Solar Garden Lanterns

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Solar Garden Lanterns

I am looking for outdoor decorative solar light deals . I prefer the hanging lantern style but am open to spiked ones also . They all seem overpriced this spring. The best I could find were these: http://www.qvc.com/Paradise-Set-of-6-Solar-Crackled-Glass-Hanging-Lights...
If anyone knows of any similarly priced lights or less , please post links . They don’t have to be cracked glass . Thanks .

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Try Costco. I’ve seen similar lights there this spring. I don’t think the prices are any better, but perhaps the quality is.

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About 4 years back, I was helping pops out at home and bought three different ‘packs’ to place around his 1 acre suburban spread.

His new black lab was in the chewing phase and she pulled them out as fast as I could stake them, but they worked and looked nice around the driveway and in the gardens.

I went back last December to tend to him and got the bags of pulled/chewed lights out of the workshop and cleaned up the batteries and cobbled together some ‘still’ neat looking ones and replaced them.

Most still worked, some NiMH batteries were dead, but just get a few sets and see what you see. They’re not all that expensive at Lowes and Home Depot and they do look nice at night.

You’re not going to get 10 years out of any of them, but you’re not out a lot of cash.

I’m sure that there are some hanging versions, but I was looking for staked ones, at that time.

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The ones sold on QVC are no better than the dollar store lights but with a holder included and a fancy globe. The globe is 3” in diameter so you can guess what size the solar panel is since it is smaller than the light. The solar panel looks to be about the size of the panels found on $1 lights. They really don’t give you much information.

I have a hanging lantern which goes under the name Solar Powered LED Candle Lantern. I picked mine up at a garage sale. It’s a nice little lamp but I see they go for about 10 bucks each on Ebay from a US seller. What you want to look for are a decent sized solar panel and good sized NIMH battery inside the lamp. This one has a 1200 mAh NIMH battery which should run it most of the night. None of these are going to light your garden, just be a pleasant pathway marker. It looks like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Garden-Solar-Powered-LED-Candle-Table-Lantern-Hanging-Light-Outdoor-Coach-Lamp/173285253530?epid=20012000086&hash=item28589b219a:g:N-kAAOSwER1a1ZEV

3x LED Fairy Light Solar Mason Jar Lid Insert Multi-Colorful Light US seller, $9 postpaid for three
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3x-LED-Fairy-Light-Solar-Mason-Jar-Lid-Insert-Multi-Colorful-Light-Garden-Decor/292378908669?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44040%26meid%3D002ba552e3574d09b4cfcea91676b290%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D172886575171%26itm%3D292378908669&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 The battery is probably 600 mAh because this is the same as the one listed below where you only get the jar top, solar panel, and fairy lights.

If you want to experiment with inexpensive lights buy one or two of these from overseas sellers. If you find one you really like buy more. Takes about 14 days to arrive so you have to be patient. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Solar-Power-Ball-Hanging-Garden-Outdoor-Landsca...LED-Lamp-New-x1/263455135274?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44040%26meid%3D70f3febd166448669592b6b1ab7bf2f0%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D202077747615%26itm%3D263455135274&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Or you could buy one of the mason jar top lights (no jar) Solar Powered 10 LED String Light Fairy Lid Bottle Cap Lamps $2.86 postpaid https://www.ebay.com/itm/Solar-Powered-10-LED-String-Light-Fairy-Lid-Bottle-Cap-Lamps-Xmas-Party-Decor/362173996575?hash=item5453409e1f:m:m2R3QcLxq5VJsNK8rzOr-AA

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Thanks for the help guys. I will check out the links .