Decorate Your Space With Solar String Lights

by Owner on February 11, 2011

With the increasing cost of electricity, there has been a demand for modern alternatives to costly illumination methods.  The advent of solar string lights is changing the way we decorate our homes, in a season.

Solar string lights are an environmentally friendly and cost efficient way to light up a space. Typically used for decorative purposes, these solar lights can light up a home during the holiday season or they can be hung throughout a home to add a stylish twinkle.

These string lights are usually made using LED bulbs, because they are so energy efficient, strung along a wire that connects to a solar panel. The solar panel charges a small battery, so the lights can be turned on in the evening.

Solar string lights come in many different shapes and sizes. They are available in various lengths, from short 10 foot string lights to lengthy 70 foot string lights and many different lengths in between. There is even a type of solar string light that comes in a grid shape, which makes decorating outdoor landscaping easier.

For decorating a patio space, there are lantern style solar string lights that provide a warm, inviting glow. They also come in a variety of colors, such as red, blue, orange, green and white, to suit any style of decor. They typically come with all the features found in conventional lights, including the ability to set blinking light patterns at various speeds.

One of the greatest benefits of using solar string lights is that there is no electrical cost. Imagine decorating your home for the holidays without the added expense to your energy bill.  Additionally, because they do not require an electrical outlet, your decorating options are endless. No more searching for power outlets! No more extension cords!

Solar LED string lights are constructed to be extremely efficient. Using smaller solar panels that typically produce about 1 to 1.5 watts, the string lights function on the energy produced for up to 5 hours without sunlight. Those solar panels are usually compact in design, and measure 3 inches long by 2 inches wide and no more than 1.5 inches in thickness. The compact size of the solar panel allows them to be easily hidden from view.

Small batteries, or conventional rechargeable batteries, hold the energy generated by the solar panel. The type of battery used depends on the manufacturer and varies throughout the market.  Many solar lights may also have an automatic system which turns the string lights off during the day and allows the battery to charge, and then switches the lights back on in the evening hours.

With solar string lights, you can enjoy the holidays or decorate your space in an eco friendly and energy efficient way. Say goodbye to extension cords, high energy bills and to the limitations of conventional string lights, it’s time to say hello to the new, green way of decorating your home.

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