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Ideas For Patio and Deck Lighting With Outdoor Solar Lights

Jul 4, 2008
Solar Lights will give you What You Want

If you have a patio or deck then you need outdoor lighting to illuminate it and the area around it at night.

Even if you do not use your patio or deck at night you should have sensor lights close by for security and safety reasons. And now you can do all this cheaply with solar powered lights.

Firstly lights that come on when someone approaches are great for deterring the casual thief and secondly if you need to go on to your deck or patio at night a lamp will come on automatically to light your way and ensure you do not slip or bump into anything.

There are lots of different clever and innovative ways to illuminate different aspects of your patio or deck. Lights can be installed in almost any location on, in and around your patio or deck to give you the desired lighting effect.

When you install patio solar lights you are able to create just the right atmosphere to get the sort of style and ambience that you prefer. And of course by mixing different lighting effects you can use different combinations for different occasions making the use of solar patio lights and solar deck lights extremely versatile.

The main thing that helps you with obtaining this versatility is the fact that there are just so many types of solar lighting for patios and decks all with a different and unique applications. And best of all they are all really easy to install so that you can do it yourself cheaply and in your own time.


The tradition lantern is a standard for most patio deck areas and now you can get all the same traditional and more recent designs powered by solar energy. If the location for the lantern is not in sunlight all day then don't worry but just get a solar outdoor light which has a separate mini solar panel for charging the battery and locate the panel in a sun lit area.

Motion Sensor Lights

These are essential for home safety and security and once again these are all available in the traditional and modern designs you would associate with sensor lights. Only now you can get them as a solar powered option and of course these require no outlet or other electric wiring and so are easy to install and can be located wherever you like.

Step Lights

These are extremely useful for lighting your way in tricky areas to or from your patio. They actually illuminate the steps so you see exactly where you are going. This makes it easier for you and your family to get around at night and lessens the chance of that occasional slip which can sometimes be so painful.

Post Lights and Lamps

The traditional post lamp which sits on top of a post on your patio or deck is now available as a solar light and there are new close fitting solar powered post lights which also fit on top of the post which create an upward light without you even knowing that they are there. These are very effective in giving a special and unusual lighting effect.


Specially shaped solar powered lights that look like the normal flame torches (without the flame of course) are also now available in almost any style you can think of and these are great for producing a striking ambient lighting effect.

Use Your Imagination

There are still more solar lights which have been designed specifically for use on decks and patios. Just about any type of outdoor solar lighting can be use to give a different effect. Try using rope lights along or under railings or around pickets or posts.

You can also get solar lights for hanging under large sun umbrellas or for centre of table lighting. And do not forget Christmas and other festive occasions or parties when you can use special solar lights designed just for those occasions.

Only your imagination will limit what you can do for your deck or patio with outdoor solar lights. The good news is that whatever you do with solar lights it is going to be cheap and you will have lots of fun.
About the Author
Dave Joa writes for the Solar Lights for Outdoor Lighting web log, where you will find a lot of information on how to use solar lights to create special effects when landscaping your yard.
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