Solar powered lanterns for the garden

Best Solar Powered Lanterns for the Garden (Inexpensive & Ecological)


Installing garden lights in a traditional way can be expensive and time-consuming, so go solar and install solar powered lanterns for the garden. Here you have a list with Amazon best-selling items in this group.

Such solar powered garden lanterns are an ecological, effective, and inexpensive way of adding ambiance to your garden. They are easy to use and to maintain, and after some affordable initial investment, they will work for many years.

How these solar-powered lanterns work

As usual with any solar-powered tool, these are simple constructions with a small integrated solar panel that converts the sun’s energy into electricity. The energy received during the daylight is stored in an inbuilt battery. In the evening, an automatic switch will turn the battery-powered bulbs on and it will turn them off during the day. You can expect up to 15 hours of light, depending on the model of course.

Note also that nothing has to be fixed here, there are models which you can move from place to place and re-arrange the light in the garden as you wish. Just make sure that wherever you position such a lantern, it is exposed to the sun. Note that we have also a separate list with solar pathway lights which you use on the ground, and also solar powered camping lanterns.

How to choose

As you realize from the top picture above, there are many options regarding the style and design. So choosing is individual and nobody should tell you which to choose. But there are some technical aspects to bear in mind.

Materials: Typically you have metal or ABS plastic frame, and glass. There are pros and cons for both metal (which might rust) and plastic (which can be less durable), but these are best-selling products so follow the links and see what other users say about this aspect.

I would say that more important is the issue of waterproofness. You will see clear indications for many of them, this is typically an IP65 waterproof level. The number 6 here describes the level of protection against dust (and this is the highest), while 5 is against water (and this is moderate but completely enough for such a purpose).

Brightness: Here you can have significant differences and this will depend on the price and on the number of bulbs and the overall construction. This is the matter of taste but if you want more light, go for lanterns with a higher lumen number.

Solar panel quality: This usually implies the speed of converting the sunlight into electricity, or the charging time. There is also a conversion rate, so the higher the better.

Battery capacity: I already mentioned the integrated battery, so this is where the solar energy is stored. This is related to the brightness mentioned earlier, so the larger capacity the better, there is not much to choose here.


Note that this is a dynamic list with best-sellers and it will change depending on what is becoming popular on Amazon. So you might want to bookmark this text and check occasionally. Observe also that these are mostly Amazon Prime items so you can have them shipped for free. You might want to know that we also have a separate list with solar powered garden fountains and also solar-powered Christmas lights.

So here is our list with best solar powered lanterns for the garden, please follow the links and read what other users are saying about them. There is plenty of useful information about them in customers’ reports.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Solar Lantern Lights Dancing Flame Waterproof Outdoor Hanging Lantern Solar Powered Umbrella LED Night Lights Dusk to Dawn Auto On/Off Landscape Decorative for Garden Patio Deck Yard Path 2 Pack
  • 【Realistic Flickering Flames】The distinctive dancing flame is attractive, which looks like the real flame; The warm yellow light creates a welcoming ambience. This flicker candle effect solar light will be the best choice for a alternative candle lantern.
  • 【Solar-powered】 No wires needed, with the solar panel which transfers the solar energy into electricity. It is really energy-saving and help you save money.
  • 【Long Working Time】 With high efficient solar panel, after being fully charged under the direct sunlight, the candle light can last 15 hours. Charging time: 4-6 hours. Note: working time and charging time will be influenced by weather condition, season.
  • 【Two Installation Ways & Auto Sensor】 Equipped with the durable hanging lamp and a circular ring, this solar lantern light can easy to be hung or clip on anywhere you want. Also, it will automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn. No need to operate ON/OFF switch once put it into use, which brings you convenience and saves your time.
  • 【Waterproof & Guaranteed】 Made of durable and waterproof ABS plastic, no more worries about raining, snowing and frosting, perfect for outdoor use. Also, we provide the LONG FIT brand warranty. Purchase with worry free!
Bestseller No. 2
10" Vintage Style Solar Powered Lantern Fame Effect(Metallic Coating Black,Plastic),Solar Garden Light with Vivid Fire Effect,Outdoor Solar Hanging Lantern,Decorative Lanterns ZKEE (Set of 4)
  • NEW DESIGN FRIE LANTERN BATTERY SAVING This lantern was formed by 20 LED,It seams like a vivid flickering fire inside of the lantern when it is working.The light will much brighter than normal lantern.Flameless and smokeless fire is safe and can light for long time.
  • A GREAT DECORATION FOR YOUR GARDEN Outdoor decorative solar candle lantern,great idea for the tabletop,shelf,stairs, pathway,wall,patio,porch etc.Outdoor hanging lantern,the hanger allow you to hang them on the tree or hook.The lantern Metallic Golden coating creates an antique style will be an attractive home decoration for wedding,party,Halloween and Christmas.Wedding lantern,party lantern,Halloween candle lantern,Christmas candle lantern.
  • SOLAR POWERED LIGHT WILL BE MORE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENERGY SAVING This fire candle lantern was powered by the solar,with this powerful solar panel and rechargeable NI-CD battery,it can lighted up for 8 hours after charging 6 hours under the sun.Also save lot money on batteries.Outdoor solar garden light waterproof.You can also charge the solar candle light outdoor then use it indoor.
  • TEMPERED GLASS PANES The Tempered Glass Panes is the glass panes treated by a special high temperature machine.It will become very sturdy and reduce the damage of lantern in transportation or daily using.Decorative lantern holder with Water resistance,weather resistance.
  • 1 YEAR QUALITY GUARANTEE We value and appreciate very much your compliments,suggestion or complaints in order to improve our products and service.and our friendly customer service professionals are always standing by to help.If you found any problem of our lantern please feel free to contact us,we will feedback you in 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 3
TomCare Solar lights Metal Flickering Flame Solar Lantern Outdoor Hanging Lanterns Lighting Heavy Duty Solar Powered Waterproof Umbrella LED Flame Lights for Garden Patio Pathway Deck Yard, 2 Pack
199 Reviews
TomCare Solar lights Metal Flickering Flame Solar Lantern Outdoor Hanging Lanterns Lighting Heavy Duty Solar Powered Waterproof Umbrella LED Flame Lights for Garden Patio Pathway Deck Yard, 2 Pack
  • Metal Solar Lantern: Constructed from high quality metal with rustproof finish, it is durable for year round use outside. And the four sides is made from poly plastic with glass effect (not real glass). It is more convenient for you to enjoy the beautiful flickering flames effect.
  • Flickering Flames: Special dancing flame Design, which looks like real flame, making this lantern more attractive; The warm yellow glow creates a welcoming ambience. This flickering flame effect solar light will be the best choice for a alternative candle.
  • Vintage Design: The bronze finish makes it more unique with aesthetic sense. It is equipped with a durable hook, so you can not only put it on the tabletop, but also hang it on a shepherds hook. The best outdoor decoration to your patio, garden or walkway.
  • Waterproof & Solar-powered: This hanging lantern is solar powered, simply place it at a location with good direct sunlight for charging. It is really energy-saving which helps you save money. IP65 waterproof grade, no more worries about raining, snowing, perfect for outdoor use.
  • : We will provide 45 days Money Back and 12 Months . If you have any issue, please contact us, We have a professional team to solve your problem. Purchase with worry free.
Bestseller No. 4
TomCare Solar Lights Metal Solar Lantern Flickering Flame Outdoor Hanging Lanterns Lighting Heavy Duty Waterproof Solar Powered LED Flame Umbrella Lights for Garden Patio Pathway Deck Yard, 2 Pack
  • All Metal Frame: Constructed from high quality metal with rustproof finish, it is durable for year round use outside. Its four metal side faces decorated with circular hollow design, which is convenient for you to enjoy the beautiful flickering flames effect.
  • Retro Design: The bronze finish makes it look more unique with aesthetic sense. It is equipped with a durable hook, so you can not only put it on the tabletop, but also hang it on a shepherd hook. The best outdoor decoration to your patio, garden or walkway.
  • Beautiful Flickering Flames: Special dancing flame design, which looks like real flame, making this lantern more attractive; The warm yellow glow creates a welcoming ambience. This flickering flame effect solar light will be the best choice for an alternative candle.
  • Waterproof & Solar-powered: This hanging lantern is solar powered, simply place it at a location with good direct sunlight for charging. It is really energy-saving which helps you save money. IP65 waterproof grade, no more worries about raining, snowing, perfect for outdoor use.
  • Warranty: After you have received the product, please use your hand cover the solar panel, and press the switch button to see if it lights up. We provide 45 days Money Back Guarantee and 12 Months Warranty. If you have any issue, please contact us, We have a professional team to solve your problem. Purchase with worry free.
Bestseller No. 5
Pearlstar Hanging Solar Lights Outdoor - 2 Pack Solar Powered Waterproof Lanterns, Decor Landscape Lanterns with Warm Light LED and Retro Design for Patio, Yard, Garden and Pathway Decoration
135 Reviews
Pearlstar Hanging Solar Lights Outdoor - 2 Pack Solar Powered Waterproof Lanterns, Decor Landscape Lanterns with Warm Light LED and Retro Design for Patio, Yard, Garden and Pathway Decoration
  • 【UNIQUE VINTAGE STYLE】 - The color of lantern coating and warm light can bring a subtle hint of vintage style to your surroundings. When you put the light on the ground, it can cast a beautiful pattern. Our solar lights will be an attractive decoration for tree, garden, yard and pathway. MAINLY MADE FOR DECORATION, NOT FOR ILLUMINATION
  • 【SOLAR POWERED & LIGHT SENSORED】 - Our lights are Powered by free solar energy. No wiring or external electricity required. The solar lanterns have built-in light sensor, which can automatically light up at night and recharge during the day. DESIGNED WITH SMALL ELEGANT STYLE. IF YOU MIND, PLEASE DO NOT BUY
  • 【WEATHER RESISTANT】 - The solar landscape lights are made of high-impact ABS plastic proven to withstand in bad weather. The waterproof level is IP44. It is important that the solar panel is kept free of dirt, debris or even snow.
  • 【TWO INSTALLATION WAYS】 - Equipped with a durable handle, the solar lantern can be easily hung on walls or in the trees and also can be placed on the flat surfaces, such as shelves, tables, porches, patios and pergolas. You can charge the solar light outdoor then use it indoor.
  • 【100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE】 - If you're unsatisfied with our solar landscape light for any reason, please feel free to contact us at: https://www.amazon.com/sp?seller=A23U9731APUI0R. We'll immediately help you solve the problem within 24 hours
SaleBestseller No. 6
Solar Lantern Lights Dancing Flame Waterproof Outdoor Hanging Lantern Solar Powered Umbrella LED Night Lights Dusk to Dawn Auto On/Off Landscape Decorative for Garden Patio Deck Yard Path 2 Pack
  • Realistic Flickering Flames: The distinctive dancing flame is attractive, which looks like the real flame; The warm yellow light creates a welcoming ambience. Antique flame effect will be an attractive decoration for tabletop,shelf,stairs, pathway,wall,patio,porch etc.
  • Energy Saving & Save Your Money: This lantern light is solar powered, no wires needed, no batteries needed, just put it under the sunshine to absorb the solar energy, then the solar panel will transfer the solar energy into electricity. It is really energy-saving and help you save money.
  • Long Working Time: With high efficient solar panel, ,it can lighted up for 15 hours after charging 4-5 hours under the sun. Note: working time and charging time will be influenced by weather condition, season.
  • Easy to install: Equipped with a durable hanging lamp and a circular ring, this solar lantern light can be hung or clip on anywhere you want. Also, it will automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn. No need to operate ON/OFF switch once put it into use, which brings you convenience and saves your time.
  • Waterproof & Durable: Size:3.5”(L)*3.5”(W)*6.7”(H).With IP65 Waterproof and durable ABS Plastic, no more worries about raining, snowing and frosting, perfect for outdoor use.
Bestseller No. 7
Powstro Solar Powered Wall Lantern Light Lamp Outdoor Garden Weatherproof LED Wall Lamp Hexagonal Light Lamp Exterior Sconce Lantern Lamp for Outdoor Landscape Garden Fence Yard (WARM) -- 2PCS
25 Reviews
Powstro Solar Powered Wall Lantern Light Lamp Outdoor Garden Weatherproof LED Wall Lamp Hexagonal Light Lamp Exterior Sconce Lantern Lamp for Outdoor Landscape Garden Fence Yard (WARM) -- 2PCS
  • No Wiring, No Extra Power - With built-in solar panel on the top as power supply, it saves you the trouble of complicated wiring, just mount it to the wall or wooden fence with 2 screws (included). It is suitable for outdoor fence wall lamp and garden fence lamp.
  • Lighting Intelligently - Built-in sensitive light sensor, the light will automatically turn on at night and turn off in the day time.
  • Built-in Battery - Rechargeable 1000mAh Ni-MH battery, with 4PCS monocrystal silicon solar panel, it needs about 8 hours full sun exposure and will supply more than 10 hours continuously lighting time at night.
  • Safety and Quality Guaranteed - Comply with CE and ROHS certification; IP44 waterproof, heatproof and durable, environmental-friendly products.
  • What You Will Get - 2*Solar LED light, 2*Mounted accessories. We offer ONE YEAR warranty. Please feel free to contact us if there are any problems. We are very glad to solve problems for you. If you are not satisfied with this item, please tell us too. We will offer partial refundment or small gifts to make up.
Bestseller No. 8
{2 Pack} Outdoor Solar Hanging Lantern Lights Metal LED Decorative Light for Garden Patio Courtyard Lawn and Tabletop with Hollowed-Out Design. 2 Color Options Black and Bronze.
17 Reviews
{2 Pack} Outdoor Solar Hanging Lantern Lights Metal LED Decorative Light for Garden Patio Courtyard Lawn and Tabletop with Hollowed-Out Design. 2 Color Options Black and Bronze.
  • Add illuminated charm to a garden, patio, porch and outdoor tabletop with these solar lantern lights.
  • The decorative garden light sits on any surface and can be hung anywhere in your yard, off a patio or on shepherd hooks.
  • The lanterns are crafted from metal, features rustic looking, gorgeous color, fabulous shadow pattern.
  • Solar powered lanterns don’t need power cord, no electricity cost, simply put them in the sunlight.
  • These hanging solar lights are also ideal gifts for loved ones, holidays, housewarming and gardening.
Bestseller No. 9
TAKE ME Solar Lantern,Outdoor Garden Hanging Lantern-Waterproof LED Flickering Flameless Candle Mission Lights for Table,Outdoor,Party
233 Reviews
TAKE ME Solar Lantern,Outdoor Garden Hanging Lantern-Waterproof LED Flickering Flameless Candle Mission Lights for Table,Outdoor,Party
  • SOLAR POWER:Solar Panel collects sunlight to charge the batteries(included) during the day.Automatically turns on at dusk for up to 6 hours of nighttime illumination.
  • This solar lantern is illuminated by a warm white LED Flickering flameless Candles,which creates warm glow.
  • PLS NOTE:This solar lantern includes 1 rechargeable battery , because 1 battery is enough for the solar panels. It allows working 8 hours after full charged.
  • Size:5.51”(L)*11”(H)*5.51”(W).Material:Plastic+Glass;It’s idea for a outdoor,garden,table,party and more.
  • Make sure the button is in the “ON” position before change it in the sun.If the button is in “on” position,keeping the solar panel in the darkness,then the lights will light up.100% LIFETI REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE! Simply contact us if you ever have issues with your TAKEME lights.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Solar Lantern Outdoor Classic Decor Bronze Antique Metal and Glass Construction Mission Solar Garden Lantern Indoor and Outdoor Solar Hanging Lantern Entirely Solar Powered Lantern of Low Maintenance
523 Reviews
Solar Lantern Outdoor Classic Decor Bronze Antique Metal and Glass Construction Mission Solar Garden Lantern Indoor and Outdoor Solar Hanging Lantern Entirely Solar Powered Lantern of Low Maintenance
  • 【AN IDEAL GIFT FOR THE FAMILY】- a pleasure to receive at any time and to enjoy all year round
  • 【SMART DESIGN WITH ANTIQUE NAUTICAL FEEL】- an indoor or outdoor weatherproof solar candle lantern with innovative design
  • 【SOLAR POWERED】- innovative technology with solar panel, rechargeable battery (included) with flickering LED. For indoors, use a normal AA battery (not included)
  • 【NO ADDITIONAL WIRING OR INSTALLATION】- simply place solar lantern in a location with good direct sunlight during the day and away from light sources at night
  • 【SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND SAVE MONEY】- switch to solar power. Order your SteadyDoggie Solar Lantern Today!

Last update on 2019-11-21  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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