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Solar Lights vs Traditional Garden Lights

Solar powered lights for lighting your garden at night are an extremely useful and practical alternative to traditional outdoor lighting.  The principal reason for this is that solar lights do not require wiring into your homes electrical circuits.  Typically such wiring would require burying as otherwise it would be a potential trip hazard, together with the risk of electrocution.

Patio Lanterns
Creative Commons License photo credit: Ian Muttoo

The process of burying the wiring would potentially require some hard lanscaping effort which may raise the cost of the lighting considerably.  Each solar light is in effect a self contained unit containing the solar panel which converts the suns energy into an electrical current, a battery for providing power to the light when the sun is not out, and the lamp.  So installation of solar lights is both quick and simple when compared to traditional garden lights.