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What are the Best Outdoor Solar Lights?

Lighting - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 6/29/2022

Overhead of a yard using solar lights

Exterior lighting is a must-have for any home. A good lighting scheme will make your house safer and more secure, while highlighting the beauty of garden and landscaping features. Setting this up though usually involves the hassle of wiring lights yourself or paying a contractor to do it for you. Fortunately, there's an easier way. Batteries Plus has a number of solar-powered lights available perfect for gardens, patios and pathways.

How Do Outdoor Solar Lights Work?

Solar lights use light conversion technology to absorb solar energy. This energy is collected in storage cells where it is converted into a source of electricity that powers the lights. Because of this, no wiring or additional batteries are needed, making setup a snap. You'll also save on energy costs, since they're powered completely by the sun. Plus, they're environmentally friendly.

Where Can I Use Outdoor Solar Lights?

Solar lights can be used virtually anywhere in your yard. They're perfect for illuminating walkways and a great way to call attention to gardens and flower beds. You can also use motion sensing solar-powered security lights to help make your yard safer. These lights can be easily mounted on your garage, deck or patio and will activate any time movement is detected.

How Do I Store Solar Lights?

If you plan on storing solar lights indoors, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. When solar lights are kept in a dark area for too long, the internal batteries will lose their ability to hold a charge. If you're keeping solar lights indoors for a period of time, be sure that you take them out and expose them to sunlight once a month. This will allow the batteries to maintain their charge and help to preserve the batteries' lifespans.

You also want to be sure that the lights are completely dry before placing them in storage. Keeping solar lights in a wet or moist environment for an extended period of time can cause any metal components to rust or corrode.

Find Outdoor Solar Lights at Batteries Plus

Looking for a few suggestions to get you started? Here are some of our top-selling products:

Bell + Howell Swivel Disk Solar Lights

  • Can be placed along pathways or mounted in soil using an attachable stake
  • Each disk features 8 LED lamps
  • Gathers solar energy during the day to provide 10+ hours of light at night
  • Light can be swiveled to strike the perfect angle
  • Automatic daytime shut off; can also be switched off manually via an on/off switch
  • Moisture proof design ensures lights will keep working, even after heavy rainfall
  • Lightweight, rust-resistant and highly durable

Bell + Howell Solar Pathway Lights

  • Can be mounted along pathways or in gardens using the attached mounting stake
  • Each light features a brightness of 11 lumens
  • Gathers solar energy during the day; turns on at dusk & switches off automatically at dawn
  • Waterproof rating of IP65; can be left out in rain, snow & high heat
  • Features 2 light settings - bright white light & flickering flame
  • Lantern is 7" tall with 16.5" mounting stake
  • Remote control operated
  • Available in a 2-pack or 4-pack

Bell + Howell Solar Security Spotlight

  • Features industrial quality sun panels
  • Easy to install; no wiring or additional batteries required
  • Motion sensor detects movement from 25 ft. away, turning on light & shutting off after 30 seconds
  • Light covers a distance of up to 600 sq. ft.
  • Features 8 high-powered LED lights
  • Weatherproof; built to withstand rain, frost & snow

Visit Batteries Plus for All Your Lighting Needs

Now that you've got your exterior lighting covered, let's tackle your other lighting needs. Batteries Plus has an enormous selection of lighting solutions perfect for homes, vehicles and businesses. If you're interested in automating your home lighting, check out our selection of smart bulbs and other Smart Home products.

Looking for some additional inspiration? You'll find plenty of useful suggestions in our blog. Some related topics include "What Kind of Lighting is Best for a Kitchen?" and "What Kind of Light Bulb Lasts the Longest?"

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