What To Look For in a Solar Garden Lights
You’ll need to choose solar lights based on the purpose you want them to fulfil. Will they be purely decorative, or functional – illuminating pathways and entrances?
I recommend torch lights for a combination of decoration and functionality. They can be used to line pathways or patio areas, but they also add an aesthetic element to the garden. Look for torch lights with a ‘real fire’ effect for more atmospheric lighting. Alternatively, bright white LEDs are best for clearly illuminating any uneven surfaces.
An advantage of torch lights is that they are easy to move around during the day to capture the most sunlight.
You could also consider low-level lights as another option for lining pathways. These sit in the grass and can be enchanting as well as practical. The only thing to make sure of is that they don’t become a trip hazard – especially if the light goes out.
For a more decorative option, consider solar fairy lights. We all know how atmospheric they can be outdoors. Other ornamental options, like sculptured, shaped lights, can bring character and interest to the garden.
Battery life is important to consider. Some of the best solar garden lights will have an on/off switch meaning you can conserve the charge for later. Ideally, they will also have a setting to automatically come on when it gets dark. If you intend to leave the lights out, ensure they have a waterproof rating of at least IP65. Anything below should only be used in fair weather and will need to be brought inside when not in use
Overall, I’ve chosen the GOGOMY Solar Lights as my top choice. These modern torch lights come in a pack of two and provide up to 12 hours of light every night. They have a flickering natural flame effect and a waterproof rating of IP65 meaning they’re suitable to be left outside.
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