Designs like motion sensor flood lights automatically turn on if movement is detected, and solar spotlights and solar flood lights use the sun to recharge. In order for a light to fulfill its run time, it must receive enough sunlight during the day to complete that charge. The Solar Light Mart Mini 50x Twin LED Spotlights are different than any other lights on our list. For any mode, the light must have a complete charge to reach its maximum run time, which takes about 8 hours. Some liked that the lights were well-disguised and might provide some safety, while others thought that the camera-style didn’t go well with their outdoor spaces. The more efficient the solar panel, the more that can be absorbed. They also said that the setting to leave it on one color is extra useful, especially when decorating a yard with a specific theme in mind. Spot Lights Ornamental ... Click to add item "Patriot Lighting® Solar Integrated LED Harlan Bronze Landscape Rail Light - 4 Pack" to the compare list. Instead, it’s just an all-around well-designed, reliable light that has a good value. We chose to explore this as a function of color and brightness. These solar spotlights are also reasonably weather-resistant, with an IP rating of 65. With solar lights, charge times are of particular interest. The most important negative that reviewers consistently noted is that the Innogear Ungraded Solar Spotlight is made out of plastic. Some of the features that we found and highlighted are: Most of the solar spotlights on our list have two possible ways that they can be installed. Out of many solar spotlights, the Itscool Color Solar Spotlights are the only ones that combine fun colors with the excellent functionality of a normal solar spotlight. This new Gama Sonic solar spot light has been tested and approved by our team. It shines at 600 lumens in its brightest mode, and in its low mode, it is 350 lumens. They also can vary based on the solar energy being used by the light (from the battery), which is often a result of the brightness of the light and if any other settings are involved (like motion sensing). They range up to 100 lumens, with most of the lights having the majority of their settings between 200 and 600 lumens. Most of the solar panels are built directly into the light piece and as such, the entire contraption should be installed in a place where it will receive direct sunlight for at least a few hours a day (see the charge times to see how many hours are necessary to charge a light completely). Most landscapers agree that approximately 120 lumens or greater is appropriate for yard spotlights, although certain small shrubs or installations could be suited for fewer lumens. Get outdoors for some landscaping or spruce up your garden! Solar pathway lights are an easy to install option to light a driveway or pathway at night. £14.99£14.99. Unfortunately, the run time to charge time ratio for these lights isn’t that good. With a wide range of light and the ability to sense motion, they are a next generation solar spotlight. Run time on the high setting is 4-6 hours and on the low setting it is 8-12 hours, both of which are based on a complete charge, which takes 8 hours in direct sunlight. They are IP 66 rated, which although not submersible water-proof, means that they handle just about any external source throwing water at them, which is usually good enough for a solar spotlight. When a light was particularly durable in this sense, we pointed it out. It does well in all categories. The color options are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple, pink and plain cool white. That allows them to be pointed in any way necessary. Each of the lights is attached to the panel and stake piece on a swiveling base. Extra useful styles of solar lights include solar motion security lights, and solar stakes to light walkways for family and guests. It also varies greatly between lights, but in general, we favor lights that have longer run times. They do that by eliminating the extra hassle of cords and switches associated with most yard spotlights. or Best Offer. These solar spotlights come with a remote that lets users select one of eight colors to set the lights on, click through multiple colors manually or allow the light to automatically scroll through all color options. Since it has two different settings, high and low, users can choose the setting that gets them the most run time versus brightness depending on weather conditions. Visit us today for the widest range of Solar Lighting products. If you buy a product at Amazon after clicking one of our links, we may earn a commission. Bionic Spotlight is the solar-powered light that turns on automatically when it detects motion, up to 25 ft. away. Those modes have an important effect on their run time. Selection Criteria: How We Ranked the Best Solar Spotlights, Highlighting an Object (like a flag or other decoration). They are rated IP 55 for water and dust resistance, which is the lowest rating on our list. Made out of cast aluminum with a low profile, these lights are perfect for a yard that is susceptible to lots of movement, from kids, pets or large groups. They’re not only more compact, they’re more versatile as well. They explain that these lights are bright, always charge fast, run for a long time and even are a pleasant color. Although it has an excellent run time, 12 hours, it takes 8-10 hours to reach maximum charge, which is more light than most peoples’ yards get in one day. You don’t want your accent lights angled too high so they don’t shine up into the air, and getting a wide angle with the light is key for a tasteful accent. Compare Click to add item "Patriot Lighting® Solar Integrated LED Harlan Bronze Landscape Rail Light - 4 Pack" to the compare list. The best way to do that is with a light so bright that it’s impossible to miss. They feature an excellent run time of 16 hours. In addition to being powerful, they also are resistant to weather events, even though the three lights are connected to the solar panel via a cord. Out of all the lights on our list, the LITCOM Upgraded Solar Spotlight has the highest IP rating, 67. As an Amazon Associate Ecavo earns from qualifying purchases. Designs like motion sensor flood lights automatically turn on if movement is detected, and solar spotlights and solar flood lights use the sun to recharge. Most reviews also mention the wide angle of illumination that the MINI 20X Twin Solar-Power Spotlight gives off. Run times in ideal situations are largely determined by the capacity of the battery in the solar light. They highlight how well the design allows them to angle the lights up and down because of the way that the solar panel/light piece is molded to the stake, but also explain that it is important to note that it does not swivel side to side. The SGG-S12 Solar LED Spot Light is one of the brightest solar powered lights available on the market today. … In addition to basic features, which we see as necessities, we also favored solar spotlights that go above and beyond with useful extra features. Instead of the solar spotlight being in two or more pieces with the solar panel separate from the light piece, LITCOM combined the two aspects for a more space- and material-efficient light. No wiring required! The most dynamic kind of landscape illumination is the spotlight. One point where reviewers wished for improvement was in brightness. Each Innogear Upgraded Solar Spotlight consists of four powerful LED bulbs. Although they are brighter than some other options, reviewers pointed out that the lights don’t throw their illumination as far as a brighter light might, something that many considered very important for a solar spotlight. Placement and sun angle affect how directly the sunlight hits the solar panel. Brightness might not be so important for accents in the grass or solar lights along a path, but the ability to adjust light angle is. Like other solar spotlights, the Itscool Color Solar Spotlights have many of the same basic features. She has studied conservation, sustainability and development, and in the past has worked as a teacher in Argentina and in a variety of nonprofits around the US. We have a variety of solar spot lights, sized for a whole host of different solar lighting applications. We didn’t necessarily rank brighter lights or specific colors as necessarily better, because both factors are subject to personal taste, but we were sure to consider if that information is clear and seems to be accurate. That makes them an excellent candidate for a security light as well as an aesthetic light. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. Each rating consists of two numbers, the first number applies to dust and the second applies to water, and higher numbers correspond to greater resistance. They also say that they are exceptionally easy to install, which brings all the positives together. They feature an excellent run time of 16 hours. Bionic Spot Light is the solar-powered light that turns on automatically when it detects motion, up to 25 feet away. We wanted to determine durability in inclement weather situations as well as in the possibility of physical damage due to being knocked around or hit with something. 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