We came across this project for one of our clients and just had to share it because it's so cool and easy. The solar LED pavers are powered by the sun during the day and provide light night. They are easy to install, requiring no special wiring or electricity. Since they are self-powered they emit no harmful Co2 to the environment.
The lights can be used as accent landscape and patio lighting, or even for security lighting at walkways and driveways.
Because they are solar powered the energy source is clean and free from the grid. Because LEDs use much less energy than conventional lighting, it does not take much time in the sun to charge them completely. The lights will stay on between 5-12 hours depending on how sunny the day has been. The pavers last 100,000 hours, or 10-20 years depending on the model. No maintenance or professional electricians are required – just take out of the box and place in your patio, walkway or yard! They come in several different colors such as yellow, blue, red, green and white.
There are a number of companies that make solar LED pavers – Maki Solar, Solarpath, Solar Cynergy and Meteor Lighting. We haven't found prices for the products except for the Meteor Solar LED Pavers: the 4" square is $188 per block; the 6" square is $281.
Images via Meteor Lighting