Who doesn't enjoy the festive feeling of an outdoor living space glowing with luminescent candles or lanterns; it’s even better when they’re hanging from the tree and fence.. There’s something about lights hanging on a string that can turn any backyard into a open cantina by the ocean. OK, maybe that's just me, but for a reasonable costs, solar string lights can brighten and liven up even the dullest of outdoor events. More amazingly, the cost literally nothing to operate and you don't have to worry about running cords everywhere. Check out some of the best selling solar string lights below.
Outdoor living spaces can be enjoyed after dark with the use of outdoor string lights. They can be installed anywhere on the deck, porch or veranda. Products come in a variety of shapes and colors so they can also serve as decorative accents outside.
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Multicolored strands are most commonly available. They can be hung from an umbrella. This is a great way to make a patio or deck more festive for parties or family gatherings that last well into the night.
Mounting around the perimeter of the porch roof is another great place to hand the bulbs. They can be used any time of year and will work all night if they gather plenty of energy from the sun during the day. If you live somewhere that gets plenty of sun during the colder weather, they may also be used to decorate outdoor trees during the holidays.
The benefits of using these decorative lights are that they cost nothing to operate. You can put up as many strands as you like, without worrying about running up the electric bill. There is no need to find an outlet or run an extension cord. Using an alternative power source is good for the environment.
Some of the variations in smaller bulbs include white lights and strands of solid colors. Mini lanterns will make the area more festive and are an attractive choice for a variety of patios and types of outdoor decor. They look good strung between two trees, where light is needed in a garden or favorite spot in the yard.
Glass orbs are another choice that add a touch of class to the outdoors. They can be found in clear, gold, and a variety of other solid or mixed colors. Glass orbs are more expensive than smaller bulbs but add a special touch to a finely decorated patio. Colored birds, butterflies, flowers, and dragonflies are some other common shapes these lights can be available in.
There is no need to wait until the holidays to install or hang solar string lights. They can be hung in a favorite tree in the yard to light up dark spaces any time of year. They can be woven around patio railings or mounted on top of deck posts. There are numerous other ways to mount or hang the strands of bulbs.
Prices for different types of products are typically inexpensive. Single strands of small bulbs can be purchased for $10 to $20, depending on the length. Glass orbs will cost around $50 for a strand of 20 bulbs. Prices for these items can range anywhere in between, depending on what you choose.
The best time to purchase these lighting accents is when they are on sale at the local hardware, retail, or home improvement center. If you wait until closer to the holidays they will likely cost more and may be difficult to find. If you find a set or two that you like buy some extras to keep for special occasions and holidays. You may even want to find different colors of bulbs for different seasons or holidays.
The smaller bulbs often come with clips, which makes them easy to install on fencing, trees, umbrellas, or awnings. For installation around the edge of a porch roof, small nails or hooks can be used to hold the clips. You don't need to be planning a party to hang these cost effective strands of lights. They can be used in any season for both everyday use and for special occasions. Pick up a couple packages and try them in various places around the yard or patio. You will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of light they provide. You will also be happy that there is no cost for operation.