Solar lighting can really enhance your garden or outdoor space, giving it a wonderful, cosy ambience as well as practical illumination for important areas that need a lift. We invest a lot of time and money into our gardens, so why limit the enjoyment to just daylight hours, when you can extend your gatherings into the night?
When it comes to which light to choose for your outdoor lighting scheme, there are plenty of different styles of solar lighting to consider. We’re excited to introduce our brand-new solar lighting range to add a warm ambient glow in dark evenings.
Make your garden space extra special and give it a festival feel with our Solar Edison String Lights (RRP £29.99) which can be hung around garden structures or strung up in the trees. Lit trees can transform the atmosphere of any garden, with height and spread, making an excellent focal point for your night time get togethers.
If you fancy a rustic chic accent for your garden or backyard, our Copper Sphere LED Solar String Lights (RRP £24.99) will add a bucolic lift and a soft glow, extending your evenings. These will create an enchanted forest feel, adding style and magic when hanging over eating areas or patios to light up socialising spaces.
Another on trend look is to combine string lights with accents from nature. Pairing lights with a classic wooden fence will only enhance the natural beauty of your garden, and are perfect for your intimate gatherings when the sun goes down.
Illumination brings any garden to life by night by interacting with plants, changing the look and mood after dark. Our collection of LED Solar Powered Spotlights (RRP £19.99) can shine a light on your evening garden, picking out features and can be angled up or down to create gorgeous light displays. Downlighting is good for illuminating doorways, or lighting up a patio or decked area during an alfresco dinner. It is also a good way to highlight plants in your beds and borders that you are particularly proud of. Uplighting can create interest in water features, ornamental statues or trees to add drama to your outdoor set up.
Our new range of stake lights are ready to be inserted into beds or lawns and look great alongside driveways or pathways to draw attention, frame and make navigating at night a little easier. The Edison Led Solar Pathway Light (RRP £29.99) is traditionally styled and shines bright like a diamond in the night, and can be pushed easily into the ground alongside paths, drives, borders or patios for illumination.
The modern, contemporary Decorative Metal LED Solar Lantern (RRP £24.99) not only makes the outside of your home look sleek, the unique metal design finished with a ribbon of small holes allows for optimum light dispersal. This stunning finish also creates an attractive pattern that reflects onto nearby foliage, adding interest as well as light wherever they are placed. These frost proof designs will complement any garden whether being used for landscape lighting or as a great way to welcome you and friends home by framing the main walkways around the home.
How to look after your solar lights
Solar lighting isn't just environmentally friendly, but easy to maintain too. Our range of lights are fully weather proof but require sunlight to function, so you’ll also want to place in a position where they will receive the maximum amount of direct sunlight each day.
When your solar lights first arrive, make sure you place them in a sunny spot so it can charge fully during the daytime. They will need approximately 12 hours for a full charge.
Clean solar panels are more efficient at converting light energy into electricity. Keep the solar panel clean by wiping it gently with soapy water and a damp, non-abrasive cloth. If you let your solar panel get dirty, the light won't be able to charge fully and will emit a duller glow. We recommend you do this on a cooler part of the day, in the morning or evening.
Pay particular attention to the metal stakes too and clean regularly, to help extend their life and maintain their visual appeal. It is also important to check the batteries in your solar light regularly, especially after frequent rainfall. If you notice a white powder on the metal surface, that is a sign of battery corrosion. Try to brush off and make sure the battery compartment is clean before replacing to ensure longer life.
With these useful tips, you will be able to provide proper care and maintain your solar lights, turning your garden into an enlightening space.
Browse our full solar lights collection for more garden illumination ideas.