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Using Solar Garden Lights to Enhance Your Outdoor Area

Posted in: | February 21, 2020

Completing a beautiful landscape project, flower garden, vegetable garden, or other outdoor space is very fun. You don’t have to travel far to practice this hobby, and you can see the fruits of your labor right from your front door. While you take advantage of adding color to your yard with flowers and fruits, don’t forget this one crucial step.

Use garden and accent lighting to illuminate your outdoor space so you can appreciate it at all hours of the day. Investing in garden lights will make your thriving yard even more appealing for you and your neighbors. Below we answer some questions you may have in an ultimate guide to garden lights.

Using Garden Lighting to Transform Your Space at Night

When you spend so much of your time tending to your garden, it’s easy to be proud of what you accomplished. Your plants thrive during the day and are an excellent addition to your outdoor area.

At night, however, you can’t enjoy the beauty that your flowers and greenery bring to your space. Adding garden lights is an elegant and easy solution so that you can enjoy the view of your landscape no matter the hour.


Choosing The Right Garden Lights for Your Outdoor Area

Garden Lights for Your Outdoor Area


Depending on your vision of what you want your garden to look like at night and the limitations of your space, purchasing the right product can take time. You’ll want to go into the task with a clear idea of how the finished scene will look. You should also take note of the layout of your space. Determine what is in a range of possibilities in regards to installing your garden lights.

An electric garden light can have many limitations. For instance, electrical wiring is visually unappealing, and hiding it is no easy task. A gas-powered garden light tends to be on the expensive side and requires plenty of maintenance. How can you avoid these complications? The answer is simple – use a solar garden light instead.


What Are Solar Garden Lights?

As an alternative to electric and gas-powered outdoor lights, solar garden lights are a simple solution for illuminating your outdoor space at night. Powered by the sun, these fixtures are both cost-effective and energy-efficient. You won’t have to worry about the hassle and expenses that come with typical outdoor lighting, as solar garden lights are compact and easy to manage. You can stake the fixtures into the ground in any area that receives ample sunlight during the day. DIY installation is simple, and when fully charged, solar garden lights shine as soon as the sun begins to set. Then enjoy your garden and landscape as nightfall rolls in.


The Best Garden Lights for Your Needs

At Gama Sonic, our solar-powered light fixtures serve many purposes. Our solar garden light selection includes different designs and styles that will truly transform your outdoor area. Learn more about our favorites below.

139201-5 Solar Garden LightPremier Garden Dual Light – Set of 2

The Premier Garden Dual Light – Set of 2 – 239002 is perfect for accent or pathway lighting. The light’s compact design and warm white glow of 50 lumens are ideal for lighting up flowerbeds, herbs, and greenery at night. With a simple installation method that takes mere minutes, you can quickly transform your garden when the sun goes down with help from the 239002


Progressive Solar Garden and Landscape LED Spotlight 103001

Progressive Solar Spotlight

For gardeners whose specialty involves larger plants like shrubs and small trees, the Progressive Solar Garden and Landscape LED Spotlight 103001 is a perfect choice. You can choose between a warm white, or bright white LED to shine on your yard at night and show off your hard work. The 103001 is also useful for creating contrast and interest for the exterior architecture of your home.


Solar Garden Light Shepherd HookSolar Garden Light Shepherd Hook

To add a whimsical feel to your outdoor space, use the Solar Garden Light Shepherd Hook – 148101. This light’s design includes a Shepherd Hook Stake that connects to the light itself to provide an elegant yet playful appearance. Shining at a pleasant 80 lumens, the 148101 will offer a charming atmosphere to your garden at night.


Contemporary Square Solar Path Light Contemporary Square Solar Path Light

Looking for a modern solar pathway light for your home or business? Our Contemporary Square Solar Path Light 117i90080 features a sleek, geometric design and blends well in whatever area it is placed. Use the side, center, or corner mounts of the fixture and warm white or bright white light to achieve the sophisticated look you want.


How do Solar Garden Lights Work?

Gama Sonic’s solar garden lights each contain a replaceable lithium-ion battery pack that powers the fixture for about 1,000 charges, or 2.5 – 3 years. The monocrystalline solar panel located on top of the garden light charges the battery pack during the day. For the battery pack to complete its charge, install the fixture in an area that gets at least 6 hours of unfiltered sunlight throughout the day.

The internal sensors that are part of the solar garden light’s design can detect the change in lighting from sunrise to sunset. These sensors will automatically turn the light on and off accordingly. You never have to worry about flipping a switch or wasting power.

There is a layer of tempered glass protecting the solar panel on the light. If you wish to clean off any debris on the fixture like leaves, dirt, or snow, cleanup is easy. Simply take a damp, microfiber cloth and wipe the surface until the solar panel is clean.


Are Solar Garden Lights Waterproof?

The solar garden lights at Gama Sonic include a sturdy frame in their design that is weather resistant. You can leave them outside in the rain, and they will shine in dark and stormy weather. As long as the battery is fully charged by nightfall, these solar garden lights will provide visibility to your space after the sun goes down.


How Long Do Solar Garden Lights Take To Charge?

Gama Sonic recommends that you install your solar garden light in an area that receives unfiltered sunlight for 3-4 hours during the day. Depending on the solar garden light that you purchase, your fixture will run anywhere between 1-2 nights consistently on the Low Mode setting with a fully-charged battery.


Installing Solar Gard LightsInstalling Your Solar Garden Light

Setting up an in-ground solar garden light is easy when you choose a Gama Sonic fixture. Your purchase includes everything needed for installation, and implementing your light takes minutes. Just find an area that receives ample sunlight during the day. Then, firmly drive the light’s stake into the ground. After that, the sun will do the rest by charging the battery so that the light is ready for nightfall.

Each of Gama Sonic’s solar garden lights includes a product manual with its purchase. This document offers step by step instructions for installation if you are having problems with your light. The experts at Gama Sonic are also here to help you with your questions. Contact us anytime if you are having trouble with your solar garden light.


Where Can I Buy Solar Garden Lights?

Gama Sonic is a proud provider of high-quality solar garden lights. With thousands of products installed across the globe, we are the world leader in solar lighting solutions. All of our fixtures include a sturdy design that won’t rust or wear down with regular use. With thousands of items and styles to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect solar light for your outdoor space. Gama Sonic products are sold at several hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowes. However, if you’re looking to buy solar garden lights online, you can purchase items directly from our website.

Gama Sonic has a solar light for every occasion. Our solar garden lights are perfect for accent and pathway lighting purposes. Learn more about our products today by browsing our website. If you have any questions about your next solar garden light, please call 1-800-835-4113


Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Garden Lights


How long do solar garden lights last?

All of Gama Sonic’s solar garden lights have a lifespan of up to 15 years. The tempered glass that protects the solar panels in our lights has a lifespan of 10-15 years, compared to plastic covering (only 2-3 years). Our lights also include a replaceable lithium-ion battery pack that needs to be changed out every three years.

Are solar garden lights recyclable?

The tempered glass that houses Gama Sonic’s Solar LED light bulb is a recyclable material. The cast aluminum frame of our solar lights is also recyclable. Always contact your local recycling center if you have questions about the materials you are planning on bringing in.

Which solar garden lights are the best?

The solar garden lights from Gama Sonic are an excellent alternative to electric or gas-powered garden lights. These fixtures are made of high-quality materials to ensure that they will light up your garden for many years.

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