Editor's Picks: Solar Products
Go green with these great solar options for the backyard.
For this round of editors' picks, we put solar products to test in our own backyards. While solar technology is still in development, here are a few great products that we thought rose to the top!
They're fun, fabulous and fuss-free. These colorful 6-inch light bulbs are perfect for a patio, underneath an awning or strung across an arbor. Just hang 'em up, and the automatic sensor will trigger them on at dusk; $49.95, Click here for more details.
They look stunning in your garden or on a deck, but these globes really start to come alive floating on water. With an operating cycle of up to 24 hours, you'll get hours of enjoyment from a single charge; $29 each or $79 for three, Click here for more details.
This classic design is perfect for any bird-lover. You'll need direct sun to activate the fountain in the middle, and if a cloud comes along, you'll lose the spray. But don't worry, it immediately comes back with the sunshine. This is just the nature of the technology used to power the bath; $219.95, Click here for more details.
Add personality to your garden with these whimsical dragonfly lights. They sit beautifully on tall stakes and offer great color; $34.95 for a set of three, Click here for more details.
Terra Cotta Fountain
This sturdy fountain is easy to set up. For a design that holds up a bit better and doesn't peel, try the hammered aluminum model. But at $119.95, this is an affordable and worthwhile option; Click here for more details.
You can have Christmas in July or any other time thanks to these beautiful lights. The lights will run 8 hours on a single charge and make a great accent anywhere; $79.95 for a single set, Click here for more details.
Solar Stepping Stones
Illuminate a pathway at night with durable solar stepping stones. Choose from square, round or hexagon shapes. Look for these at your local home improvement store. Learn more about these stones and where to buy them at HomeBright website.
Stop second guessing the kind of light you get in your backyard. Just put the SunCalc out and it'll tell you whether the area gets full sun, partial sun, partial shade or full shade. Look for it as your local garden center.
If you need powerful light, then this is a great option for your space. It runs around $700. For more information, go to Sunlight180.com.