If you've lived in the same house for a long time, you probably know your way around without turning on the lights. You would be aware of the various points where you have placed furniture and other objects, as well as the exact dimensions. You'll know where to avoid because of a creaking tile, and you'll know which door screeches a lot. Does this, however, imply that you will expect your guests to walk in the same manner? It is obvious that you will illuminate the path because they will most likely have no idea which room leads to which. In such a case, why would you want to risk not illuminating your driveway? Remember that your home is more than just the structure. The driveway, porch, garden, and boundary wall are all part of the definition of your home. What is the significance of this?
Any visitor to your home will hold you responsible for any damage caused by your negligence while the visitor is present. This means that if you place something on top of your boundary wall and it falls on an outsider, injuring them, you will be held liable. It is your responsibility to ensure that your belongings do not cause harm to anyone. Do you think a court of law will listen to your reasoning and rationalisation about power bills if your guest falls and breaks his or her ankle because you haven't illuminated the driveway? Because of your carelessness, you will undoubtedly be asked to pay a large sum of money in compensation.
So, it has now been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you should install driveway lights. Which option is the best? Why not invest in Outside Solar Lights? These lights use very little energy and last a very long time. If you need more light, simply add another patch or area of lights and your job is done. You are free to create as many patches as you want. These solar power lights can be buried inside the ground to form a perimeter. Alternatively, you can have them installed similarly to how a standard bulb would be installed for bright illumination throughout the house.
This simple precaution will help you avoid any compensation and legal issues that may arise if a guest is injured. These days, solar panels can be purchased for almost nothing. A 12 volt solar panel can be purchased for around $150 to $175. A charge controller will be required in addition to the panel. The SunGuard 4 amp unit is an effective one. These are widely available on the internet for a low price of $25 or less. Let's talk about batteries for a minute. A 32 amp-hour battery, similar to those found in our cars, can cost around $60; however, if you are trying to build an efficient system, you may want to consider higher quality deep cycle batteries. Although they may initially cost you up to $250 each, they will outlast the average car. A DC to AC power inverter will be your next point of interest. A basic one with a capacity of 175W would suffice. This type of inverter will most likely cost around $30. If you are only interested in DC lighting, you may not even want to include this in your parts list. Don't forget to bring an inexpensive voltage meter to monitor the load placed on the solar generator. This is not a must-have item, but it is highly recommended. You've finally assembled all of the parts you'll need to build the unit, and it's time to think about where you'll put them. I would recommend a small dog house or a shed where you can keep your pets.