The cosy garden or the cosy balcony will turn into a green oasis of wellbeing in the summer, which relaxes the senses. So that not only during the day but also in the evening the outdoor area can be enjoyed, a well thought-out lighting concept is an absolute must. This often presents a great challenge before the hobby gardener – because it should combine functionality and style in one. As a safe and environmentally-friendly alternative to ordinary sources of light, the solar lights have prevailed over the past few years in the garden – they create a special atmosphere, effectively create a garden bed and co. While simultaneously saving power.
Solar lamps have a simple design – by means of a solar cell installed in the lamp, solar energy is gained during the day and then temporarily stored in a battery. A dawning switch signals the lamp at sunset, and it automatically begins to emit the energy stored in the battery as light. In addition, a motion detector can be installed, as in the case of ordinary lighting, so that the solar lights in the garden can only be switched on as required.
The advantages of a solar lighting can be seen at the same time – on the one hand, this saves electricity, and on the other hand, the lighting units can be installed anywhere in the garden, even where no power connection is present. But in order for the final result to really meet the expectations, you have to pay attention to the purchase. First of all, a garden sketch should be drawn up, and all places where direct and indirect lighting is needed are marked accordingly. Garden path, pond, the outside and the garden fence/wall should always be well lit for safety reasons. In this case, it is worth investing in LED luminaires, they save energy and have a lighting time of up to 20 hours. The light intensity also plays an important role in the calculation of the number of lamps required. The warm white light colour protects the eyes and creates a cosy atmosphere. If, however, accents are set in the garden / for example, flowerbeds or stone types illuminated /, then solar lights with light change can ensure a happy mood.