The Advent of Solar Garden Lighting

Posted on 20 November 2010

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Have you ever wondered how you could make your garden the talk of the town? Creative garden design always starts with the growing of beautiful plants in various orientations, and finishes with decor and lighting. At night, a garden can become a completely different place. Without the sun’s rays to define every leaf and color, a garden can be a scary place to be. All this changes when a set of garden lights is placed among the plants. Garden lights come in every color and shape you could want, allowing gardeners to select their lights for a custom fit. With the advent of solar technology, garden lighting has become a very easy thing to do.

Garden lights are themed, shaped and modeled after things you find in nature. Animals and plants are a natural fit for gardens, which is why the plastic shells of garden lights are colored and molded to resemble these things. Once set up, you will be able to show off your garden to friends and family and take pride in the colorful piece of art you have created.

Animals like ladybugs and dragonflies are frequently modeled in solar light form. Solar panels generate the electricity needed to power the internal LED bulbs. A cover is usually placed over the bulbs to shine through the plastic case. Color changing LEDs are used to create a rainbow of interesting patterns. Other garden lights have a solid, non-translucent shell with shaped holes in the sides. An example of this is an internally lit pot or lantern. The light shines out of the container and projects itself onto the area, casting shapes in the process. A chiminea is an alternate form of fire pit which is derived from terra cotta. It has an opening on the front where fire is placed, creating warmth amidst the cold air. The same LEDs used in garden lights are also used in LED grow light fixtures which help plants grow.

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