Battery-operated outdoor lighting presents a variety of benefits to anyone looking to brighten their outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking to turn your home into a Christmas Haven with some outdoor Christmas lights, indoor Christmas lights and Christmas fairy lights or perhaps you're looking for general battery-powered LED lighting to brighten your home.
From wall lights to white fairy lights, battery-operated lighting systems provide the perfect ambience for a garden party or even just a relaxing evening in the garden, all while doing so in a convenient, portable package.
When purchasing these types of lights, one thing you must consider is that the batteries must be contained in a weatherproof battery container to ensure no damage can come to the batteries in some harsher weather conditions.
Read on to learn some of the key benefits of outdoor battery lights, as well as the main types of battery-powered outdoor lighting.
Types of Battery-Powered Outdoor Lighting
There are many types of outdoor lighting that one may consider using when lighting up their outdoor spaces. Some of these include:
Weatherproof battery-operated string lights - these are AA battery-powered, automatic lights designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as wind and rain.
LED spotlight - a form of spotlight using modern-day LED technology to provide a brighter light. These lights are very easy to mount on your wall or can be mounted on their own depending on your needs.
LED rope lights - LED lights that are decoratively placed in a strip, much like strip lights, with some having multiple colours and usually being around 50 feet long making these perfect for lining your garden fences or walls.
Battery-powered lights outdoor - these are motion-activated lights that provide more light than an LED spotlight. Once motion is detected, they will remain on for 20 seconds before turning themselves off again to save battery. They are the most commonly seen outdoor lights and are powered by D-Cell batteries.
The use of an outdoor electrical outlet can be time-consuming, expensive and strenuous, which is why a battery-operated outdoor lighting rig could be a much more portable option. For events such as parties or general get-togethers, a small, portable set of lights to illuminate your hosting space will be incredibly beneficial to provide your desired atmosphere.
A portable lighting option is something that should be considered when creating your new outdoor social spaces, especially for those who do not have ample amounts of storage space.
When your lights are not needed/not in use, it is much easier to store them away until you next require them. Battery-powered lights, while being much more portable than a plug-in setup, are much simpler to pack away and will take up much less space in your storage area.
Electrical Installations Aren’t Necessary
Electrical outlets in an outdoor area can look out of place, especially when used in excess. With a battery-operated system, the installation of a brand new outlet is unnecessary as your new portable lights can be powered remotely.
This provides a great advantage to people hoping to invite guests over for a gathering as it can provide a soft, warm glow to the atmosphere of your get-together.
In addition to this, there is no risk of people tripping over any rogue electrical wires that may get in the way of doors, always etc. This means that the safety of your setup is elevated and can be much less of a concern when you’re ready to invite guests over.
Installed in All Types of Outdoor Spaces
Some outdoor lighting installations can be difficult, and often, compromises must be made when outlets are required. This can bring many problems for the spacing and positioning of the lights being used as it reduces manoeuvrability while also reducing your options for configuration.
No matter where you would like your lights to be, it is easy to organise them in a way that you find suitable for your requirements.
Battery-powered lamps are much more versatile than other methods of lighting - they can be installed in just about any type of indoor or outdoor space with relative ease. From wall lights to decking lights, outdoor lighting is extremely versatile.
Protection From Weather Conditions
Harsh weather conditions can be problematic when considering using an outdoor lighting rig - whether that be battery-operated or normal, outlet-powered sets. However, this can be prevented through the use of outdoor battery lights if they are well-protected and prepared for such conditions.
The importance of weatherproof battery containers should not be underestimated as this can protect the batteries from rain or water damage and will therefore keep your lights in the best condition possible.
This weatherproofing is much more difficult to achieve for a plug-in lighting arrangement as there is only a limited number of things that can be done to weatherproof an outdoor electrical outlet, many of which can prove to be rather expensive and inconvenient to install.
The weatherproofing of battery lights is a much simpler process as the power source tends to already be covered and safe from any potentially harmful weather conditions to the electrics.
Battery-powered lights tend to be motion-sensitive, making saving energy much easier than using an outlet. Even when using fairy lights that will be on for a prolonged period, using rechargeable batteries can be very beneficial for frequent use.
If you are considering purchasing a battery-powered rig, one thing you may want to consider is solar-powered outdoor lights. These are the absolute best way for you to have a great-looking lighting arrangement without the need for any unnecessary running cables. They remain charged for the night as they continue to charge through the day all while providing minimum fuss when setting up.
Solar-powered lights also remove any hassle when replacing batteries in a battery-powered set - however, solar power can sometimes appear inconsistent when relying solely on this method. The solar panel charger must be placed in a spot where it will receive an ample amount of sunlight throughout the day in order to provide an efficient output.
Battery-powered lighting is much less expensive than wall-powered lights both in installation and the price of the product itself.
Taking into account the difficulty of installing an outlet and the weatherproofing difficulties, battery-operated lights are much easier and cheaper to fully install in your spaces while still being safe for outdoor use.
At LED Supplier, we have a range of outdoor lighting options that can illuminate your driveway, garden, or decking. Explore our outdoor lighting collection here.