There are numerous solar lights available on the market, especially now that solar power is becoming a more popular choice among consumers. Despite their popularity, non-renewable energy is still being used at a high frequency around the globe.
Choosing the best solar outdoor lights for your needs can be a daunting task, so I’m here to give you the best options available.
If you’ve attempted solar lights before and think that they pale in comparison to their electric counterparts, give one of these a shot and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Magictec solar spotlight is one of the best solar spot outdoor lights on the market. They come two in a pack and are affordable too. They give off a warm and inviting white light with just a hint of yellow and automatically turn on once the sun has set.
If you’re looking for something that is really easy on the eyes, but still bright enough to showcase your home, garden, or landscape, then I would suggest this one.
These lights have a high and low setting. The low setting should provide an adequate amount of light to illuminate your home, garden, yard, driveway, or walkway. If you want something really bright, the high setting would probably be best, but the low setting is so moderately bright that you may not even need the high setting.
These spotlights are long-lasting when they receive adequate sunlight; they last 10 hours or longer after being completely charged. Even after a cloudy and dreary day they should still stay brightly lit for several hours.
You also have the option to use the rechargeable battery. As opposed to some of the other spotlights on the market, there is little to no assembly required with these ones. You simply attach the light to the stake and they’re ready to be placed wherever you’d like.
This durable spotlight is also fully adjustable so that wherever it’s placed outdoors, it will receive all the power it needs from the sun. You can be certain that it will withstand all types of inclement weather such as heavy rain, snow, sleet, wind, and severe heat.
Not only is it a strong piece, but it also has a super sleek and modern design that is sure to complement any type of outdoor decor you might have around your home.
The BlackLemon solar spotlight is another reliable option for any kind of landscaping around your home, as well as to improve the safety of your home. They work best at close range but can be used at slightly longer distances as well.
They can be placed in the ground as accent lights or mounted on the wall for added security and come two in a pack. If you choose to mount your spotlights on a structure, the hardware is included.
These lights are fully adjustable, rotating 180 degrees so that the lights can be charged by the sun no matter where they are located outside. They should last you about 10 hours with a full charge, perhaps a bit less without access to full sunlight or on the higher of the two settings available.
Their appearance is very similar to that of #1 on our list, but the color of the light is more of a cool bright white shade, but these are likely the best bright white solar outdoor spotlights available. The lights are waterproof and heatproof too, so they will be able to handle any severe weather conditions that may come your way.
If you ever need to move these solar lights, it’s simple and convenient because the solar panels are attached to the lights. These are also a really affordable option and if for some reason you’re unable to obtain enough sunlight, it comes with a rechargeable battery.
If you’re looking for solar spotlights that are a little less noticeable than some of the others mentioned in this article, these twin lights by Solar Light Mart are an awesome choice.
Don’t let “mini” fool you, because these are surprisingly bright for their size. Each light fixture contains 60-100 lumens, which is lower than some of the other choices out there, but again they are still considerably bright.
They have a warm white glow that is suitable for a variety of outdoor uses. Plus, there are three brightness settings so you can change them accordingly.
They last anywhere from 5-15 hours, but it’s dependent on which brightness setting you have them on. The lower the brightness, the longer they last.
I love that these have sturdy aluminum stakes as opposed to the plastic ones that a lot of other solar spotlights have. These mini spotlights also come with a large remote solar panel, which makes it easier to gather a lot of sunlight from anywhere in your yard.
They are more expensive than some of the others listed and can be purchased as one pair per pack, but they are well worth the cost.
The Nekteck Solar Powered Garden Spotlight is ideal for those looking for something with a warm glow that they’d like to put in a garden, but it’s a good option for outdoor porches, patios, signs, driveways, or walkways too.
These lights put out 200 lumens per light, which is equivalent to 50 per LED bulb. This is their 4th generation spotlight available so it is an improvement from previous versions.
They give off a slightly yellower tint than some of the other warm white options in this list. It’s more of a low-voltage look, rather than a super bright LED look.
Despite its super warm and inviting hue, it’s still pretty bright but yet very easy on the eyes. These would probably work better as accent lights rather than as an added security feature because of their yellow appearance.
As with a lot of the other outdoor solar spotlights mentioned in this article, this one is also wall-mountable, or you can simply stick the stake in the ground. Both the stake and the wall-mounting hardware are included with the lights.
This is the first solar spotlight on our list that does not have multiple brightness settings, but it definitely doesn’t lack in performance.
They last approximately 6-10 hours once charging is complete. They work best in full sunlight, which is to be expected but will also work relatively well after an overcast day.
If you’re looking for spotlights that shine crisp, clear, and bright white, the Innogear may be an excellent option for you.
They work fabulously for all types of landscaping and safety needs: lighting a walkway or driveway for visitors, mounted on a wall for added security, or showing off beautiful trees and plants in the yard or garden.
Screws are included so that you can mount them if you choose, and the stake goes deep enough to remain stationary.
These lights work best if you have access to 4-5 hours of sunlight, which will give you long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing light throughout the night and into the next morning. If you don’t have access to a lot of sunlight on a particular day, there is also a rechargeable battery.
They come in a pack of four and contain four LED blubs that output a total of 200 lumens in each individual light.
The solar panels are also fully adjustable so that they can be angled to the best possible position for the maximum amount of sunlight. To assemble, simply attach the plastic stake to the light.
The URPOWER is a reasonably priced choice for those that are looking for a cool white light, which has a very slight blue tint. There is a high and low setting so these lights work well as a main light or an accent light.
These can be stuck into the ground with the included stake or mounted on a structure with the hardware that is included. The stake deep into the ground so that the light stays still against the elements.
In contrast to the conical shape that many other solar spotlights have, these lights are rectangular shape and contain six LED bulbs, at a 200 lumen output per light on the high setting. I think this shape gives the lights more of a commercial appearance, rather than a residential appearance.
So these would likely work best along walkways or driveways, or mounted on a structure such as your home, shed, or garage for additional home security.
They work stunningly from a distance if you’d like to illuminate a larger area, such as the front of your home.
They would even work nicely to show off landscaping such as trees, plants, and flowers at night. Because of the appearance of these lights and their durability I would highly recommend using them for additional security to your property.
These lights also have a rechargeable battery option if you don’t have full access to sunlight.
They are resistant to different types of weather such as heavy rain. In contrast with other lights listed, this option specifies a one-year warranty, which is an excellent added bonus in case of any possible issues throughout the life of the light.
URPOWER also offers lifetime customer service if you ever have any issues with your solar outdoor spotlights.
The SOLVAO Solar Spotlight offers a sleek and modern design, even it boasts an extra-large solar panel. The solar panel is also frosted to keep it free of dust and dirt.
These solar spotlights can be mounted anywhere, or placed in the ground with the sturdy plastic stake if you choose and have a good range of motion so that you can angle it any way you’d like. This is the third generation model of this spotlight, so it is an improvement of previous versions available.
This is another super bright option that will illuminate a variety of areas such as gardens, walkways, driveways, decks, pools, etc. It also works really well to illuminate areas upwards, such as trees and flagpoles.
These are 200 lumen output spotlights, which equates to 50 per LED bulb, so they’re also a good choice if you’re looking to have added safety and security to your home. Assembly is super simple; all you have to do is attach the stake and place them wherever you need.
These lights will turn on automatically when it gets dark, and turn off when the sun rises. The low setting will allow the light to function for even longer periods of time, as with other solar lights. SOLVAO specifies that this would be a great solar light to take with you if you go hunting or camping.
In addition, it’s got a rugged, weather-resistant body that will withstand many types of weather such as heavy rain, blowing snow, and high heat. As with some of the other spotlights in this article, it’s also a great low-cost choice to light up your life. You won’t be sacrificing practicality for affordability.
These VicTsing solar spotlights are made of rugged plastic and are large and sturdy enough to handle any weather, all year-round. They are fully adjustable and come in a pack of 4.
The light has the ability to adjust 90 degrees, while the solar panel can be adjusted 180 degrees which is convenient so you can angle them pretty much any way you want.
The stakes are also long enough that when positioned into the ground they will stay put.
They contain four LED bulbs in each light; each light is 50 lumens.
They’re bright enough to light up the front of a house for added security but are also suitable for use along a driveway or walkway, and anywhere else outdoors that you may need them. The lights are a cooler white, but not so much so that they have a blue appearance.
Once these lights are charged, you can get approximately 6-9 hours of use out of them. They have two different light intensities for your convenience. The low setting should last through the night and into the morning, but the high setting may not last the whole night.
This set is one of the more expensive options listed, but if you’re searching for something that comes four in a pack, they’re going to be a decent choice.
The W-Lite solar spotlight comes in two different colors: Daylight and Warm White. Both are suitable for a variety of uses: in the garden, in front of bushes, under flags or trees, in front of the house, or along a walkway.
They come with a large solar panel attached by a 9.8 ft. cable and are perfect if you don’t plan on spreading them extremely far apart.
However, they still offer plenty of flexibility and convenience for placement anywhere on your property.
For example, the lights can be placed in a shady area to accent bushes or trees, and the solar panel can be placed in an area that is more apt to receive a lot of sunlight.
Ideally, the solar panel should be in direct sunlight for around 6-8 hours for optimal use.
Alternatively, the lights are also rechargeable-battery-operated with a lifetime of up to 5000 hours. These lights only come with one brightness setting, which sets them apart from many of the other solar lights that can be purchased. Despite this, it’s still got a decent level of brightness to be used in a variety of ways.
The housing for the lights is made from aluminum, which makes it satisfactory in even the worst weather. On the other hand, the solar panel itself is made of durable plastic. The lights also come with an adjustable bracket for easy wall-mount installation and can be adjusted 90 degrees.
If you’re looking to purchase something with a square shape, rather than the conical shape like many of the others listed in this article, the Aptoyu could be a good fit for you.
As with the URPOWER, discussed above, the square shape of these lights gives them more of a commercial appearance and less of a residential appearance. It’s all a matter of personal preference.
The shape of these lights allows 9 LED bulbs (20 lumens per bulb) to be housed inside the weather-resistant casing, making for maximum brightness potential in this particular light. The total lumens per light totals to be slightly less than some of the other solar lights listed in this article, but it puts off a decent amount of light.
There are two levels of brightness that you can choose to use with these lights. You should get around 4-6 hours of light with the high setting, and about 8-12 hours on low mode. One press of the button turns on the low setting and the second press of the button turns on the high setting.
The light and solar panel on these units tilts up and down so that it can more easily be aimed at the sun, but it is not fully adjustable like some of the other models that have been listed.
These lights would probably be appropriate for use under a flag pole, in front of an address sign, or mounted on the wall for security reasons. The hardware needed to mount them to the wall is included in the package.
Hopefully, this article has helped you understand the different outdoor lights available out there and find the one that will be best suited to your needs. At the very least, you have a list of the best options on the market to help you make an educated decision before purchasing.
Solar lights are a wonderful addition to any outdoor space and can make beautiful landscape and safety improvements to your property. Don’t forget, they can save lots of money on electric bills and they have environmental benefits too.