They function in the same
way as traditional wind chimes in that sounds are created when wind
passes through the chimes and causes them to strike an object hanging
in between them. The solar LED versions add an extra touch to the
traditional product and will create wonderful illuminating effects
Many different solar LED
pendants can be found at different online retailers such as Amazon, and
each product has its own unique design and features. We will take a
look at a few of the most popular versions and provide honest reviews
and product information and descriptions for each. This will allow you
to make a more informed decision on which solar wind chime is the right
one to suit your specific taste and needs.
Asli Arts Capiz Solar
Windchime by Woodstock Chimes
This particular product is
one of the most strikingly beautiful chimes on the market. The product
features a traditional device and a solar powered LED light that turns
on automatically after dark. However, the real attraction is the pieces
which are strung around the chime with a clear nylon string. Capiz is a
pearly, semi translucent shell that is found in the ocean, and it is
often used for decorative lampshades and window hangings because of the
magnificent effect it creates when light passes through the
The pieces of capiz that
were used for this particular product were farmed off of the coast of
Indonesia. In fact, this entire product was handcrafted by craftsmen in
Bali, so each product is unique. When the sun goes down, the LED inside
the product automatically turns on and starts to emit amazing patterns
of light as it shines through the capiz.
The effect of the
from the chimes combined with the beautiful light show through the
capiz is truly unique and something to be seen. It can add an
incredibly peaceful feeling to any situation. Overall, this is one of
the more breathtaking products on the market. The Woodstock
can normally be purchased online for between $40 and $50, which makes
it about the same price as most other solar LED windchimes.
This is by far the most
beautiful solar wind chime that we have come across and is highly
recommended, especially given its average price. The only negative is
that this product is much more fragile than most others, due to the
pieces of capiz that are strung around it.
It can be damaged fairly
easily by a strong wind gust, so you may be better to purchase a
sturdier, more traditionally designed solar LED chime if you live in an
area prone to severe weather. Either that or you will need to take it
down during a storm.
Sunergy Windlights Solar
Lighted Wind Chime
With its soothing chimes
and solar powered inbuilt light, the Sunergy Windlights Solar Lighted
Wind Chime is as lovely by night as it is by day. The wind
chime features six aluminum chimes finished with a beautiful
electroplated pewter finish, and is topped off by a crackled glass
globe which cycles colors in a pattern, from red, to blue, to green.
The chimes also include two rechargeable batteries,
and an inbuilt photo
light sensor to detect the light level every evening. The
light will switch itself off at dawn, so you can collect the sun’s
energy all day and watch the light show all night.
Because they are
completely solar powered, there’s no wiring or cables required, and the
chimes are very easy to assemble and install. Better yet, there are
absolutely no running costs.
As well as changing
colors, the crackled glass globe also reflects a delightful pattern on
your walls, deck or yard – wherever you hang it!
To complete the
effect, the chimes have a gentle chime to enjoy, rather than being
overly loud. If you will be hanging the
wind chime quite high, you may want to consider using an extension
chain, so you can access the switch easily.
To help maximize how long
the light show will last, place the wind chime in a position where it
received maximum sunlight during daylight hours. The Sunergy Windlights Solar Lighted Wind Chime is also equipped
with an on/off switch, so you can disable the colored
light when it suits you.
How long the colored light
lasts for each evening will depend on the amount of charge received.
Therefore, you may need to charge the chimes for a couple of days in
the winter months, or if you live somewhere without a lot of sun. By
setting the switch in the off position, you can save up the solar
energy for a very long time. This way, you can save up the solar
powered light show for a quiet evening at home, whenever you feel like
Kikkerland Chime Rainbow
Kikkerland is one of
manufacturers of solar powered LED decorative color changing lights.
These products are normally referred to as rainbow makers, and
they emit a dazzling array of colors that is powered by a solar
This particular product
combines Kikkerland’s renowned rainbow maker with a traditional
The rainbow maker features
colored LEDs that cast light on the walls when the genuine Swarovski
crystal inside slowly rotates to create very unique patterns of
Solar-Powered Rainbow Maker
and chime combination can normally be purchased for around $30. The
rainbow pattern of light that it emits is quite spectacular, but
overall this product is not nearly as beautiful as the other products
we have looked at.
Nonetheless, what this
product lacks in aesthetic value, it makes up for in functionality and
quality. This particular product even comes with a suction cup design
so it can be attached directly to a window. Overall, this is a fairly
decent product and the rainbow maker itself comes very highly reviewed
Are you interested in a
DIY project? The Jameco Electronics website has
step-by-step instructions for creating your own solar wind chime! Check
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