With all the stick we get about greening our homes, recycling this and reusing that, it was only a matter of time before it hit Christmas fairy lights. But to be honest, I think this is one of the better ideas. I mean, if you are going to string lights up outside in the garden, you may as well take advantage of the natural sunlight no? With this in mind, we have selected the best solar powered fairy lights so you can put up as many as you like!
These lights produce as much light as mains powered versions, simply wrap around your favourite tree or garden chair and let them soak up the sun.. Once night has fallen the lights will have enough juice to last 20 hours. There’s even six lighting modes, so you can alternate between a steady pulse, fast flashing and normal mood lighting. Also available in a 5,10 or 28 metre cable the solar panel and control box are all fully weather resistant. There’s no fidgety wiring, so you can get them working straight out of the box and they even have different time modes, so you can optimise them when the winter sunlight takes over. Let the sun add a little light to your garden 24 hours a day. www.thehut.com
These lights are as bright as mains powered Fairy lights but you don’t have to plug them in. Once night has fallen the lights will have enough juice to last 20 hours. There’s even six lighting modes, so you can alternate between a steady pulse, fast flashing and always having the lights switched on. The lights are available in a 5, 10 or 28 metre cable or as a Solar Net which can be hung on your garden wall or draped over garden furniture. The solar panel and control box are all fully weather resistant. There’s no fidgety wiring, so you can get them working straight out of the box and they even have different time modes, so you can optimise them when the winter sunlight takes over. www.iwantoneofthose.comSolar Fairy Lights 50 LEDs – £9.49
These Solar Fairy Lights are great at any time of year! They come as a string of 50 decorative white lights containing solar powered energy saving LEDs. Great for decorating shrubs, parasols or for parties! Also great for Christmas too! There is a choice of of three different settings: twinkling, flashing or constant light modes. Powered by separate solar panel so can be used in shady areas. Automatically comes on at dusk. Easy set up, no wiring or operating costs. Simply install and enjoy! www.amazon.co.uk
Solar Powered Multi-Coloured 100 LED Fairy Lights over 10m. This solar light charges in direct sunlight for 6 to 8 hours illumination. Illuminate your garden with bright and multi-coloured lights, ideal for parties and barbecues, and outdoor living. 100 multi colour LED solar lights are powered by a small solar panel, which is easily positioned using the garden stake provided. At 1.5m long, they provide a great decoration for any garden and work especially well on plant arrangements, borders or window boxes. These garden lights are weatherproof and have a multi function setting which allows you to choose from eight settings for the LED’s. Simply place them outside, switch them on and choose your setting! www.lights4fun.co.ukPowerbee Endurance Solar Fairy Lights 120 Quality Superbright LED’s – £24.95
Solar Fairy Lights with a powerful high quality crystaline solar panel and 120 quality weatherproof superbright LED’s. Ideal for creating that special magical mood for parties, porches, pergolas, ponds or just enjoying your garden all year round. These are truly beautiful solar fairy lights are very simple to install with no mains wiring making them far safer than any mains equivalent lights. These solar fairy lights recharge themselves during the day from light and, when they sense darkness falls, automatically switch on and light up for up to 12 hours every night. The unit also has an on/off and auto function and a total of 7 different selectable flashing modes for that special occasion. www.amazon.co.uk