By-products of the space age have changed our lives in many ways, and one of those by-products is the photovoltaic cell. The photovoltaic cell converts sunlight into electricity, and is used widely in satellites and in the International Space Station. The photovoltaic cell has given us solar lighting, which in turn has changed garden illumination for the better. No longer do we have to worry about buried electricity cables that can be sliced through with a spade at any time. Solar lighting has no external cables – everything is contained within the light fixture, which makes garden illumination a breeze.
Solar garden lights are built with light emitting diode lights or LED lights. They are made of advanced materials making them several levels higher than the ordinary lights in terms of quality in providing garden illumination for your home exteriors. Solar lights come in many different shapes and sizes, from full lampposts down to sunken deck lighting. One effective way of garden illumination is to place solar lights alongside walkways or paths, or around the edge of wooden decking. There is absolutely no doubt that solar lighting has brought about a revolution in garden lighting. Once set in place your garden lights turn themselves on automatically at dusk and off again at dawn. Most outdoor lights are extremely efficient and reliable regardless of the brand - this is because manufacturers are in fierce competition with one another and so they want to capture a good share of the market by selling excellent quality solar products.