Solar garden lighting is very attractive when used in conjunction with garden ponds. There are many different types of solar lighting to consider; recessed lights, built in lights, floating or anchored designs. There are advantages and disadvantages with every type.
Underwater lights enhance the appearance of your pond at night especially. As the water ripples your lights will look like they are moving with nature. The lights are quite safe as they come encased in watertight units.
Floating lights come in a variety of different styles, shapes and sizes. You can choose from globes, ovals, and even natural looking lights that are in the form of lily pads or small animals such as frogs. Globe lighting has the light in its centre and these can even be bought to change colour. Popular colours are red, blue, purples, yellows and greens. Of course, there are also other solar powered water features you can consider, such as solar pond fountain, which can be used with or without feature lighting.
Solar pond lighting is usually 1.2 watts and uses LEDs, so they have a long lifespan. A standard LED light lasts for up to 100,000 hours. Once charged up, a solar pond light will usually last for around 10 hours, which is more than enough to last all evening. Their batteries are charged using sunlight during the day and they then turn on automatically at dusk. You can purchase solar garden lights with timing devices that will turn the lights on and off as you wish, and, these often come with a remote.
Solar garden pond lighting comes with a sort of battery known as a NiMH, and usually comes with a standard 12-month warranty. Solar lighting will save on your electricity bills compared to using mains powered outdoor lights, and is a greener option. There are no unsightly cables to have to hide, just hose the waterproof units every now and then to keep them looking clean and tidy. They are really simple to use and keep and you won’t know how you managed without them!