Solar pool lights

Solar Pool Lights

The most common types of solar pool lights are underwater and floating lights. The underwater solar pool lights attach to the pool wall using either magnets, water-resisted glue or screws. They charge during the day and turn on when it's dark. The floating solar pool lights often have a form of a sphere with a small PV module facing the sun. You can either have a LED light giving off a static color like a white light or lights with dynamically changing colors and fluctuation rate. Solar pool lights also differ by their waterproof level. Some of them are intended to float on the water surface while others can be submerged.

12" Color-Changing Floatable Solar LED Ball

12" Color-Changing Floatable Solar LED Ball

Main Features:
  • 4 Solid Colors: white, red, green, blue
  • The battery charges in 6 - 8 hours
  • Stays on at night for 3 hours
  • Has a weighted bottom for a balance
  • Inflatable, made from vinyl
  • Warranty: 1 year

These colorful floating globes feature 4 colors. You can set it either on a solid color or color-changing mode by clicking the button on the bottom. The transition between various colors lasts 15 seconds. The built-in battery charges during the day if there is enough sunshine and lasts for 3 hours when automatically turned on at dusk. This solar ball doesn't get blown away or rolled by the wind when placed on the pool water thanks to its weighted bottom. They also have a hang tab if you want to hang them from somewhere above. The ball is inflatable so it's easy to store by letting out the air. The material used is a durable vinyl. A warranty period of one year covers against manufacturing defects.

Pros Cons
Excellent customer service Occasionally the package may contain a defective ball but the company is quick to respond
Bright colors
Holds the charge for more than 3 hours!

GAME 9015 12" GalaxyGLO Solar Pool Light

GAME 9015 12" GalaxyGLO Solar Pool Light

Main Features:
  • 4 colors (white, red, green, blue) + color-changing mode
  • Runs 6 hours when fully charged
  • Shatter-resistant
  • Weighted to withstand winds up to 35 mph
  • Includes a remote control
  • Warranty: 90 days

GAME 9015 solar pool light can be used for pool lighting as well as for decorating backyards and patios. This solar pool ball comes with a remote control to easily change between the different color modes. The color mode can also be changed by pressing the on/off button on the bottom. It is made of a blow molded material with a sturdy satin white finish. The batteries need to be charged before the first use: leave it under the sunlight for 6 - 8 hours. To avoid damaging the electric components you should not submerge the ball under the water. The built-in batteries are not user-serviceable.

Pros Cons
Lasts well into the night Water may leak inside and damage it
Rainproof The batteries start to wear off after a year
Doesn't save the previous day color setting

SunnyDaze Solar LED Floating Decorative Light Balls, Set of 4

SunnyDaze Solar LED Floating Light Balls

Main Features:
  • Dimensions: 4" (10 cm)
  • Lasts 6 - 8 hours when fully charged
  • Made of durable plastic
  • Warranty: 1-year

The set of 4 SunnyDaze solar floating light balls change between 4 colors: red, purple, green and yellow. They include AA Ni-MH batteries that put out light for up to 8 hours when fully charged in the sun. The balls are made of heavy-duty plastic to withstand the outdoor conditions. Aside from beautifully lighting up your pool, these lights can also be used to decorate your yard, patio or deck. These solar light balls work OK in salty and chlorinated waters.

Pros Cons
Cheaper than the alternatives The on/off switch is awkward to use
One of 4 stopped working after a week

PopPap Floating Pool LED Lights, Pack of 4

PopPap Floating Pool LED Lights

Main Features:
  • Round shape
  • Diameter: 4.72" (12 cm)
  • Made of highly transparent polycarbonate
  • Can be used for pools, ponds, in-ground, yards, patios, etc
  • Charging time: 6 - 8 hours
  • Lighting time at night: up to 8 hours

These small floating pool lights have 6 colors to choose from: red, green, blue, white, orange, warm (yellow). They don't change colors, each of the 4 lights in the pack lights up to a fixed color. These LED lights are made of lightweight transparent polycarbonate and give off a clear, bright light. These lights are not only for pools they can be used as an in-ground decor in your garden, backyard, patio, walkways, and driveways. As with most solar lights, they have a simple operational principle: 6 - 8 hours of charge in the sun and up to 8 hours of operation at night. The battery is an AA-type: rechargeable and replaceable.

Pros Cons
Replaceable battery No color transition
Lasts long at night