Different Styles of Solar Garden Lights
A Solar light for your garden isn’t just a regular style garden lamp with a solar cell sticking out of it. Solar lights can now be found in almost any style of any need. Depending upon the layout of your garden this can be great news as solar lights provide ease of installation and dispersed layout necessary to some gardens. Knowing the styles available can help you more quickly find a lighting scheme that fits both your needs and personal tastes.
Solar lights usually keep their solar cell right on the top of the light housing. This works great for absorbing light especially for one of the most common styles of garden lights – the post light. Standing a few feet to several off the ground, these lights come in a variety of housings: tiered, pagodas, lanterns, and domes. Each of these styles can be found in plastic, steel, copper, and composite materials. The benefit of this type of solar lamp is that the shape of the house provides low ambient light to softly illuminate your garden, and the height of the housing can assist in reinforcing the layout of walkways and boundaries of your garden.
Low to the ground and bollard style lamps, which are small round 360 degree lights, can provide an even softer style of lighting that provide luminosity without drawing attention to the lights themselves. The same as with post lamps, the solar cell rests on the top of the housing. These lamps are excellent for walkways as they give a guiding light without obscuring the view of the garden itself.
Spotlights give direct light to your garden. As the name implies, spotlights draw attention to a key feature of your garden such as a pound, but are also excellent at providing reflected light by placing them near the walls of your home. The lamps are built short and angled up, though many are fully adjustable, with a frame that aims the light. Because of the adaptability of these lamps, the solar commonly sticks out of the top from as an addition to the lamp. These lamps are often put under plants to provide backlighting, so the being able to direct the solar cell will ensure a full charge.
Path lights also come solar powered as well. Aimed directly up and installed in the ground, these lights provide guidance and diffuse lighting. Their solar cells are adjacent to the light and facing straight up on a path they should have all the light they need to add an extra touch to your garden.
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