The easiest way to go about garden lighting without spending too much on your light bulbs is to buy solar rock lights which cost only half of the standard LED bulbs. They are ready to position in your garden as they are. You won’t need to spend any more money to fix the bulbs into some kind of support for propping them in place. Just ‘drop’ the rock anywhere on your lawn and it is all set.
The rock is usually made of hard polyethylene or hardened polyresin
The reason why solar rock lights are more affordable is because the rock itself is made of cheaper materials than metal. Notwithstanding their cheapness, polyethylene and polyresin are very durable, weather resistant and won’t rust. The bulb is embedded into the rock which serves as its stand. The light itself may be oriented towards the side or directly upwards. And because it is easy to craft, you may even have your own rock lights customized.
Solar rocks are extremely portable
These gadgets may be placed in bags if you need to carry them from one place to another in your garden. Installing them is as easy as propping them on the ground with the bulb in the right orientation for the lighting effect you desire. It may be necessary to tilt it a bit to achieve that angle. But that is easily done by scraping some soil under the portion of the rock you need raised.
Solar rock lights make it possible for you to change your garden lighting every day if you wish. That is because, owing to their appearance, they are not difficult to camouflage. One day they may be made to accent a tree and the next day transferred to the garden walk as path lights.
Their designs vary from simple to detailed
Although the majority of solar rock lights look like rocks, they may have different colors. There are green rocks that seem to be moss-covered, reddish rocks, gray rocks and even brown rocks. If you are into rock gardens, you could assemble a couple of them to provide a bright backdrop for your other rock arrangements.
Many solar rock lights are topped with hummingbirds, lizards and frogs. The animal figures may be painted in their natural colors. There are huge ones that are actually solar rock vases which can hold water. They can be used as lighted flower vases and used as centerpieces on tables. You may use artificial or natural flowers for this purpose.
Solar rock lights are made to withstand extreme weather conditions. So you can just leave them outdoors with their solar panels facing in the right direction. Since they tend to get brighter when the weather is colder, wintertime is actually the best time to use these lights.
Use them in the house as night lights
Solar rock lights are also ideal for use as night lights. Take them out into the garden to recharge during the day and bring them back in at night. You won’t need to use electricity anymore for night lights and they will stay on the whole evening.