Homeowners, springtime is here, and that means it’s the perfect season to think about how to develop gardens and yards into being more energy efficient!
Solar-Powered Path Lights
Harness the power of the sun with solar-powered garden lights! As the sunsets begin to come later in the evening it’s the best time to make use of solar power technology, and what better addition to your yard and garden than these self-sustaining lights.
Solar-powered garden lights can be used in a variety of ways but the most helpful (and eye-catching) is the path lights that are placed next to your steps leading up to the house. These stake lights are the most common and popular among those who want to spring-up their yard this season.
These low-profile outdoor lights use the standard solar cells to produce electricity that feeds into a rechargeable battery during the day. When the sun sets and the sky darkens, the light sensor signals the solar yard light to turn on its LED light. Typically the more basic models can range between $5 and $20 per light, depending on quality and design. With this in mind, there’s not much standing in the way of you and your future solar-powered yard!
Relative to other garden lighting options such as outdoor lamps (especially if they use incandescent bulbs), you could be reducing your carbon footprint. What further separates these solar-powered lights from traditional outdoor lighting is that it requires no wiring, eliminating the restrictions on where you can place the lights in your area. As long as it can see the sun, then you are in for some night fun!
These garden lights have the other added benefit of being low profile while coming in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. Whether you want the standard stake design or more modern and intricate designs, there’s a light for everyone! Path lights extend your outdoor enjoyment past sunset and with the solar technology used, they don’t even add to your electricity bill.
A Peony for Your Thoughts
While these spring lights can boost your outdoor energy efficiency profile, the best way to optimize your home energy efficiency is to look indoors. Booking an energy audit of your home is the most comprehensive way to find out where your cost-savings opportunities lie. Don’t let the summer heat pounce up on you before it’s too late! With an energy audit from Energy Efficiency Experts we can help lower high energy bills and improve the comfort of living spaces as the seasons start to heat up. Call us today to book an energy audit so you can start your energy savings as soon as possible!