For our purposes today we
will look at the smaller decorative solar light houses as these are
much more relevant to the modern consumer.
The majority of decorative
solar light houses are designed to resemble traditional lighthouses,
and are essentially miniature versions of them. You can even find solar
light houses available for purchase that are replicas of famous real
light houses around the world, although the majority of
them are built
to resemble a traditional light house such as those that can be found
in New England and along the eastern coast of the United
We will take a look at
some of the most popular solar lighthouses on the market today and
provide honest reviews of the top manufacturers. Nonetheless, it is
important to keep in mind that the products reviewed below contain just
a few of the many different designs and styles available, so don’t fear
if none of these products fits your specific tastes or needs.
The manufacturer’s that we
have highlighted below produce many other models apart from the ones we
are looking at, so you can at least have a good start by knowing which
manufacturer’s products are worthwhile and produce reliable, long
lasting solar lights.
19" solar lighthouse by Gifts & Decor is made from sturdy
polyresin. It uses one AAA battery in combination with its solar panel
in order to light up the LED inside. It's a nice addition to your
garden, both during the day and at night, when it gives off a soft
glow. The lights aren't as powerful as in more expensive models though.
& Decor Solar Powered Outdoor Garden Lighthouse
The light in the Gifts
& Decor Solar Lighthouse will
automatically turn itself on when it gets dark outside, and then it
will also turn itself off on its own once morning comes. This
lighthouse may not emit as much light as its competitors, but for
around and about $35, you can have a nice looking ornament that's bound
to turn some heads at your next garden party.
Label 3 Foot Gray Solar Lighthouse
Priced at around
$110, this is not the cheapest lighthouse you can
find, but it does have a lot of benefits compared to cheaper models
like the one from Gifts & Decor. For starters, this private
label solar lighthouse is 3 feet tall, which means it's twice as big.
It also comes with four bright LED's emitting a soft amber/yellow glow.
The lighthouse is operated by two AA batteries that can be recharged
using the device's external solar panel. Be sure to leave the switch in
the "on" position, otherwise your unit won't charge.
Compared to the Gifts & Decor model, which only lasts 8 hours,
this lighthouse boasts an impressing 10-hour shine. If you're looking
for a hand-painted, highly detailed lighthouse to brighten up your
gaden, the Private
Label Solar Lighthouse is the one you
Master Craft Solar Powered
Master Craft is producer
of several different styles of solar outdoor lighting, and they produce
the St. Petersburg Lighthouse. It is an extremely detailed and
realistic looking replica of a real light beacon, made from molded poly
resin composite that can withstand rain and frost.
These lights make a
beautiful addition to any yard or garden, although its solar panels
don't store energy for very long compared to the more expensive models.
Overall, Master Craft is
known to produce high quality solar outdoor yard and garden lights, and
their solar powered lighthouses are no different. Nonetheless, if you
are not satisfied by the design and style of the Master Craft products,
then you can look further and you will be almost guaranteed to find a
different solar powered light house to fit your needs.
These lighthouses are a
bit cheaper than other models: around and
about $30 for the Master
Craft St. Petersburg. You'll have
to make sacrifices in
the area of quality and durability, and the solar panels don't generate
as much energy as the Private Label lighthouse does.
It might be worth looking
into if you're on a budget and your priority is not to have a
lighthouse that can illuminate your garden all night.
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