Create a Lighting Plan
Plotting out your property on graph paper allows you to create an outdoor lighting plan, which can make your home safer while enhancing special features of your property. When creating a lighting plan, select a focal point such as a large tree, walkway or main entrance. Placing fewer lights often has the most impact. Under ideal conditions solar powered lights can operate up to 15 hours before recharging. Many solar powered lights have the solar panel, light and battery all in one self-contained unit.
However, if shade is an issue on your property there are units that can be powered by a remote solar panel placed in a sunny location. Solar powered lights utilize LED lamps, which last much longer than halogen or incandescent lights. Many units have internal reflectors to enhance and distribute light evenly.