Whether a family needs to illuminate a backyard in an environmentally conscious way, or a business is wanting to draw attention to garden features or specific architectural elements of a building, solar landscape lighting is a great choice.
Attractive, easy to install, sustainable and practical, outdoor solar landscape lights are an excellent way to achieve a gorgeous and efficient glow, establish unique landscaping effects or enlighten formerly dark areas. Such solar landscape lighting is perfect for regular consumers and organizations like resorts, country clubs, shopping centers, corporate offices, government centers and more
Before installing solar lighting into landscaping, it is important to consider a few key factors to ensure placement works well for exterior solar lights and to allow for proper functioning of the light fixtures.
Placement is absolutely critical for all outdoor solar lights, but it’s especially important when it comes to installing solar landscape lighting that will be close to trees, foliage, pathways, outside décor or other items found outdoors.
Users should consider what purpose the solar landscape lights will serve and how best to achieve that purpose. If users are lighting a path, for example, they’ll want to place the lights somewhat close together, each evenly separated, so it’s easy to see the walkway and the way it turns or winds.
For those users looking to illuminate a particular garden feature, the landscape solar lighting must be placed close enough to the feature to cast enough light on to it.
Ultimately, it can be a smart idea to draw out a rough sketch or plan of where the exterior solar lights will go before installation takes place. If users partner with an expert solar-landscape lighting provider like Les Jardins, they’ll have access to experts that can advise on solar-lamp placement, installation, design and more.
It’s important for users to think about whether placement of outdoor solar landscape lights could potentially present an obstacle to their use, regular maintenance of the lamps or even activities like mowing the lawn or completing yard work. Solar lights should not be placed in a way where it will be too difficult to mow around them, where they could cause tripping or damage to themselves (by accidental trampling or knocking them down) or where a vehicle could run over them. They should be installed where they are plainly visible and where they won’t be destroyed, cause harm or cause other issues during the day or night.
Because these lights also need enough sunlight to charge properly before they go into use at night, it’s vital to place them in a way where they’ll receive enough power from the sun throughout the day – in a sunny location without anything in the way, causing an obstruction.
Before outdoor solar landscape lights are installed, they must be properly charged. Each exterior solar lamp will need at least 12 to 14 hours of direct sunlight to fully charge before they can be installed and put to use.
Many users choose to charge them over a period of two days, leaving them outside in a particularly sunny location. This ensures batteries have full power, so they can shine all night after installation.