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Best Of 2018

Our Best Top 5 Solar Lanterns of December, 2018!

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Shining the Light on Solar Lanterns

Solar lights are economical, ecological and adaptable – at their best, they will light up your home beautifully while cutting your electricity bill.

These lights are great for outdoor spaces, but the solar panel (which is often independent from the light itself) needs to be placed in a sunny spot in order to soak up as many rays as it can. Once fully charged, you can expect up to 8 hours of shine time.

Every light contains a rechargeable battery that holds the solar energy. These generally last for 2 years or more before replacing, which is great news for saving those dollars.

Let’s get down to it. Read our picks for the Best Solar Lights of December, 2018:

 

1) InnoGear Waterproof Solar Lights

Overview

This is a good little set of four lights that can be used virtually anywhere. They arrived quickly and were all nicely wrapped up. Here at The Gadget Nerds we’re always impressed when batteries are included, and they were in this package.

What We Like

We tested these lights in multiple outdoor locations including our office garden, around the front driveway, and fixed to the walls for security lighting. They are so simple to move and although the solar panel is attached to each light, they are unobtrusive and will just sit there quietly until dark, when they suddenly light up the entire neighborhood .

What Needs Improving

From an aesthetic point of view, the solar panel is a little unsightly, but honestly, you don’t really notice it.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

These are fantastic. A stellar product for a decent price.

InnoGear Upgraded Solar Lights 2-in-1 Waterproof Outdoor Landscape Lighting Spotlight Wall Light Auto On/Off for Yard Garden Driveway Pathway Pool,...

Last update was in: August 2, 2018 1:12 pm
$47.99 $145.95

 


2) Maggift Hanging Solar Lights 2 pack

Overview

We loved the look of these, and were not disappointed when we unpacked them. They’re unusually charming, nicely made and with an equally nice price tag.

What We Like

We had a really windy night whilst we were trying these lights, and when they swung gently, a lovely effect was created – the light and shadows moving across the pathway in a really pretty way. This is enhanced when they’re hung from the tree branches.

Maggift have very kindly included the batteries with these lights – great.

What Needs Improving

They could do with being a little bit brighter. The light given off is more of a soft glow than a ‘there are no shadows to hide in’ glare. But for the cheap price, we’re happy.

9.1Expert Score
The Final Verdict

We really liked these ornamental 2 for 1 lights for their atmospheric effects, but to actually see anything, they need more lumens; however, for the price, a very nice product.

MAGGIFT 2 Pack Hanging Solar Lights Outdoor Solar Lights Retro Hanging Solar Lantern with Handle, 4 Lumens, White

Last update was in: October 8, 2018 8:47 am
$26.99 $30.99

 


3) TANSOREN Camping Solar Lanterns

Overview

These lights are a great bargain buy if you love doing any outdoors activities that involve being in the dark. They seem solidly made and shine bright even in bad weather.

What We Like

Neat, lightweight and practical pretty much sums up this 2-pack of solar lanterns. Incredibly simple yet effective. There are three ways of powering up these lights, which is extra convenient. There is a solar strip, battery supply and you can even charge up using a USB connection. You even get 100,000 hours of lightbulb life meaning they never have to be re-charged.

What Needs Improving

These are super affordable so of course you could get even brighter lights by investing more, but in all honesty, we doubt you’ll need to. A great set of 2-for-1 solar lanterns.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

These lights are like a good friend – they sit waiting, patiently and unobtrusively, and then, when you need them, there they are! For the cheap price, you can't go wrong.

TANSOREN 2 PACK Portable LED Camping Lantern Solar USB Rechargeable or 3 AA Power Supply, Built-in Power Bank Compati Android...

Last update was in: October 8, 2018 8:39 am

 


4) Mason Jar Solar Lights 4 Pack

Overview

This year has seen the rise in popularity of mason jars in everything from fancy cocktails to interior design. These solar powered mason jar lights are right on trend.

Moreover they feel well made and durable.

What We Like

These super fun mason jar lights are simple to install and look amazing in any space. The lights are 100% solar powered and there is one AAA battery that you can put in as a back up.

They seem to last a long time from a day’s sun exposure, and, although not super bright, give off a lovely soft light.

What Needs Improving

Given that these lights are at the more affordable end of the spectrum, they’re not as dazzlingly bright as the more expensive counterparts.

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a very nice set of lights, perfect for dinner parties and get togethers' in your backyard. For lights that look good all year around for the price, it's ideal.

CHBKT 4-Pack Solar-powered Mason Jar Lights (Mason Jar / Handle Included),20 Bulbs Jar Hanging Light,Garden Outdoor Solar / Hanging Lantern,Decor...

1 used from $26.99
Last update was in: October 8, 2018 8:54 am
$29.98 $38.99

5) Solar Torches (6-pack)

Overview

This vivid torch display looks beautifully realistic and is ready to impress. Well made and powered by solar, these torches are a great find and will last you for years.

What We Like

Made with 96 LED light beads, these torches will gently flicker to create the perfect atmosphere whether it’s an ordinary day of the week or a special occasion. They will light up for up to 10 hours on a single charge. They are waterproof so you can leave them exposed in your garden even in the rain, snow and hail.

What Needs Improving

The charging time is a little slow at 5 hours, but if you keep them exposed to some sunlight most days, you won’t have an issue.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Fantastic, atmosphere solar lights that require no installation. These torches look realistic and will delight anyone who sees them.

Solar Torch Lights, 6-Pack of OxyLED Garden Pathway Light with Realistic Dancing Flames, Waterproof Landscape Lighting With Auto On/Off Dusk...

Last update was in: November 15, 2018 1:29 pm

 

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