We just completed the do-it-yourself project using landscape lighting kits. We are really proud of the new look we gave our home. It’s also very satisfying to have done it all by ourselves.
We decided to purchase some low-voltage LED landscape lighting kits. These are great way to beautify your property, and possibly even add some value to it through the increased street appeal.
Plus, not satisfied with simply going with low-voltage, we decided to go solar. We like the fact that we don’t have to pay the electric company for lighting up our property at night, and the added safety and security that the extra light provides.
We chose to have some solar path lights, and some solar driveway lights, although there are many other types of outdoor landscape lighting kits available. Here’s a short list of some of them:
Solar Flood and Spot Lights
Solar Driveway Lights
Solar Path Lights
Solar String Lights
As I said, this is just a short list. There are plenty of other types also. But the one thing they all have in common is free electricity, and in the case of LED lights extremely long life.
One of the reasons we chose to go with solar aside from the savings and security, was the ease with which they can be installed. Many types of outdoor lights require wiring, and unless there low-voltage types, in many jurisdictions hire an electrician to run the wires and connect them to the house current will be necessary. And electricians do not come cheap.
Fortunately we didn’t have to worry about that, since we used solar and there is no wiring at all. We just took the mound the box and stuck them in the ground. That’s pretty much all there is to it.
Once we finished our projects, we could wait for the Sunday go down and see what they look like. That first night was a little bit of a disappointment because I didn’t last through the night, since they haven’t had a full day to charge the battery. But since that first day are landscape lighting kits have provided beauty and light and security for our home.