Durable bulbs hang from a 27-foot string. Attractive vintage style. Solar panel may be clipped or staked. Emits soft white light. Lifetime of about 20,000 hours. Charge only requires six hours of sunlight. Easy to install. Includes a sensor so lights turn on when sun sets. Wiring is thick. Choose between 1W or 2W lights.
The sensor isn't very sensitive.
Waterproof construction. Two available lighting modes. Choose from steady soft white light or multi-color mode that switches through hues. Creates an impressive mosaic effect. Automatically turns on when sun sets. Very durable design. Once it’s charged and on thanks to the sensor, light lasts all night.
Light is not bright enough to be functional. Works best as a decorative centerpiece.
Set of eight lanterns is enough to decorate a medium-size deck or pathway. Produces a realistic lantern effect. Can be mounted a variety of ways. You can hang, clamp, or stake these solar lights. Two power-on options: auto-on at sunset or simple on and off. Lanterns are waterproof and include a rechargeable battery.
Customers report that the lanterns seem to dim over time.
Appealing flickering flame effect that looks incredibly realistic from afar. Once charged, these torches stay lit for up to 12 hours. Plant stakes along driveways, pathways, or in gardens. Waterproof design. Excellent customer service from the company. Very bright. Built-in sensor turns lights on at sundown.
Expensive. Plastic stems are not as high-quality as the rest of the lights.
An affordable pack of solar stake lights for outdoor pathways or gardens. Long-lasting light. Weather-resistant design. Easy to stick into the ground. Easy to change the batteries (requires AAA batteries). Compact design makes these solar torches perfect for spotlighting potted plants.
Provides accent lighting only. Stakes are low-quality.
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String solar lights around your patio and create a veritable outdoor oasis. Add solar lanterns to your deck’s sitting area to increase available light and set the mood. Solar light options run the gamut from colorful tabletop units to elegant string lights. With a set of decorative solar lights, you won’t need to scramble to find an available outlet. Instead, all you need is the power of the sun. Pop in a few batteries and be sure to place the solar panel in an area exposed to sunlight to enjoy a bright scene when the sun goes down. Pay a premium for lights with sensors and timers that allow you to customize the length of time your lights run. Decorative solar lights are perfect for outdoor spaces where an outlet is nowhere to be found or for spots around your yard that lack light.
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