Solar garden stake lights along a path

Outdoor Solar Lighting- The Facts

Outdoor solar lighting presents a fantastic alternative to traditional lighting solutions, offering a beautifully lit garden at minimal cost. This becomes particularly important in the face of rising energy costs.

We will explore how to choose the right solar garden lights and provide suggestions on incorporating them into your outdoor space.

Additionally, we'll address common questions about solar light performance and troubleshooting tips for optimal functionality.

How to choose your solar garden lights?

It's essential to determine first where you intend to place the lights. Whether it's flowerbeds, outdoor dining areas, pergolas, or pathways, there are numerous lighting options available.

While using multiple types of solar lights can work together if placed in distinct zones, opting for a consistent lighting style often yields a more impactful visual effect.

Here are some suggestions for you of how to use outdoor solar lighting in your garden.

Dot them in flower beds


Solar outdoor stake lights in flower beds

Enhance your flower beds with the addition of Solar Outdoor Stake Lights, such as Sparkle's Solar Dandelion or Fennel Solar Stake Lights. These delicate accents will add a touch of charm to your garden.

Arrange along a wall, fence or path


Starburst solar stake lights

Illuminate your pathways and highlight architectural features by utilizing Starburst Solar Stake Lights. These versatile lights create an enchanting line along walls, fences, or walkways.

String them around a mirror or above a social area


Outdoor solar lights on a string around a mirror

Generate a captivating ambiance by using Outdoor Solar Lights on a string, like the Solar Starburst Fairy Lights. Hang them around an outdoor mirror or fence to create a statement corner.

For larger areas, consider longer strings of lights, such as the Cluster Solar Fairy Lights, to provide a twinkle and cozy glow while effectively zoning the space.

Hang them in a tree or from a pergola


Solar lanterns for the garden

Embrace a magical atmosphere by suspending Solar Lanterns from trees or pergolas, transforming them into captivating table lamps.

Use them to decorate an outdoor table


Solar flame lantern

Enhance your outdoor dining experience with Solar Flame Lanterns or Solar Powered Outdoor Fairy Lights. These options bring a warm glow to your space, creating an inviting atmosphere for entertaining.

Do solar garden lights need direct sunlight?

Yes, you need to make sure that there are no shadows at all on the solar panel as this can really affect their performance.

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so a south facing panel will gain more sunlight and work more effectively. Solar lights can still work if they’re not facing due south; it just means they may not work to their full potential.

Do solar lights work in winter?

Yes, solar lights can continue to function during winter but may illuminate for shorter durations due to reduced sunlight availability.

Understanding this seasonal variation allows for appropriate expectations.

Why won’t my solar lights work?

There are a number of reasons that your solar lights may not be working. Here's a few things to check:

1. Lights need darkness

Place the lights in complete darkness to verify if they are working. You can either put them in a cupboard or observe them during the evening.

2. Make sure that they are switched on

Ensure the lights are switched on. Testing this at night provides the most accurate assessment.

3. Check that the pull tab has been removed from the battery

Check if the battery pull tab, present in each light, has been removed before use.

4. Ensure the solar panel is clean

Wipe the solar panel clean using a dry or damp cloth. If it's particularly dirty, you can utilize a glass cleaner for thorough cleaning.

5. Switch off and leave for 72 hours

If lights flicker or fail to function due to insufficient charging, switch them off for 72 hours to allow ample time for recharge.

6. Change the battery

If the solar lights continue to malfunction, replace the battery with a new one. Over time, batteries can become depleted and lose their effectiveness.

7. Contact retailer

If the troubleshooting steps don't resolve the issue, reach out to the retailer for further assistance.

Outdoor solar lighting provides an energy-efficient and cost-effective way to illuminate your garden. By carefully selecting the right lights and incorporating them into various areas of your outdoor space, you can create a mesmerizing ambiance.

Explore our wide selection of garden solar lights to discover the perfect lighting solutions that will bring a warm glow to your outdoor space year-round.