Building a deck or patio is an expensive project, even if it is a “DIY” job. The cost of wood for the deck or patio has soared. Needless to say, there is quite a bit of work that goes into the construction. There are ways to save money with lighting. Although adding lights may be a finishing touch, hiring an electrician to wire the perimeter of the deck can put an extra expense on the budget that may not have been expected. Most of us do not think of lights for the deck until it is finished and we realize that relying on the one light by the back door does not provide sufficient light once the sun goes down.
Solar lights are the answer. Over the past decade these lights have not only become more efficient and brighter with the advent of LED bulbs, but many families have discovered that they are much easier to install and can be done as a part of a DIY project — without an electrician. Most of us are familiar with the smaller garden lights that can be staked along a pathway. Many of us are familiar with individual lights that can be added to the outdoor dining table to add a little light during dinner.
Most of us have not considered solar deck lights as a means of providing more than adequate lighting around the perimeter of the deck or patio. These lights accomplish several things. First, they provide light around the outer edge of the deck. Second, when finishing a deck the cost of the post caps can become quite expensive. Rather than selecting a typical wood or plastic cap, by adding a solar deck light on each post not only has light been incorporated into the deck but the cost of a typical deck cap has been eliminated. Third, there is no need to call an electrician or deal with wires or extension cords. Any of us can easy make the solar light installation.
There are so many areas outside that can benefit from solar lights. Solar lights for garden areas are wonderful, as well as solar deck lights. Solar garden lights will have your backyard glowing beautifully very easily, so make sure you take a look at all of the new options available, from LED solar lights to solar outdoor string lights for your deck.