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Modern Solar Powered Lights

Author: Sarah Wigmore
Published: April 22, 2014

Solar Powered Lights have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years largely due to energy efficient LED technology but also thanks to technological advances in solar cells and batteries. Poor quality solar powered lights are now a thing of the past. Today’s lights can illuminate your outdoor space to great effect and most no longer require bright sunshine to charge up making them ideal for all-year-round use.

From attractive feature lighting to PIR security lights we will show you an energy free and safe way to light up your garden using the power of the sun.

LEDs for Powering Outdoor Lights

LEDs score highly on energy efficiency as they require very little power. They are also robust, have an extensive lifespan and at the same time produce a bright light making them ideal for solar powered lights.

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Feature Lights


Strategically placed solar powered lighting can bring your garden to life after dark allowing you to socialise and entertain outside way into the small hours. Illuminating automatically at dusk and switching off again at dawn the Quarter Solar Stake Light has modern style and as it does not rely on mains electricity can be freely dotted around your garden or used to highlight paths, driveways or your patio.

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For a little bit of traditional charm take a look at the Assisi Solar LED Lantern. Blending the style of a bygone era with modern LED technology, this handsome outdoor solar light will illuminate your garden into the twilight hours with no addition to your electricity bills.

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Fairy Lighting

Fairy lights wrapped around trees, a garden trellis, a parasol or hung around a doorway can look particularly enchanting. A solar powered option can be positioned at any distance from the house and will produce a mains-equivalent light. Why not try the Everbright Solar Fairy Lights - Warm White - 300 LED with a multi-mount installation system for added flexibility.

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Functional Lighting


Solar powered lights are now strong enough to be used as security lighting for areas out of reach of the mains electricity supply such as a garden shed. The Astron Solar PIR LED Floodlight is an award winning option with a total light output of 265 lumens on a par with that produced by a mains floodlight. It has an integrated PIR Sensor too so is activated when it senses movement.

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Use a solar powered spotlight to highlight features in your garden such as trees or shrubbery or use to illuminate pathways after dark. Choose super bright LEDs such as those found in the Helios Solar LED Spotlight. This spotlight illuminates at dusk and turns off automatically at daylight.


To reduce your carbon footprint and bring a magical glow to your exterior space, consider all the benefits of today’s solar powered lights. With no need for an electrician or a mains power supply, LED solar powered lights are the way forward.

For our full range see our solar lights section.

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