Monday, July 30, 2012

Lighting - Stage Two


Well stage two of the garden lighting project is complete. I installed 19 path lights to go with the 21 spot lights that I had already placed out there. Once again I was able to find some VERY reasonably price solar path lights that emit a remarkable about illumination. These light were $3.61 a piece at Lowe’s and I cannot believe how bright they are to be single LED bulbs. I couldn’t be more tickled with outcome. It's difficult to tell from the photos, but the paths are lit well enough you can now safely see where you are stepping.


Now I do realize as the trees mature and I get more shade these lights will not be nearly as effective. That will be several years down the road so I’m certain I will get my money’s worth from this purchase. Also, when the time comes to replace these lights with low voltage lighting they will more than likely have moved from incandescent to LED bulbs and you will be able to use many more lights on the transformers. I won’t have to struggle with light placement either because I will already have them placed where I want them. It will just be a matter of laying the lines and connecting the light.


The next and final stage will be the down lighting. I’m still kind of perplexed as to just how I’m going to do that at the moment. I’ll get it figured out… :0)







  1. Very nice. I like seeing your tree and statues highlighted.

    1. Lisa,
      I just realized that in my enthusiasm to show the new path lights I didn’t even include any wide shot photos to showcase the other up lit trees! Oh well. I’ll do that in the stage 3 post.

  2. It looks really good. I especially like the uplighting of the tree.

    1. Thank you Tina, I've been trying really hard to get the light just right. Enough to be functional but not over do it.

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    1. Thank you Darla,
      I'm truly amazed at the amount of light these things put out. Solar lights have come along way in the past two years.

  4. They look very nice. How much sun is needed for the lights?


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