All gardens depend on light to allow them to flourish; but many gardeners plan their gardens not only so that the plants get enough light to allow them to grow, but so that each plant will b shown off to its best advantage. Well planned light and shadow can add mystery and enchantment to a garden, and the sense of mystery can be continued even after the sun has gone down with thoughtfully located garden lights. Nothing can match the romance of a stroll along a subtly lit garden pathway beneath a summer moon.
The Difficulties Of Garden Lighting
But keeping a garden path lit in the dark of night can be can expensive proposition, if the lighting must be powered by standard electricity. And if your garden is any distance from your home, powering electric garden lights in the normal manner can pose its own set of challenges. So you'll not only have to figure out a way to get wiring to your garden lights; you'll have to pay for the electricity which runs through it to keep you garden illuminated after dark.
There is, however, an alternative to lighting your nighttime garden. A solar garden light system will both eliminate the need for you to supply wiring to your garden, and once installed will produce its own light free of charge. There is no limit to the number of individual lamps you can have in your solar garden light system.
How Solar Garden Light Systems Work
The lights will be powered by the heat from sunlight collected by an array of solar panels which, during the day, convert the light to usable energy and store it until it is needed to run the solar garden lights after sundown.
While the initial outlay for installing the solar garden light system , with its solar panels, can be as much as $ 3000, there will be no further expenses involved with illuminating your garden at night. You will see absolutely no impact on your monthly electricity bill as a result of having a romantically lit garden.
While the amount of heat which the solar garden light panels will capture and store is directly proportional to the amount of sun they receive each day, they will continue to collect heat al long as they get some light. In the shorter days of winter, they may not store enough heat to power the solar garden lights for a full night, but they will store some.