Solar String Lights

Solar powered outdoor string lights give that magic feeling to your pergola, backyard, patio, porch, deck or gazebo. Coupled with solar technologies, your LED string lights become environmental-friendly and virtually maintenance-free! Outdoor solar string lights are a real delight for your kids and provide a beautiful background for any event or party. Solar LED string lights are water-resistant meaning they are OK to leave under the rain or snow so that the water will not damage the electronics. But that surely doesn't mean you can submerge them in the water:). Solar powered string lights have high energy conversion rate, they are durable and safe to use. If you want to get more creative you can wrap your backyard trees with those lights. The sun will do its work to charge the batteries and you will come to find your trees wonderfully lit at night.

Ankway 200 LED Solar String Lights

Ankway 200 LED Solar String Lights

Main Features:
  • Made with 200 bright LED lights
  • Overall Length: 72 ft (22 m)
  • Lead Wire Length: 6.56 ft (2 m)
  • Material: 3-strand copper
  • 8 Lighting Modes
  • Lights up to 8 hours if fully charged
  • Warranty: 1 year

Ankway solar string lights, equipped with 200 bright solar lights, give off a warm white light. It has 8 lighting modes you can experiment with by pressing the button. The lighting modes include flashing butterflies, fading, waves, chasing, twinkling and steady on. The small solar module sticks into the soil with a stake and charges the battery when there's enough sunshine on the panel. At dusk, the lights automatically turn on and may stay on all the night if the battery has enough charge. The wire connecting the solar module with the light string is 6.56 ft (2 m) long, enough for moving the panel around to place it where it would get the most sunshine. Ankway lights would make a perfect Christmas decoration.

Pros Cons
Replaceable battery The in-ground stake is made of plastic
The string is long enough The lighting mode setting isn't saved when turned off
The lights are really bright Sometimes needs to be turned on manually
Fails after about 2 months if used continuously

Multi-Shaped 20 LED Solar Light String by Smart Solar

Multi-shaped 20 solar LED String Light by Smart Solar

Main Features:
  • Shade-tolerant solar module
  • 20 multi-colored LEDs with translucent covers
  • Overall Length: 20.8 ft (6.3 m)
  • Lead Wire Length: 8 ft (2.4 m)
  • Up to 6 hour light when fully charged

Smart Solar's solar light string is different in a way that it isn't made with small LED bead lamps but LED lights inside a custom-made shape like that of a butterfly. The cover is colorful and translucent so that it looks nice in the daytime and lights up beautifully at night. Meanwhile, this string is short compared to other solar light strings and it's not intended to cover big areas but rather to give a nice touch to shrubs, parasols or doorways. The amorphous solar module is capable of charging the built-in battery even if it is placed in shady areas. The fairy lights then magically light up at night and can last up to 6 hours.

Pros Cons
Replaceable battery Smaller than looks on the picture
The batteries last for a year The type with lanterns can become a nest for wasps
Not gaudy

DeVida Solar String Lights, 120 Warm White LEDs

DeVida Solar String Lights

Main Features:
  • Made with 120 warm white LEDs
  • Overall Length: 55 ft (17 m)
  • Lead Wire Lenght: 13 ft (4 m)
  • American-made

DeVida solar string lights are made by a family-run US company. These lights are especially apt for wrapping around the trees for a dreamy decoration because they have a long lead wire length of 13 ft (4 m), convenient for placing the solar panel away from the shade. The lighted strand length is 42 ft (13 m). The company produces holiday-themed solar rope lights for Christmas, Hannukah, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween and so forth. The lights only have 2 modes: steady color or blink, they don't twinkle (turn on/off independent of each other). Make a fairy environment in your backyard, patio or garden with DeVida solar powered tree lights.

Pros Cons
Great customer service The rechargeable battery isn't replaceable by design
Long lead wire
Excellent written instructions

HomeStarry 300 LEDs Solar Fairy String Lights

HomeStarry 300 LEDs Solar Fairy String Lights

Main Features:
  • 130 ft (40 m) remote control with 8 modes
  • Overall Length: 100 ft (30.5 m)
  • Lead Wire Length: 10 ft (3 m)
  • IP65 Waterproof
  • Up 8 hours of lighting at night
  • Remembers the last mode

HomeStarry is a unique company to offer a solar string light with remote control. The controlling distance is 130 ft (40 m) enabling you to conveniently change between the 8 lighting mode from the comfort of your house. The remote even works from behind the obstacles like trees, walls, etc. The strands are covered with plastic which makes these solar twinkle lights completely waterproof and as a bonus makes the strands more elastic to avoid tangling. The warm white lights stay on for up to 8 hours at night if the panel got sufficient sunlight during the day. A small but handy detail about HomeStarry lights is that from day to day it remembers the last lighting mode setting if not turned off manually by pressing the button.

Pros Cons
Remote control The mode setting is reset if the battery is fully drained
Gently lights the space around Skinny
Long & easy to untangle

Brightech Ambience Pro Solar Powered LED Outdoor String Lights

Brightech Ambience Pro LED Solar String Lights

Main Features:

  • 2500 mAh solar panel. Turn on automatically at dusk
  • Energy efficient LEDs last 20 years without replacement
  • Overall Length: 27 ft (8.2 m)
  • Lead Wire Length: 7 ft (2.1 m)
  • Weight: 4.31 pounds (2 kg)
  • Weatherproof. Withstand extreme temperature fluctuations
  • The distance between the bulbs: 16 inches (40.6 cm)
  • Warranty: 3 years

Each light of these solar rope lights has 12 corn style LEDs. The light string itself reminds of a classic lightbulb giving a vintage atmosphere to your patio, gazebo, garden or wherever you decide to set it up. In fact, each bulb is made of a clear sturdy plastic lens. At 2kW each bulb gives off enough light for a leisurely night meal meanwhile it's gentle enough not to come off as overwhelming. You can install the lights using zip ties, cup hooks or a guide wire.

Being an excellent outdoor lighting example, Brightech Ambience Pro can also be conveniently used for indoor events like parties or celebrations. The length of the cable from the solar panel to the first light is 6.5 ft (198 cm) and there is an additional 3 ft (91 cm) cable at the other end of the strand for easier securing. The solar panel can be clamped to a surface or a pole or left stacked on the ground. No mounting required.

Pros Cons
Good brightness for solar lights Lights become a little bit dimmed after 2-3 hours of operation
Gives off a feeling of warmth
Looks great on RV