As you search for the perfect landscape lighting for your yard, you will have to make a big decision: solar lighting or wired lighting? There are pros and cons to both. We reached out to some landscape enthusiasts to see what factors they recommend considering when you are deciding between wired and solar lighting. Keep reading to see what they have to say.
Dan Wienerl, Founder & Lead Interior Designer at Homedude.
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Solar lights versus wired lights depend on a variety of factors, such as the specific needs of the individual homeowner and the layout of their property. That said, solar lights are often a good option for home landscape lighting, as they are more affordable than wired lights and can be installed relatively easily.
Solar lights rely on the sun to power them, whereas wired lights are plugged into an electrical outlet. This means that solar lights generally require less maintenance than wired lights, as there is no need to worry about replacing batteries or wiring. Additionally, solar lights can be placed in more locations than wired lights, as they do not need to be near an outlet.
However, solar lights may not be the best option for every property. For example, if a home is surrounded by tall trees or other obstacles that block the sun, the solar lights may not receive enough sunlight to power them. In this case, it would be better to use wired landscape lighting.
Ultimately, the best option for home landscape lighting depends on the specific needs and property of the homeowner.
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