Illuminated pavers sit flush with the surface of a driveway or path, discreetly hiding their powers until the sun goes down. Unlike bollards or landscape lights on poles, illuminated pavers light up the darkness without intruding into the visual plane of the landscape.
Many, including the Cambridge
SolaGlo Pavers shown below (see Cambridge Pavers for more information and prices), are powered by LEDs (which consume less energy than conventional outdoor lighting) and can be recharged by solar power.
Here are 10 other favorite illuminated pavers for driveways, decks, balconies, and garden paths.
Above: Illuminated Cambridge SolaGlo Pavers. See more options in 10 Easy Pieces: Illuminated Pavers. Above: A six-by-eight-inch LED clear Paver-Lite block light is made of molded glass and suitable for use in a driveway; $55.04 from Dekor Lighting. Above: Powered by an LED, a Shine Stone Paver Light has frosted glass “for minimal glare” and measures six by nine inches and is $54.97 from Volt. Above: A six-by-nine-inch LED Paver Light is water-resistant and rated for commercial vehicle loads. It comes in charcoal (shown) and bronze finishes, and is $75.99 from Nox Lighting. Above: Nox Lighting’s illuminated pavers also are available in Paver Light Kits that include eight or 14 paver lights, a 150-watt low voltage transformer, waterproof wire connectors, and burial wire. Kit prices start at $637.19. Above: Designed by Italy-based Seves, Photovoltaic Glass Blocks are available in three sizes. “They come with a built-in solar panel to conserve energy during the day, which powers low-voltage LED lights throughout the night,” retailer Adelaide Glass Blocks says. “The glass block pavers require no wiring or maintenance.” For more information and pricing, see Adelaide Glass Blocks.
The pavers are recommended for use on driveways and decks, as well as walkways and balconies. (For best results, install photovoltaic glass blocks in a sunny spot “to ensure sufficient battery charge,” Adelaide says.
For more information on the Seves collection of glass blocks, see
Seves Glass Block. Above: An LED Paver Light with a high-impact acrylic lens has a pressure rating of 8.800 pounds and is suitable for use on a driveway. Available in 13 finishes, including Aluminum with Black (shown), it starts at $257.40 at Lumens. Above: An Iced Solar Paver Lightmeasures four by eight inches and is powered by a 1.2V AA 1,000 MAH rechargeable battery (included); $36 from Lights. Above: The size of a standard brick, an LED Paver Light made by Focus Industries measures four by eight inches and has a heavy-duty aluminum frame surrounding an acrylic lens. It is suitable for use on a driveway and is $98.10 at Take 3 Lighting.
Above: An Illuminated LED Paver designed to be inset in a concrete driveway or walkway is available in two shapes, rectangular and square (as shown). For more information and prices, see France-based Heinrich & Bock. Above: From Focus Industries, a Rectangle LED Step Light has a high-impact acrylic lens and is designed for driveway use (it supports up to 8,800 pounds). It is available in 12 finishes, including aluminum with rust (shown) at prices starting at $194.40 at YLighting.
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