Creating a Solar Lighting Plan Using the Best Solar Lights!
Outdoor solar lighting plans don’t really differ from creating traditional electrical lighting plans. Except – you don’t have to worry about digging, trenching, pesky wires, electrical connections, and monthly hydro bills.
You only have to plan for 2 things:
First… what is the purpose of the solar light? Is it for accent lighting (to highlight a pathway, landscape or planter) or a functional purpose (to light up a driveway, courtyard, entrance, front/side door, or have motion sensors for improved safety and security)? Here are 12 outdoor lighting techniques to consider:
|· accent lighting||· contour lighting||· cross lighting|
|· down lighting||· flood lighting||· grazing|
|· mirror lighting||· moon lighting||· path lighting|
|· silhouetting/ back-lighting||· spot lighting||· up lighting|
Second… know your location! Plan on positioning the solar lights in sunny areas so they can recharge themselves, thanks to the power of the sun. For shady areas, make provision for remote solar collection panels. This is a great option for a spotlight solar light.
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How many solar lights do I need and where should I place them?
These are the two questions we’re asked most often! Here are a few solar lighting design tips and ideas from your faithful friends at free-light:
If you want solar lighting for accent purposes along a path or walkway, in a garden or around a pool, choose solar lights that provide a smaller, softer light and space them farther apart. Want more light? Try positioning the solar lights closer together so that they overlap more – or choose a different solar light model. Enjoy these great examples of premium quality, durable and energy efficient Garden Solar Lights.
Generally speaking, smaller profile lighting for residential projects should be spaced 6 – 8 feet apart, while commercial applications requiring more light should be placed 4 – 6 feet apart.
Do you want to light up a driveway or courtyard with solar lights to improve safety, ambience, or curb appeal? Check the product specifications for the area/pool of light the solar light will produce on the ground. Browse our Driveway Parking Solar Lights for examples of mounting height and pool of light.
Before you actually purchase outdoor solar lights, figure out how many lights you need. Measure your space and mark the location for your solar lights. Use garden stakes, sticks or plant pots to help you identify locations. Step back, admire your work and make adjustments. Viewing your layout from a higher vantage point (i.e. second storey window) will help! Sometimes the smallest change in height or location can make the biggest difference.
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