Are Lawn Lights Worth It?

lawn lightsSolar powered-lawn lights have become popular recently. They involve lighting along pathways or hanging from poles in front and backyards, powered by solar panels. However, according to Aikyum Solar, those lights have trouble making sense. Are they worth it? Aikyum Solar investigates.

What are their benefits?

Although they might seem silly, solar lights come with several advantages. For instance, they are easy to install. Most solar lights only need to be staked into the ground for them to ready to use. This is in contrast to lighting that needs to be properly wired and installed. In this way, solar lights make sense as they are faster to install than typical lights.

Another advantage of the majority of solar lights is their dawn-to-dusk feature. You won’t have to worry about turning them on or off, because they’ll do that themselves as the day passes to nightfall and as dawn arrives. This means there isn’t the worry of if you forget to turn them off and waste energy all through the day.

Also, their rechargeable batteries, similar to those of electric cars, mean you can save energy. Aikyum Solar likes that their solar panels can be used to charge lawn lights. The energy from the panels can be stored in batteries so it won’t be lost and can be used at night when the lights are on. They are approved of by the Department of Energy.

Are they too flimsy?

Some people say them look flimsy and don’t give bright light. However, this depends on the type of light you use. One variety of solar-powered lawn light might not emit the brightness of light you want, but another variety can. You just need to search to find what works best for you and your home. Aikyum Solar has found types of lawn lights that are sturdy and bright enough to light up an entire yard.

The most important part of lawn lights is that they save energy. All the energy that used to go to lighting your yard at night will be able to be saved for another day. An outdoor lamp might use about 100 watts, such as this lamp from Target. However, if you used solar power to light the lamp instead, you would save 100 watts.

Even though they appear strange, lawn lights overall appear to be worth it. Their easiness to install and the way they work well with solar panels make them a worthwhile addition to your yard. Aikyum Solar is happy to install solar panels for you to power them.


Testimonials from a few of our customers:

“The team at Aikyum is highly professional. They completed the jobs (installing solar panels at 3 different locations) in a timely fashion with the greatest satisfaction.”Orange County Solar Panel Installation | Aikyum Solar
– Vraj L.

“I have been very happy with the whole experience and Aikyum will get my unbridled recommendation in the future.”
– Arun Jain

“I reached out looking for someone to repair my system after a roof install and was incredibly impressed by how attentive Harina and her service tech Joey were in not only getting my system back in order but going above and beyond by contacting the manufacturer after the two inverters failed to operate.  I would absolutely use them again in a heart beat, for any future solar needs.  Thanks again Aikyum Solar.”
– Celso G.

“Harina patiently met with us several times to help me understand the details of solar and to suggest approaches that no other bidder had proposed.  Her installation team was punctual, courteous and efficient.”
– Carol R.

“Working with Aikyum was extremely easy and streamlined. Harina and her team took care of everything from permitting, to HOA approvals, to final notices to the city and HOA.”
– Apur L.