Solar Wind Chimes
Solar wind chimes are a growing fad among outdoor decorations as a new and eye catching way to add some decoration to your porch, awning, or sun room without spending a lot of money. The high tech decoration combined with the creative design of these wind chimes allow the average homeowner to be first on the block with a piece of art blowing in the breeze. With a number of different entries in the wind chime market in this area, anyone looking for a solar wind chime in their price range can find one through their favorite outdoor supply store.
Most solar wind chimes work off of the same general principle to provide their technological marvel in decoration. The chimes are typically equipped with miniature solar panels, the kind that in large scales are used to generate energy for homes and cities, on their tops or sides where the exposure to the sun during the daylight hours is most intense. The solar panels act to collect the light, and specifically the UV Rays from the sun, as energy that is stored in the miniature solar cells inside the panels.
Solar wind chimes then utilize the energy when their photosensitive indicators inside detect dusk outside in illuminating or, during the daytime when a light would not be shown as well, moving certain pieces of the chime to add to the chime’s decoration. These decorations can be as simple as a small motorized movement on the chime to add whimsy to the design to complex LED light and color shows in the chime itself. Glowing or lighting is the typical effect on most chimes, though.
For any budget, solar wind chimes can fit into your outdoor decorating scheme. Many of these chimes go for as low as $10 at some garden supply warehouse stores, but the budget kind of these chimes typically only give off a glowing effect at night or a very faint lighting in the design. More expensive and elegant chimes sell at the $25 to $40 range, with internal LED effects and color changing lights to make your solar wind chime the center of attention.
Whether aiming for a centerpiece of your decorations or simply a touch of extra effect outdoors, consider adding one of these wonderful wind chimes to your home. Their simplicity and green energy use can add something extra and unexpected to your designs.