Using Solar Rock Lights in Your Garden Lighting Scheme

Jan 14


Kelsey Libby

Kelsey Libby

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Some of the pros and cons of using solar powered rock lights to light up your yard and garden at night.


If you are the type of person who likes things simple in the house and in the garden,Using Solar Rock Lights in Your Garden Lighting Scheme Articles solar crystal fairies and porcelain bunny solar lights will probably not be up your street. And if it so happens that you have a disdain for things that look mechanical as well, the standard solar lights won't do for you either.

For a person with simple tastes solar rock lights are ideal for garden lighting

Luckily enough solar light makers have always had persons like you in mind. They are producing simulation rocks into which a solar panel and a LED lamp are embedded. The gadget is placed in an area in your lot that receives plenty of sunlight. Most of them are equipped with a light intensity detector which makes their lamps turn themselves on when it gets dark enough in the late afternoons. They also go off when it is light. So the very minute that you come home after purchasing one of them, you ought to look for a suitable place for it in your garden, prop it up and leave it there. It takes care of charging its battery every day when the sun is out. It is very resistant to both sun and rain. And if you want to make sure it doesn't break easily, get one that is made of hard plastic.

The rocks are sometimes made of durable polyethylene plastic. The more authentic-looking ones are made of polyresin. From where they stand on the ground it is practically impossible to distinguish them from real rocks of the same color if it were not for the solar panel and the light bulb that they house.

Due to the advances made in solar technology, solar rock lights can emit bright lights. The brightest ones may be used as spotlights. If you have enough LED units in it, it can provide enough brightness to see details in your garden.

They make ideal foot lights and path lights

Solar rock lights light up the area on the ground to which they are facing. They are therefore ideal for using as path lights. On your garden steps and alongside the garden path, you might want to place solar rock lights alternately on the left and on the right side every two strides or so. In that way, your guests won't be wary about going around your garden, afraid to stumble and spill their drinks, during evening parties.

They may also be used as accent lights for dark areas of the lawn. However, for this purpose you may have to tilt them up with some support so that the lamp is in a position to illuminate shrubs and greenery.

Choose from a variety of simple shapes and inconspicuous designs

Solar rock lights can come in a typical gray color. They may also be made to resemble moss-grown rocks, sun-bleached rocks or rocks into which letters have been carved. Others look like stones that have been painted with floral patterns. You may also encounter solar rock lights with 'Welcome' etched into it. Those are suitable for placing on your front porch.

If you are hesitant about using ornate solar lights for your garden lighting project you should look into solar rock lights. They provide the same functionality as normal solar lights with the additional feature of your being able to camouflage them easily.