Solar-powered lights are the perfect addition to your outdoor space. They come in a variety of forms, from ordinary solar path lights to solar cap lights for your fence posts. But in the interest of summer fun, lets turn our attention to solar lights that will make your next gathering shine through the night!
Solar lights are great for many reasons. They don't run up your electric bill and you can place them wherever there is sunlight, regardless of your outlet situation. Unfortunately, from my experience, they are not all created equal when it comes to brightness and longevity. And while they have come a long way since they were first introduced, they're usually more expensive and have limited options compared to their hardwired counterparts. That said, here are a few worth taking a second look at.
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1 Soji Modern Solar Lantern - Seriously? A gorgeous modern designed solar globe light? A layered wave-like form adds clean modern design to your outdoor space, making it almost too pretty to put outdoors! Measures 9" in diameter.
2 Solar String Lights - Just your average set of white string lights, except these are solar, of course. Comes with 2 Strands about 20'L, with 100 lights, and the solar panel is located in the center.
3 Sun Jar- A mason jar houses the solar-charged LED lamp, making it a cute bundle of glowing awesomeness. Would be the perfect addition to an evening garden party; ideal on the table or hanging from a porch or tree. If you can afford the hefty price tag, multiples would really make a statement.
4 Moonlight Solar Lanterns - Made from a durable, weather-resistant nylon, these festive lanterns come in a whopping 7 different colors. They're 10" round and have a steel hanging handle and internal supports.
5 Glass Globe String Lights- Six hand-blown glass string lights in blue green or fiery swirls. I can speak from my own experience with these lights (since I own my own little set!), and say they are perfect for an umbrella, small tree, railing, or small space, but do not expect a long strand. They measure a total of 35', but 15' only consists of the cord that runs between the last globe and the solar panel. The globes themselves though, are a nice hefty ball, 2.5" in diameter.