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Sam's action: Install Solar Powered Yard Lights

If you come home after dark, or like using your yard when it's dark out you probably have some light fixtures outside (or fumble through the yard a lot). These fixtures can drain power, particularly if you need them to be on when you come home. Also, these fixtures can't use CFL bulbs in a lot of climates because the cold will wreak havoc with them. Solution: An outdoor light that charges from the sun during the day and comes on automatically at night.
Step 1: Figure out how much light you need read more
Figure out what effect you want. Do you want a bright spotlight on one section, or do you want a series of dimmer lights along a path. This will depend on your yard layout and intended use.
Completed on May 28, 2009 at 8:38 p.m.
Step 2: Aquire solar light fixtures read more
The solar light fixtures can be bought at most hardware stores and probably other stores as well. They come in a bunch of shapes and styles, so pick one that matches what you want. Whether you want a basic utilitarian light fixture, or a simulated tiki torch, you should be able to find one that fits your style.
Completed on May 28, 2009 at 8:38 p.m.
Step 3: Install light fixtures read more
Set it up and install per the instructions included and/or common sense. Whichever seems less of a hassle.
Completed on May 28, 2009 at 8:38 p.m.
All Done!
Tomo Says:Great Job!
May 28, 2009
I installed a couple of the dimmer (cheaper) lights on each side of my front door. They create a cool effect, but are a little dim so I may get a larger one to illuminate the area beyond. They do serve there purpose of helping me get to the front door in the dark without leaving my outdoor light on though.
May 28, 2009
I installed a couple of the dimmer (cheaper) lights on each side of my front door. They create a cool effect, but are a little dim so I may get a larger one to illuminate the area beyond. They do serve there purpose of helping me get to the front door in the dark without leaving my outdoor light on though.
Steven Skoczen, May 29, 2009
Pretty cool - where'd you get the lights?
June 11, 2009
I got mine at the local Agway. You can also get them at Home depot, lowes, Harbor Freight and probably a dozen other stores.
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Tomo Says:I'm the dog. They're the developers. But we both know who's more awesome.
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