Unique Landscape Lighting Using Glass Block

We don’t know about you, but April is one of our favorite months. Things are starting to warm up, the grass is turning green, and trees and flowers are starting to bloom. As the days get longer and warmer, you might be more inclined to spend the evening out on the patio, or use the last bit of daylight to accomplish a task. 

 

Landscape lighting can play a key role in your ability to navigate your way around your property as the sun sets. It also plays a role in the safety and security of your home. And of course, there’s the added bonus of increasing your curb appeal!

If you’re looking for unique landscape lighting that’s easy to install, uses solar power, looks great, and will last nearly forever, our solar-powered landscape lights may be just the thing! 

Glass Block Solar Landscape Lighting Features

Our glass block solar landscape lights are manufactured by Seves Glass Block Inc., a leader in the glass block production industry. They will last much longer than most solar-powered landscape lighting because of the lithium ion battery and other technologies.

Many solar landscape lights on the market today use an AA or AAA battery that only last a few years. The LEDs don’t last as long, either.

Some of the really cool features of glass block landscaping lights include: 

 

  • These ground lights are safe to walk on.
  • The interior solar panel is protected by glass block.
  • The lithium ion battery stores energy during the day.
  • Direct sunlight is best, but they can still store energy on a cloudy day.
  • Their low voltage LED landscape lighting automatically comes on at dusk.
  • They’re weather resistant to rain, snow, and extreme temperatures  (from -4 to +140 °F)
  • They have a service life of up to 25 years or 50,000 hours.
  • No maintenance required, except to keep the surface clear of debris.

You can read more about the technical specifications to get exact information about the solar panel, battery, and weight of these glass block solar lights.

Where to Install Glass Block Landscape Lighting

Where to install glass block landscape lighting is limited only by your imagination. These photovoltaic glass block pavers are suitable for both commercial and residential applications. They can be installed flush with the ground, or in walls. They’re suitable for placement in soil, mulch, asphalt, cement, concrete, wood, and within paver patios. 

 

In addition, photovoltaic glass block products can be installed as a single block or part of a panel. 

Commercial Applications

Commercial applications of solar glass block include:

 

  • Pedestrian walkways
  • Bridges
  • Public gardens
  • Parks
  • Schools
  • City sidewalks
  • Retaining walls
  • Rooftop decks

 

Residential Applications

Residential applications of solar glass block include:

 

  • Lining sidewalks and driveways
  • Pathway lighting in garden areas
  • In natural grass or stone pathways
  • Built into decks and patios
  • Retaining walls
  • Pool decks
  • Steps
  • Balconies

 

You may come up with another place to install these lights as they are very versatile. Anywhere you want to light an outdoor space is a suitable location. And, installing a glass block solar landscape lighting system is an easy DIY project for any homeowner. 

How to Install Glass Block Landscape Lights

Installation of these glass block solar landscape lights is quick and easy, especially if you install them in garden beds, or during the installation of an outdoor living project such as a deck, patio, or walkway. 

 

Ensure the glass block light is waterproof by using silicone to adhere it to it’s plastic insert. Then, simply insert the light so that it’s flush with the surrounding material. There is no wiring to bury or need for connecting to an external power source. The ease of installation and the solar-powered nature of these landscape lights makes them a low-cost alternative to electrical landscape lighting.

 

If you’re a commercial contractor planning to install a panel of photovoltaic lights, contact us for more specific installation information.

 

 

Order Your Glass Block Landscape Lighting Products Now

Our energy efficient, solar-powered glass block landscape lights are available in 4.5” Clearview Square, and 4.5” diameter Clearview Round. Both options give off the same amount of light, and have the same technical specifications. Harness the power of the sun to light your way at night with these horizontal pavers.

 

And of course, if you have any questions when ordering or need assistance when you begin installing your glass block landscape lighting, give the team here at Quality Glass Block and Window a call at (815) 416-1007. We are always happy to help!