Ideas for DIY Outdoor Solar Lighting
If you can not beat them, join them, and no one would blame you for joining the solar family. I want to say the rewards outweigh the risks, but there are no risks at all. When you go solar, you choose a planet-friendly energy solution that eases your pockets of some financial stress; what’s not to love!
You can add a layer of individuality by creating your outdoor solar lighting with the DIY tips I will provide in this post. Incorporate these ideas and other solar light ideas you can think up to sprinkle some magic and truly bring your garden alive.
Before deciding which is the best solar lighting for your outdoor space, the first step is understanding how these solar lights tick and how you can make them work.
Easy steps to make your solar light
The most crucial step is getting quality supplies. Failure to do so might bring about inconsistent results. The following are the solar light essentials
- PCB circuit board
- Superglue or Hot glue gun
- Led lights
- AAA NiMH batteries
- Battery holder
- Soldering machine
- Solar Panel 2 volts
Prepare the wires
Ensure the wires are perfectly measured by trimming and cutting them. A proper trimming would make it easy for you to connect the wires to the lights and the board.
Make necessary connections
There are three significant connections you need to make:
- Connecting the lights to the circuit board
- Connecting the circuit board to the battery holder
- Connecting the solar panel with the circuit board
All that’s left is to glue all the parts together, drill a hole in the jar to allow the wires out after placing the circuit board in the jar, and install a switcher.
Awesome DIY Ideas for outdoor solar lighting
Tiki Torch Solar Lighting
A solar tiki torchlight is all you need outdoors to blend the old with the new. The advantage of these solar tiki torches over the one that burns on fuel is that a gentle breeze can not put them out, and you don’t pollute your environment with potentially dangerous fumes. While it is not impossible to DIY, this is one of the more complex outdoor lighting ideas on this list and might require you to get a professional to get it just right. Check here for more info on how you can introduce beautiful solar tiki torch lighting to your gardens (or outdoor space).
Of the many solar light hacks, this is probably the easiest to pull off, and it looks pretty great when it is pulled off correctly. The glowing orbs are usually stashed around your space on the ground with some protection from water and the elements. Unfortunately, from afar, it looks like glowing alien rocks have taken over your garden.
Garden Mushroom Lights
This is as natural as your outdoor lights can get with energy from the sun being harnessed to power lights that look like mushrooms growing and glowing in your gardens. In addition, the cap of the mushroom light serves as protection against water and other fluids, ensuring your lights stay on for brighter and longer.
Jack O Lantern
If you are looking to spice things up during Halloween, you should look no further than spooky solar Jack O lanterns. The automated nature of solar lights means they come up without warning, ready to scare anyone walking around your home. A fun way to get trick or treaters.
It can be quite a magical sight when several hanging lights come alight in the nighttime. Hanging lights are the ideal choice if you already have a crowded outdoor space, and adding more ornaments would make it difficult to move around.
You can combine more than one outdoor solar light idea. Doing so gives you a unique blend that makes your outdoor space stand out from everyone else’s around you. Show this post to your friends and compete to see who can best master the use of solar energy.