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Updated: Oct 27, 2017

With the advancement of solar energy and low voltage deck lights, it is possible to enhance the beauty of your home while still maintaining high ecological standards. In the past, when people thought about solar power or low voltage, pictures of barely visible and flickering lights came flooding into their memory. However, that is no longer the case. It can be as simple as replacing a few bulbs.


If you already have outdoor lighting, then all you need to do is switch your incandescent lights to LED (light-emitting diodes) lights. LED lights last longer than incandescent lights and they use less energy. Since LED lights are smaller than traditional lights, LED lights can be installed in more places than traditional lighting fixtures. Once only available in red, LED lights now cover the spectrum of colors allowing you to customize the look of your garden, driveway, or path.

If you are installing outdoor deck lights for the first time, you have a wide variety of options to choose from. Low voltage and solar energy lights can be found in traditional shapes like wall and fence lanterns, or you can select lights that reflect your individual personality. My favorite are the garden fairy lights; but you can also find party torches, frogs, children, and much more. The options are endless.

There is no longer a need to choose between environmentally friendly lights and pretty lights. You now have the option to get both. So you can add lights to your driveway, garden, deck or patio knowing that they look good and are good for the environment.