Installing Solar Pathway Lighting: Mistakes to Avoid

The use of solar pathway lighting has become extremely popular within the last few years. The reason behind this is because it saves on pollution and natural resource usage by harnessing the power of the sun. These light are very easy to install, and the task can usually be completed within a few hours. However, many common mistakes are made, which can be avoided, that cause problems with the end result.

Direct Sunlight

The first mistake that many people make is that when placing the solar lighting path they do not ensure that the solar panels are placed in direct sunlight. These lights only work if the panels absorb and store energy converted from the sun, so if the solar panels are not placed in strategic spots that are in the sunlight, it can make the lights dull or completely non-working. 


The second most common mistake made when installing solar pathway lighting is not placing the lights in the optimum positions. If the walkway that you are lining has cracks or breaks, or is made from rock and brick, then the lights should accent those areas so no accidents occur. Most people consider solar pathway lighting to just be decorative, but they are in fact designed as a useful tool. They allow people to see where they are walking at night, making it possible to walk along the path without sustaining any injuries or falls.