The only major drawback to
solar deck lighting when compared with other solar outdoor lights, is
that the deck lights have the solar panel attached directly to the
light itself, which can severely limit your options for placement due
to the need to having to be maximally exposed to the sun.
There are many
different options available for solar deck lights, including overhead
lights, and hanging
lamps. Another popular type of solar
deck lighting is the smaller ground level lights which can help
stairs or a path as well. With a little research, you should
be able to find a solar deck light to fit your needs.
Below is a list
of some of the more popular brands and solar deck lights available on
the market today. The products in this list are all decent lights,
depending on your needs and budget, and are recommended over many of
the other inferior products you might find out there.
Moonrays by Coleman Cable
Moonrays is a popular line
of plastic solar powered lights that is
manufactured by Coleman Cable. The main advantage of the Moonrays line
lies in the price of the
lights. All of the Moonrays products are made
with durable plastic which makes them much cheaper than other lights
that are made of metal or glass.
However, don’t expect
these lights to
put out a huge amount of life or to have a very long life, as the
plastic makes them break much easier and overall not nearly as durable
as other sturdier models. Nonetheless, most Moonrays lights cost under
$15, so replacing them isn’t much of an issue when and if they get
damaged or stop functioning properly.
Moonrays 95027 and 95028
Mini Deck Light
95027 and Moonrays
come in two different shapes: round and
rectangle, and there is virtually no difference between the two. Both
lights emit a decent amount of light given their extremely cheap price:
you should be able to purchase either one for less than $10. These
lights are designed to be attached to a post on your deck, and will
turn themselves on automatically when it gets dark. The lights are
powered by one rechargeable AA battery which is included with the
Moonrays Solar Powered
Plastic Post Cap Lamp Light
91248 is another
very popular type of
solar deck lighting from Coleman Cable. These lights are designed to be
placed directly on a fence post or any other post or railing. There are
thousands of different post cap lights available that can be used on
your deck; however the main advantage of the Moonrays line - again - is
The Moonrays post cap
lights can usually be purchased for
around $25, which makes them about two thirds of the price of most
solar post cap lights.
important to keep in mind that
these lights are still made of plastic, which makes them not nearly as
durable, but much cheaper to replace.
Overall, if you’re looking
solar lights to place on a post on your deck, garden, or fence, then
you can’t go wrong with the Moonrays line. These solar post cap lights
also come in a variety of styles and colors, so you can be almost
guaranteed that you’ll find one to suit your specific tastes and needs.
Dock Edge Solar Dock
& Deck Light
Dock Edge manufactures a
fine line of solar lights that are designed
for use on a deck or boat dock.
Edge Solar Dock & Deck Light is normally
placed on the ground to illuminate a deck or path. These lights are
very durable and weather resistant, which also makes them ideal for use
on a boat dock, as they will be able to withstand most any weather that
they might encounter.
These lights normally cost
between $25 and $40
which makes them slightly more expensive than other models, but still
nowhere near the top of the line in terms of price or quality. These
are generally all-around great lights, which will turn themselves on
automatically at night, and usually have more than enough charge to
illuminate your deck for the entire night.
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