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Solar lights that are perfect for your garden

Beauty or security? Many feel that with security lights in their garden, it may dim the beauty of a well-kept garden. It may seem impossible but you can have the security element while maintaining a beautiful ambience.

Solar powered lights have become increasingly popular and are the lighting option of choice for pathways. However, when we think of solar powered lights for our garden, we think of a few bland spotlights installed on the pathway and we’re done. This does not have to be the case. With recent advances in solar lighting technology, you will never have to choose between safety and beauty again.

There are a few things to remember when you shop for solar lights. First, visit a reputable lighting stockist for a high quality range of solar lights. Secondly, match the light to the function you want it to perform. The primary categories of solar lights for use in the garden are accent lights, path lights, and spotlights and task lights.

Accent lighting

Accent lights add a lovely glow to your landscape. It has a low level of illumination, designed to ‘mark a place,’ and not an object or light a pathway. Due to their low light output, accent lights have longer runtimes and can run for many nights on just a single day’s charge. How useful are they for security? They mark landscape hazards so you or anyone else will not have to trip over any large rocks you may have in the garden.

Path lights

Light up your paths, walkways and small areas around your home with path lights. They are often used to guide people along a set of stairs or a dark walk. Some path lights have power switches, allowing you to store an electrical charge for a special event and ensure the longest possible run time. Some models also offer colour lenses. Visit your security lighting specialists and choose lenses for your pathway.

Task lights and spotlights

Task lights and spotlights are bright and are designed to cast a bright beam of light on plants, statuary or entryways. However, a solar task light will not perform like a standard 100-watt outdoor floodlight. A high quality solar light with good LEDs can produce a focused beam of light equivalent to a 40-watt incandescent spotlight—an impressive amount of light that’s both clean and free.

Solar task lights and spotlights are generally the most durable class of solar lights and are weatherproof and UV protected. Many people choose spotlights for garden landscapes because the LEDs generate an even brighter light, due to their solid design. LEDs also have a lifespan of 100 000 hours.

So remember that while you’re looking for solar lighting for your garden, you now have options available to vamp up the aesthetics.

Visit Bollard Shop today and browse our range of solar-powered lights.

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