Best Outdoor Solar Lights for Thrifter 2020

Adding solar lights to your property is an easy way to bring lights to new spaces without running wires, and one of the best parts is that it won't add to your electric bill. These days the outdoor solar lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, brightnesses, and more. Whether you are looking to put in some path lights, top your fence posts, or want a flood light, these are the best options that you can get right now.

Barely noticable: Yunlights Solar Ground Lights

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This eight pack of lights push into your lawn and sit nearly flush with the ground for an ultra-clean look once they are installed. Each puck has 9 LEDs built-in and they can be left in year-round without any worries.

$32 at Amazon

Multi-use lights: Aootek Solar Outdoor Lights

These lights have three optional modes to use (motion, permanently on, and smart brightness control) and can detect people from up to 26 feet away. They are super bright, waterproof, and offer wide-angle illumination.

$46 at Amazon

Light your path: Beau Jardin Solar Pathway Lights

These great-looking lights from Beau Jardin are bright enough to illuminate your walkway and they look great in the process. It comes with four lights that output six lumens each, and they are designed to hold up to rain, snow, and more.

$30 at Amazon

Highlight the landscape: Litom Solar Landscape Spotlights

The 12 LEDs in the hood of Litom's solar landscape spotlights emit a cool white light. Stake these in the ground, and 600 lumens cast a wide light around doorways, walking paths, patios, and gardens. Litom's solar lights are weatherproof and can be used year-round.

$35 at Amazon

String them up: Brightech Ambience Pro

Add some warm lighting to your outdoor space with 27 feet of string lights that offer a nice glow that isn't overly bright. It takes about six hours of sunlight to fully charge the lights, and they are designed to withstand all the elements so you can leave them up all year long.

$65 at Amazon

Automatically engaged: Baxia Technology Motion Sensor Lights

With solar panels fixed to the top of each light source, this four-pack from Baxia Technology doesn't take up much space. There are 28 bright LEDs inside each lamp that are triggered when motion is detected. Charge time is eight hours, and each light is water and heat-resistant.

$40 at Amazon

Outdoor fire vibes: TomCare Solar Torches

TomCare's lights resemble torches with real flames. A safer alternative than fire, these give off a soothing glow. Charge time is roughly eight hours, and the flames throw light up to 12 hours when fully charged. The four-pack of torches stake into the ground and are built for use all year.

$77 at Amazon

Bright and wide: Litom Outdoor Solar Motion Sensor

The Litom solar light is an inexpensive way to bathe your front door in bright white light when you return home at night. The motion-detecting LEDs emit a spotlight that shines an impressive 270-degrees, so these are wide enough to use anywhere around your property.

$18 at Amazon

Lanterns that go anywhere: Yinuo Mirror Dancing Flame Lanterns

The antique solar lanterns from Yinuo Mirror feature realistic-looking flickering flames inside a decorative metal frame. The ring and clip at the top of the lights let you hang these from tree branches or hooks. The lights can also be placed atop any flat surface. Charge time is four hours, and run time is 15 hours.

$32 at Amazon

High power street light: YGL 100W Solar Street Flood Light

When you need a high powered light that is every bit as bright as a street lamp, this outdoor100W LED solar street security floodlight from YQL is a good fit. The included remote allows you to turn lights on or off when needed, and the charge lasts up to 20 hours. Great for rural roads, garage protection, or over the front door.

$140 at Amazon

If you want our recommendation

Investing in solar doesn't mean that you need to buy expensive panels for the top of your house. You can do small things like power the lights outside your home using lights that have built-in panels and it's so easy.

These Brightech Ambiance Pro string lights can easily transform your outdoor space with a nice soft glow and these solar lantern lights make for great accents around the yard.

Use a four pack of Beau Jardin's solar lights to illuminate your pathway, or install these motion sensing Baxia lights to turn on when someone walks past them.

The options are pretty endless, so be sure to add some to your home now!

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