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Solar Ground Lights

Solar ground lights are a type of solar outdoor lights that are fitted into the ground. It's never been easier to add some curb appeal to your patio, driveway or any other outdoor space you choose. They have this soft, ambient light that illuminates the pathway or a strip of land along which they are placed. No electrician or wiring is needed. Just take it off the package, attach the stake, push the button and push it into the soil. In some cases, you may need to dig a hole beforehand if it's stated so in the manual. Like any other solar lights, in-ground lights have a built-in battery and a small solar module. In the daytime, the solar module charges up the battery and the LEDs light up automatically at dusk. The rechargeable battery can be either replaceable or not with the electric charge ranging from 400 mAh to 1200 mAh. Depending on the battery's electric charge capacity and solar irradiance falling on the solar panel they hold up for 6 - 10 hours of lighting at night. The built-in light sensor automatically turns it on at dusk and turns off at dawn. As these in-ground solar lights operate outdoors they need to be waterproof. Look for IP65 Waterproof marking when looking at specs. A solar light with this marking can withstand most severe rainy weather conditions. In-ground solar lights usually come in a set of 4, 8 or 16 lights in a package.

Maggift Solar Ground Lights, Set of 4

Maggift Solar Ground Lights

Main Features:
  • Light Color: Cool White ("Warm White" also available)
  • Brightness: 56 Lm
  • 8 small LED beads on each light
  • Battery Electrical Charge: N/A
  • Charging time: 6 - 8 hours
  • Lighting time: 8 - 10 hours
  • Waterproof, rustproof
  • Stainless steel rim

This in-ground light has a rustproof metal cover, 8 small LED beads, and a solar module under the cover. The disk's diameter is 4.72" (12 cm) and the height with the attached stake is 5.1" (13 cm). The waterproof case protects the lights from heavy rains. The built-in light sensor automatically turns on the LEDs when it's dark around, and turn them off with the sunrise. The plastic stakes will be damaged if forced into the ground. It's better to soften the hard soil with water before mounting. It takes 6 - 8 hours of sun to charge the batteries for the lights to stay on at night for 8 - 10 hours.  

Pros Cons
Subtle lighting Plastic stake
Metallic rim

Yunlight 5 LED Solar Ground Light, 4 pcs

Yunlight LED Solar Ground Light

Main Features:
  • 5 small LEDs on each light
  • Battery Electrical Charge: 400 mAh
  • Light Color: white
  • Charging Time: 8 hours
  • Working Time: 6 - 8 hours
  • IP65 waterproof
  • Material: Stainless Steel + ABS

Each Yunlight in-ground light has 5 small bead lamps on its surface - 1 on the center, 4 on the perimeter. This light has a smaller number of LEDs compared to others but it gives bright upwards light rather that illuminating around it. This may or may not be the effect you are looking for. The advantage of Yunlight is that the stakes are made of heavy molded plastic which gives robustness to them when it comes to sticking them into the ground. Yunlight ground solar lights are IP65 waterproof which prevents the moist getting into the electronic board which would render the lights useless. The length with the stake on is 5.1" (13 cm); the disk's diameter is 4.5" (11.6 cm).

Pros Cons
Heavy molded stakes LED lights don't diffuse (5 distinct LED points)
Stainless steel cover

Sunlit Disk Solar Lights, 8 LEDs

Sunlit Disk Solar Lights

Main Features:
  • Brightness: 40 lm
  • Battery Electrical Charge: 600 mAh
  • 8 small LEDs on each
  • Light Color: warm white
  • Charging Time: 7 - 9 hours
  • Working Time: 8 - 10 hours
  • Waterproof
  • Material: Stainless steel + plastic

Sunlit in-ground solar lights have 8 LEDs on each light providing 40 lm brightness. These solar lights give off a warm white light, that is, the light has more of a daylight tone. Other brands exist that provide a cool white color of light which has a more bluish tone to it. It's a matter of taste which color you like. If you flush these lights with the ground you can use a lawn mower right over them without a problem. The lights are bright enough to accent the area around them.

Pros Cons
Great value for money May contain a defective item in a set
Fits really close to the ground
Lasts all night

Solar In-Ground LED Lights, Set of 16

Solar In-ground Lights, pack of 16

Main Features:
  • Includes 600mAh rechargeable battery
  • Charging time: 6 - 8 hours
  • Working time when fully charged: 8 - 10 hours
  • IP65 Waterproof
  • Package Dimensions: 5" x 3" x 3" (13 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)

These flat solar lights are aimed at sticking into the ground near walkways, driveway, etc. If you dig deep enough holes you can flush these lights with the ground level, you'd need to dig holes before mounting the lights. Before inserting the spike into the hole you'd need to switch on the on/off switch at the back of the light. These are IP65 waterproof lights so even torrential rains will not damage them. Just make sure you don't mount them in a shaded area for the solar module to get enough sunshine. When charged for 6 - 8 hours they last 8 - 10 hours of lighting at night. The lights are made of stainless steel and sturdy plastic, the package contains 16 items.