Pathway Lighting Products – Power Source Options

in General Outdoor Advice

When shopping for pathway lighting products, many options are available to consumers. Whether the consumer is focused on the size, finish, or material from which the pathway lighting is made, many choices are available to complement the landscaping and decor of their homes. In fact, options are also available regarding whether the pathway lighting will use solar or electric power to provide the lighting. Three options of pathway lighting are briefly discussed below, for consumer consideration.

Does the consumer wish to use solar pathway lighting to provide the lighting for their pathways? If so, they may want to make sure that the solar panel component of the lights is installed in areas of the pathway that receives abundant sunlight. Otherwise, these lights will not work as designed. However, in sunny placements, solar pathway lighting tends to be relatively easy to install and maintain.

pathway lightingAnother option for pathway lighting is the type that uses electricity to provide the illumination. With pathway lights that use electricity, the placement of the lights in sunny locations is not an issue, given that they function using electricity. Pathway lighting that uses electricity is available with the design that uses low voltage and the design that uses the standard home voltage. In the United States, pathway lighting that uses low voltage usually uses 12 volts. By comparison, pathway lighting that uses the standard home voltage, which is 120 volts in the United States, use 120 volts. The difference in the amount of volts the pathway lighting uses may be a factor when consumers consider purchasing pathway lights. For example, given the higher voltage involved with lights that use 120 volts, some consumers will hire an electrician to install the lights. However, with the lighting that uses 12 volts, some consumers feel comfortable installing the lights themselves, given the lower voltage. Nonetheless, electricity is still involved with both lighting designed, as compared solar designs that use no electricity.

Therefore, given all the options available to consumers when shopping for pathway lighting products, they may wish to be informed about the choices available. In addition to how the lights looks, consumers also have choices when considering the type of power source they will use to illuminate their pathways.

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