Aside from them being durable in all types of weather conditions, they are easy to maintain, energy-saving, and don’t cost anything extra to operate or run.
But which solar lights should you choose?
Below, we’ve rounded up the best Solar Garden Lights currently on the market in Australia.
Who doesn’t love a well-lit path? With these Hoselink Solar Path Lights, you’ll be able to illuminate your outside areas and garden paths in style.
The pack of two lights is an attractive, practical way to light up your yard without running the risk of tripping and falling over in the dark.
The lights emit a dim light until it detects motion. When motion is detected they switch to a brighter light setting for 20 seconds. Their pale-yellow tone is easy on the eyes, but still bright enough to see where you’re going.
The installation of these lights couldn’t be easier – there’s no wiring required!
Each light has an integrated rechargeable lithium battery that can be recharged by its solar panel during daylight hours.
The solar panel also includes a built-in light sensor that automatically detects when the sun has gone down and will then activate the light. Likewise, it automatically turns it off again at dawn.
These lights are 100% waterproof and feature rustproof ABS materials.
Geecol Solar String Lights are weatherproof and bright enough to light up any party. They’re sturdy and durable—these lights will last all season and then some.
And if that wasn’t enough, they’re solar powered so they’ll save you money on your energy bill. Plus, they have light sensors so they’ll turn themselves on at dusk and off at dawn.
These lights have 15 hanging sockets and are made with heavy-duty rubber so they can withstand any weather. If you’re looking to set a mood (or just keep things well-lit), these are the lights for you.
If brightness is your priority, check out the Zeefo Wireless Double Solar Motion Sensor Lights.
Measuring a super bright 1200 lumens thanks to 228 LED lamp beads, they’ll keep you ahead of the curve on all things visibility.
You can use them as security lights around your home and garden, or just as a way to make sure you never accidentally trip on the stairs at night again.
The lights have three smart motion sensor modes: full brightness mode, half brightness, and dim light sensor mode.
They also have high-efficiency solar panels, 2200mAh large capacity rechargeable batteries, and an IP65 Waterproof rating. And installation is as easy as can be!
Ever wanted to turn your backyard into an illuminated wonderland? Well now you can, with these Solar Wall Lamps.
These solar lamps are the perfect way to give your garden some extra sparkle without breaking the bank (or wasting energy).
Each lamp is equipped with an AA battery that is charged by the sunlight, so you never have to worry about flipping on a switch. It can be installed anywhere including under the roof, or fixed on the fence.
Each of these solar lamps has two 0.06-watt LEDs inside that provide 0.12-watt lighting, so they are super bright but won’t hurt your eyes.
This pack includes 12 wall lamps—so if you want to line a walkway or outdoor patio, this is the product for you.
The Hoselink Adjustable Solar Garden Spotlight is an easy-to-use solar light that allows you to control exactly where and how your garden is lit at night.
This relocatable solar light can be positioned for optimum sun exposure, as the solar panel is fully adjustable.
Simply choose from the three lighting modes to find the brightness of light that works best for your garden, and adjust to ensure that the spotlight is angled properly to meet your needs.
Whether you are looking for a soft glow or a bright beam of light, this product is perfect for illuminating walkways or creating a special mood in your outdoor space.
This spotlight is also 100% waterproof and weather-resistant, so it will endure even on rainy nights.
What to consider when looking for solar garden lights
How do solar lights work?
Solar garden lights are powered by sunlight, not electricity.
In the daytime, a battery absorbs energy from the sun and stores it for use at night.
When darkness falls the light sensor turns on a small LED bulb that casts a soft glow.
The bulbs in solar garden lights aren’t usually as bright as mains powered lights, but they can be left on all night and are safe to touch.
Do solar lights work in winter?
Yes, they do! Solar garden lights will continue to charge and light up even when it’s cold or cloudy. It just may take longer for them to fully charge during these conditions.
You may also find that your chosen model has fewer hours of operation during winter or particularly gloomy weather conditions.
Are solar lights waterproof?
This depends on the model you choose but most have an IP44 rating which means they’re protected against splashes of water, rain and snow.
Avoid submerging your chosen model in water though as this may damage them beyond repair so always check the product details before purchase.
Which type of solar light is best for my needs?
When choosing a new outdoor lighting fixture for your home, there are many things to consider.
Ask yourself where you want to place your lights before starting your search.
Outdoor wall sconces can be placed on the side of your house and illuminate an entryway or garden walkway.
Hanging fixtures like pendants can be used to highlight design elements on porches or patios.
Motion sensor accent lighting is great for securing homes from intruders at night by illuminating previously dark areas around doors and other entrances.
Uplights can be placed under trees or near architectural elements such as columns or statues.
If you have a fenced-in area such as a pool, deck or patio, post mount lights can help provide illumination while beautifying these spaces as well.
For landscaping areas that need flexible lighting options without having an electrical power source available in all locations (such as around a pond), you will want submersible landscape lighting fixtures.
Finally, if you have a garden area that requires nighttime illumination without any ambient light sources nearby (i.e., street lamps) then well light fixtures may work best for highlighting certain plants or flowers in these areas.
They also work well when placed close together along walkways so they “wash” an area with light rather than just providing directional illumination when used individually (as pathway lights do).
Solar garden light FAQs
What are the different types of solar lights?
There are five main types of solar lights: spotlights, path lights, garden stakes, lanterns and light strings. Pick your favourite or mix and match to create the perfect ambience in your yard.
How many lumens do you need for garden lights?
Here are some guidelines for choosing the right lumens for garden lights: Landscape lights (general lighting): 50-300 lumens. Path lights (around a walk, patio, etc.): 100-200 lumens. Landscape spotlights (lighting something specific like a tree or pathway): 120 lumens.