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The Best Outdoor Solar Path Ligths

Path-way lights can make your outdoor area look aesthetically pleasing and if you are worried about the electricity bill, then definitely go for solar path lights.  Just imagine the path lights that could be used in the photo below.  Your early evening walks in your beautiful garden after a nice wonderful dinner, would be magnificent and therapeutic.

path solar powered for this garden area

The advantages of this kind of lights are far too many to ignore as you will see if you keep reading further.  Many types of path lights are sold in the market today and vary in price depending on the material. 

The most popular are the LED versions.  The issue 10 years ago with LED lighting is that the illumination was not that powerful so you needed a multi-LED unit to help compensate.  With the improvement of this tech, many brands have popped up on the market and the choices are vast.  Like most products, the more you pay, the better quality you will receive.

Buyers Tips

The great thing about Solar Technology is that it has been improving every year especially units made for home use.  Make sure to read the tips below to help you find the right lighting for your walkway or garden.

Tips on things to consider while buying these lights:

Quantity - Measure your walkway and decide on how many pathway lights you need. Deciding on the number first will help with the shopping process.

Quality - The brightness of the light is dependent on how much charge it gets from the sun and the position you place your lights. It is best to choose units which have a high quality of LED bulb and photovoltaic cells.

Hue - Will emit bright white light as they are made with LED lights. So, if you are going for a theme or looking for any other colors, then consider looking into solar pathway lights with tinted covers to get the desired effect.

List of Solar Path Lights

Image Name & Description Price Rating
Moonrays Payton Solar-Powered Plastic LED Path Light

Charges during the day in sunlight and turns on at night(batteries included with each fixture).   Weatherproof - designed to withstand sunny days, rainy nights, and snow.  LED and provides a 12-Inch area of illumination.  More info and pricing

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Newhouse Lighting TIKILED4 Solar Flickering Tiki Torches

3 LEDs-one LED flickers to mimic realistic flame. 3 pole assemblies for adjustable heights. Solar dusk-to-dawn functionality. Comes in 2 colors: Black and Natural.   More info and pricing

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Solar Crackle Glass Globe Solar Lawn Light, 3.5

Super big size of 3.5 inches diameter glass globe. 32" tall of the whole stake light. Red, Green and Blue LEDs.  More info and pricing

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Garden Creations JB5629 Solar-Powered LED Accent Light

Solar-powered lights automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn. Super-bright white LED lights. Made from durable weatherproof materials. Approximately 13.5 inches tall.  More info and pricing

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Aluminum and Glass Solar LED Path Lights, Set of 4, in Bronze

Highly reviewed and popular LED Solar path lights.  Has 6 LED lights per head and has the power to stay lit for 10 hours when charged fully.  Very bright and illuminates your walkway very beautiful during the night sky.  Very high tech as the unit has sensors which will automatically turn on at sunset.  More info and pricing

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Advantages of Solar Path lights for your walkway

1. No need for outlet - You must know that solar powered lights have small solar panels which use sunlight to charge the battery. So, this means that you don’t need a main outlet to power them. This freedom from outlet will allow you to place the lights anywhere along your walkway. 

2. Cost-saving benefits - If you compare an electric light with a solar one, then you will see that they are usually cheaper than the electric ones. So, right off the bat you will be saving a bit if you purchase these lights. Besides this, these lights are very easy to install which is not the case for the electric ones. So, with a solar lights you do not have to pay extra for installation fee.

3. Provides safety - As there is no cables involved this kind of light is generally safer than traditional electric lights. Most homeowners turn off their pathway lights to save on the electric bill. Vandals and thieves, take advantage of the darkness to carry out with their evil agenda. The best part about this light is that it will stay on for the entire night. So, going with these lights will make your home safer. 

There are many other advantageous reasons to invest on solar technology. Besides this, with such lights you are getting the advantage of choosing from a wide variety of style. So, this gives you the option to choose according to the design of your walkway and your home. It is important to mention that solar path-way lighting are environment friendly. So, this will definitely help you to reduce your family’s carbon footprint.

Do not do

One thing you should not be do when laying out your units, is to not place them along your driveway looking like a runway of an airport.  Instead use a stronger lighting fixture mounted on your house (activated sensor) as this will do the job of lighting your driveway.  Keep your pathway lights for your walkway.

Other Minor Tips

  • Make sure there is no hanging branch that may interfere with the sunrays from reaching your units. 
  • During fall, make sure to always clean out any leaves or debris.

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