Summer is almost here, and it's officially time to get your backyard prepped and ready to party. That's why it's important to remember that any well-outfitted outdoor area should include a summer-friendly lighting scheme. From solar-powered lanterns to bug-repellent string lights, read ahead for nine outdoor lighting solutions that will keep you (and your yard) lit all summer long.
1. Riad 7" H Solar LED Outdoor Lantern, $19.99
What better way to brighten up your backyard for the summer than with a solar-powered LED lantern? This Moroccan-style stunner absorbs natural sunlight to charge during the day and in turn offers hours of ambient outdoor lighting in the evening—no plug-in necessary.
2. Bye Bye Bugs Citronella Leaf Lights, $12.07
Looking for an easy (and affordable) way to keep mosquitoes and other pesky bugs at bay during your next outdoor shindig? These citronella-infused string lights repel bugs for up to 300 hours and will only set you back twelve bucks.
3. Fatboy Edison the Petit Lamp, $89.00
Whoever said you couldn't use a table lamp outdoors has obviously never seen the Petit Lamp from Fatboy Edison. Not only is this durable LED light composed of weather-resistant polyethylene, it provides up to six hours of continuous light; no electricity required.
4. Edison String Lights, $39.95
If you're in the market for some old-school outdoor lighting, look no further than CB2. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, their Edison String Lights are inspired by Thomas Edison's iconic bulbs, and look especially lovely when strewn from trees or wrapped around an umbrella stand.
5. Pineapple Paradise Outdoor Table Torch, $7.49
Why invest in a bunch of humdrum tiki torches for your backyard when you can have a pineapple-shaped torch at every table instead? This adorable mini torch will keep mosquitoes away for hours and only costs $8.
Forget boring old string lights, these multicolored twinklers boast built-in Bluetooth speakers! Equipped with four wireless speakers, these mini lantern lights sync with your smartphone so you can stream music while scoring some pretty outdoor lighting.
7. Carrie Portable LED Lantern, $150
A little LED lighting can go a long way when used outside. Case in point: this super sleek portable LED lantern, which features a dimmable light that lasts up to five hours (when charged) and a lightweight design so you can carry it around with ease.
8. Adecorty Solar Powered String Lights, $20.99
Nothing screams "summer soiree" quite like a set of glittering string lights strewn outside. We're partial to this Prime-eligible pair of starry solar-paneled LED lights, which are completely waterproof and provide up to ten hours of nightlight when enough sunlight is absorbed during the day.
Don't forget to light your walkways when coming up with your stellar outdoor lighting scheme this summer. These solar-powered path lights feature a colorful mosaic design and stick directly into the ground for foolproof sidewalk lighting. Did we mention a four-pack is less than $20?