Solar spot lights

Solar spot lights rely on energy from the sun to provide for nighttime lighting needs. With the use of solar energy, there is no need to tap into the electrical grid for these lights to operate. This means that these lights will work reliably, even if the whole neighborhood is dealing with a power outage.

It is possible to purchase solar spot lights either individually, or as part of a set. Most often they come as single lights with a solar panel that can be placed up to 12 or 15 feet away. A pair of such lights will share one panel that can be placed at a distance.

This distance allows the solar panel to receive optimum sunlight even if the solar spot lights themselves are needed in a shaded area. Also, because the solar panel does not need to be a built-in aspect of the light itself, it can be bigger than other outdoor solar lighting panels. A bigger solar panel means that more energy will be generated.

Solar spot lights easily take advantage of the extra energy because it can power multiple LEDs. Ten or more ultra-bright LEDs in a light will provide very bright and effective lighting. Of course, a pair of spot lights, each with 2-5 LEDs can also be effective. The appropriate amount of lights and brightness obviously depends on their exact applications. However, it is good to keep in mind that a light with only 1 or 2 LEDs is not an amount which a person would comfortably be able to read by. A light with this many bulbs is an accent light, not a spot light.

Solar spot lights can be used to light up many different particular features of a garden at night. Great options include creating an intriguing focus by illuminating an especially soft and elegant tree or a little flower pot. A more practical use is to simply increase visibility of the angles of a home or a walkway for visitors.