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Color Changing Solar Lights

November 29th, 2010

solar-lights-changing-colors.jpgWith all of the “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” madness almost behind us, many people in the USA are turning their attention to setting up the Christmas lights. Some of them like to extend the decorations outside, where color changing solar lights could provide an economical solution for those with limited budgets.

One of the first things to think about when deciding if you want to use this type of lighting is the area you live in. These are normally spike style lights that can be picked up and moved easily. They sit relatively low to the ground for the most part, but you can also find taller styles.

Your area comes into play for a few reasons. Since these lights are easy to move you want to make sure they don’t mysteriously get moved to another yard across town. In other words, while it is uncommon for most areas, theft may be an issue for others, so if this is a significant possibility for your area don’t forget about security if you have a large number of lights to install.

The other factor in deciding if color changing solar lights are right for the area you live in is two pronged, with one prong being a positive and the other one being a semi-negative. The reason for the ’semi-negative’ part is that if you like football and you have a spouse that likes to tear stuff down right after the holiday this can work in your favor.

You need to consider the snowfall amounts in the area you live. People who live in the northern regions may recall driving down a snowy street at night and seeing the lights glowing up through the snow. It is one of the prettiest sights one can see, with the look of glowing gems just beneath a pure blanket of white. It gives any home that joyous look. However, if you are in an area that gets heavy snow and you are only planning on having the color changing lights out for the holiday, they may end up being buried under very deep snow when the time comes for you to take them down. So if you or your spouse are adamant that the lights have to come down at one time you may be shoveling through the snow for a while.

Of course color changing solar lights do not have to be used only for the holidays or only in the northern regions. These lights are great for lighting any driveway or walking path and are generally inexpensive, ranging from about nine dollars apiece to as low as sixty dollars for a dozen. If you like to display multi-colored holiday decorations they are a great addition to any home.


This article was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.

Somewhat related article: Solar Rock Lights


One Response to “Color Changing Solar Lights”

  1. comment number 1 by: Ireland5

    I didn’t even know these existed! Pretty cool - I went to the Amazon search at the top of this page and typed in ‘color changing solar lights’ - found that Amazon has a good selection and most are inexpensive.

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