Spending time in my outdoor areas is one of my favourite things to do, so I am always on the lookout for anything that will make my time outside more enjoyable. Adding outdoor lights is something that allows me to be able to enjoy my outside spaces at night as well. Whether it’s for a quick outdoor dinner or a festive party or celebration, solar lights are a welcome addition. Solar umbrella lights have a pretty specific purpose, but can really be a great way add some more light for these occasions.
A patio umbrella with solar lights attached is a perfect addition to your outdoor deck, patio or pool area. Whether it stands over a couple of deck chairs by the pool, or over your outdoor dining table setting, it will help light up your outdoor area at night. You can take advantage of your outdoor areas after dark, and enjoy the shade provided by the umbrella during the day.
Solar powered umbrella lights are a series of lights attached to the underside of the umbrella to shine light onto the table or chairs underneath it. They can be spread out along the spokes of the umbrella, or fixed in place on the pole, or both. There are some great advantages to using solar lights for your patio umbrella, like having no electrical cords and using free solar energy. Because of this, they are really easy to set up and use.
There are a couple of different ways you can go with umbrella solar lights.
[amazon_image id=”B000ZJVOBU” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Southern Patio UMB-426597 9-Foot Solar LED Market Umbrella – Taupe[/amazon_image]You can buy an all in one umbrella with solar lights already fixed in place, like this [amazon_link id=”B000ZJVOBU” target=”_blank” ]Southern Patio UMB-426597 9-Foot Solar LED Market Umbrella – Taupe[/amazon_link]. It has a polyester canopy that is water and mold resistant. With 8 LED hub solar lights and 3 LED lights per rib, it has a total of 18 LEDs, which is plenty of light for your outdoor dining. The solar batteries are located on the top of the umbrella, along with the solar panel that charges them during the daylight. It has separate on/off switches for the lights on the pole and the lights on the spokes so you can have just the right amount of light for your needs.
The other way you can go with your patio umbrella solar lights is to buy solar lights for an umbrella you already have. Solar string lights can be attached to your patio umbrella pole and spokes. These lights can be easily set up, with the solar panel on the top of the umbrella and the lights fed through to the underside and wound around the spokes and pole. They can create a lovely ambient light for your outdoor dining and entertaining.
[amazon_image id=”B0036FTBQU” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Rite Lite LPL1040BX Wireless 40 LED Umbrella Light[/amazon_image]There’s also something like this [amazon_link id=”B0036FTBQU” target=”_blank” ]Rite Lite LPL1040BX Wireless 40 LED Umbrella Light[/amazon_link] that attaches to your outdoor umbrella pole and shines light down towards the table and upwards as well. This one’s not solar, but is battery operated so doesn’t need any wiring. It has 40 bright LED bulbs that last up to 100,000 hours and a one touch on/off switch with selectable dimmer.
Solar umbrella lights are a great addition to your outdoor lighting. When used together with other lights like solar yard lights and solar patio lights, you can make your outdoor areas come alive at night.