If you have an older home like ours, outdoor electrical outlets are a rare thing. We don’t have any outlets on the front of our house, so when I wanted to add some Christmas lights to the front during the holidays, I turned to solar powered christmas lights as my solution.
Solar powered Christmas lights are easy to come by – though not locally, I find. I ordered one set of solar lights online last year to see how they work, and I must say, the blueish glow of these LED lights is very festive and are very beautiful in their own right. The great thing is, I can attach them to my trees in the frontyard and with the solar charger, the sun does all the powering for me – without having to run extension cords to plug into a (non-existent) outlet.
Another advantage to solar powered christmas lights is that they come on automatically when the sun goes down. The polycrystalline solar cells on the solar lights are equipped with a light sensor that automatically switches the lights on for you – just as the sun sets. It really doesn’t get better than this, just set them up and enjoy the solar light display over the holidays.
They also don’t need sunlight, if it’s cloudy or snowing, they still collect energy and will still work for a few hours. My only caution is that you need to make sure they don’t get covered by snow! Here, in Colorado, our last few winters have had some significant snowfall, and if I didn’t make sure to keep the solar light charger above the snow, then it wouldn’t charge.
This post is sponsored by Solar Christmas Lights.com. Decorate for the holidays with solar powered Christmas lights!