- Choose from the many shapes and styles of solar-powered lights available at your home improvement store. These are environmentally friendly and nearly cost-free to operate, in addition to being easy to install. Solar-powered models absorb energy from sunlight, convert it into electrical energy, and store it in rechargeable solar batteries. At dusk, a small photo-cell fixture turns the lights on. The lights remain illuminated until the batteries run out of charge or the sensor detects sufficient daylight to turn them off. When the sun comes up, the batteries are recharged.
These are those lites that the neighbors have, that you like so much...