Installation of DIY Solar Garden Lights

The greatest benefit of solar garden lighting is that the installation is swift and simple and does not require any construct work.  There is no hassle with laying ground cables or connecting to a power grid.  All you need to do is choose a location in the ground where the lights can receive maximum amount of sunlight.  Solar garden light are compact with decent battery backup, automatic on and off mechanism and weatherproof technology.

Installation of solar garden lights is much easier than conventional outdoor lights as they require absolutely no switches, chords or trenching.  Each light is a stand-alone item that sits on top of a spike and one can simply stick it in the ground, making it the perfect DIY outdoor lighting item.  Some of the garden lights can be also bolted to the ground with the screws provided in the package.

Although the installation is an easy process, having a plan is always good.  It goes without saying that you need to choose locations that receive enough sunlight during the day.  If you are lighting a pathway or driveway, you should place the lights fairly close together for better visibility.  If you want to accentuate a garden feature, the lights need to be placed close to it.  You must also check out if the placement of your solar garden lights could present an obstacle to those using the garden.

Although there is no special soil preparation required for installing your new lights, if the soil is hard, you must prepare the ground by watering it to soften it up.  If the soil is not soft enough, the stakes attached to the lights may not be able to penetrate the soil.  If the ground is too compacted to push the stake in, you may loosen it with a shovel or fork.  Make sure you do not damage or break your solar garden lights by pushing them too hard.

Solar garden lights must be placed in such locations where they are plainly visible so that there is no tripping over or running over.  You may leave your new lights in a sunny place for the batteries to charge fully before installing them.  Tapetum India Solar offers the best reasonably-priced, easy-to-maintain DIY solar garden lights and a few of them are listed below:

Solar Garden Fire Burn LED Light

Solar Garden Fire Burn LED Light

This is a beautiful solar garden light to decorate your yards, lawns and balconies.  The flickering flame effect brings in a campfire ambiance to the installed area.  The light has built-in 0.75-Watt solar panel, 0.5-Watt LED with 50 Lumens and 3.7 volts 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery.

Solar European Pathway Light

Solar European Pathway Light

The light gives a 360-degree viewing angle with 2-Volt solar panel, NiMH 500 mAh battery and LED with an MCD of 15,000.  A couple of these pathway lights can give a decent amount of illumination for your evening get-togethers and hangouts.

Solar Edison Garden Light

solar edison garden lights

This LED light is crafted in plastic and durable material making it perfect for outdoor placement.  With 2-Volt solar panel, LED of 15,000 MCD and Nickel Metal Hydride battery of 900 mAh, the light can also serve as a security light if placed strategically.

Solar Vintage Garden Light

Solar Vintage Garden Light

As the name suggests, this is a classy-looking solar garden light that consists of 0.3 W/2 Volt amorphous solar panel, 15,000 MCD LED light and Nickel Metal Hydride 600 mAh battery.  This is an affordable lighting solution to brighten up any dark corners and sidewalks in your garden.

Solar  Floodlight


solar flood light
Floodlights give a broad-angle illumination and they can be placed in areas where plenty of artificial lighting is required.  They usually come with a remote control for brightness adjustment and have a 6-Watt solar panel, 12-Watt LED and 3.2 Volts lithium-ion battery.