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Outdoor Lights: Solar Rock Lights

Updated on October 17, 2011

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If you’re searching for some great outdoor lights, consider solar rock lights. They just have to be one of the coolest things ever invented! As a matter of fact, I wish I had come up with the idea. Solar rock lights have everything you could possibly want in exterior lights. They don’t require electricity, they light up areas of your yard at night, and they look totally natural in an outdoor setting. What’s not to love?

What are solar rock lights?

Solar rock lights are outdoor lights that resemble rocks. The light is centered in the middle of a resin mold that closely resembles a real rock. A solar collector is attached at the top of the unit, where it gathers energy from the sun during the day. This energy charges the light’s batteries and gives the light the power to shine without being wired to an electrical outlet. Solar rock lighting is both attractive and inexpensive.

Advantages of outdoor lights

Outdoor lights provide several advantages. For one thing, they provide a safety aspect to your lawn, patio, deck, or garden. By strategically placing your outside lights, you can brighten pathways, stairways, steps, and uneven paving to help prevent slip and fall accidents, which by the way, are the number one cause of home accidents and liability lawsuits for homeowners.

Outdoor lights also make your home more secure. Burglars and other intruders try their best to avoid well lighted areas. If your house and yard are illuminated, the would-be crook will most likely mosey along to find a darker scenario for his line of work.

Another advantage of having outdoor lights is the beauty they can add to your outdoor living areas. Instead of a dark, foreboding area, your garden or patio can be bathed in warm light, making them much more inviting to you, your family, and your guests.

Why solar rock lights?

Solar rock lights are one of the best choices you can make for exterior lights. For one thing, you won’t have to remember to turn them on. A sensor in the light knows when it’s dark, so the lights come on automatically at sundown and turn themselves off early the next morning. With solar rock lighting, you can pretty much place it and forget it.

Another great thing about solar rock lights is that they look like a natural part of the landscape. They don’t “stick out like a sore thumb” in your garden or yard like metal lights do. They blend in naturally to help create beautiful outdoor living areas that are also very usable.

Solar rock lights are also inexpensive, so you can afford to buy several. Outline your patio area with them, place them along a garden path, or use them to highlight and draw attention to special plants or statuary in your garden. Here’s another idea: use a solar rock light to illuminate your house number.

Sure, you can buy more powerful exterior lights, but they have to be plugged into an electrical outlet or wired to your home’s electrical system. Imagine dealing with all those ugly cords outside! Who needs that? Solar rock lights are super easy to use because there’s no installation. Talk about exterior lights for dummies! Solar rock lighting is just that.

What kinds of solar rock lights are available?

You’ll find several different types of solar rock lights. They come in different sizes, different shapes, and different colors. Some are craggy with “sharp” edges, while others are smooth like river rocks. Whichever type you choose, they’ll look a heck of a lot better and more at home outside than any metal light you find.

Where to buy solar rock lights

You can usually find a few solar rock lights at stores that sell outdoor lights, but you most likely won’t be offered much of a selection. For the widest array of solar rock lights, shop online. As a matter of fact, several solar rock lights are offered below!


Solar rock lights can light up your night!
Solar rock lights can light up your night!

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