Best Solar Christmas Lights [Review] – The Top 5 Lights For You

With Christmas approaching fast what could be nicer than decorating the outside (or inside) of your home with solar Christmas lights?

It will make your home stand out from the rest and really provide a good Christmas feel. You will be the talk of your neighborhood and when people see your solar Christmas lights they will all want them.

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You may be wondering what solar Christmas lights are.

Well, they are lights that have solar cells and a rechargeable battery that charges up during the day time and provides the illumination power for your lights at night.

So you have an eco friendly product that you can use at Christmas and all year round if you have all season bushes.

There are so many solar powered Christmas lights products on the market these days that we thought we would help you by testing them and identifying the top 5.

With all of the various products available it took quite a time to choose the 5 best for you but we have done just that. We looked specifically at how the lights performed and the prices of each set of solar Christmas lights.

You will find that each one of our top 5 has their own review which will enable you to find the information that you need to make a purchase decision.

We have included pros and cons for each set of lights and these are summaries of actual reviews left by purchasers.

Anteco Solar Strings Lights 20 Feet With 30 LED Crystal Ball Review

What we really liked about the Anteco Solar Strings Lights was the fact that they had a wider solar panel than other solar powered Christmas lights. This means that they could absorb more of the sunlight and therefore charge the battery faster.Anteco Solar Strings Lights

These solar outdoor Christmas lights were pretty bright and looked great. The charging time was around 7 hours if the solar panels had direct sunlight. If the weather was a bit cloudy then the battery still charged but at a much lower rate. All of the strands of the lights come wired to their own individual solar cell.

After fully charging the Anteco Solar Strings Lights they worked all through the night. There is an automatic switch which senses when dawn breaks and the lights switch off at this point.

This is a feature found in many Christmas lights and is good for preserving energy.

The manufacturers claim that these LED solar powered Christmas lights are waterproof. We did expose them to some light rain and they were fine.

The solar panels and the strings all have waterproofing so there is no problem with using them outdoors.

Securely fixed crystal balls mean that they will not fall off if it is windy or raining heavily.

The cool white colored crystal balls themselves are approximately an inch in diameter. They are spaced apart every 6 inches. The 20 feet of wire is a good length and you can operate these solar lights in either permanently on or flashing mode. An individual light set weighed just over 2 pounds.

On the technical side of things the Anteco Solar Strings Lights have solar panels rated at 5.5 volts and 200 mA and the lithium battery rated at 3.7 volts and 1800 mAh.

The set comes with 2 stands that have spikes and there is a lifetime warranty with this product which is very impressive.

The Anteco Solar Strings Lights are really impressive which is why they are top of our best five solar Christmas lights list. They received very high customer review ratings – 96% of the customers awarded the lights a 5 out of 5 star rating.

Pros of the Anteco Solar Strings Lights

Real customer review summaries:

“The LED’s are really bright” – a lot of customers said how they were impressed with the brightness of the LED’s with these lights. Some even said that they may even be a little too bright.

“They look beautiful” – several comments on how attractive the lights looked when they were illuminated. A few customers said that the look of the lights made them feel relaxed.

“Very good quality lights” – quite a few customers said that they were delighted with the quality of the Anteco Solar Strings Lights. Many put them to the test in different weather conditions and the lights kept on working.

“Really good value for the money” – some customers made the comment that these solar Christmas lights were really good value for the money that they paid for them.

Cons of the Anteco Solar Strings Lights

Real customer review summaries:

“The length is not 20 feet” – there was only one real customer complaint and it came from a purchaser that claimed the lights received did not measure 20 feet. Nobody else made a comment like this.

Valentinyii LED Solar String Lights 20 Feet 30 LED Water Drop Fairy Solar Lights Review

These solar powered Christmas lights are very attractive and are really great for Christmas and other applications.

The lights themselves have a beautiful water drop design which looks great under illumination. Your home will certainly be the talk of your neighbors during the holiday season.Valentinyii LED Solar String Lights

The Valentinyii LED Solar String Lights are eco friendly and use solar power to recharge the built in battery. It took us on average 8 hours to fully charge the battery. A fully charged battery lasted just over 8 hours at night.

The solar panels on these Christmas lights really did need direct sunlight to charge the battery. If there was fading light or cloud then the charging was not very good. Each solar panel is 2 volts and 100 mA and the NI-MH battery is an AA size and rated at 600 mA.

The Valentinyii LED Solar String Lights are waterproof. We never fully immersed them in water but they had to endure heavy rain and they worked very well. You can change between a permanently on mode and a twinkling mode.

The manufacturers claim that the twinkling effect is like the stars. The lights are very light at just over 10 ounces.

If you are looking for a unique design for your outdoor Christmas lights and good reliability then the Valentinyii LED Solar String Lights are a good choice. They look great and will keep your yard or driveway illuminated for most of the night.

Pros of the Valentinyii LED Solar String Lights

Real customer review summaries:

“These lights are good quality” – a number of customers felt that these solar lights were well built and would last a long time. They liked the fact that they could withstand the elements well and had a robust feel about them.

“Very warm and beautiful looking” – there were several remarks about how beautiful the lights looked when they were switched on. A number of purchasers liked the yellow color of the lights and described them as “very warm”.

“The lights very easy to setup” – the ease of installation was commented on a lot.
“The lights are really bright” – quite a few customers liked the fact that the lights were bright when they were illuminated. Even in the murkiest weather these solar Christmas lights were clearly visible.

Cons of the Valentinyii LED Solar String Lights

Real customer review summaries:

“The lights do not last very long after a full charge” – the only real criticism about the Valentinyii LED Solar String Lights was that with a fully charged battery the lights did not illuminate as long as other solar Christmas lights.

Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights Water Drop Fairy Lights 20 Feet 30 LED Review

The Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights is available as a four pack. They are ideal as indoor or outdoor Christmas decorations. They are different from the first two sets of solar Christmas lights in that they have four different color hues which are white, warm white, blue and multi color.Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights

There is a single solar cell which is easily set up with the supplied garden pole measuring 20 cm.

There is a single rechargeable battery is only 1.2 volts with a 1000 mAh output. Despite the lower voltage we were able to get around 9-10 hours of illumination from a fully charged battery.

There are two switches on the Perfectwo outdoor Strings Lights which are for power on / off and a bi mode button. There is an ambient light sensor which will automatically turn on the solar powered Christmas lights when the ambient light is less than 15 lux. The lights will automatically turn off when the ambient light returns to 15 lux.

These solar Christmas lights are durable and will not break easily. We believe that they will last for a long time. This will certainly be the case if you only use them during the Christmas holidays. The manufacturers claim that the LED’s will last for around 5,000 hours.

The Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights are a very affordable solar Christmas decorations lights option. They may not be as bright as the first two options but they work really well and will stay illuminated during the long winter night hours.

Pros of the Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights

Real customer review summaries:

“These solar Christmas lights are waterproof” – a few customers remarked that their Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights were able to withstand all kinds of weather including heavy rain showers.

“Love the different colors with these lights” – there were a number of purchasers who liked the multi color option with these LED Christmas lights. They felt that this really added a festive feel.

“Very cute looking lights” – many of the customers really liked the design and style of the Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights. People described them as “cute”, “beautiful”, “perfect”, “elegant” and “colorful”.

“The lights are very affordable” – people were very satisfied overall with the price of the Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights. It was felt that they represented very good value for such a good product.

Cons of the Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights

Real customer review summaries:

“Could be brighter” – there were actually no negative reviews for the Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights which is very impressive. The only criticism that we had is that the LED’s could have been a little brighter.

AlCase Solar String Lights 72 Feet 200 LED Review

This is a different concept in that you are getting a 200 feet string of fairy lights for your Christmas decorations. There is a single solar cell rated at 0.6 watts. The rechargeable battery has an output of 1200 mAh. It is easy to install the solar panel with the stake provided in the kit.AlCase Solar String Lights

In our night time tests these lights impressed with the length of time that they were illuminated. On most nights with a fully charged battery the lights would easily surpass 10 hours.

The lights have an ambient light sensor that turns on as darkness descends to illuminate the LED’s and turns off when the dawn breaks.

This is a well made product. The AlCase Solar String Lights use bendable copper that is very flexible so you can create almost any shape with them.

They are great for decorating Christmas trees in your garden. These outdoor Christmas lights are waterproof and will handle rain, snow and wind.

Installing the AlCase outdoor String Lights is very straight forward. Just install the stake and the solar cell where you know it will be in the sunlight. The battery will not charge anywhere near as well if the solar panel is in the shade.

You have 8 modes of operation with the AlCase outdoor String Lights and this will vary from permanent lighting to different levels of flashing.

The light produced is softer than with other LED solar powered Christmas lights so you can use them anywhere really.

The AlCase Solar String Lights are a good alternative to buying several different packs of other solar Christmas lights. They have a 360° angle of viewing so you can see them from anywhere. These lights performed well in our tests.

Pros of the AlCase Solar String Lights

Real customer review summaries:

“Very bright and flexible” – a lot of customers stated that they liked the brightness intensity of these solar Christmas lights. There were comments like “they really stand out” and “they really look good outdoors”.

“An ideal Christmas feel” – purchasers in general were very happy with the look of the AlCase Solar String Lights and many commented on how festive they were and perfect for the Christmas holidays.

“Great flexibility” – there were a few customer comments on how flexible the lights were and in particular the long length. There were a number of different applications described where the 75 feet length was very useful.

Cons of the AlCase Solar String Lights

Real customer review summaries:

“The lights didn’t work” – one customer took delivery of the AlCase Solar String Lights and found that they did not work at all. This was an isolated incident as there were no other reviews mentioning this.

“It was impossible not to get in a tangle” – one purchaser reported that it was very easy to get the 75 feet cable into a tangle which then took a long time and a lot of frustration to sort out. Only one customer made this comment.

Aoreal Solar Lights 6 Pack 7 Colors Cyclic Light Review

These are very good solar powered Christmas lights that have 7 RGB colors that change and three flashing modes. They will provide a really festive look to your driveway or yard and will certainly impress passersby.

There are solar panels which will charge the rechargeable battery if they are placed in direct sunlight. The 6 pack comes with 6 stakes for easy installation of the solar panels.Aoreal Solar Lights

They solar panels performed the best when they were in direct sunlight as you might expect. The power output is 120 mW and the brightness is 2 Lumen.

The Aoreal Solar Lights 6 Pack 7 Colors are well made and durable. The manufacturers claim that the lights will last for at least 5000 hours. They are weather resistant and have an IP65 weatherproof rating. This means that they will be able to withstand rain, snow and wind.

Each light set has 6 LED lights. We charged the battery for an hour and was able to get around 3 hours of light from them. On a fully charged battery we achieved over 9 hours of light. The lights switch on automatically in the dark and turn off as soon as dawn breaks.

The Aoreal Solar Lights 6 Pack 7 Colors are good value for money considering that you get a pack of 6. They work well and these lights are larger than the other models that made our top five.

Pros of the Aoreal Solar Lights 6 Pack 7 Colors

Real customer review summaries:

“Really great colors” – a number of customers really appreciated the light color options with this LED solar lights set. They commented that the colors were really strong and were visible from a distance.

“A really bright light” – quite a few purchasers mentioned the fact that the LED lights were very bright with the Aoreal Solar Lights 6 Pack 7 Colors. One customer described this as being like a day light lamp.

“The battery will charge even without direct sunlight” – one customer was particularly complimentary about the ability of the solar panels with these solar powered Christmas lights to charge the batteries even when there was no direct sunlight.

“Very pretty lights” – customers stated that the Aoreal Solar Lights 6 Pack 7 Colors were beautiful. There were comments that gardens looked very pretty at night with these Christmas LED Lights installed.

Cons of the Aoreal Solar Lights 6 Pack 7 Colors

Real customer review summaries:

“The cords are too short” – the only complaint about the Aoreal Solar Lights 6 Pack 7 Colors was that the available flex was very short and difficult to work with. Nobody else complained about this so don’t let this put you off.

Concluding View

All of the solar Christmas lights that ended up in our top 5 list are of good quality and will give your home a festive feel.

If you want the best quality then the Anteco Solar Strings Lights are the right choice.

If you are looking for power then you may want to consider the Valentinyii LED Solar String Lights.

These lights will stay illuminated for the entire night during the winter if the battery is fully charged.

For a good combination of value and performance then go for the Perfectwo Solar Strings Lights.

These are well designed and stylish solar Christmas lights available in a four pack which will really provide a good Christmas feel.

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