The great thing about solar lights is that they are self powered, using no energy but that which they absorb from the sun. So really, once you buy them, there is no other or recurring cost for running them and no electricity required.
Also the fact that solar energy is the one really clean, sustainable and non polluting source of energy we can use today makes this an ideal lighting solution particularly for the outdoors – the solar cells absorb solar energy by day and emit the energy in the form of light by night.
Solar lights can create a lovely atmosphere and can be available in a variety of affordable options. Also solar lights require no wires, plugs or sockets and therefore are very safe.
Keep in mind though that solar cells need sunlight to be charged so they should be appropriately placed. You can use solar track lighting, step lighting, hanging solar lights, solar spot lights and various others to great effect in different parts of your outdoor space:
For the Deck: You can make the most of a deck or similar outdoor space by illuminating it using solar lighting. This can then be very useful as a sit out, for outdoor meals or a barbecue. You can use string lighting in this area to create excellent illumination that is diffuse and not harsh but bright at the same time.
For garden paths or the Driveway: Solar lights placed at the end of the drive can look great and be practical as well. They mark the beginning of your property and offer a marker for when you are backing the car as well. Garden paths can also be clearly marked using appropriate kinds of solar lights.
For the swimming pool, sauna or spa: Depending upon the sort of setting you want to create, solar lights can be used effectively in these areas to create a bright well lit area or can offer a soft and romantic feel to the place.
For flower beds, rockeries and garden seating: Purely as a décor element and to draw attention to the visually appealing aspects of your garden, soft and cleverly placed solar lights can be an excellent idea.
They can help to highlight a rock arrangement in the garden as well as a flower bed that you are particularly fond of. If you have a garden swing, bench or other seating, it makes sense to have illumination there as well for optimal utilization.