distinguish both a separate zone and a specific element in the garden - a beautiful flowerbed, walkway, water zone, fountain, tree.
With the help of decorative lighting, the fragile beauty of flowers is successfully emphasized, luminous balls form a single whole with flowers and create a fantastic evening composition
Various lamps are used as decorative ones - lanterns that scatter light, built-in lamps that can be used on a path, in a flowerbed, in an arbor.
A decorative lamp can be used not only to highlight specific areas, but also carry an independent load, reviving any, even the most inconspicuous corner in the garden
The garden lighting system can be automated by installing sensors. In this case, the lamps will light up when a person approaches.
Many summer residents have difficulty with the organization of lighting - you need to follow special rules, have experience in working with electricity, otherwise you can endanger yourself and loved ones. Such work should be done by a specialist. Especially if you want to make an interesting decorative highlight, because owners usually cope with household lighting themselves. In addition, in a well-groomed and beautiful garden, I don’t want to dig the ground for laying electrical wiring, if this requires damaging the flower bed, plant roots, and conducting wires under the objects.
Solar panels as a worthy alternative
If you are poorly versed in electricity and don’t have the means to hire a professional for garden lighting, you can use solar-powered lighting. Until recently, this way of highlighting seemed fantastic, but these days things from the realm of science fiction often become reality.
There is also a solar-powered garden tile, it is enough to place it in the desired place and it will delight you with the onset of darkness, making backlighting with built-in lamps much more difficult
The ordinary “solar lamp” for many summer residents today is a good solution, in addition, by installing such lamps, it will be possible to reduce electricity costs, because they work from the energy of the sun in offline mode.Recent entries In April, I process roses so that no pests encroach on my beauties
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Solar lights can be used to create original compositions. For example, such an impromptu Stonehenge, full of unsolved mysteries
These devices have a simple principle of operation - at the base of the lamp there is a battery, which is charged during the day from the solar panels located above. At night, such a lamp illuminates the territory due to the energy that was accumulated during the day. With the advent of a new day, the system again changes the mode of operation - it begins to accumulate energy.
There are no special difficulties when using these devices - it is only necessary that the battery is not contaminated and is constantly exposed to the sun in the daytime.
There are many varieties of solar lights, you can choose a lamp in the shape of a flower, or in color that goes well with the lawn. To make them shine longer, it is advisable to place them in the open sun
The time required to charge such a lamp depends on the weather. The brighter the sun, the faster the battery will charge. Some models are able to accumulate a large charge and work within ten hours. A solar-powered lamp can work for many years without interruption, while it does not require anything to be changed. There are lamps with a solar panel, which is built into the device and with a remote solar panel.
Examples of using solar lights - based on the design features, you can select them according to the style of the garden, to highlight a track or a separate composition
For the installation of solar-powered lighting, you do not need to have special knowledge, this is an excellent tool for lighting the garden is absolutely safe.
Decorative lamps with LED solar element, they can be installed anywhere in the garden, moved to different areas
LED lighting on solar panels is interesting in that energy is spent only on lighting, the lamp itself remains cold, does not heat up. An incandescent lamp emits heat during operation, spending a considerable part of the energy on it.
LED lighting will soon cease to be a rarity in our gardens due to its convenience, a variety of instrument shapes and independence from the mains. Your energy costs for the garden using solar LED lights will be zero.
Now let's talk in more detail about the decorative properties of solar-powered lamps. There are large devices in the form of lanterns for lighting paths, garden areas, and miniature decorative lamps in the form of various figures - fairy-tale characters, insects, animals, geometric shapes. There are also beautiful garlands for decorating trees and shrubs, floating lanterns in the form of flowers that will make the surface of a night pond magical.
Miniature solar-powered lamps are often made in the form of fairy-tale character figures. It’s a real miracle for children to see a luminous elf, butterflies, birds
The original garland in the form of butterflies, illuminated by solar panels, will make any small tree or bush in the garden fabulous
Large solar-powered lights are a real decoration of the garden, they do not require special care, and they are able to delight the owners for many years
Solar-powered garden lighting will create a romantic and cozy atmosphere in the garden. The garden will be transformed from the use of even 2-3 solar lamps, and if you use both large and miniature lamps, their soft, measured light will make it possible to feel the peace, tranquility and harmony spilled in nature, and the city bustle will seem unreal and distant in such a paradise.