ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Bright Lights, Bright Lights, Colorful Solar Powered Lights

Updated on June 7, 2011
SohoDecor 16 Pack Jessica Landscaping Solar Garden Lights - with Ultra High Sensitive Solar Panel
SohoDecor 16 Pack Jessica Landscaping Solar Garden Lights - with Ultra High Sensitive Solar Panel

Saving the environment frugally...

With the coming of 2009, there ought to be a new stream of consciousness for two things: frugalty and eco-friendly.  This could mean different things to many people, but those who are looking to maintain the allure of their home should consider fixtures that won't require a lot of money to maintain.  Yet, the decor have to be stylish to keep up with the character.

If you live in a sunny part the world, like Southern California, Texas, or Florida, there is no reason not to capitalize in the availability of sunlight.  Solar power should be used whenever possible.  Some cities even have grants to upgrade homes to solar energy.  A solar powered generator may take a long time, but, just like anything else, it's good to begin with something simple.  For example, start with yard lights.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Solar Color Changing Gazing Ball Garden LightGarden Globes 3-Piece Solar LED Stake Light SetSTI Chameleon Solar-Powered Light Stick, Dragonfly / SnowmanTEKTRUM TWO-IN-ONE STAINLESS STEEL COLOR CHANGING SOLAR LIGHTSTEKTRUM SOLAR GARDEN COLOR CHANGING DRAGONFLY LIGHTSMr. Light 26-Inch LED Garden Stake with Color-Changing or Fixed Color Solar Powered Bubble Light, Copper Plated
Solar Color Changing Gazing Ball Garden Light
Solar Color Changing Gazing Ball Garden Light
Garden Globes 3-Piece Solar LED Stake Light Set
Garden Globes 3-Piece Solar LED Stake Light Set
STI Chameleon Solar-Powered Light Stick, Dragonfly / Snowman
STI Chameleon Solar-Powered Light Stick, Dragonfly / Snowman
TEKTRUM TWO-IN-ONE STAINLESS STEEL COLOR CHANGING SOLAR LIGHTS
TEKTRUM TWO-IN-ONE STAINLESS STEEL COLOR CHANGING SOLAR LIGHTS
TEKTRUM SOLAR GARDEN COLOR CHANGING DRAGONFLY LIGHTS
TEKTRUM SOLAR GARDEN COLOR CHANGING DRAGONFLY LIGHTS
Mr. Light 26-Inch LED Garden Stake with Color-Changing or Fixed Color Solar Powered Bubble Light, Copper Plated
Mr. Light 26-Inch LED Garden Stake with Color-Changing or Fixed Color Solar Powered Bubble Light, Copper Plated

Colorful Solar Powered Garden Lights

There are solar powered lights that you can use for your yard that are right off-the-shelf from many retail or online stores. You just unwrap them, place them in your garden where there's plenty of sunshine, and they're good to go. They'll light up your yard at night and give your house a vivid character that will truly stand out.

These can also save you money in the long run. Whatever light you're using today to illuminate your driveway or pathways in the evening is probably burning electricity. These solar powered garden lights will store energy from the sun during the daytime and recycle them at night. Your electric bill will go down overtime.

Another neat thing about solar lights for gardens is they're available in various colors and designs. Ever seen how a rainbow looks like in the dark? Well, neither have I, but it doesn't have to be expensive. You can setup solar lights for your yard with rainbow colors -- blue, red, green, etc. Others can twinkle with different colors for a truly dazzling display.

Also, if you're not so much into a potpourri of colors, more traditional colors, such as white and yellow are available as well. In either case, you're not using electricity to lighten up your driveway and your garden.

Solar Outdoor Lights - Copper Finish
Solar Outdoor Lights - Copper Finish
Alpan Stainless Steel Solar Garden Light
Alpan Stainless Steel Solar Garden Light

Decorative Solar Powered Landscape Lights

Additionally, solar powered garden lights vary in design to complement your style and personality. The more conservative ones can opt for old fashion street lamps that you see in black and white movies. The snazzier types can pick more modern designs. In all cases, the stainless steel and/or copper finish are popular.

So you see...going green doesn't have to be dull.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • prism3x profile image

      prism3x 

      6 years ago

      interesting article on solar lighting!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)