Solar powered decorative string lights with colour-changing bulbs that are ideal for decorating shrubs, trellis, parasols and doorways. Powered by a separate solar panel, these colour change party lights can be placed in shady areas if required as long as the solar panel is placed with maximum exposure to light. This string of 'festoon' style lights will automatically illuminate when it becomes dark, giving up to 6hrs of colour morphing light during summer months. With no mains wiring, and no operating costs these colour change solar lights are simple to install and ready to enjoy!
Note: Whilst there may be some initial charge in the battery we recommend fully charging it before first use. Leave the switch in the off position for two sunny days to ensure the battery is fully charged. Once fully charged switch to "ON" and your light will come on automatically at night.
Rechargeable batteries become less efficient with repeated charge-discharge cycles and the battery capacity reduces. If you find that the battery appears to be less efficient or does not run for long we first suggest you try to boost charge it. Leave in the off position for three to five sunny days to allow the maximum charge to the battery. If after this boost charge your battery still does not perform to expectations you should replace it.
Do not position under bright light as this will prevent the light switching on at night.
Reviewed 4 April 2017 by Andrew CoolUnc
A few years ago if you wanted some solar powered colour changing string light there were a number of suppliers. Now, The Glow Company is the only source I can find.
These are good lights, bright with good colour change and stay lit for a really long time.
My only criticism is that they are only supplied with a ground spike to mount the solar charger. This limits where you can use them. A small bracket allowing fixing on a fence or tree would be useful making them able to be used in more locations would be a useful addition. They would have received 5 Stars from me had this been inside the box!
Reviewed 23 August 2016 by Nick BM
First bought these in 2012 for a 21 Party. Those two sets have just given up and these were the replacements. Same as before but better with smaller more efficient Solar panel. I have lots of lights and these are the best by far. Do not go cheaper as these are high quality and worth the shekels.
Reviewed 18 June 2016 by Tim O'Callaghan
Wanted some off these to replace an old set and was not disappointed, very bright and good battery life also arrived on time. My only small disappointmentwas that when ordering he said I would receive a free 'glow in the dark' keyring but did not receive it with the order! If you haven't got it don't offer it.
Reviewed 6 June 2016 by Annie
I love these lights when they're on. When they are off they do look a bit tacky - very obviously plastic and very white. Looks like something you'd get round the waltzers! However, if you can put up with that in the day, they are gorgeous when lit. Very subtle colour changes, not like xmas lights. Love them. After a full day of charging they were still on at 4am.
Reviewed 10 May 2016 by CoolUnc
My first set unfortunately arrived with a broken bulb but it says something really positive about the fast and efficient way that Angie at the Glow Company exchanged them for me. Nothing but praise here.
The lights themselves work well. They are perhaps not as bright as my old Maplin ones but there are 20 of them so I will happily overlook that they are not as bright. They certainly stay alight for between 7 and 8 hours which is impressive.
Tangles aside I'd suggest that these are a good buy provided they last a few years like my old set did. Time will tell.