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Updated: Oct 23, 2017

Forget the dim, short-lived solar powered lights of old. New technology advances have made solar powered backyard security lighting more functional than ever. And with a growing selection of beautiful styles and configurations, the possibilities for boosting your home’s curb appeal are virtually endless.

Significant improvements in outdoor solar lighting’s form and function include: swapping mini-incandescent bulbs for LEDs (light-emitting diodes) which are extremely efficient and very long-lasting (upwards of 50,000 hours); increasing the efficiency of the solar collectors, which allows them to collect and save more energy over the course of the day; and opting for NiMH (nickel metal hydride) instead of NiCd (nickel cadmium) batteries which hold much more power. Together, these new features result in stronger, whiter light that lasts hours more at a fraction of the cost.

But more than all of these great features, new solar outdoor lights enhance your home’s security while adding to its visual appeal. By providing consistent illumination, they deter crime and give you peace of mind. And you can choose from an ever-growing list of style options—everything from traditional path lighting to embedded driveway fixtures to solar garden lighting, and architectural spotlights to whimsical party torches.