If you plan on hosting holiday events at your home this year, you probably have a long to-do list to prepare. Indoor tasks like planning the menu, laying out decorations, and checking your guest list may be top of mind, but what about the outdoors? Enjoy dressing up the inside of your home with holiday cheer, but don’t forget to install outdoor lighting first so your home is warm and welcoming both outside and inside.
The Best Solar Lights for the Holidays
Whether you’re having guests over for the first time or celebrating an annual reunion at your home, you can leave a lasting impression with your chosen decor. Stay confident in your well-designed space when you use our holiday lighting guide below. We list specific lights to help from the start of your party when guests first arrive until the very end of your gathering.
Our lighting experts at Gama Sonic have also created an in-depth guide on how to use decorative outdoor lighting to enhance your outdoor space. You may want to use this guide as a reference while we dive into specific techniques for lighting your home for the holidays.
When you invite family and friends over to share the holiday cheer, your home becomes more than a backdrop for activities. You want to provide a sophisticated area that will impress your guests. You can achieve this through uplighting techniques that add depth and shadowy accents to the outside of your home. Your guests will have a lasting first impression when seeing your home in this unique light. Uplighting will create a focal point on the architectural brilliance of your home.
Uplighting also allows guests to easily spot your home when driving through the neighborhood. You can achieve this goal with the 2W Solar Flood Light with Warm White Or Bright White LEDs GS-203. This light has a large beam spread. You will have plenty of room to work with when deciding which parts of your home should stand out. The GS-203 is easy to install and will run all night long after receiving a full day of sunlight. The weather-resistant exterior of this light ensures that it will operate through even the coldest winter nights.
- Pathway Lights
After a successful first impression achieved by your uplighting, your guests will begin the short treck to your home. To avoid trip hazards and to add an extra layer of ambiance, you should have pathway lights in place. The Premier Solar Garden Light GS-139 Set of 2 is perfect for this purpose. With this light, you can outline a path from the driveway to the front door.
Guests are often carrying gifts or food when arriving at holiday gatherings. Lighting the walkways from where your guests park to the front door is a nice and thoughtful touch. In addition to being helpful, the GS-139 gives your home a charming atmosphere. This ties in well with the holiday spirit that surrounds your annual reunion.
- Warm and Welcoming Lights
Guests approaching your front door should be greeted by a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You can set up solar light fixtures in your front area to achieve this. The Pagoda Bulb Solar Lamp – Wall/Pier/3″ Fitter Mount GS-104B-FPW is the perfect solution. Simply mount this fixture by your front door in a spot that receives plenty of sunlight. At dusk, the light will automatically turn on and illuminate your home in a pleasing warm-white glow. Your guests will enter a soft and inviting atmosphere as soon as they arrive at your doorstep.
In addition to setting a welcoming tone for guests, the GS-104B-FPW has many practical uses. This light has three mounting options that provide a variety of ways for you to light up your home. You can mount the light on a pole at the end of your driveway for maximum visibility at night. You can use the pier mount option to install the light to a flat surface near your patio, pool or deck. You can also mount the light to a wall so your doorways are warm and inviting. No matter what mounting option you choose, the GS-104B-FPW will provide you with an elegant source of light all year long. Every installation option for this light is included in its packaging.
- Outdoor Pendant Lights
After inviting guests inside your home and exchanging welcomes, there are plenty of ways to conduct your visit. You could give your family and friends a tour of your well-adorned home. Or, you may want to start the food and activities right away. If weather permits, you could even host the festivities in your backyard. Perhaps you want to save your backyard space for later, where guests can wind down and relax after a hearty meal. No matter what path you decide to take, you and your guests will end up outside at some point. If you have a Gazebo or Pergola in your backyard, this is the perfect place to put the Baytown II Bulb Solar Hanging Light GS-105B-CX.
This outdoor pendant light will only add to the comforting atmosphere you’ve created. The light and its intensity can be remotely operated, and thus does not feel overpowering. You can control the brightness of the light from up to 10 feet away. So, whether you want a brightly lit outdoor space or a more relaxing, dimly lit scene, the GS-105B-CX will do the trick. Make your outdoor patio, deck or pergola the place to be this holiday season.
Winter Maintenance Tips for Solar Lights
One of the best things about the solar lights at Gama Sonic is that they are easy to install and maintain. You don’t have to worry about dealing with electrical wiring. These lights are completely solar-powered. Your biggest concern is making sure that your solar lights are in a place where they get plenty of sunlight. This will ensure that the lights operate through the night.
During the colder seasons, make sure that you wipe off any leaves, snow, and ice from the light’s solar panel. The harsh, cold temperatures and typical snow or ice will not affect the light. The fixture has a weather-resistant frame and sturdy composition.
‘Tis The Season for Solar Lighting Solutions
After everything is prepared – the food, decorations, and solar lights – you can sit back and enjoy a peaceful evening with family and friends. Your solar lights will automatically turn on when the sun goes down. You don’t have to worry about remembering to flick a switch. The perfect placement of your lights will frame a wonderful night spent in good company enjoying the holiday season. Wherever the party goes, you can rest easy knowing that it will be well-lit with the perfect ambiance.
Gama Sonic has a wide variety of solar lights for enhancing your outdoor space. Wrap up the look and feel of your holiday event with our different styles and designs. Learn more about our products today: 1-800-835-4113