12 Solar-Powered Landscape Lights You Haven’t Seen Before

Updated: Aug. 18, 2023

This is not your typical solar landscape lighting.

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Flaming Solar Powered Path Lights

These unusual solar-powered path lights mimic the flickering flames of tiki torches. And they never need rechargeable batteries. They collect solar energy all day, then automatically turn on at dusk, casting soft, pleasant light. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most breathtaking outdoor lighting looks to take your backyard oasis to the next level.

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Brick Solar Pathway Lighting

This integrated solar lamp design creates a beautiful hue from the ground up. Designed for pavement illumination, these outdoor walkway lights fit seamlessly in the ground, making for an incredibly natural look. You may also like these stay-put solar powered path lights.

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Hanging Solar Lanterns

Want to take it back a couple of decades with your landscape lighting? These hanging solar lanterns create a sultry ambiance for those late-night summer backyard parties. Hang them on a porch, in the trees or from a pergola, or set them right on a table top. With proper sun exposure, the lanterns will turn on automatically last for eight hours or more.

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Solar Star Lanterns

Make your starry night a little brighter with these solar lanterns. The versatile lanterns can be hung from trees or placed on the ground, say to line a walkway. Place them in direct sunlight for maximum display after sunset.

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Solar-Powered Garden Chandelier Planter

This stunning iron chandelier and planter will bring a new level of elegance to your landscape lighting. Perfect for after-dark outdoor dining, each lamp contains an integrated solar panel on top that recharges the batteries in six hours and powers the lights for up to eight hours. See where to place landscaping lighting for the best effect.

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Solar Garden Light Gnome

This adorable solar garden light gnome is great for gardens, walkways, steps and cottages. The solar panel collects sunlight and converts it to electrical power stored in the rechargeable battery, so you can illuminate your yard with this fun little character.

If a gnome isn’t what you’re looking for, you may want to check out these beautiful outdoor lighting looks for your yard.

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Solar-Powered Robot Home & Garden Statue

Add a little character to your landscape lighting with this solar-powered robot statue. Simply place the robot in a sunny spot, and the solar-powered eyes and chest of the robot will automatically illuminate when it gets dark. You’ll get up to eight hours of use on a full charge. Are you fascinated by robots?

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Mosaic Solar Landscape Lighting

This LED landscape lighting smoothly flickers in a pattern of rainbow colors when in color-changing mode. Use the innovative design to set the mood as a beautiful table lamp for your dinner parties, or to light your yard or walkway. Don’t forget about your deck! Here’s how to install deck lighting.

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Deck Step Solar Powered Path Lights

These deck step solar panels will gather and store sunlight even on overcast days, so you can have a beautiful glow lighting your stairs and walkways after sunset. Featuring a waterproof stainless steel finish, they provide six to eight hours of light to keep you safe even on the darkest nights. Here are the best solar camping lights.

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Solar-Powered Fence Post Cap

For landscape lighting that creates a subtle outline around your yard, try out these solar-powered fence post caps. These outdoor walkway lights are a great way to softly illuminate your outdoor walkway, yard or staircase. Thinking about installing a fence? Check out these 10 modern fence ideas for your backyard.

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Crane Pathway Solar Powered Landscape Lights

This delicate crane features a feathered filigree design that holds an integral solar panel. Charged by the sun, the metal silhouette creates a glowing sculpture for your yard. You can control the LED by an accessible on-off switch. When fully charged, it provides up to six hours of light. You can even buy a few of these beautiful birds and stagger them along your walkway.

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Solar Fairy String Lights

Illuminate the night for a wedding or party with these dainty solar fairy string lights. The tiny specs of light throughout the branches above will create a magical feeling all around. You’ll get 100 LED bulbs and an on/off switch; the lights take four to eight hours to charge. Here’s helpful information on outdoor low-voltage lighting.

Want even more magic in your yard? Check out these 15 breathtaking DIY fairy gardens.

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