These solar-powered lights are 'perfect' for patio season — and they're only $20

solar powered string light bulbs on backyard fence, These solar-powered string lights are trending — and they're on sale for $20, amazon canada
These 'perfect' solar-powered string lights have more than 1,100 reviews on Amazon — and they're on sale for $20 (Photos via Amazon)

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Amazon Canada is a gold mine for affordable outdoor goods, especially if you're looking to spruce up your space in time for patio season.

And while there are literally thousands of products to browse through, this "Amazon's Choice" pick for solar-powered string lights has got reviewers talking.

On sale for 28 per cent off, shoppers say these energy-saving lights provide the "perfect ambiance" to any outdoor space.

Solar-Powered String Outdoor Lights

Solar String Outdoor Lights in Warm White (Photo via Amazon)
Solar String Outdoor Lights in Warm White (Photo via Amazon)

$20 $27 at Amazon

The details

For shoppers eager to breathe new life into their outdoor space this season, Amazon reviewers recommend checking out these waterproof solar string lights.

The Brightown 60 LED Solar Crystal Globe String Lights are powered by solar energy and feature a water-resistant rating of IP65. Measuring 35.6-feet long with 60 bright LED bulbs, the energy-saving lights have a colour temperature of 2700K warm white.

As no outlet is required for these solar-powered string bulbs, users can get creative with their placement and function. The string lights can work between eight and 10 hours, depending on their charge, and come with eight lighting modes, including twinkle, slow fade, and waves.

What people are saying

The "Amazon's Choice" pick for outdoor solar string lights has racked up more than 1,100 reviews and an average rating of 4.1 stars.

According to one reviewer, the lights offer the "perfect ambiance" to your outdoor space as they're "not too big or [too] bright."

The “lights are great,” said one reviewer, who noted they have a “soft yellow appearance” and “last through most of the night” even if it’s cloudy or if the panel doesn’t have direct sun exposure.

They "charge up," even in "overcast conditions," echos another shopper, who added that they keep their charge for hours on end, "literally from the minute it gets dark" to when "the sun comes up."

Solar-Powered String Outdoor Lights on outdoor fence at night (Photo via Amazon)
Solar-Powered String Outdoor Lights (Photo via Amazon)

$20 $27 at Amazon

Despite more than 600 five-star reviews, some shoppers complain that when the charge runs out, the lights automatically reset to "rave mode" rather than a steady, non-blinking setting.

If the battery dies, it resets to the first lighting setting, which one reviewer calls "annoying." The "way to avoid this," they continue, is by ensuring the solar panel gets "8-10 hours of direct sunlight."

The verdict

According to Amazon reviewers, these affordable solar-powered string lights provide the "perfect ambiance" to any outdoor space, and right now, they're on sale for 28 per cent off. However, some shoppers note the lights often reset back to their factory setting, which can be "annoying."

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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