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These solar lights 'create such a nice atmosphere' — and they're just $30 on Amazon

Shoppers say they even charge in "overcast conditions."

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These "Amazon's Choice" solar-powered lights have over 13,600 reviews — and they're under $30 right now. (Photos via Amazon)

If you're revamping your outdoor patio, balcony or porch ahead of summer, I've got the perfect little touch that will add a whole lot of coziness to your space. I always browse Amazon Canada for budget-friendly outdoor finds, and among the top items, I stumbled upon these Solar String Lights — an "Amazon's Choice" with more than 13,600 reviews.

For just $30, you can add the "perfect ambiance" to your outdoor sanctuary this season. Scroll below to read more about these string lights and to see what reviewers have to say about 'em.

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Solar String Lights. (Photo via Amazon)

💡 The details

For shoppers eager to breathe new life into their outdoor space this summer, Amazon reviewers recommend checking out these waterproof solar string lights.

The Brightown 60 LED Solar Crystal Globe String Lights are powered by solar energy and feature a water-resistant rating of IP65.

These energy-saving lights measure 35.6 feet long with 60 bright LED bulbs and have a colour temperature of 2700K warm white.

As no outlet is required for these solar-powered string bulbs, users can get creative with their placement and function.

The lights can run between eight and 10 hours at a time, depending on their charge, and come with eight lighting modes, including twinkle, slow fade and waves.


💬 What people are saying

The "Amazon's Choice" pick for outdoor solar string lights has racked up more than 13,600 reviews and an average rating of 4.2 stars.

According to one reviewer, the lights offer the "perfect ambiance" to your outdoor space as they're "not too big or [too] bright."

One reviewer said the "lights are great," noting they have a "soft yellow appearance" and "last through most of the night" — even if it's cloudy or the panel doesn't have direct sun exposure.

These solar lights will create a nice ambience for summer nights.

$30 at Amazon

They "charge up," even in "overcast conditions," said another shopper, who added that they keep their charge for hours on end, "literally from the minute it gets dark" to when "the sun comes up."

Despite thousands of five-star reviews, some shoppers complain that when the charge runs out, the lights automatically reset to "rave mode" rather than a steady, non-blinking setting.

If the battery dies, it resets to the first lighting setting, which one reviewer calls "annoying."

The "way to avoid this," they continue, is by ensuring the solar panel gets "8-10 hours of direct sunlight."


💭 The verdict

According to Amazon reviewers, these affordable solar-powered string lights provide the "perfect ambiance" to any outdoor space. They'll be great for backyard hangouts in the spring and summer. However, some shoppers note the lights often reset back to their factory setting, which can be "annoying," which is something to keep in mind.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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