If you aren’t living an eco-friendly lifestyle yet, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon because this is one trend that will not only save you money but one that can help to conserve the earth for future generations to come. This type of living is especially sustainable once you get yourself in the habit and mindset to consistently practice it in your everyday life. Outdoor solar lights are a smooth transition for most homeowners because they are more affordable than your normal outdoor lights.
Even if you have a shady yard, you can still use solar lights. They just won’t shine as brightly or for as long. To solve this problem, get an electrician to place a photovoltaic panel on your roof or in your yard.
Eco-friendly living doesn’t mean your home will lose style. If you picture huge block-like solar panels up on your roof, push that thought out of your brain now because solar lights can be very stylish. Read on for five stylish solar lights that will bring style to your home while also staying eco-friendly.
Add beautiful ambient light around both your home and garden with the use of smaller solar lights. If you have a special rose bush or arbor in your garden, add extra light to feature it. Illuminate your pool if you have one, not only create a nice ambience but to also provide safety for you and your kids and security against intruders.
It’s best to use spotlights for those areas of your garden or pool you want to highlight and bring attention to. They are also great for pathways, stairs or your driveway. Illuminate your garden’s features with the Elise LED Black Spike Light Modern – 6W. They’re affordable, easy to place and have a sleek modern design to go with any yard or garden. It features an adjustable head, so you can manipulate them to point at the perfect spot.
Motion-sensing security solar lights also double as a motion sensor to protect you and your family from intruders. Ideally, you should place these near front doors, entryways, driveways and any other dark areas that need illumination. You can use free stand lights or mount them.
URPOWER Wireless Solar Lights are a great two-in-one lighting and motion sensor option. These lights have a 5-year lifespan, and its motion sensor can detect movement up to 10 feet. They’re good value for the money, reliable and wireless.
These lights are very beneficial and help illuminate pathways at night and reveal any potential dangers like stairs or a hole in the ground. TomCare Solar Lights have a tiny solar panel attached at the top, and they can be placed close together or far apart – whatever appeals most to you. They come on automatically when the sun sets, then turn off once the batteries drain. These lights are weather resistant, easy to install and offer a variety of designs to suit your needs.
All-in-One Weather Station
Get an all-in-one weather station, by Ideaworks, which includes a solar-powered lantern, rain gauge, thermometer, wind direction arrow and an anemometer to measure wind speed. Stick it outside your kitchen window, so you can peek outside at any time to check the temperature, wind speed and more. The station’s metal stake anchors almost anywhere, so installation is simple.
How many times have you checked the weather before getting dressed, only to find it was not what you thought? With an all-in-one weather station, you can get the most local weather information possible. You can even water your lawn and plants more efficiently by monitoring daily reports of rainfall totals.
Pool or Patio Lights
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String lights can define edges and borders, wrap around the base of your favorite tree, hang suspended above your pool and so much more, all while they cast a magical glow. Uping Waterproof Solar Crystal Ball fairy string lights add the perfect festive touch to any pool or patio area.
Offered in an array of different colors, these bright balls of light provide a mood boost to anyone around them. String them through your favorite bushes or trees to illuminate seating areas and your pool area. Change the mode to waving, flow fading, twinkling and several other modes. They’re easy to install and last for up to 8-10 hours.
Transform your garden into a stylish space that stands out amongst other homes in your neighborhood. Not only will solar lights save you tons of money, but they’re eco-friendly and demand less maintenance than other lights, due to their ability to recharge themselves. However, make sure you look for lithium-ion batteries when you shop for solar-powered lights, so you can enjoy the automatic recharging benefits.
With solar lights, instantly add better visibility at night, protect your family and transform your backyard into a magical place. There are so many options to choose from, you’ll undoubtedly find something that fits your personal style and needs.
About the Author
Kacey Bradley is the lifestyle and travel blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Tripping.com and more! Follow Kacey on Twitter and subscribe to her blog to keep up with her travels and inspiring posts!
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