Easy DIY: Install a Solar-Powered Lamp
An upgrade that will give you more light without adding to your electric bill? That’s a win-win.
Reliable solar lampposts are now readily available—no wiring required. (Check out these simple installation instructions.) “These work great, throwing off a lot of light, and lasting through several cloudy days,” Wilson says. “The best place for solar lamps is in locations where they’ll get six hours of sun each day, and where they’ll illuminate the walk between the car and the front door.”
And if you have a gate or piers at the foot of your driveway, solar-powered lamps can add a nice touch to those areas—warmly welcoming visitors to your home.
Total DIY time: 2 to 3 hours.
Price: $100 to $150.