Solar lights are getting more and more popular as the years go by. Essentially, their purpose is to provide all the light you would normally achieve through mains-powered lights in a more convenient and eco-friendly form by using the sun’s energy during the day to charge up the internal batteries for use at night. Although these lights are not immediately cost-efficient, due to their usually higher initial purchase price, the situation is improving all the time. As more people buy solar lights, their prices go down, and this creates a self-reinforcing loop in which solar powered lighting is getting more popular all the time.
You can use these lights for many different purposes. In fact, they are suitable for just about any purpose for which regular lights are suitable. One example is the use of solar driveway lights, which can be very useful for aesthetic reasons, making the place look brighter and more welcoming, practical reasons, such as lighting your way as you drive in at night, and security reasons also, helping to deter opportunist thieves and vandals who prefer the cover of darkness.
Driveway lighting can be extended all the way around the house for the same reasons. However, you may want to look into lights of different brightnesses for different areas. You can get some solar lights that are very bright, though they may not last for very long, and some that may continue to shine dimly all night, which can be great if you just want to reduce the depth of the pitch black outside. If your home has very little light around it at night, this can be a real advantage.
It is worth reiterating that the initial cost of some of these lights may seem prohibitive. However, their advantage lies in their longevity, and the amount of electricity you save by harnessing the sun’s energy. The upkeep on these solar lights is therefore nearly zero – once they are set up they should last you a very long time and not cost you a penny.