Retrofits with Solar Lights: When You Need Electricians or Plumbers

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Lamp on Left is Ugly, Worn Out, Electric and a Great Candidate for a Solar Retrofit

One of the major advantages of solar lights is that most are incredibly easy to install, a simple DIY weekend project.

And, selecting solar lights over electrical fixtures means cost savings on far more than utility bills. Solar lighting means cost savings since:

  • No Electricians to install power to remote/unlit areas
  • No expenses to repair landscaping or hardscape damaged by laying electrical lines
  • Rarely are any permits or inspections required.

But, there are rare exceptions when you should consult or hire a qualified electrician, plumber or even a lighting engineer.

The most common reason: when you retrofit an existing gas or electrical lamp with an eco-friendly and more energy efficient solar light.  Find out what you really should should have a licensed professional take care of and why. Continue reading

Protect Your Solar Lighting During Fall Cleanup!

Tips to Protect Solar Lights During Fall Cleanup

Easy Ways to Protect Solar Lights During Fall Cleanup

Now that summer’s over, it’s time to pay the fiddler for summer foliage, garden annuals and perennials.  For many of us around the United States, fall cleanup time is already here or rapidly approaching.

Once the rakes and leaf blowers come out, it’s very easy to unintentionally damage solar lights, or any landscape lighting for that matter.

Luckily, there are also some very easy things you can to make sure your outdoor lights survive fall cleanup! Continue reading