Green living is quickly becoming the most important thing we can do in the fight against the climate crisis the planet is facing. While it can seem daunting, there are many simple things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint and to ensure we’re living in a way that doesn’t negatively impact the planet.
One of the most simple changes to make is the investment in solar powered lights. This doesn’t necessarily mean installing a massive solar panel on the top our houses – the change can be done by purchasing a few specific solar powered bulbs.
Investing in solar lights for your home is one of the small changes you can make to reduce your energy usage. Not only that, over time, using solar powered lights will save you time, money and a lot of hassle.
These solar garden lights are similar to the round ground lights but are an even more charming, whimsical option.
This set comes with eight lights, so is of great value if you’ve got a longer path or a larger garden.
They’re also a great option for dotting around your front yard or back garden.
The decorative design of these lights will provide a lovely, soft glow to your garden at night time and will create a beautiful pattern on the grass, turning your garden into a magical fairyland.
Your friends and neighbors will definitely be jealous!
Plus, these are also water resistant and completely hassle-free, switching on and off as the sun sets and rises.
At the price of $18.69 for eight lights, these are a cost-efficient and energy-efficient must-have.
Pros & Benefits:
Stylish design looks great and casts a beautiful shadow – your garden will look like something out of a fairytale
Weather resistant materials used – these lights will withstand all types of weather
On/off switch means you can save up the charged battery if they’re not in use – if you’re going away, or if you prefer not to waste battery while you’re not in the garden, an easy switch means you can turn the lights off
Soft lighting won’t overpower or blind you – the design of the casing means the light is dispersed in a pleasant and unobtrusive way
These copper string lights are another wonderful option for adding some whimsy and style to your garden.
Because they’re so small, these lights can be strung up almost anywhere, looking lovely in your trees, on your balcony, or framing your doorway.
These can even be used at Christmastime as a festive addition to your front yard.
At 16ft long, these $12.99 lights are great value.
They will cover just about any space at this length.
They also come with an on/off switch, so you can save even more of the battery charge if you don’t need them on all night long.
These lights also come with eight different modes, so you can experiment with a variety of settings for different occasions.
They will even remember your last mode setting with their memory function, so you can have them on your favorite setting automatically.
Pros & Benefits:
8 modes with memory function to save last used mode – various blinking and flashing modes are available, and when you switch them off, these intelligent lights will remember your last setting for the next time they’re switched on
These outdoor lights are great for your security needs.
Providing a bright floodlight, these lights are powered by a motion sensor.
At night, they will come on with soft light and will then go up to their full brightness upon detecting movement.
These lights are perfect if you live in a relatively isolated area and are worried about security, but they’re also a great option for a garage or front door, as they will provide a bright, automatic light to help you easily see your way from your garage to your front door.
No more phone flashlights!
The motion sensor also works up to 16.4 FT away.
Their maximum brightness is 330LM, so you don’t need to worry about them being too dim!
Pros & Benefits:
Stay on dim and brighten when motion is sensed – you’ll always have some level of light, but the brightness will increase when someone is closeby
Waterproof and rustproof – will resist all types of weather with its stainless steel design
Extra effective solar panel – this panel soaks up even the faintest of sun rays
Charges quickly in four to six hours and stay for eight to twelve hours
Sensor distance of 16.4 FT – even if you’re far away, the sensor will switch the light on and it isn’t much use to have the light turn on when you’re directly underneath it!
These lights come in a pack of twelve and are perfect for lighting your outdoor stairway.
Each light has 3 lumens, so will give off a subtle light that won’t overwhelm, but will give you just enough illumination per step to see your way up the stairs in the dark.
These lights are an essential addition to your front or back yard if you have any stairs.
They’re great value as they’re incredibly durable and can withstand any weather conditions no matter how extreme.
Installation of these lights is quick and easy, as they come with screws or can be secured with double sided tape.
This means you can test them out in different locations before committing to screwing them in.
Pros & Benefits:
Made with poly silicon and are therefore extremely durable – wind, rain, sleet or snow, these lights will not be affected by any weather conditions (or heavy footed visitors!)
Small three lumen lights will not overpower a stairway but will provide just enough light for safe walking at night – because these lights are designed to light one step at a time, the lower light level is perfect
Will last longer than other models and stay rust-free
Only takes 4-5 hours to charge and turns on automatically at dusk – even on cloudy days, these lights will find a way to charge
This four pack of camping lanterns is another good option for solar powered lights to take on trips or outdoor excursions.
While these are much larger than the portable flashlights, these camping lanterns can rest easily on the ground and provide an excellent light source if you’re spending lots of time outside with no other light available.
These also come with the brilliant feature of a USB port so you can charge your phones or tablets in emergencies or when you’re on a camping trip with no access to power.
This is a great safety feature which means you’ll have access to the outside world if you ever need it.
Another feature, these lanterns are collapsible and compact, making them easy to transport and store.
They will fit into most bags once collapsed so you can carry them easily from place to place.
Pros & Benefits:
Can be used by solar power or battery – even if they lose their charge, these lights come with batteries so will last extra long
USB port for charging your devices – perfect for trips where you may not have a plug socket, these lanterns have the dual purpose of being chargers as well
Great for emergencies – will give you full lighting in the case of a power outage or power cut and will last long enough to keep you going until the power is back
Button for turning off or adjusting brightness
Lights up to eight hours – will see you through the whole night!
Collapsible, portable design – while they give off lots of light, they can be collapsed for carrying around in your bag