More Eco-Friendly Outdoor Lighting: Solar & LEDs

More Eco-Friendly Outdoor Lighting: Solar & LEDs

Outdoor lighting — it's an easy way to add ambience, as Cambria noted in her favorite outdoor lights post yesterday, mark a pathway definition, or illuminate a garden. Solar and LED options are a no brainer for reduced energy usage, but actually the ideal solution because of the sun's free and abundant energy, LEDs don't attract bugs and there's no annoying wiring! Here are a few more of our favorite lights to jumpstart your outdoor nighttime fun!

1 Luau Portable Lamp, $199: This is a great modern looking lamp, that's super multifunctional: it's portable and can be used inside and out. It runs on a rechargeable and dimmable LED light, and stay lit for up to 10 hours per charge.
2 IKEA Solar-Powered Lights, $7.99-24.99: IKEA is the best go-to source for inexpensive solar lighting. They've got everything from hanging lanterns, lamps, pods and post lights. We've have several of their designs and they're still going strong after two summers.
3 Solar Garden Stakes, $19.99 (for 2): Traditional tulip style garden stake lights come with LED bulbs that can be switched to white, amber or color-changing LEDs.
4 Solar Powered LED String Lights, $39.99: Classic twinkle string lights available in a variety of colors.
5 Solar Hanging Planter Light, $24.99: We've never seen anything quite like this, but it could be a interesting and space saving lighting solution.

6 Soji LED Modern Solar Lantern, $39 (or four for $37 each): This gorgeously modern lantern features subtle white floral pattern and is completely powdered by the sun. It is equipped with a photo light sensor (to turn itself on and off), two high-powered Amber LED lights and rechargeable batteries
7 Solar Powered Floating UFO Light, $9.99: Perfect for a pool, pond or other water feature and good for those who like color because the LED is color changing.
8 Obus Indoor/Outdoor Lamp, $250: One of Maxwell's recent favorite finds, this light is gorgeous. It's LED lit, rechargeable and multidirectional: ambient when on a flat surface, directional when turned horizontal.
9 Soji Solar Light String, $38.95: Set of 10 nylon decorative soji solar LED string lights.
10 Sun & Moon Jar, $34.99: The classic sun jar — solar power is used to charge the LED lamp inside the frosted jar, giving the appearance of a sun's glow within. Learn how to make your own here.


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