1. Environmental protection
Not only do solar lights instantly reduce your carbon footprint – they’re charged with converted energy from the sun – but they’re also very environmentally friendly as a direct result of the materials used in their manufacture.
2. Health and Safety
Since solar lighting is charged directly from the sun, you no longer need to run a lot of cables and wires to provide the lighting you need. While great strides have been made in reducing the inherent dangers of running cables outdoors—especially in wet environments—solar lighting eliminates that risk entirely. No wiring, no external plug sockets: just an efficient source of lighting that poses no threat to young children, pets, and other wildlife in the surrounding area.
Solar lighting has come a long way since its early days. Lamps come in so many elegant and captivating designs that at first glance, no one would realize that they are powered by anything other than electricity. There is no doubt that there is a design that will satisfy the most eccentric personal tastes. Lighting can be used to accentuate specific areas: rock gardens, dramatic bushes, or even water features. With the flexibility, solar lights offer when it comes to built-in panels, you can place them wherever you want, as long as they get plenty of sunlight, without worrying about running cables to the spot—or potentially overloading circuits.
While some of the most advanced outdoor solar lights can be expensive in terms of initial outlay, the money you save over the years of service they provide make them extremely cost-effective. Installation is easy and in many cases you can do it yourself, reducing the cost of having someone do it for you. The batteries are charged directly by the sun without any digging, trenching, or wiring like traditional electric lights. Of course, you are completely off the grid, so there are no energy costs during the lifetime of your outdoor solar lighting system. With many of the latest solar cells having a lifespan of at least a decade, solar lighting is really coming to the forefront in homes and commercial installations.
5. Low maintenance
Once they are positioned, solar lights are virtually maintenance-free. The battery charges automatically during the day and then powers the lights from dusk: no need to monitor cables, sockets, etc. for wear, tear, or damage. No need to worry about whether the power is on or how much energy is being used. The most it needs is an occasional check - may be a simple wipe down if there's any residue on the solar panel. It doesn't get any easier than this.