Traditional holiday lights are a hassle. You always wind up running extension chords all over the place, burned out bulbs need to be replaced; you have to worry about short circuits due to rain, the huge electricity bills… Yea, it’s a pain. Solar holiday lights completely eliminate those hassles, but how do they look?
Solar lighting technology has come so far in just the last couple of years that manufacturers have release a huge assortment of solar lighting styles – including Halloween and Christmas lights. For Christmas you have options like:
- Solar Net Lights
- These are basically a "net" of LED lights that you use to wrap a shrub. They light up at night and a sensor turns them of when the sun rises. They stay lit for about 8 hours and require 1 AAA battery that is sold separately.
- Solar Christmas string lights
- This is a string of 50 solar powered LED lights that can be strung around lamp posts, trees, mail boxes, banisters, etc. They also have a sensor that turns them on at night and off during the day and run for about 8 hours.
- Solar Multicolor LED Christmas Lights
- These are a lot like the Solar string lights above, but are multicolor. They also have daylight sensors and 50 LED bulbs.
- Solar Blue Snow Flake Lights
- I personally have these and I love them. They are really bright and very pretty. There were a couple of bad reviews from people having a problem with the lights shorting out after a while, but I have had no problems with mine. They are only $8 for a string of 20, and the seller has great feedback, so for me, it was worth trying.
If you're looking for Halloween decorations, you can choose:
- Solar Halloween Lighted Carved Pumpkin Jack-o-lantern Decoration
- This is a solar power smiling Jack-o-lantern decoration for a front lawn or similar. It is about 8" in diameter and has a daylight sensor that lights it up at night and turns it off during the day.
- Halloween Sound Activated Rocks GO BACK or BOO Yard Decorations
- These are 9.5" by 6 by 4 rocks that light up at night with a greeting for visitors. Choose either "Go Back" or "Boo". They are, of course, solar powered and have a daylight sensor.
- Solar Powered Halloween Lighted Skull Decoration
- This is exactly like the pumpkin decoration, but in a skull. It is also a little bigger than the Jack-o-Lantern (about 10").
Needless to say, they all come with the benefits that we come to expect from all solar lighting products, like: ease of installation, energy efficiency, versatility, etc. Not to mention, most traditional lights need to be either turned on and off manually, or attached to a timer. All of these solar holiday lights come with daylight sensors. It doesn't get more trouble free than that!
I hope this article was able to give you some ideas for the upcoming holidays.