Solar lights are becoming more and more common nowadays.
You decided it is finally time to test solar out!
And Yard solar lights are a very good start.
Let me guess.
You are looking for some lights that can help illuminate your yard or garden for long periods of time.
Like at least 6 hours.
Maybe, you like spending the nights out, weather it's just to hang out in the yard, or for having parties from time to time.
But at the same time you don't want to pay an extra 20 bucks per month on electricity bills.
There are some other possible reasons, such as the need for security lights to make sure you can sleep safe and sound.
Or, you are looking for super decorative lights to have a very vibrant and unique yard look.
One that will catch the eyes of everyone who passes by.
Well, whatever the case is.
Solar lights will provide you with pretty much any service you need.
In fact, they are so good, you can literately not go wrong.
What do I mean?
If you are still not certain whether you want a solar light for your garden or not, then I suggest you check the example below.
On average,10 light bulbs will use 6 cents per hour.
Imagine you wanted to use normal (non-solar) lights in your yard. After going through the hard and long wiring process, you will most likely decide that you want to have the lights on for around 6 hours during the night.
If you had 10 normal lights around the yard, or a couple strong lights, it means you will be spending 36 cents a day (6 cents per hour multiplied by 6 hours).
Now multiply the 36 cents by 30 and you will get how much extra you will spend on your electric bill each month.
And that is about 11 dollars a month from a non-solar set of 10 lights.
The average cost of 10 solar lights is around 30 to 60 dollars, and once you buy them you pay no electricity fees.
Meaning that , in 3 to 6 months, you have already covered the cost of buying the solar light in the first place.
That is a great deal!
Let's calculate the Worse case scenario:
In worse case scenarios (almost all of the solar light manufacturers) give you a 1 year free warranty.
Meaning that just by buying the solar light set it will most likely survive for 1 year.
Because if it breaks down you can replace it.
Meaning that by buying a 30 to 50 dollar yard solar light set, that survives a Minimum of 1 year, you already saved 80 dollars a year on electricity costs.
And that's just calculating 10 light bulbs.
For some of these products you could even throw a pumpkin on them and make it glow!
Imagine how creative you could get.
After many days of research on every solar light I could find (around 300 different solar lights), and after performing in-depth analysis on all the characteristics, pros, and cons of each of the items.
I ended up with 18 different products.
Normally I go for only the 5 best products.
But this time, to make sure that I will cover every need you might have, I had to increase the number.
Because in the end.
My goal is to do all the research for you so that you can enjoy the results, without having to spend so much time wondering about all of the options.
Let's get started.
I categorized the solar lights in to 6 different genres, each should cover one of your needs.
Table Of contents:
What are the best solar lights for your yard?
- Best battery duration solar lights for yards
- Brightest solar lights for yards
- Best Motion sensor solar lights for yards
- Best colored solar lights for yards
- Best lamp/Lantern solar lights for yards
- Best solar lights with special features for yards
By the way.
While you are reading you might hear some terms you are not used to like, Lumens, mAh battery, LED lights or other terminology.
To understand these terms you can quickly check my guide below where I also highlight the key factors to look at when buying a yard solar light.
To get there you can click Here.
To make things easier for you, I prepared a Table giving you the the all-round summary. (scroll to the right for more)
Table of Best Yard Solar Lights
|Best battery yard solar lights /Option 1||Best battery yard solar lights /Option 2||Best battery yard solar lights /Option 3||Brightest yard solar lights /Option 1||Brightest yard solar lights /Option 2||Brightest yard solar lights /Option 3||Best Motion sensor yard solar lights /Option 1||Best Motion sensor yard solar lights /Option 2||Best Motion sensor yard solar lights /Option 3||Best colored yard solar lights / Option 1||Best colored yard solar lights / Option 2||Best colored yard solar lights / Option 3||Best lamp /Lantern yard solar lights /Option 1||Best lamp /Lantern yard solar lights /Option 2||Best lamp /Lantern yard solar lights /Option 3||Best yard solar lights with special features / Option 1||Best yard solar lights with special features / Option 2||Best yard solar lights with special features / Option 3|
|Name||URPOWER Solar Spot-lights |
|GIGALUMI Outdoor Garden Solar Lights |
|Sunevoy Solar Flame Garden Lights|
|Richarm Yard Solar Flood Lights|
|LITOM 12 LEDs Yard Solar Landscape Spotlights|
|Brightech Ambience Pro - Solar String Lights |
|InnoGear Solar Gutter Lights Outdoor Motion Sensor Detector|
|JUSLIT Solar Outdoor Yard wireless motion security lights|
|Ameritop Outdoor Motion Sensor Solar Lights |
|Pandawill Color Changing Mosaic Solar Light|
|YoungPower Solar Pathway Color Changing Garden Lights|
|AMIR Garden Solar String Lights|
|Kemeco ST4311AHP 6 LED Solar Lamp Post |
|LOVUS 6000LM Solar Street Light with Motion Sensor|
|TomCare Solar lights Metal Flickering Flame Solar Lantern|
|80” Solar Light Outdoor Solar Floor Light|
|Otdair Outdoor Solar Lights |
|Aityvert Yard Solar Lights|
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If an item peaks your interest, I suggest you read it's description below to find more about the Pros and Cons of it.
That way you won't regret any choices you make.
1.URPOWER Solar Spot-lights
Best battery yard solar lights /Option 1
The URPOWER Solar Spot-lights are one of the top options I found for strong adjustable battery lights. The lights would illuminate your yard all night long with no problems.
- Size: Sizes 11" H x 7" L x 3.5" W
- Lighting: 2 Light, each with 4 LED bulbs, each LED bulb gives 50 Lumens for a total of 200 Lumens per Light.
- Colors: 3 color options available
- Battery: Rechargeable battery(2200mAh) 6 to 9 hours On High brightness
While studying the UPROAR manufacturer to quality check them.
They really impressed me.
All of their products have very high ratings and many many reviews and customers.
You shouldn't worry about quality when buying from URPOWER.
As for the yard solar lights?
These lights are very impressive.
First of all, the solar lights have two lighting modes, for a dim look, and a bright look.
The bright look can last anywhere from 6 to 9 hours during the night depending on how the weather was during the day, so you won't have to worry about how long your lights are going to last you at night.
And the amount of light that each solar light emits is very very impressive.
As a total, each light emits 200 Lumens, which is enough to give a lot of brightness. How you use the lights will affect greatly how light your area is.
Basically, during the day the lights are off and are charging.
But when it gets dark, the lights automatically activate and stay on until daylight arrives.
You can also do this manually if needed.
Many of the customers were using these lights to highlight their houses at night, as well as their outdoor collectibles and yards.
Some customers even used the lights when they had shortages due to earthquakes or hurricanes. They would charge their lights during the day and take them inside during the night.
Furthermore, the lights can either be plucked into the ground, or mounted onto a wall.
Without any tools necessary!
You can rotate your light angle and the solar panel angle also to ensure you get the best visual and charging quality.
Another very nice thing about these yard solar lights, is that they are weather resistant, so if its raining, or snowing lightly then these solar lights shouldn't have a problem of dying or malfunctioning.
They are available in 3 different color styles.
Available in Cool white/Warm white/Multi color.
The main benefit of having these solar lights is, you don't have to worry about all the wiring and how to properly hide the wires to keep a clear look in your yard or garden.
There is also the fact that you won't be spending any electric bills on them anymore.
These lights themselves are not very expensive either.
The only cons I found were:
Out of every thousand buyers, around 10 of them had some problems with their Solar lights.
Some experienced short lasting lights, that only lived for a few months.
There is also the fact that, the warranty on the lights was unclear, for some users they had none, for others they had a one year warranty.
So who are the URPOWER solar spot-lights for?
Basically, these solar lights are for anyone who is looking for a way to cheaply provide illumination to certain spots in their yard for long duration of time at night.
But, don't want to think about the hassle of installation and wiring processes.
2. GIGALUMI Outdoor Garden Solar Lights
Best battery yard solar lights /Option 2
GIGALUMI Outdoor Garden Solar Lights provide very good looks to your garden at a very cheap price.
- Size: Sizes 9.45" H x 2.36" L x 2.36" W
- Lighting: between 2 to 5 Lumens per light
- Colors: 4 Color options available
- Motion sensor:
- Battery: 6 to 8 hours battery
- Warranty: 30 Day money back warranty
GIGALGUMI has a strong base of customers who are always returning to see what new products they have.
They focus on producing high quality lights. From solar lights, to colorful lights to other glowing lights.
They have a very high customer satisfaction rate and are very confident in their products.
For the GIGALGUMI outdoor garden solar lights, they provide you with a 30 day money back guarantee.
Because they know, you will love the solar lights the moment you get them.
I mean, for the price they come for, you get 12 lights!
With 12 lights you can get really creative.
A lot of the customers end up buying 3 sets or more of these lights because they can't get enough of them.
These yard solar lights have very long lasting batteries, they should be able to last you all night with a battery duration of 6 to 8 hours.
With the stainless steel structure, they are weather proof.
Meaning if it rains often at your place and snows, it shouldn't be a problem either.
Here is an example:
As you can see, the light looks just fine even after a day of intense snow.
This will be much better than having normal lights that could get wet and probably malfunction, whether it is a problem caused from the cables or the light itself.
They are easy to install , basically it takes 1 minute to install one light.
With 4 different color modes, you should be able to find the perfect match for you.
Cool white/warm white/ Multi color/ Color changing.
The difference between multi color and color changing is that:
Multi color means, that out of your 12 lights , you will have 6 different colors, 2 lights for each color.
As for Color changing it means, that the same light can change colors.
Some users still experienced fast rates of corrosion even though the product is supposed to be weather proof.
Also, the warranty of 30 days is good to return the product if you didn't like it instantly.
However with only a month warranty, you can't expect to get a replacement later on if you face malfunctions.
Who is this for?
The main reason you would want to get the GIGALGUMI garden solar lights, is if you are trying to either create an illuminated cool pathway, trying to highlight some specific decorations you have, or to give some medium lighting to your yard at night.
3. Sunevoy Solar Flame Garden Lights
Best battery yard solar lights /Option 3
With the Sunevoy Solar Flame Garden Lights, you can provide a nice vibe with a tiki looking light. It is perfect for ambiance affects on your Yard fences, or house walls.
- Size: Sizes 8.4" H x 7.6" L x 4.6" W
- Lighting: Contains 66 LED lights per unit, providing a total of 60 Lumens per unit
- Battery: Rechargable lithium ion battery 2000mAh high capacity , lights up for 12 hours after getting fully charged.
- Warranty: 45 day money back guarantee and 12 months warranty
Sunevoy isn't a very known name in the Solar business yet.
However, this means that they will have to reduce their prices to compete with more known competitors, while maintaining high quality and customer service.
And that is exactly what Sunevoy does.
With a 45 day money back guarantee and a 12 month warranty.
You will be able to most definitely squeeze every cent out of these lights.
These tiki yard solar lights are an exemplary model for Ambient solar flames that look very realistic and don't require any electricity to run.
All you have to do is stick it somewhere where it will get sunlight, and then you can enjoy the flickering flames for 12 hours straight!
It will be able to do this all automatically, as it has light sensors, so when there is no light, it turns on.
You don't have to worry about the condition of your lights if you leave them outside on rainy days, as they are water proof.
Of course, this doesn't mean that you should put them under your pool.
Each light, has 66 LED lights in it.
LED is basically an acronym for light-emitting diodes.
Which means that there are 66 different lights and levels in the product, which fire at a certain rate to give the Flame and fire look happening.
Each light provides around 60 Lumens of light. It is not crazy high.
But it will manage to light up an area around it for a couple of feet.
You can buy these lights in sets of 1,2 or 4. Depending on your need.
Users were very satisfied with what they got, and were never disappointed.
Keep in mind:
You have to have a place to place these lights, and you will most likely have to screw the lights in place, so be careful not to drill in areas that you are not sure of.
If you need some more help regarding this point, then you should check out the post I have about drills, at the end of the post you will find all the necessary information. Click Here
Who is this for?
The Sunevoy Solar Flame Lights are a perfect yard choice if you are trying to have a light that is placed on a wall or fence.
The big reason to go for this option is, if you are looking for a nice visual affect that will keep your neighbors wondering how you can afford to have a flame on everyday.
4. Richarm Yard Solar Flood Lights
Brightest yard solar lights /Option 1
Richarm Yard Solar Flood Lights are the type of solar lights you need when you are really looking for a lot of brightness. Enough brightness to cover your whole yard and get a lot of lighting.
- Size: Sizes 9.37" H x 8.43 " L x 2.56 i" W
- Lighting: 25 LED lights Lighting a total of 500 Lumens at a 120 degree angle
- Battery: 4000mAh, 3.7V Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery survives 5 to 7 hours
These flood lights provide a lot of illumination for a single light.
The light actually has 25 LED lights that give a total amount of 500 Lumens of light power.
500 Lumens is considered very strong, especially for the cost of this product.
Also, even when they give so much light, they still survive around 5 to 7 hours on the strong mode.
If you decide you don't need a strong light, you can change the setting to become medium light, then it can survive for 8 hours or more.
The solar panel is large which makes it very convenient to absorb a lot of sun ray energy to convert into the battery of the solar light.
The rechargeable Lithium battery on the solar panel is also strong to accomodate the strong light it will need to give out.
At 4000 mAh, it is double the amount of would normally see on a Yard solar light battery.
With extra lighting on your Yard and Garden, it will deter any stranger away from trying to do something fishy.
If you put the light on the ground, then you can rotate the light to find the perfect position you would like.
But personally, I would recommend you mount or hang the light in a higher position, as this will provide you with a lot more illumination and brightness.
The product is weather proof and can withstand hard rain and some piles of snow as well.
It is very easy to install, just plug the Solar light part to the solar panel one. It is best if you can place the solar panel somewhere where it will be able to get a lot of light during the day.
Keep in mind:
I was unable to find any warranty on this product.
However, most users were able to use it for very long periods of time, and I didn't find users who had any unexpected malfunctioning.
When assembling the yard Flood light, you will need to keep both the light and solar panel close because they need to be connected by a wire.
This also means, that you don't want the wire to get flooded with water, and you want to keep it away from different animals and pets who might bite on them.
Who is this for?
Flood lights are a good options for you if your goal is to have maximum illumination on your yard or house.
If you want to be able to see everything in your Yard, as if it were daylight, whether it is for hanging outside, to see some specific activities, or to play some sports with your friends and family.
Then this will provide you with a great option.
5. LITOM 12 LEDs Yard Solar Landscape Spotlights
Brightest yard solar lights /Option 2
LITOM YARD Solar Landscape Spotlights, provide super bright lighting for a low cost, along with many other nice characteristics.
- Size: 11.9" H x 5" W x 2.6" L
- Lighting: Each light has 12 LED lights in them and provide a total of 200 Lumens each.
- Colors: Also, there are 2 lighting colors, white and warm white.
- Battery: Battery provides with 12 hours on low brightness/ and 6 on high
- Warranty: 24-month limited Warranty and a 45 day full refund
LITOM is probably one of the most famous brands when it comes to solar light energy providers.
They always ensure high quality in their products.
The Amount of light comming from these LITOM yard solar spotlights amounts to around 200 Lumens per light.
Each light can be switched between Low/High brightness, and White/Warm white colors.
When using the Low brightness mode, you will be able to get around 12 hours of light.
In comparison, when using the High brightness mode, then you will only get 6 to 7 hours of light.
This will help you pick the perfect option needed for your Yard and Garden.
The ABS material of these lights will ensure that they will remain well protected against blizzards, storms, rain, snow and more.
The quality of material on these lights is better than other compared products.
Also, you can play around with the direction of the light, to a 90 degree angle.
The light itself provides around a 120 degree angle of illumination.
You can even mount the items on a wall to get even more brightness.
Keep in mind:
Some users experienced some tearing on their solar panels, it is unsure whether the cause is heat or other reasons. Normally it happened to some users after 4 to 5 months of use.
However, the great news is that the warranty covered by manufacturer is superb. with a 45 day money back guarantee if you are unsatisfied and a 2 year limited warranty as well.
There were also a few cases where the customers were unsatisfied with the amount of light that these units were providing. Then they had to keep the lights on Maximum power all the time, which made the battery not survive the whole night.
Who is this for?
If you are looking for a couple of bright lights to help you magnify the brightness of your Yard, Garden, Porch or House. Then these solar spotlights are a great option.
6. Brightech Ambience Pro - Waterproof Solar Powered Outdoor String Lights
Brightest yard solar lights /Option 3
My favourite in this list for quality are the Brightech Ambience Pro solar powered outdoor String lights. They are perfect for your Yard, Garden, for parties, for the porch, wedding events and many other. They give amazing brightness for their price and are very long lasting.
- Size: The cable of lights is spread across a 47 foot area, with a light every 3 feet
- Lighting: With 15 LED lights, and 15 Lumens per light, you will get a total amount of around 225 Lumens, however the lighting will be better spread across the area.
- Colors: Available in the warm white color and 2 different size options
- Motion sensor:
- Battery: Lasting 5 to 6 hours
- Warranty: 3 year warranty
First of all, I have to quickly praise the manufacturer.
Brightech provides a wide range of light products which are very very interesting.
I would suggest you check them out.
All of their products have a very high amount of reviews and they have amazing customer support and service.
OK let's get to the product.
You should really read this description you will be mind-blown soon.????
To start with, this product has a long distance of lighting area.
That distance is of 47 feet.
There is a light every 3 feet and each one provides a brightness of around 15 Lumens.
This will help you to construct your lighting in any way you find with a total of around 225 Lumens of brightness..
Of course this brightness will be more than the average 225 Lumen light because it is more separated.
As for the 20,000 hour Light Bulb life?
6 hours a day, for a year is around 2200 Hours.
Meaning that if you turned the lights on every day non stop, they would survive for around 9 years!
I will quickly tell you how much electric bills you are saving by buying these lights instead of normal electric lights.
Pay 80 dollars for 15 Solar lights, and Don't Pay anything else for 9 years
Pay 30 dollars for 15 normal lights, and 36 cents a day for 9 years equaling a total of 1200 dollars.
You saved 1200 dollars by buying the Solar lights!
Sounds crazy I know.
Anyways, apart from all of this.
With this product you get a 3 year warranty, and full customer support.
This is one of the longest warranties in the list.
Who is this for?
If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, to have lighting in your yard,garden or patio for parties or gatherings.
Then this product will serve you well.
7. InnoGear Solar Gutter Lights Outdoor Motion Sensor Detector
Best Motion sensor yard solar lights /Option 1
The InnoGear Solar Gutter Lights are a very good option for Motion detectors, as they come with many different settings that work to your needs.
- Size: Sizes 1.5" H x 8.46 " L x 5.2" W
- Lighting: Lighting area comes in 4 options,
- Each light on max provides 29 LED for a total of 400 Lumens.
- Colors: White is only available color
- Motion sensor: Motion sensor is activated from 23feet away and stays for around 10 seconds.
- Battery: 2200mAh capacity battery capacity, for a total of 8 hours on 1/4 brightness battery charge
- Warranty: No Warranty
InnoGear specialize in trying to finding different products that could prove to be innovative and useful for us.
When looking at Motion sensors we have to focus on Illumination, Senor range, and Battery.
As for the Illumination of these lights, they are one of the strongest.
With 29 LED lights per lamp, you will get a total of 400 Lumens per Lamp when it's on Maximum settings.
Talking about settings, this product has 4 settings.
- You can keep a permanent 1/4 Light affect
- You get a permanent 1/2 Light affect
- Is a setting where the light is off, and turns on when it senses motion
- Gives the lamp a 1/4 Light affect all the time, and boosts the power to max when it detects something in its sensor.
Each of the options are great and will prove useful depending on why you got it.
For security reasons, option 4 is a the best option to actually catch a thief or burglar.
Because, if anyone was willing to come steal something at night, and it is totally dark, then suddenly it is super bright.
They will freak out and run quick.
The light will go on full power for around 10 seconds, and will stay on as long as it senses someone in the area.
Option 1,2, and 3 is also a very good options, because as long as there is light there, people will think twice before acting stupid.
So, with this Motion sensor light, you can ensure high levels of security.
Now let's talk about the sensor.
The motion sensor is designed to activate when anything enters its 23 foot field of vision.
Assuming you hang the light 10 feet high. it means that the Ground radius is going to be around 12 feet to every direction.
As for the battery.
The 2200mAh capacity battery will help charge your battery nicely during the day to provide around 8 hours of night light when it is set at 1/4 lighting.
If you put it at 1/2 lighting, then it will survive for around 6 hours instead.
These security lights are made to be weather proof.
They can survive heat, water, and storms.
There were some strong winds in one of the customers' areas that took out 650,000 homes.
But these lights remained alive and healthy!
Thanks to the ABS material they are made of.
These lights don't have warranty on them. And some users had issues regarding the longevity of the battery or solar panels.
However, the customer service is really good, they will help you quickly. Especially if you have items that need replacement due to damage that can't be your fault.
But considering the price they come at, I would say this is normal.
Who is this for?
If you are trying to provide your family with a lot of security so that you can all sleep calmly during the night. Then this motion sensor is the go to choice for you.
8. JUSLIT Solar Outdoor Yard wireless motion security lights
Best Motion sensor yard solar lights /Option 2
JUSTLIT are using the latest technology in these motion security lights to provide you with a nice and safe environment.
- Size: Sizes 4.13" H x 6.02" L x 1.93" W 4 Pack
- Lighting: Lighting area will reach up to 200 feet and at a 270 degree angle at 600 Lumens per unit
- Colors: 2 modes of light to choose from, color is bright white
- Motion sensor: Motion sensor senses anything in 26 feet of range and activates for 40 seconds
- Battery: 2000mAh Battery provides with a 6 hour charge on dim mode
- Warranty: 1 year warranty and 24 hour customer service
When I found this option talking about COB LED lights, I myself still didn't know what that was.
I went to do some extra research about it.
The result is very impressive.
Bascially, COB is a style that is able to have more (super small) lights closer to each other, which provides more concentration and more illumination.
Which makes it twice as bright as the average LED light.
Now each of these security lights, has 74 LED lights in them that are very compressed to each other.
This results in a brightness of 600 Lumens per light or 2400 Lumens for all 4 lights, which is by far higher than any of the other lights in this list.
Furthermore, the lights can reach up to 200 feet of distance. That's insane!
The motion sensor is also quite impressive in this product.
It detects any motion within 26 feet of it. And once it detects it, it will stay on high brightness for 40 seconds.
40 seconds is almost double the average time that other competitors provide.
There are 2 lighting options
The first, the product will have a low light on all the time when it is dark using different light sensors, and if something or someone goes into its motion sensor, then it will activate to high light mode for 40 seconds.
As for the second option, is when the product isn't turned on, and it only turns on when it detects something or someone using its motion sensor. Then it will stay on for 40 seconds.
Overall, this product is a very good option especially considering it has ABS material to keep it strong and survive the winter and the head.
As a bonus, it has a 1 year warranty to make sure you are satisfied with what you get.
Keep in mind:
There are drawbacks to having such strong lights.
And that is, these lights only survive for around 6 hours a night.
So if you are living somewhere with long night hours, and you really need your yard or garden to be lighten up all the night.
Then this option might not be for you.
Who is this for?
If you are looking for a light that has a motion sensor, and a brightness that will make you think its day time, then look no further.
9. Ameritop Outdoor Motion Sensor Solar Lights
Best Motion sensor yard solar lights /Option 3
Overall, the Ameritop outdoor yard motion solar sensors are the best option for security in this list. With so many options, you will be able to find your perfect specifications.
- Size: Sizes 12" H x 13.5 " L x 3.5" W
- Lighting: Lighting area is crazy with the 1600 Lumens per light
- Colors: White color at 6000K brightness
- Motion sensor: Motion sensor Senses 180 degrees all the way up to 49 feet and you can select the wished duration
- Battery: Battery lasts 5 to 8 hours
- Warranty: 1 year warranty
The amount of functions available on this device are unbelievable.
You have very wide lighting, super bright lighting, motion sensors with distance and duration settings, good placement settings, warranty and it is cheap too.
As for the width of lighting, this light is able to light almost the whole area with no blind spots when placing it on a wall.
The lighting of 3500 Lumens is a force to be reckoned with. With 3500 Lumens power, you will be able to light up your whole yard or garden easily and clearly.
The motion sensors are designed for maximum security purpose.
You can set it to activate at Low/Medium/Far distances of 20/33/49 Respectively, this way you can set it up for the perfect distance according to what you are looking for.
The lighting settings are either:
Test Mode: With this, the sensor activates for 6 seconds then turns off, to make it easily convenient to find the right adjustments.
Auto Mode: With auto mode, you will be able to have the light off when there is no motion detected, and on for 30/60/120 seconds if detected.
Permanent Mode: as expected, with this mode the light will stay on all night emitting 1500 Lumens constantly
The sensor is able to detect movement in a 180 degree angle, meaning that if it is on a wall, it will detect all movement.
The battery is sufficient for the auto mode.
If you use the permanent Mode, then the battery life will be around 5 to 8 hours depending on the sunlight during the day.
A strong security provider.
It is designed to be able to charge even in insufficient sunlight and cloudy areas, which is also a fantastic option for many of us, especially during the winter.
With a 1 year warranty you won't have any troubles in terms of malfunctioning of the device.
Who is this for?
If you are searching for the brightest security lights out there for your garden, to illuminate the whole area without problems, then this is a great option for you.
10. Pandawill Color Changing Mosaic Solar Light
Best colored yard solar lights / Option 1
When we are talking about scenery, The Pandawill Color Changing Mosaic Solar Light will definitely do the job, whether it is for your Yard,Garden or porch.
- Size: Sizes 3.9" H x 5.24" L x 5.24" W
- Lighting: 10 to 15 Lumens
- Colors: 2 Colors Modes available
- Battery: 8 hour battery
- Warranty: 1 year warranty
This Solar Light is a work of art.
With the Mosiac shapes carved into it, they change the way the bulb is illuminated to make a beautiful sight for the eyes.
I suggest you check the amazon review section for this item to get a better look at how they are in action.
It has 2 different color modes which are:
soft white light or color changing.
Also, there is another shape for this lamp, which you can check when you click on the product link.
Furthermore, this light has a waterproof structure, that charges during the day and activates automatically when it becomes dark, thanks to a sensor built-into it.
It even has a 1 year warranty, which is quite surprising for such an item.
You should know:
This light bulb is not designed to provide a lot of light. It is more of a decoration styled light.
If you are looking for a bright light to see different objects, then you might not want to check a different product in the list.
Who is this for?
This item is perfect for any decoration, in Porches, yards or garden.
They are also very cheap and therefore a perfect gift option for friends or family on different occasions or birthday parties
11. YoungPower Solar Pathway Outdoor Color Changing Garden Lights
Best colored yard solar lights / Option 2
The YoungPower Solar Pathway color changing lights, are a great option if you are looking to provide some cool decorations in your yard and garden. They provide enough light to see what's going on also.
- Size: Sizes 13" H x 3" L x 3" W Pack of 8, of the height 9 is above ground 4 is under
- Lighting: Each light provides a brightness of 10 Lumens for 80 Lumens total
- Colors: 8 Colors available
- Battery: Battery provides 8 to 10 hours of illumination per night
Although these lights are not the brightest.
They get the job done of lighting up the pathway, weather it is for your yard, porch or garden.
These lights have all the standard requirements of a solar light.
They are weather proof, and can survive the rain,snow, sleet and harsh winds.
And are also made out of ABS material, which will help keep them alive for long amounts of time.
The Solar panel is also quite good, although it is small, it is able to provide each light with an 8 to 10 hour running time.
If you notice the light to slowly get weaker, you might want to keep it off for a couple of days so that it can fully charge and can get back to its maximum brightness.
If you face any problems, you can contact the customer support and they will help you out.
What is also very nice, is that it is super easy to install.
All you have to do, is remove the stick from inside the light, flip it and stick it back into the light.
And then put it in the ground.
The cool thing is, you get 8 lights, each one with different colors (some might look similar though) .
with 8 lights, you can get quite creative with how you place them, especially if you plan on getting more than one set.
Keep in mind:
These lights aren't designed to provide mega illumination.
They are more the decoration type of lights, ones that will give a flashy look to your areas.
Who is this for?
These lights are for a great option for anyone who is trying to get a nice aesthetic look in their pathways, or have a specific ingenious idea for their yards or gardens.
12. AMIR Garden Solar String Lights
Best colored yard solar lights / Option 3
With the 72 feet of lights that the AMIR Garden Solar String lights provide, you can most definitely do something fabulous.
- Size: Size of 74 Feet with 200 lights across it. Battery is around 4 inches size
- Lighting: With a total of 150 LED lights, each providing around 2 Lumens, you get a total of 400 Lumens
- Options: There are 7 different options to buy, each one has 8 different affects
- Battery: Battery is able to work for 14 hours a night
- Warranty: 30 days
For these solar lights, you will be able to light up object or maybe area you want.
From trees, to ornaments, to collectibles or just to have the lights hanging above and providing a nice effect.
These lights will be able to accomplish all of this easily.
With a 72 foot wire that is very slim so that it disappears into the view, you will only be seeing the 200 LED lights left shining in every direction.
The Color options available are wide:
Warm white/ Cold white/ Red/ Purple/ Pink/ Green/ Blue
The lights are even water proof and can survive different weather conditions.
When you throw along the warranty. It sounds even more impressive.
The only downfall to this product is, that although it provides you with 150 led lights, they are very small, so you can't expect them to light up the whole space alone.
Who is this for?
This is another option in the list that I put here for the ability to create wonderful visual imagery wherever you place them. With these lights, the way you place them is key to making or breaking the look.
13. Kemeco ST4311AHP 6 LED Solar Lamp Post
Best lamp /Lantern yard solar lights /Option 1
The Kemeco ST4311AHP Solar post, is a creative way to getting a Solar light in the shape of a lamp. It is quite bright, and attractive to the eyes.
- Size: Size of 75.9" H x 18.5" L x 18.5" W
- Lighting: Lighting area is impressive with 100 Lumens per LED
- Colors: Colors available in warm white
- Battery: Charged by 3x Ni-MH 2300mah rechargeable batteries to provide 8 hours of brightness
- Warranty: 1 year warranty and maintenance services
When someone sees a lamp in your yard or around your home, they will think, Wait whaaaaat? how?
It is amazing what cool things you can find online these days.
With a Solar Lamp you will most definitely be ahead of the fashion and cool curve.
This light provides you with a very decent amount of light thank to the 100 Lumens light per LED, you will be able to see anything you want to about 10 feet distance, then the light slowly gets weaker and weaker.
One other nice thing is, the manufacturer made sure that the post is water resistant and rust resistant also, which is not very common in most items these days.
So you won't have to worry about leaving the lamp outside all year, even if it is raining, snowing, hot, or cold.
The battery life is quite impressive as well, with an 8 hour night life, It will be able to stay on all night from dusk till dawn.
Also, with a 1 year warranty against damage, and with maintenance services, the manufacturer wants to make sure they have a happy customer.
I would suggest you fill the bucket with some stuff to make it more heavy so that it doesn't fall down with the wind.
You can be creative and fill the bucket with plants, different rocks, or whatever. Just make sure to make it a little heavy.
They provide you with a 1 year warranty and provide maintenance as well, excluding the batteries.
Who is this for?
For anyone looking for illumination, something to show off to their neighbors and friends, and long lasting equipment.
This item is going to prove to be quite handy.
14. LOVUS 6000LM Solar Street Light, LED Solar Power Street Light with Motion Sensor
Best lamp /Lantern yard solar lights /Option 2
When looking for brightness, It will be hard to find any competitors for the LOVUS Solar street lights. They are a good for your yard and garden to get the feeling of daylight even during the night.
- Size: Size of 23.4" H x 7.5" L x 2.2" W
- Lighting: Provides a light amount of 6000 Lumen, which is more than any of the lights in the list
- Motion sensor: Motion sensor detects up to 16 foot radius
- Battery: 15000mAh large capacity lithium battery provides 10 to 12 hours of charge
Lovus has created a magnificent product here.
It is everything up to the highest quality.
So high that It had to get a 10/10 rating.
The reasons are:
It can be placed on a wall or pole, to provide a lot of height, which in turn will become a lot of light.
It has a power of 6000 Lumens, which is really hard for the mind to imagine.
With a motion sensor, it can detect anything coming into a 16 foot radius of the light (this is optional).
And the battery for this lamp is also insane, providing you with such intense lighting for 10 to 12 hours a night.
I can go on an on, for example, the Material that the lamp is made of, is ABS material, which makes it anti degradable and hard to damage.
It is weather resistant thanks to its IP65 certified standard.
The only negative I found to this item is that it doesn't have a warranty.
The users had no trouble with malfunctioning of the product though, so maybe you won't require a warranty for this item anyways.
It's up to you.
Who is this for?
If you are still looking for a Lamp like light in your yard or garden, but you really need a lot of lighting, then this option will prove to be very benificial to you.
15. TomCare Solar lights Metal Flickering Flame Solar Lantern
Best lamp /Lantern yard solar lights /Option 3
I chose the TomCare Solar light as the the third lantern option, in case you are looking for a flashy lamp, but not an expensive one, or a super bright one.
- Size: Size of 8. 3" H x 4. 7" L x 4. 7" W
- Lighting: Each lantern provides an amount of 18 Lumens
- Colors: 2 Colors available
- Battery: Good 6 to 8 hour battery life at night
- Warranty: 45 Day money back guarantee and a 1 year warranty
These lanterns are a great option to hang somewhere close to your porch, or in the yard.
It is not necessary to hang it, as you can just place it on any surface no problem.
They survive for around 6 to 8 hours during the night, and then recharge automatically during the day.
The flame effects that they produce look quite fabulous.
Some users noted that the flames flicker a little bit too fast, but still they were happy with their purchase.
The lantern is water resistant and can be placed outdoors with no problems.
Now the lanterns themselves provide you with 18 Lumens each.
18 Lumens isn't a lot. So don't be surprised if the lantern isn't lighting up your whole porch.
The goal of it is more for aesthetics, people can see it from far away and be impressed by how you have a lantern that is always working during the night.
It has 2 Color options which are:
Bronze and White
Another great part about this lantern is, it has a 1 year warranty by the manufacturer, so you can rest assured knowing that if something goes wrong, you are in safe hands.
Keep in mind:
You should look at pictures from the customers to see a better image of how these lanterns actually look like. As the Main image is photo shopped.
Who is this for?
For those who are interested in lanterns as a decoration, and don't want to pay for restocking the flames every week. These solar Lanterns are the perfect replacement for you.
16. Instapark 80” Solar Light Outdoor Solar Floor Light
Best yard solar lights with special features / Option 1
With Instapark's 80 inch Solar Light, you will be able to have a portable wireless light that can go anywhere you want to be. A perfect option for any household.
- Size: Sizes 80" H x 13.5" L x 13.5" W
- Lighting: Emits 600 Lumens on maximum light, You can either let it turn on automatically when it becomes dark, or manually whenever you find it necessary
- Colors: It has 2 color options to choose from, daylight and warm light
- Battery: Battery Lives for around 4 hours
All you have to do with this option is charge it during the day.
And then you can carry it with you so that it lights up any area you find necessary.
It is a perfect option for your yard and garden if you like to have night gatherings, barbecues, or like to play games with your family and friends at night.
The nice thing about this yard light is that it is kind of stable, doesn't weight much, and emits a lot of light all night.
It can stay on for around 4 hours if on its maximum setting of 600 Lumens, which is a very very bright setting.
It weights 15 pounds but is stable enough to stand in place under normal conditions.
As for the price, you won't find any options for lamp that are this tall at this price, it is quite a unique option, which I found is necessary to place in the list.
However take note:
It is always better to make sure you put the lamp in a place where it won't get knocked over. Also, just to be safe, if it is very windy then you should make sure you provide extra stability to the lamp.
Afterall, you don't want to risk breaking the lamp when it could've been avoided.
Also, if you are looking for a product that lasts all night, then you should look for a different product.
This one is just designed to last for around 4 hours a night, to provide enough light in your yard to spend time with people.
Who is this for?
This is a great option for anyone who is looking for a Lamp that can be taken anywhere whenever needed wherever needed. To provide you with enough brightness to perform any night activities.
17. Otdair Outdoor Solar Lights
Best yard solar lights with special features / Option 2
These outdoor Solar lights are can be an awesome pathway design for your yard, they have such an interesting shape and illumination.
- Size: Ball is 4" diameter and the stick is 5" high
- Lighting: Each ball has a brightness of 2 Lumens
- Colors: 8 Lights
- Battery: Battery provides 6 to 8 hours of light
- Warranty: Warranty of a lifetime, if you don't like the light, at any point in your life, you can return!
With Otdair as the manufacturer.
You can know one thing for sure. They are serious about providing quality and satisfaction.
If they promise something, they get it done.
Which is why, they have offered a lifetime warranty for this product, if you are not satisfied with what you get, you can return it.
That is how confident they are.
As for the specs of these yard lights:
They have a nice size, where each ball is around 4 inches in diameter, and each bulb lights up enough to be seen from really far away.
Now keep in mind, these lights are not designed to light up your yard, but are more of ambiance lights, which provide a nice look with 2 Lumens each light.
They come in a pack of 8, and you can get more depending on what you need them for.
They are weather resistant with IP44, which is pretty good, and can help withstand the basic weather changes, however are not IP65 like the other products in the list.
But, you won't have to worry because, both the battery and the solar light, are actually inside the light bulb, which is a crazy good idea.
This way, they won't have to be affected by nature whatsoever, which means they will survive for longer amounts oftime.
Furthermore, the battery gets charged up enough to provide you with 6 to 8 hours of illumination, which is again impressive since the solar panel is actually inside the bulb.
Who is this for?
All in All, this product deserves a shot if you are looking for some nice add on features to your yard,garden, pathway, or patio.
18. Aityvert Yard Solar Lights
Best yard solar lights with special features / Option 3
Tiki flames! The Aityvert Yard Torches are the best out there. Most realistic, most durable, most everything.
- Size: Sizes 43" or 32" high depending on needs
- Lighting: Each light has 96 LED mini lights to make the flame effect and 4 Lumens per light.
- Colors: Red flame color
- Battery: 2200mAh built-in rechargeable battery,helps it light up to 12 hours in summer and 5 hours in winter
- Warranty: 1 year warranty
This is a perfect way to finish the top 18 list.
With a torch that can literately knock your socks off.
You will be able to enjoy the night's moon with some mediocre lighting around you, and tiki flames which can lead you to the righteous path!
Ok jokes aside.
With 4 of these torches, which provide you with a very realistic flame, you can impress many people including yourself.
They have a very good night lifetime of 12 hours if they get enough sun during the day.
The lights are also very durable, thanks to the ABS material they are made from as well as the IP 65 weather protection they have.
Weather it is super cold, raining, snowing, they torches will live on!
And if they don't?
Well, you have a 1 year warranty just in case. Hopefully you wont have to use it.
Keep in mind!
Just kidding, this item is perfect
Who is this for?
If you like the idea of having illusionary flames that look so real that everyone will be asking you about them, then this item is a great option.
Whao, you checked out a lot of product didn't you?
Did one of them strike your eye and you decided you already know what is exactly what you want?
Or, are you a little confused and overwhelmed?
If that is the case, then I suggest you continue below to check exactly what you should look at when you want to buy one of these products.
What to know when buying a yard solar light?
Basically when you want to buy yourself a good solar light for your yard, you will have to look at the following factors, and decide which ones are important to you.
1. Are you looking for a bright yard solar light and what are Lumens and LED lights?
The first most important thing when deciding on a solar light for your garden, you will have to decide on what amount of brightness you are looking for. If you are looking for a bright lighting, then you will have to focus on how big your yard is, how many Lumens each light provides,
Lets start with answering the terminoligy:
What are lumens:
Lumens are a term which represents the amount of light emitted per second in a unit of distance. The more lumens a light has, the brighter it is.
Basically, for every 10 square feet of area, you will be able to light it up with 1000 to 2000 lumens.
So if you have 50 Square feet then that is 10,000 to 11,000 lumens.
This is considering that the light is in the middle of the yard, so if it isn't then you will need an extra 30% amount of lumens.
What are LED lights?
Basically, when you see a light, it might not necessarily be only 1 light inside, but an array of lights, each one would be called an LED light, which is short for light emitting diode. The more LED lights a light has, the more total brightness it will provide.
OK, so basically, you don't have to think about too much when looking at brightness. Forget the LED part, and focus on the lumens, because the more LED lights, you will have more lumens. In general, the fancy decoration lights provide you with lumens of 2 to 20. That is because the goal of these lights, s just to be seen at far distances, but not to provide light to see other objects and areas.
If you are looking to see more areas and objects then you should be going for the options that provide you with a total of 1000 lumens and higher.
Again this depends on how large the area you want to illuminate is.
2. How many hours of light do you need from your yard solar light?
The amount of hours of light you should expect from a solar light for best performance, depends on where you live, your weather conditions, and how much night time you have during your winter times.
It also depends on if you would like your lights to be active during the whole night, or just until past midnight.
If you are looking for a security light, then you want the battery to last you all the way until daylight.
If you are looking for decoration lights, then it is up to you, however you might not need to have the light on all the way until morning.
I know I know, the more the better. That is why I tried my best to get the longest lasting solar lights in the list.
3. Are you worried about security measures in your yard or garden?
For security purposes, you should look for motion sensor lights.
And you should take the following into consideration.
First, maybe a light that is on the whole time isn't the best option. But a light that is very dimmed, or totally off, which then suddenly turns on to maximum brightness if someone enters the motion sensor.
The reason this is better is because for one, if someone activates the sensor, you will be able to notice the light come on and be alert and ready for something.
Another reason is because, if someone was trying to do something fishy and suddenly activates the light, they will freak out and will run away quickly. Inside their heads they will think. ( was I seen? was I not seen?), they will be too skeptical and will be very hesitant to try anything out again.
4. Do you like different colors and shapes glowing in your yard or garden?
If you are more into having solar lights that are there for decorative reasons, and to look really awesome.
Then all you have to look at is, quality, durability, and battery night life.
As for quality, anything that is IP44 or higher is considered very good and weather resistant.
However, it doesn't mean that it is rust resistant. So you might want to choose wisely.
For durability, most solar lights these days are made out of ABS material,meaning that the products themselves are quite sturdy and will be able to survive for longer amounts of time. But the lights and batteries might not be able to survive as long.
Generally, the products that i have listed are all quite sturdy in terms of light life and battery life, so let's hope you get a perfect product that survives for long duration.
Battery life can also be a crucial part. After all, the whole reason you have the light, is to make it visible to either yourself or others.
Most options except for a couple in this list, will be able to provide you with enough light to survive the whole night.
Just check what i have written in the description, if it survives around 6 to 8 hours or longer, ten you are in the safe zone.
5. How are your weather conditions?
Finally, weather plays a crucial part for your yard lights. After all, they are going to be subject to all the conditions 24 hours every day.
Basically as said before, any material made out of ABS material, and IP65 weather certified products, should be able to handle the normal weather cases.
If you get crazy hurricanes and such. Then maybe you might want to think about putting the lights indoors until it has passed by.
Also, a bonus is, these lights could provide you with the lights indoors if there was a power cut or something similar.
OK I'm done.
If you were able to read this whole post and reached this point, I have to say. Much respect, you should now be a wizard in solar lights. Thank you for reading through and I hope I was able to help you out in making a better decision with your yard solar lights. If you know someone who might be interested in such products. Feel free to forward the link to them Below.
I wish you a nice day.