Aside from adding beauty to your lawn or garden, path lights also ensure the safety of your friends and family. How much more if you install solar path lights that don’t require you to pay any electric bill. 


A lot of these solar path lights have been supported by LEDs (light-emitting diode lights) that make them more durable and brighter. 


Needless to say, this is another great form of LED. From outdoor light bulb cameras to the brightest LED light bar, the LED market always has something great to offer.


Important Facts about Solar Path Lights

  • How do solar path lights operate?

Solar Path lights do not need grid power at all just to operate. The solar panel charges itself during the days and consumes the accumulated energy during the nighttime. Considering this independence, everything is apparently owned by the solar path lights’ end-user. 

  • Do these lights consume much energy?

Obviously, the end-user of solar path lights doesn’t need to shoulder any electric expenses as everything is done independently by solar path lights. Thus, these lights allow the users to spend money on something more important. 

  • Do they require much maintenance?

Thanks to the greatness of LED fixtures that usually last for 20 years and the only maintenance that you only need to think about is the replacement of the battery. With the right system installation, a battery change may be required after 5 or 7 years. Solar panels may last for 25 years as long as the general system is made of quality materials such as marine grade aluminum.

  • Do they provide enough visibility?

LED fixtures are able to provide better visibility as these direct the light where it is needed. With LEDs focused optics, it won’t be difficult for you to obtain that even lighting in a specific area. Focused optics spread the light evenly unlike others that produce a very bright spot surrounded by darkness. Moreover, the brightness they produce are easy on the eyes since it is similar to sunlight.

  • What are the brightest solar path lights? 

If you want to use solar path lights for evening parties or any outdoor evening activities, then you need path lights which have higher lumens than 100 lumen solar path lights. For such activities, you need around 600-1000 lumen solar path lights, which are of course, considered the brightest.

  • Can they be applied in different ways?

Solar path lights can also be used in different ways. Generally, solar lighting systems can adapt to any application with just a chance of the light fixture. Thus, they can be easily customized to suit any purpose. 

  • Are they easy to install?

Installing solar path lights requires no sweat. The solar lighting system doesn’t make use of grid power so there is no need for you to worry about the location or its proximity from your power source. You can install your solar path lights anywhere you want. 


Things to Consider before Installing Solar Path Lights

We know that you’re getting excited about installing path lights in your area, but consider the following points first before doing so. 

  • Brightness

A normal solar path light produces brightness the same to that of a 40-watt light bulb. Of course, you can always find stronger versions in the market. A light’s brightness can be determined by the number of its lumens, which range from level 50 to 150 for solar path lights. The higher the number, the brighter it is.  100 lumen solar path lights are considered standard for outdoor lighting. They can last for 10 hours a day. But if you want solar path lights that operate through day and night, then lights with higher lumens are what you need.

  • Color

Usually, solar path lights emit an amber-colored or soft white light. Other color options, such as red, blue, green, are also available for you. However, when it comes to energy consumption, amber lights consume less energy than the other colors. 

  • Charge

A lot of solar path lights now have LED lights, which are a lot better than their traditional counterparts like incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. To check your solar path lights charge, check the specs provided to you by the manufacturer.

  • Design

Choosing the best design of solar path lights that would suit your taste won’t be hard as there are varied designs of solar path lights available in the market.  From Victorian feels to craftsman designs, you can always find designs that will complement your outdoor style. Motion-activated solar path lights are also a great choice if you opt for a more high-tech lighting solution. 

Now that you have known more about solar path lights, start searching for the best ones out in the market near you. 

Author's Bio: 

Hassan Awan