Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Awesome Solar Lights set the Mood Beautifully - A Product Review

Summertime and the Living is Easy!

During the warm months of the year, it's really nice to be able to spend as much of that time as possible outdoors.  The lovely evenings are just so nice with warm breezes blowing and all the lovely scents and sounds of summer filling the air.  With a little bit of planning, you can make your backyard into an evening wonderland.  The addition of Fairy Lights in the trees, around the fence and over a pergola will allow you to enjoy that outdoors for hours after the sun goes down.



If you have taken the time to really make your space beautiful and useful, I'm sure that you would have added some fairy lights to your space.  My niece loves her fairy lights and has made their pool area and the kids play area like a magical place to be.  There is enough light to keep the kids swimming well after the sun has gone down.  With this summer of 2020 being one of the hottest so far, the kids are enjoying the added time they have in the water.





Wonderful, Beautiful and Economical Solar Lights

Years ago we would never have thought to add this kind of lighting anywhere. You would have to have a power source installed.  And then it was just too expensive to plug all those lights in.  Just think of the added costs when Christmas rolls around and the decorations are all up, the difference in the Hydro bills was sometimes staggering.  

Well, that is not a problem anymore.  Solar technology has come a long way in making outdoor lighting not only beautiful and functional, but it is affordable too.  LED lights make them bright and most important, they are waterproof.  So it doesn't matter if they get wet!   The initial cost is in purchasing the lights.  Once you have them, there is no further cost involved anymore.  The only thing you have to think about is placing the solar panel somewhere where the sun will shine on it for at least 6 to 8 hours a day.  The longer the sunshines on the solar panel, the longer the lights will glow into the night.  Mine usually turn on about 8:45 in the evening and they are still lit at 4:30 in the morning.  

You don't even have to buy all your lights at the same time.

If you are on a budget, then buy one or two strings of these solar lights at a time.  Whatever you can afford, and then the following year purchase another couple of sets.  Depending on how much light you want in your yard, you may stop with just one string.  If you are truly an outdoorsy type in the summer, you may opt for many more.  My niece and her family, spend all their evening outdoors, so they have outfitted their area with lights so that the kids can go swimming right into the wee hours.  After all it is summer and school is out!  

As you can see from these pictures, her home is done with all white fairy lights, but they also come in colors. The colored lights have programs attached so that they can fade, or twinkle on and off, or run like a billboard.  You choose how you want the lights to act.    

Fairy lights can even make the garden path glow!  You can take a walk through the grass and check for nightlife in the flower beds. Moths love the fairy lights, coming out and enjoying them as well.   Pets sure don't mind having their yard lit up!  You might even appreciate that you can check where your dogs or cats are and if there are any unwanted critters about!  Having your yard lit up can save you the trouble of giving Fido a Skunk bath!  Skunks are nocturnal, so beware.  Fairy lights on the Patio are wonderful when you have company.  No more trying to see each other in the dark.  You can still bring out some candles for ambiance if you wish, but the fairy lights themselves would be enough.

Let your imagination run wild and stir up some interest in the great outdoors!  Even after the kids have gone to bed, it's nice to take a glass of wine, some cheese and crackers and just wind down under the magic of the fairy lights and the stars.  It's a great way to relax your mind and body!

For myself personally, the only other thing I would add to my enchanting backyard, would be a nice wireless speaker playing some soft music. You can use your playlist from your phone, tablet, Amazon Music and so much more on them.   Tracey from ReviewThisReviews.com had a great wireless speaker featured you can read her review here: OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker.


Don't let the summer months go by without enjoying them fully.  Evenings outdoors are wonderful and relaxing for mind, body and spirit.  Everyone I know can really use this relaxation these days.


All the pictures in this post are from my niece's home (Tara Hocaliuk)  shared with her permission.





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13 comments:

  1. Wow! I love your niece's pool and fairy lights. They really add a fun and festive glow to pool/deck! We've been using solar fairy lights for the outdoor Christmas decorations (with no close outlet) and have been very pleased!

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    1. I really think these fairy lights are awesome. We have some on our balcony too and sit out there most evenings just watching the sky turn such beautiful colors. It gives us a nice warm cozy feeling being out there with these lights just glowing in the foreground.

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  2. Fairy lights can indeed make a backyard area a delightful place to spend the evening hours. And, I learned of an added bonus to those solar garden lights yesterday while talking with a neighbor about our recent storm-related power outage. She said they brought their solar LED garden/lawn lights inside and they provided enough light to get around the house by for several hours.

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    1. Yes, I forgot to mention that. When we were in our home, we did the same thing. Brought in all the solar lights and had no problem with seeing where everything was. It was an interesting lighting option.

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  3. Your niece's home is stunningly beautiful! It looks like a magazine cover. We have several neighbors who have the solar fairy lights in their yards too. They really do make the backyard more "livable" for humans after dark. They don't seem to draw bugs either (like standard light bulbs do), which is really awesome! Solar fairy lights are definitely the way to go when lighting you backyard, for beauty and ambiance.

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    1. She is a very talented young lady. Her yard in the summer and really all year round is so pretty with the fairy lights all over. Even in the dead of winter, these lights come on and make all the snow magical in a whole new way.

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  4. I love the magical effect created by these solar fairy lights. It's always amazing what a difference mood lighting can make in any area of the home or yard. I have purchased several strings of solar lighting for my pine trees outdoors, but the deer keep munching through the wires!

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    1. You need to move those lights further up in the trees Diana, or put them under a porch awning where the deer won't be so attracted to them. But you know that! I love the feeling of sitting out there under these twinkling lights, it's magical and very ethereal! A great place to wind down that's for sure.

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  5. I’ve always adored fairy lights! I’ve never seen solar powered ones before - what a wonderful idea! Your niece’s home, pool and surrounding area are gorgeous, and the twinkling fairy lights really add a magical aura.

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    1. Thank you Margaret for your kind words. My niece is a very talented young lady and has ideas that she makes come to life. Her yard is enchanting and very inviting. It's a lovely place to sit and relax, enjoy other people's company and yes, her family loves it. The kids even go swimming really late and parent's are not worried because the visibility is great!

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  6. I love fairy lights. The pool area looks fantastic! So pretty. I'm looking for some lights to fill a corner in our backyard - thanks for suggesting these, I'll take a closer look at them. I really like these!

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    1. Oh a dark corner in the yard is the perfect place for some of these fairy lights. It really does make a statement to light up your yard and make the most of it everyday. Even in the winter months the fairly lights will add a punch in an otherwise blank space. I want to see pictures Barbara, because I know you will make it awesome.

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  7. That pool area with the fairy lights is GORGEOUS! I have used very short strings of solar lights at The Shack (my favorite was an extremely short string of blinking Christmas lights). But I never imagined using them on a larger scale. This post gives me ideas! Thank you.

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