Have you recently moved into a new house and decided that your deck, garden, pathway, patio, or porch could use some lighting? Or maybe you’ve been living in your home for a while and want to brighten up your outdoor living area. You may even live in an apartment and would like to add some sparkle to your balcony. If homes in your neighborhood have trendy string lights, you may think about adding some to yours. But with so many solar outdoor lighting options, how do you know which one is best for you? Keep reading to find out. The answer may surprise you!
Inspiring Solar Outdoor Lighting Ideas
Color-Changing Solar Patio Lights
Add color to your outdoor living space with color-changing patio lights. Stake the solar panel into the ground, so it receives sunlight during the day. The rechargeable battery makes it easy to switch the lights on and off. The crackle-looking plastic globes change color intermittently about every 4 seconds providing you with a rainbow of colors. You can hang the patio lights on a fence, gazebo, or along a railing because the clear string will blend easily with any décor. Imagine hosting a party and stringing these beautiful solar string lights on your balcony, deck, or patio. The array of colors will light up everyone’s night.
Solar Walkway Lights
Add light to your driveway or pathway with solar walkway lights. The white LEDs glow softly on standby. Because they’re motion activated, they’ll come on when you take a stroll or walk your dog and will illuminate your every step. Install decorative, solar landscape pathway lighting, and you won’t have to worry about walking in the dark again.
Not only do brightly colored solar lanterns add beauty to your deck, patio, or porch, but they provide you with added light. Either hang or place them on a tabletop. These solar garden lights require a full day’s sun charge to give you 6 hours at night. You’ll love how they shine.
LED Lighted Metal Nesting Tables
When you decorate your outdoor living space with lighted metal outdoor nesting tables, you’ll solve two problems at once. First, you gain more light. Second, you get an accent piece that’s perfect for setting down a beverage or two along with a book, magazine, or tablet. Arrange the outdoor tables near your favorite outdoor bench or patio chair, and enjoy the nighttime glow. Depending on where you live, you may want to protect them with an outdoor furniture cover or store the nesting tables during the off-season or when not in use.
Marquee Flower Solar Garden Light
Do you like flowers, but don’t want to get your hands dirty with planting soil? No problem. Liven up your garden or walkway with marquee flower solar garden lights. These low maintenance, colorful flowers will shed light on your walkway at night. The best part is that they’ll live from season to season.
Solar Post Cap Lights
Not only will solar post cap lights add an architectural addition to your deck, fence or porch, but they’ll save you money because they’re energy-efficient. The solar panels charge during the day in direct sunlight to give you 8 hours or more of light during the evening without any bulky cords or wires. Simple and sleek, the cap lights will match your style outdoors.
Solar Lighted Patio Umbrellas
If you’d like to entertain your guests outdoors for as long as possible, consider getting a solar lighted umbrella. During the day, you and your guests will stay cool. In the evening, you get the lighting you need to keep the party going. Using the power of the sun, you can have up to 8 hours of light at night.
Improve Your Outdoor Living Area with Solar Lights
Before you install outdoor, eco-friendly, solar lights, you may want to check with your city to see if they provide any tax breaks or sales tax exemptions for the use of solar technology. Some cities, states, and utility companies may offer homeowners incentives who implement solar power. You’ll also want to consider if you want to add solar lights as a way to accentuate your landscape or add functionality. Perhaps it’s both. With solar outdoor lighting, the possibilities are endless!