2 Pathway Light Options

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Depending on where you live, you may be dealing with sunset at 4 pm during the winter, which means when you come home from work, even if it's at 5:30 pm, you are coming home in full dark. No one wants to come home in full dark. It can make it hard for you to get into your house or for other people to follow the pathway to your house. There are things that you can do to help you with that issue. One of them is to make sure that you have some kind of lights on your pathway. When it comes to lighting, there are a number of ways that you can go about doing it. 

Solar Lights

One way that you can do it is to have pathway lights that are solar powered. These lights have little solar panels on the top which store up energy during the day and then expend it at night. Most of these lamps will automatically turn on when the sensor picks up a certain amount of darkness. Because they don't need to have any wiring due to the solar power, you can just pick up these lights and stake them into your yard or along your pathway, which makes them really easy to use. The nice thing about that is that you can remove those lights if you need to when you are mowing or trimming your grass, and other than that, you really don't need to worry about them. 

Post Lighting

Another option you have is to go with something like post lighting. These lights would be on light posts with the light on top. They can have a shade on them to make sure that the majority of the light is pointing down to light up the path. One of the nice things about these lights is that there are a variety of styles that you can choose from and if you have a particular aesthetic at your house, there are lights that you can find to fit your house. For example, if you have a Victorian style home, you can find light posts that look like they are old-fashioned gas lights, which would fit in well with your house. One of the downsides is that these lights usually have to be hardwired, so you may need an electrician to help with installation. 

You don't want to come home in the dark, no one does. But, putting lights along your driveway or the path to your house can mean that you have plenty of light to welcome you home. Contact a service, like Lanelight, for more help.