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.
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.
If you’re designing a new driveway or path (or updating an existing hardscape feature), see our curated design guides for Hardscape 101 projects including Decks & Patios 101, Outdoor Lighting, and Pavers 101. Don’t miss our recent posts: