The use of outdoor solar lighting systems uses solar cells to transform sunlight into electricity. The electricity is stored in batteries until needed. When shopping for solar landscape lighting, make sure you buy the right light for the job. Accent lighting can add a pleasant glow to your landscape. Path lighting is used to safely light paths, walkways and driveways. Task or spot lighting - the brightest light of all - is used to cast a bright beam of light on plants, statuary or entryways.