- by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 6/29/2022
Exterior lighting is a must-have for any home. A good lighting scheme will make your house safer and more secure, while highlighting the beauty of garden and landscaping features. Setting this up though usually involves the hassle of wiring lights yourself or paying a contractor to do it for you. Fortunately, there's an easier way. Batteries Plus has a number of solar-powered lights available perfect for gardens, patios and pathways.
Solar lights use light conversion technology to absorb solar energy. This energy is collected in storage cells where it is converted into a source of electricity that powers the lights. Because of this, no wiring or additional batteries are needed, making setup a snap. You'll also save on energy costs, since they're powered completely by the sun. Plus, they're environmentally friendly.
Solar lights can be used virtually anywhere in your yard. They're perfect for illuminating walkways and a great way to call attention to gardens and flower beds. You can also use motion sensing solar-powered security lights to help make your yard safer. These lights can be easily mounted on your garage, deck or patio and will activate any time movement is detected.
If you plan on storing solar lights indoors, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. When solar lights are kept in a dark area for too long, the internal batteries will lose their ability to hold a charge. If you're keeping solar lights indoors for a period of time, be sure that you take them out and expose them to sunlight once a month. This will allow the batteries to maintain their charge and help to preserve the batteries' lifespans.
You also want to be sure that the lights are completely dry before placing them in storage. Keeping solar lights in a wet or moist environment for an extended period of time can cause any metal components to rust or corrode.
Looking for a few suggestions to get you started? Here are some of our top-selling products:
Bell + Howell Solar Pathway Lights
Now that you've got your exterior lighting covered, let's tackle your other lighting needs. Batteries Plus has an enormous selection of lighting solutions perfect for homes, vehicles and businesses. If you're interested in automating your home lighting, check out our selection of smart bulbs and other Smart Home products.
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