Our daily dose of sunshine does more than provide us with light and vitamin D. Without the sun, most vegetation and living organisms would not survive on earth. Let’s take a minute and geek out on some fun facts about that bright star in our sky that provides so much power to our universe:
- The sun (or sol) is the center of our solar system.
- The sun is a mixture of all colors which appear white to our eyes.
- In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in a year.
- The energy from our sun is the most abundant energy source on earth (aka solar power).
What is solar power?
Solar power is the conversion of the sun’s light into electricity. Some great advantages of solar power are that it reduces your electricity bill, it is a renewable energy source and it can be used for diverse purposes. Solar power can be used for almost anything and everything from powering automobiles, charging your electronic devices or even decorating your yard. The list below outlines five fun solar-powered yard items to spruce up your front or back lawn.
25 Fun Solar Powered Yard Decor Ideas
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Who needs a green thumb when you can have these beautiful flowers with no pruning or watering required. All you need is a little sunlight and you have yourself a stress-free, no-maintenance garden. Flowers no longer need to be seasonal to survive or look great. Solar-powered flowers are exquisitely designed to imitate the look and feel of real flowers with fabric petals, plastic stems, and vibrant colors. These flowers use the sun’s light to charge during the day to automatically illuminate in the dark at night. This eliminates the needs for any messy wiring, timers or use of your electricity. These solar-powered flowers are waterproof, easy to install and will add just the right pop of color to any garden, lawn, walkway or patio.
This product would look absolutely perfect nestled in your solar-powered garden or corner of your patio. These birdbaths come in many different sizes, colors, and designs. The solar panels on these baths are either on the bath directly or have separate panel(s) that can move about your space, within a close distance from the bath to capture maximum power from the sun’s rays. The solar panels for these baths are what energize the bird bath’s pump to keep the water flowing. You will no longer need to fuss with a messy pump or pick a specific location for electrical needs. This is the perfect addition to spruce up your yard or garden and your birds will thank you later.
Save money on wiring and add appealing accent to any walkway, bed of mulch just neatly laid and edged perfectly or those freshly trimmed shrubs that took hours to shape just right. Solar-powered accent lighting comes in an array of lamp shade shapes, colors, and sizes. Most designs allow you to remove the end cap and literally push into the ground. These lights are also made from quality material to withstand most weather conditions. This is another neat product where all you need is free energy from the sun for illumination to begin at night and turn off at dusk. Good landscaping deserves to be highlighted and shown off to your neighbors!
Light up any event space, backyard or garden area with these waterproof, multi-method light changing bulbs. The string of bulbs is 50 feet in length and contains 52 bulb pieces (50 pieces for the string of lights and 2 additional bulbs). The lights contain an on/off switch and are ideal for indoor and outdoor spaces.
If you want to add some function to your stylish yard, look into a solar-powered table to add as a great feature. The tabletop uses solar energy to charge the battery pack inside. This battery pack has ports to hook up your electronics and charge away without worrying about those devices dying. The table not only serves the purpose of recharging your low batteries but it is also an attractive furniture piece and good conversation starter with your neighbor.
Let the chimes do their magic in transforming your outdoor space into a relaxing atmosphere. The solar-powered chimes come in an array of color variations, shapes, sizes and fun designs such as butterflies, seashells or even crystal balls. These chimes come with an automatic sensor to turn on the lighting automatically at dark from all the energy it received from the sun during your daytime hours. All you have to do is make sure to hang the chime is in direct sunlight and it will definitely add a great feel to your lawn or garden.
Who says mason jars are only for using as glassware or storing your grandma’s homemade jam. What better way to add a backyard southern feel than to add some lighted mason jar accents. Each order contains four jars and each jar is filled with 20 warm-colored lights and even a copper wire for hanging.
These premium iron and rustproof moon stakes are perfect for your outdoor lighting needs. These stakes come in a package of two, they are rustproof, waterproof and add a touch of warm lighting to any outdoor living space. If you are not satisfied with these stakes, the company also provides a 60 days money back guaranteed… what is the harm in trying them out!
Add a bit of fun and whimsy to your garden this Spring with these bug, bird, and butterfly lights. Each set comes with a dragonfly, hummingbird, and butterfly to add a delightful fairytale touch to your tranquil garden. These high quality bugs and birds are water resistant and have seven color changing LED lights. The figurines are attached to a stainless steel and ABS plastic stake with an estimated height of 30 inches.
This solar-powered glass mosaic globe adds a nice romantic touch to any table centerpiece. It comes in two colors, multi-colored and stars with two lighting modes (single-mode and color-changing mode). This light feature is great indoors and out, and with its automatic on and off functionality you never have to worry about an increase in your electrical bill.
These easy to install, acrylic bubble garden stakes are great for lighting any pathway. There is no wiring required. It is as easy as unscrewing the cap, turning on the switch, connecting the pieces and directly inserting it into the soil. Then Voila! You have your very own grounded lightsaber.
This string of lights is the perfect decoration to add antique flame effects. The string of 8 balls is 10 feet in length, is waterproof and even comes with a remote control. The remote can assist with adjusting the speed of the flame flashing from slow, medium, fast or steady. These flame lights are safer than the real thing and are sure to add a pleasant glow.
Twinkle, twinkle solar powered star lights. No wire, no outlets and no additional electrical fee to add to your bill. These twinkle star lights stretch 40 feet, are designed to be heat and waterproof and guaranteed satisfaction or money back. Everyone needs additional stars to make a wish.
Energy-saving and environmentally friendly raindrop lights with high brightness and pure light color, these lights can display as icicle snow string lights or cascading LED lighting. Perfect for windows, courtyards, or any celebratory event space.
Waterproof starfish string lights are here to weather out the rain and snow. This 20-foot string of 30 led lights can supply continuous lighting for up to 8 hours and suitable for all types of decor. These stings come in three colors: multi-color, blue and white.
With automatic daytime charging by the sun, these torch lights consist of 96 LEDs. There are dozens of flickering options to help any driveway, garden, poolside and patio lighting dance. Charging time is approximately 8-10 hours with lighting capacity at 8 hours in the summer and 5 hours in the winter.
Choose from three different colored gnomes: yellow hat, red hat or blue hat. These little guys are powered by a solar panel in their back. Just in case they do not get enough sun during the day, the gnome comes with a rechargeable battery so they can be lit even on your gloomiest days.
Pink birds are enough to spice up any lawn, garden, walkway or patio. These large solar-powered flamingos measure 2 feet tall, they are made of both metal and plastic and are sure to brighten any mood in all kinds of weather.
Solar Powered Holiday Decorations
These orange jack-o-lanterns are sure to make your next Halloween party full of spooky fun. These LED solar powered string lights work up to 8 hours after consuming direct sunlight and are waterproof so they can work both indoor and outdoor for any party or gathering.
These hassle-free, eco-friendly bat lights are sure to brighten any Halloween gathering and ensure a fantastic holiday. Once these bats have had time to charge by the sun’s light, they can last between 8-10 hours, indoor our outdoor. Give your guests something fun to talk about.
Wanting to create the perfect graveyard for your next holiday, make sure to grab one of these solar powered graveyard skeletons. This skeleton is made of composite resin, hand painted and polished individually. Your skeleton prefers to be situated as a porch light or tree decoration. It can also be used outdoors, but make sure to UV coat the statue to avoid chipping and discoloration.
Add Christmas cheer to your winter weather with two red snowbirds decorated with red berries, green plants, bright poinsettia flowers and shimmering light that emit a warm, glowing look. These decorative snowbird stakes would look fabulous on your front porch, terrace or driveway.
Create a festive feel with these solar-powered snowflakes that will add a pop of color from dusk until dawn. Add these bright colored lights to trees, patios, gazebos, windows, etc. The lights come in three shades: multi-colored, white and warm lighting.
These color-changing LED snowmen light decorations will definitely add holiday cheer to your yard this year. The stakes are made from stainless steel and ABS plastic to easily insert into the ground in direct sunlight during the day to ensure true illumination in the evening. These little snowmen have no required wiring and are sure to add calming color light to any driveway, walkway or flowerbed.
These packs of 2 angel lights are attached to a lighted LED stake to add more color when decorating your space of choice. These angels are waterproof and no extra wiring is needed. Spread their wings to the sun and watch them glow.
Today, there are so many gadgets and different technologies that use solar power. Companies are realizing that consumers are becoming more environmentally aware and have a lot of interest in purchasing solar-powered products. As technology continues to advance there will surely be more fun yard decorations to come our way so sit back, plan out your springtime garden needs, and make sure to add a few pops of solar-powered lighting so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor both day and night.
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