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Are you looking for a way of lighting up your house, patio or yard, but do not want to put further strain on your electricity bill?

Then, you are at the right place!

Outdoor solar lights have com a long way in the past years and are now the perfect mix of cost, light output, reliability and looks.

And so we have looked at the best outdoor solar lights currently available, and are sure to have found the right solution for whatever place you want to light up!

LITOM Original Motion Sensor Solar Lights Outdoor

Best Outdoor Solar Light: Litom Motion Sensor Light

Litom’s outdoor solar lights offer superb design in combination with innovative technology and give one of the best lighting experiences currently available to private customers.

This solar light comes with upgraded high-power LEDs that give you superior 270° wide angle illumination that is increased by almost three times in comparison with competitors. A single light can light up to 200 square feet.

The Litom solar light absorbs and converts sunlight into electricity and stores enough to power the motion detector (light up for 20 seconds when motion is detected in a 26 ft radius) all night.

The solar light comes with three different working modes, to fit every scenario and place of installation. It is IP65 waterproof and can withstand heat easily.

Key Features:

  • High-power LEDs
  • 270° angle illumination
  • One light covers up to 200 square feet
  • Motion detector (26 ft radius)
  • 3 working modes
  • IP65 waterproof

TomCare Flickering Flame Torches Solar Lights

Best Outdoor Solar Light: TomCare Flickering Flame Torches

TomCare’s solar torch light is the safest and most cost efficient way of recreating that stunning look of flickering flames.

The LEDs used cast a safe, soft, mood-enhancing glow after automatically lighting up at dusk. The torches are 43 inches high and thus perfect for lighting up pathways, driveways, decks or outdoor seating areas.

Once fully charged (charging time: 8 h), the included battery provides you up to 12 hours of light. The torches are fully weatherproof.

Key Features:

  • Set of 4 torches
  • Auto on/off at dusk/dawn
  • 43”
  • Powered by rechargeable 2.200 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 8 hours charging time
  • Gives light for up to 12 hours
  • Fully weatherproof

Brightech Ambience Pro Outdoor Solar LED String Lights

Best Outdoor Solar Light: Brightech Solar String Lights

Brightech’s Italian style bistro and pergola lights transform your yard into an outdoor paradise. They are bright enough to grill and eat by, but are by no means overpowering thanks to their warm, nostalgic glow.

The powerful LED lights put out 3.000K warm white light and have a life-span of up to 20.000 hours. A full charges takes 6 hours of sunlight, and gives enough energy for 5-6 hours of use.

The bulb’s strong plastic shells are made to last and so the lights easily withstand everything the weather can throw at them. Said shells are mounted on a strand, where each strand is 27 feet long and has 12 bulbs mounted in intervals of 20 inches.

Key Features:

  • Bistro style pergola lights on string
  • 1 watt glow per light
  • 3.000K warm white light
  • Up to 20.000 h life-span
  • 6 hour charging time
  • 5-6 hours of light per charge
  • 12 bulbs mounted on 27 feet strand

InnoGear Solar Landscape Spotlight

Best Outdoor Solar Light: InnoGear Landscape Spotlight

InnoGear’s upgraded LED landscape spotlight are a 2-in-1, tool-free installation solution that really exists to impress.

The spotlights can be wall-mounted (wall mounting interface included) or stuck into the ground, and turn on/off automatically at dusk and dawn thanks to their built-in light sensors. There are two lighting modes to chose from: high light (provides 4-6 hours of light) and low light (8-12 hours).

Each light comes with 4 super bright (200 lumen, combined) LEDs and an extra large, adjustable solar panel that powers the 2.200 mAh rechargeable lithium battery.

Key Features:

  • Wall- or ground mounted
  • Auto light on/off
  • 2 lighting modes (high and low)
  • Between 4 and 12 hours of light per charge
  • Bright – 200 lumen
  • 2.200 mAh lithium battery
  • Weatherproof

Greluna Solar Outdoor Wall Lights

Best Outdoor Solar Light: Greluna Solar Wall Lights

Greluna’s solar wall lights are easy to install, fully weather resistant and are a great choice if you crave variety in your life.

The LED lights comes with two modes you can choose between: a warm white mode that is perfect for every-day use, and a colour changing mode that has the lights circle through 6 different hues for when you feel a bit more festive or fun.

The durable, weatherproof lights fully recharge in just 6 hours, and give light for up to 8 hours.

Key Features:

  • 2 Mode LED lights
  • Warm white light
  • Colour changing mode (6 different hues)
  • 10 lumen
  • Large solar panels
  • 6 hour charging time
  • Up to 8 hours of light
  • 1.2V, 600 mAh AA rechargeable Ni-CD Battery

FAQ

Q: Why should I use solar lights?

Solar lights are the most environmentally friendly way of lighting up your life. And they safe you money.

If that is not incentive enough for you, just think about their versatility! Since they do not need any electricity, you can just pack them up and take the lights along when you decide to head out camping, have a picnic, celebrate a birthday at the lake, or any other occasion you’d otherwise have to rely on open fire.

Speaking of having to rely on open fire – solar lights are also a great thing to have around in case of an emergency, a natural disaster, or -in a real worst-case scenario- the apocalypse.

Q: Do solar lights need full sunshine to charge?

No. But.

For most lights it is not necessary to be exposed to full sunshine all day, every day. In this were the case you wouldn’t get any use out of them during a bad weather front, or the winter.

However, if there is not (bright) enough (sun)light around, charging will take exponentially longer, lighting time will severely cut back, and if it’s a real dark time (a lot of fog and rain in winter, for example) you might actually end up with no light at all after some time.

Also, make sure that the solar panels are free! Even the nicest sunshiny day will not give you any charge if there’s a cover of snow on the panel!

Q: Which of the lights you mentioned above would you recommend the most?

That depends entirely on what you need them for!

If you want to provide a welcoming light for visitors, then a (motion detecting) wall-mounted light on your patio or next to your door might be the right thing to chose.

If you love to sit outdoors until late into the night, a torch or string of lights might be a better fit.

Look at the space you want to use the light in, look at the options available, look at the amount of light (time) any one of the above provides per charge, and then we are sure you will make the right choice!