Lighting up your outdoor space can be incredibly easy when using a solar spot light. Spot lights are designed to target specific areas of a yard to provide much needed illumination at night. They have many applications ranging from functional to decorative. An outdoor dining area or poolside can be lit quickly and easily thanks to solar technology. A solar powered spot light requires no wiring because it gets its power from the sun. This means that users can place them anywhere that receives full sun during the day. Multiple spot lights can be lined up along a garden path to guide the way. The possibilities are endless when you use solar spot lights.
Solar spot lights are not only effective at lighting up the yard, they are easy to install and maintain. Inside every light is at least one bright LED light bulb. Solar lights don't have the power that wired ones do, which is why manufacturers choose energy-efficient yet bright LED bulbs. The most commonly used color is white, but other colors like yellow and blue are available. A solar panel attached to the spot light captures sunlight and converts it into usable electricity. The power is stored in an on-board set of rechargeable batteries. Every day the batteries get recharged by the solar panel, working every night to provide several hours of light. A sensor on the mount tells the light to turn off at day and on at night, saving power for only when needed. Absolutely no wires or plugs are needed for these lights, making it possible to set the basically anywhere in the yard. The solar panel should receive strong light during the day for maximum lifespan at night.
Where are Solar Spot Lights Used?
A solar spot light can be used just about anywhere around the yard. Decorative uses include lighting up plants or fountains. Functional uses include illuminating outdoor seating and dining areas. Some people are confused as to what the difference between a spot and flood light is. Flood lights "flood" an area with light because they have a wide projection angle. Light can be shone on a large area without the need for multiple fixtures. The problem with solar flood lights is that solar technology is not strong enough to spread its light so thinly. Spot lights are better candidates for solar technology because they focus their light on a relatively small point.
Wall and Ground Mounts
Solar spot lights come in two different varieties- ground and wall mounts. Wall mounts attach to an exterior wall with a set of screws. The light, usually adjustable, shines down onto an area nearby. Since wall mounts can be placed at a high elevation, they can cover a large area. A common place to put a wall mount is at the top of a door entryway.
Ground mounts have a more decorative appeal because they shine from the bottom up. Placing them at the base of an outdoor structure such as a water fountain is a common practice. Gardeners like to shine them on their bushes and other plants. Lining them up next to each other can create a cool runway effect.