Homeowners and green thumbs are going to be the ones most excited about Patricia Tait's combination sprinkler/pathway light. Tait's unnamed design aims to simplify the garden by integrating walkway lighting with the sprinkler system.
Tait's system features a solar-powered lamp designed to be installed directly into the sprinkler system. The system can be used to provide either light or water, and can be retracted into the ground to make it less of a hazard during lawn mowing and backyard play. Anyone who has had a sizable yard knows how much of a pain it can be to deal with walkway lighting. Integrating these lights into the sprinkler system would make upkeep easier. The conceptual images of Patricia Tait's lighting/watering system show a compact tool that will fit in smoothly with most gardens.