If you are looking for effective yet inexpensive way to make your garden, pathway, patio or pool area illuminated and decorated with lights than solar powered LED lights are what you were searching for.
How to choose the right light for your needs? Well. It depends on wheatear you need these light sources for decorative or security purposes, for closed or open surfaces, for gardens or pool areas etc. Depending on your needs it is important to check their brightness, number of light sources, batteries, number of settings, range of the light etc. As you can see, there are a lot of factors influencing the decision which solar powered LED light to buy.
Top 10 Solar Powered LED lights
To choose the best solar powered LED light is a bit difficult task for a common person because you need to do some research before making a decision about the light you wanted as per your requirement and budget. Hence we tested various types, shapes, sizes and functions of different solar powered LED lights to ease your choice. During the testing process we looked at the ease of set-up, the quality and durability of the post, fittings and solar panel and any cables, customer reviews and satisfaction and naturally the price and after doing hours of hardworking came up with below list of 10 best solar powered LED lights.
|Name||Lumen Output||Type of Light||Number of LED||Price|
Sunforce 82101 100 LED Solar Motion Light
Solar Motion Security Light
Nature Power 23401 120 LED Security Light
|500||Solar Motion Security Light||120|
MicroSolar 120 LED IP65 Solar Floodlight
Baytown II Solar Outdoor LED Light
|130||Solar Outdoor Lamp||10|
InnoGear 20 LED Motion Sensor Wall Light
|300||Solar Motion Security Light||20|
Litom 54 LED Motion Sensor Wall Light
|800||Solar Motion Security Light||54|
Oak Leaf LED Solar Pathway Light – 8 and 12 Pack
|1.2 each||Solar Path Light||8 and 12 x LED Bulb|
Gama Sonic Windsor Solar Outdoor LED Light
|150||Solar Outdoor Lamp||6|
Moonrays 91754 Richmond LED Solar Path Light – 2 Pack
|30||Solar Path Light||2 x LED Bulb||Check Price|
URPOWER 2-in-1 LED Solar Landscape Light/Spotlight
|200||Solar Spotlight||4||Check Price|
1. Sunforce 82101 100 LED Solar Motion Light
The Sunforce 82101 100 LED solar powered motion light is, as its name says, a motion-activated light with 100 bright white LEDs. It provides a light of 1000 lumens which is quite powerful light which can be used as a powerful deterrent for the burglars providing sense of safety and security. The best thing about Sunforce 82101 100 LED is that it has attached solar panel with 15 ft. of wire enabling achievement of best possible angle for capturing the sun power. The solar panel is very durable and resistant to all weather conditions and virtually maintenance free. As a backup power this light uses 3 AA batteries provided together with the light.
It is equipped with motion sensors able to capture a motion as far as 30 feet with a detection range of 180 degrees. There are 2 switches on the back of the light, first one determines the duration of the light once motion is detected: 30 seconds, 60 seconds or 120 seconds and the second one controls the distance of the range of motion detection: low, medium or high. It is ideal for all types of locations and buildings like entryways, garages, pathways, sheds and remote areas.
2. Nature Power 23401 120 LED
The Nature Power 23401 120 LED light with dual head is a motion activated solar light made as a security light. As stated in its name it has two bulkheads with total of 120 super bright white LEDs (60 each) that produce 500 lumens. It is equipped with motion sensors able to capture a motion as far as 40 feet with a detection range of 120 degrees. The solar panel is attached to a light with a 15 feet ling wire enabling the best possible angle for catching the light beams. It uses Lithium Ion batteries with the capacity of 1800 mAh that can produce 7.4 V of electricity and batteries are installed inside the mounting bracket. Roughly 180 minutes of light is available on a full charge. Typically the LEDs last approximately 30,000 hours or about 20 years with standard use. The battery pack is what typically needs to be replaced after about 1-1 and 1/2 years if the performance of the light weakens.
Motion sensor is attached to a mounting bracket and it is possible to adjust angle of a motion sensor in order to get the best possible angle. The Nature Power 23401 120 LED light contains 3 dials on the bottom of motion sensor, for light level, time and sensitivity. With a light level dial you can adjust the light sensors to turn on at daylight or when the ambient light level drops below a certain threshold (usually it will turn on when the ambient light drops below 2000 lux but this can be adjusted). Time dial regulates the duration of the light once motion is detected: 5 to 90 seconds. And sensitivity dial regulates the sensitivity of motion sensor which can be adjusted from low (for huge objects like humans) to high (for small animals).
3. MicroSolar 120 LED IP65 Solar Floodlight (With Adjustable Bracket)
MicroSolar 120 LED IP65 Floodlight is one in the wide range of MicroSolar flood and security LED lights (check all here). MicroSolar solar powered LED lights are basically quality lights with high lumen outputs made with or without motion sensors. MicroSolar 120 LED IP65 Floodlight represents one of the best and most reliable solar powered LED lights available on the market giving the great value for the money. This solar powered light system consists of an aluminum IP65 10w solar panel with angle adjustable metal brackets and 16.4 feet long cable connecting it to the 120 natural white LEDs. Also, it can be upgraded with optional boost solar panel & 16.4 ft extension cable for greater performance.
The solar panel charges 14.8V 4000mAh (59.2WH) rechargeable Lithium battery which lasts over 2 years in regular use. The battery, when fully charged, will give you up to 12 hours of continuous light (on sunny day) able to illuminate around 50 to maximum 100 square feet. Photo sensors are built in solar panel in order to detect if there is getting darker outside providing continuous work from dusk till dawn. If you don’t need it during the night on/off switch is placed on the bottom of the light. Useful feature of this floodlight is that it could be mounted on the wall or ground (it is provided with 4 additional ground strokes for ground mounting). IP65 standard means that this floodlight is made for all weather conditions; it is waterproof and works on sun, rain and snow.
4. Baytown II Solar Outdoor LED Light
Gama Sonic’s Baytown II solar outdoor LED light is an ideal alternative to gas or electrical wall or floor-mounted backyard lamps. It is made of heavy-duty weather-resistant, rustproof, UV-protected black poly resin and it has classical design. As already mentioned, it could be easily mounted on wall or floor thanks to EZ-anchor base which can be installed in just a few minutes without any tool or drilling (as you can see in picture below).
Since it is solar powered lamp you just need to choose any place with enough sunlight so it could be charged during the day. Solar panels are made of monocrystalline silicon protected by durable, tempered glass for enhanced performance and life. It is dusk-to-dawn lamp which automatically lights up at sundown giving 130 lumens of light through 10 bright-white LEDs. Also, Baytown II has 1 LI-ion battery whit an option to install second battery in order to prolong the duration of solar light. You should use second battery only if the lamp is exposed to sunlight more than 4 hours a day. Shorter exposure won’t charge the second battery. After installing the second battery and leaving it cycle for several days, it stays on from dusk until dawn (about 10 hours) on the “summer” setting. Li-ion batteries should last for about 1000 charges or 3 years before replacement.
5. InnoGear 20 LED Motion Sensor Wall Light
This is upgraded version of previous motion sensor wall light by InnoGear. What is new? Well, first of all, new model has 20 instead of 16 LEDs and much bigger solar panel (1,3 W instead of 0,55 W). This way batteries are charged quicker and they last longer giving much brighter light. As a light source this model uses 20 PCS of SMD 3528 LEDs giving the bright light of 300 lumens. Its motion sensor detects any move in 90 degrees range and within 16 feet. You can choose between 3 modes – dim to bright when motion detected, stay off until motion detected and off. Once activated light stay on for about 30 seconds or you can adjust it to stay on after being activated. On/Off switch is placed on the bottom of the light and you can easily turn it on/off with a small pin included with the light.
InnoGear 20 LED motion sensor wall light is specially designed for outdoor use, so it is waterproof up to IP65 standard, heatproof and durable. Also, it is equipped with several protection functions like overcharging, over discharging, over current, short circuit etc. This is great choice for your garden, yard, aisle, porch, patio, or driveway.
6. Litom 54 LED Motion Sensor Wall Light
If you’ve been looking motion activated lights for your garden, backyard or driveway than Litom 54 LED motion sensor wall light is a perfect choice. Litom with 54 LEDs illuminates a wide area with a light which is far brighter than similar products in this price range. This is solar powered LED light which will give you illumination of up to 800 lumens. With its bigger solar panel it can convert 17% of sunlight into electric energy thus it is very efficient. Also, it is waterproof up to IP65 standard, made of durable ABS and resistant to all weather conditions. Built-in PIR motion sensors can detect any movement up to 26 feet and with 120 degrees radius. The maximum lighting angle of Litom 54 LED is 270 degrees.
In addition, the light has 3 lighting modes like medium light mode, dim light sensor mode and sensor mode. Medium light mode is ideal for outdoor patio, front and back door, deck area, backyard etc. Dim light sensor mode goes from dim status to full light when motion is detected and it is perfect for highlighting balcony railing, side and back yard, entryway etc. and the motion sensor mode turns on automatically bright light when motion is detected and last about 17-20 seconds. This setting is a perfect for garage, driveway, path, fence etc.
7. Oak Leaf LED Solar Path Light – 8 and 12 Pack
Have you been searching for low voltage solar pathway light? The Oak Leaf solar LED pathway light is elegantly designed solar light made of beautiful stainless steel available in stainless steel, cooper and gunmetal finish giving you the choice to choose best option for your lawn, garden or pathway. You don’t need any tools to install it, just push the spike into the ground. If the soil in your garden is quite solid, it’s recommended that you make a hole on the ground before inserting the spike. Solar panel is placed on top of the light and when the battery is fully charged it will constantly shine for 8 hours. The Oak Leaf pathway light charges during daytime and automatically lights up your pathway at night, so you don’t need to worry about turning it on/off.
This light uses pre-installed 1.2V/1PC 800mAh NICD AA Ni-MH rechargeable battery which powers one LED bulb inside each light and it is enough for 8 lumens per light. The pattern on the glass makes a very nice reflection on the ground when they are lit up. This light is waterproof up to IP44 standard meaning that it is resistant to the influence of bad weather and corrosion.
Also, there is 12-pack Oak Leaf solar LED pathway light with a bit different design (shown on picture below). This model uses 1.2V 300 mAh NICD pre-installed AAA battery pre-installed which will also enable LED bulb to illuminate your garden for 8 hours when fully charged. It is made of stainless steel as well and it is waterproof up ti IP44 standard.
8. Gama Sonic Windsor Solar Outdoor LED Light
Gama Sonic is well known brand established back in 1985 and has been providing consumers around the world with the latest in solar lighting. Among wide range of products, solar powered LED lanterns are their top products. The Gama Sonic Windsor Solar LED Lamp is a single lamp head which could be placed on a pole or pier/flat base. This model contains solar panels, 6 super-bright LEDs (also, there is a model with 12 LEDs), and Gama Sonic’s cone-reflector technology to enhance lighting thus making it best solution for your pathways, backyard and garden.
As a power source it uses six mono-crystalline solar cells able to charge the batteries (Li-ion battery pack) for maximum 12 hours of light (depending on weather conditions). Gama Sonic’s Windsor is dusk to dawn lamp meaning light will turn on automatically and shine at a brightness of 150 lumens during the night. In case of bad weather conditions when solar panel isn’t getting enough direct sun to charge the battery just adjust LED-brightness to economy mode in order to extend the battery through the whole night.
Gama Sonic Windsor LED solar powered light is build to last. It is rust-resistant light with powder-coated weather-resistant black finish, real glass panes and classical design. Battery pack is made to last for approximately 1000 charges or 3 years, after 3 years just replace battery pack. Also, Gama Sonic Windsor solar powered LED light is covered by a two-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.