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Cheap Lighting Options For Patio Parties

Having a backyard patio party? You can transform your patio into something special by adding patio lights to the patio. These will change the party mood at night and make it safer for your guests.

There are many kinds of patio lighting available today with different sizes and shape. A very popular type of lighting is patio string lights. This type of light is a combination of patio lighting that are strung together. The cool part about this type of light is they can be hung around over door, or even on trees. One important thing to consider before buying a patio light is the schematics. How much space will it be covering and how many feet long will the lighting cord have to be. Using lights like patio are good way to transform plain garden in to something hip and attractive without seeking professional help.

Patio lights with string are the perfect solution to accentuate and add ambiance to backyards. They are placed high and give off a really cool glow. If you want to make your own patio light then you can follow these simple steps. Layout craft of papers in groups of four.

1. Stencil different pictures and shapes right onto the pieces of craft paper and then cut out the stencil so that each lantern will have its own shape when it glows once it is put together.

2. Secure the four sides together. It should look like a box by now that has cut outs on all four sides, or in any sides you choose.

3. Cut down small strips of paper about 2 inches long and wide to make a strap on top of each lantern.

4. Make a strap on top of the lantern to hang them these will be about 2 inches long. You will want to glue to the top of the lantern.

5. The 2 inch long strips will glue across the top of the lanterns to make straps.

6. Slide each lantern into place. Leave several twinkle lights showing between each lantern to add beauty.

These are easy to make and will dress up any patio party that you have at night. These patio lights can be made ahead of time and can be reused many times for all your deck parties, you can even hang them around the yard or backyard pool to make night time parties really special.

Learn how to transform your Backyard Patio into a special place for your family and friends. This can be achieved with Backyard Patio Lighting which will change the whole appearance of your patio space.

Use Solar Lights for Night Time Lighting Needs

Solar energy comes from radiant heat and light from the sun. It is renewable energy and now is widely used by many not only to save money, but to save the earth.

Many people are using solar lighting for practicable purposes. There are differences in this such as converting sunlight into energy. A photo-cell sensor will automatically turn a light on at night after being charged all day from the sun.

Solar lighting using the photo-cell sensor is easy. Simply purchase a solar light and place it in the sunlight during the day then at night, it will illuminate and some solar lights will function up to 10 hours a night.

One of the best advantages of using solar lighting is that you don’t have to install electrical wires. You can place the lights in many places that you can’t get an electrical line ran to. As long as the light has direct sunlight you will have light from it at night. It’s best to find the place that you can get the best sunlight for it to work the best.

If you have a backyard that you use at night, you know that its nice sitting outside with some lighting, usually the lighting that you may use would be a porch light, which is great if you are trying to get inside safely, but if you are outside just entertaining or enjoying the evenings, that lighting may be too much. This is when it’s great to have solar lights in the backyard. These lights can blend in with the landscape of your backyard and give you just enough light to make it cozy, but not enough light to blind you.

You can use solar lights anywhere and the nice thing about solar lights is that they don’t have wires and you can move them around in your yard if you are having a patio party or a swim party at night in just a matter of minutes. You simply pull them out of the ground, and re-plant them where you want them. Sometimes we do this, we have them in the sunlight, and then before our backyard party we move them to snuggle up against the bushes and give people a good lighted area to enjoy. During the day they will need sunlight, at night you can move them anywhere you need them to be.

In locations that is difficult to run electrical lines for regular lighting, solar lights are a great option. You can now choose any location for solar lights in your yard and landscape.

Learn more about backyard solar lights. Stop by Jackie’s site where you can find out all about solar lighting options and what it can do for you.