Best Outdoor Solar String & LED Flood Lights… Reviewed For 2022

  • By: Erik
  • Date: 17 January 2022
  • Read Time: 7 min.

Yes, summer here again…  You’re setting up your brand new gazebo or blowing the cobwebs off your old one ready for those warm summer nights

Even though the days are longer, we just can’t get enough of the nights in the UK, we just enjoy spending time outdoors whilst it’s warm, so it’s time to buy lighting for your gazebo.

The last thing you want is for your night to end earlier than expected due to insufficient lighting, so, you’re going to want to know what the best gazebo lights are to buy to save your party?

Gazebo Lights

Indoor/Outdoor
Criacr Solar Garden Lights, 100 LED 10m Solar String Lights, Copper Wire...
Floodlights
Novostella 2 Pack 15W LED RGB Flood Light, Coloured Floodlight with Remote...
Festoon
Outdoor String Lights Mains Powered Festoon Lighting 25FT G40 IP44 for...
Brand
Criacr
Novostella
Tomshine
Type
String Lights
Floodlights
Outdoor String Lights
Power
LED/Solar
LED/Electric
Mains
Light Colour
Warm White
6 Colour Settings
Warm White
Size
10 Metres
24.50 x 16.50 x 3.80 cm
25ft long
Items
100 Lights
2 Pack
25 Bulbs + 5 Spare Bulbs + 3 Fuse
Indoor/Outdoor
Criacr Solar Garden Lights, 100 LED 10m Solar String Lights, Copper Wire...
Brand
Criacr
Type
String Lights
Power
LED/Solar
Light Colour
Warm White
Size
10 Metres
Items
100 Lights
Floodlights
Novostella 2 Pack 15W LED RGB Flood Light, Coloured Floodlight with Remote...
Brand
Novostella
Type
Floodlights
Power
LED/Electric
Light Colour
6 Colour Settings
Size
24.50 x 16.50 x 3.80 cm
Items
2 Pack
Festoon
Outdoor String Lights Mains Powered Festoon Lighting 25FT G40 IP44 for...
Brand
Tomshine
Type
Outdoor String Lights
Power
Mains
Light Colour
Warm White
Size
25ft long
Items
25 Bulbs + 5 Spare Bulbs + 3 Fuse

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BRIMAX Best Hanging String Lights

The Brimax string lights are so durable that you can leave them outdoors in most weather conditions, saving you money in the long term rather than repeatedly buying cheaper alternatives.

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Outdoor String Lights Mains Powered Festoon Lighting 25FT G40 IP44 for...
  • 【PERFECT DESIGN & WATER-RESISTANT】 designed with end-to-end connections, you can connect 2 strands at most to cover a large area. Rating of IP 44,so the string lights could be use to your garden or other outdoor place when the weather is rainy or sunny.
  • 【SAFE AND RELIABLE】built-in fuse wire ensures safety, and 3 Spare Fuse, Even with broken or removed bulbs, the remaining bulbs will continue to light up.
  • 【5 SPARE BULBS】Providing 25 Bulbs and 5 more spares in case of bulbs damaged during the long-distance transportation, If one bulb goes out, you simply replace it, very convenient and user-friendly.
  • 【EASY INSTALLATION】total length: 25ft, bulb interval: 12in, easy to hang up the string lights wherever you want with clip on each bulb socket.
  • 【WIDE APPLICATION】It can be decorated in different scenes,including birthday party,wedding function, open bar, Christmas party, park, farm, entertainment venues etc.

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You’ll be happy to hear that they also have a low energy consumption, operating at a rate of just 2 watts with low heat output to help conserve energy.

That gives you peace of mind on your energy bills whilst also being proud of the minimal environmental impact they have.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Durable so will last longer
  • Low energy consumption
  • Large cable with UK plug
  • Light is not overpoweringly bright
  • IP65 Waterproof level

Cons

  • Handle with care

Features

Huge 48ft (14.6m) Cable

This gives you the flexibility to easily surround your canopy and also assists with hanging them up as the extra length makes it easy to wrap around the support beams on your gazebo.

UK Standard plug

Many on the market are made with EU/US plugs but this comes already with a UK plug.

Female end to allow extension

Great if the massive length already isn’t enough for you. This also allows you to reach your mains plug socket if isn’t close by as you can just attach the Brimax 3m extension lead.

Low energy consumption

Perfect for forgetting the worries of your energy bill as this will have minimal impact on your pocket.

Comforting warm white colour

We found this to be one of the best perks, it produced a wonderfully warm, relaxing glow around our canopy. It’s perfect for those romantic evenings with your loved one.

IP65 Waterproofing

Tested under water jets for 15 minutes during the manufacturing process makes it suitable for heavy rain. Ensure they aren’t submerged in water (unlikely if they’re hanging).

Weatherproof

A fantastic design to give you peace of mind if you happen to leave it out during bad weather.

They work in temperatures ranging from -20c to 40c, and I don’t think we will be experiencing weather even close to that in the UK any time soon.

 

USTELLAR Best LED RGB Floodlight

If you’re after something to cover all your needs then this is definitely for you.  The best part about this standing light is being able to use it across a huge variety of occasions.

During the summer seasons, it can give you a warm, soft light that can be adjusted to your liking. But once it’s over and winter is on the horizon, it works perfectly as a Christmas light.

Novostella 2 Pack 15W LED RGB Flood Light, Coloured Floodlight with Remote...
  • 【16 Colours & 4 Modes】 16 colours options to be selected, each colour is brightness adjustable. Included 4 modes: flash (1 second a time), strobe (3 seconds a time), fade (2 seconds a time) and smooth (4 seconds a time)IR remote control is included.
  • 【Waterproof】IP66 rating of this light, best using for either indoor or outdoor application; Posses excellent heat dissipation ability.
  • 【Versatile】Ideal for using at garden, patio, wedding, party, BBQ. Decorate your home on Christmas/Halloween, etc.
  • 【Memory Function】Will stay at your last setting you choose while turn on again, no need to reset it.

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The customisation on this really makes it one of the best lights available on the market.

It’s available in 3 power levels: 15W, 60W, 100W but 15W is plenty to light up your gazebo.  Buying a more powerful set of lights would cause too much dazzle when sat too close to them.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Great customisation
  • 16 Different colours of lighting
  • Mount up high or on the floor
  • UK plug
  • 4 Different settings
  • Tempered glass for strength

Cons

  • None to worry about…

Features

16 Colours

With this wide range of colours, it makes it suitable for all seasons and it’s ideal for events like Halloween and Christmas.

UK plug

This comes with a UK plug already attached.

Waterproof

Tested against powerful jets, this one will be sure to survive through harsh weather conditions.

For a product to achieve this rating it needs to endure 100 litres of water being blasted at it for at least a duration of 3 minutes.

Versatile

Great for all environments, you can mount this on the wall should you wish, with ease. We simply had it placed on the ground and that worked perfectly for our needs.

Portable

We were able to move this around with ease, that’s a great benefit to standing lights as you don’t need to attach them to anything, unlike string lights that need to be hung around your gazebo.

Remote Control

A feature often missed out from gazebo lights, you don’t realise how handy it is until you need to change your lights.

We found this particularly useful for controlling the ambience at family BBQ’s towards the latter stages of the nights due to the dimmable options provided on the control.

It’s also great as you can easily turn it off from a distance.

Various Modes

4 different settings help you create the perfect lighting for your event.

Flash and Strobe are two different settings (although we found flash to be a little harsh on our eyes) that are great for spontaneous dances when the night is coming to an end.

The other two settings are fade and smooth, perfect if you want the colours to alternate gently throughout the night.

Safety

Reducing fire hazards is very important through the dry summer seasons.

Technology in this qualified aluminium case helps dissipate the heat into the surrounding air and helps prolong the life of the light whilst also reducing the risk of it overheating.

The glass is tempered so you don’t have to worry about dropping things on it accidentally.

Low Energy Rating

A+ rating for energy consumption, keeping the bills low!

CRIACR Best Solar Powered String Lights

We were so hesitant to even bother trying these due to the very low price, coupled with the fact it’s powered by light so we didn’t expect much.

But there were many happy customers with this light, so we gave it a go.

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Criacr Solar Garden Lights, 100 LED 10m Solar String Lights, Copper Wire...
  • 🎄 100 SUPER BRIGHT LED: Each string light with 33 feet moldable copper wire and 100 glowing micro Leds, with steady 360 degree viewing angle they illuminate in every direction. Ideal for decorating your garden, patio, gate, yard, wedding, party, christmas.
  • 🎄 2 LIGHTING MODES: Steady and Twinkling 2 Modes.The solar fairy lights make your place in a starry warm amber glow, much more romantic. Choose your favorite modes based on different occasions.
  • 🎄 EASY TO SHAPE: Garden lights solar on 33 Feet Long Ultra Thin Copper Wire. Flexible solar string lights can be easily built into the shapes you want; wrap around tree trunks or gazebos; In the dark,the wire fades to invisible, leaving only the bright lights.
  • 🎄 SOLAR POWERED: This solar garden lights does not need battery replacement and can charge even on cloudy days. Have best performance when you place it in an open area with direct sunlight most of day. It can work up to 14 hours after fully charged.
  • 🎄 WATER RESISTANT: This solar christmas light is designed to be used outdoors, even in the rain day, you can still see the romantic light spinning from of your eye in. Not overheat because of the copper wiring is insulated.

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When we first ordered this product we thought it wouldn’t live up to the hype as solar-powered lights tend to barely be able to light up a cupboard but this was definitely not the case here.

They provided a beautiful, calm ambience that twinkled through the night. That’s because there are two settings available, “steady” and “twinkling”.

Another fantastic benefit to these is that once you’ve placed them wherever you want, you never have to think about them again.

They are completely automatic, they get power straight from sunlight and then automatically turn on when it’s dusk.

Just make sure you turn them on before you let them start charging as this can damage the battery.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Can be left hung up
  • Solar powered so self-sufficient
  • Sensible price
  • Water-resistant

Cons

  • Lights are very small

Features

Automatic

This stood out most for us, the lights come on at the perfect time and you never have to go and manually turn them on.

Modes

The twinkle effect looks amazing and it really provides a relaxing ambience for your guests, it really did make the night quite magical.

Water-resistant

Essential for these lights as they are supposed to be left outside all the time so they can charge.

Copper Wires

This was both beneficial and a potential disaster, yes they allow for a lot of flexibility and they are easy to shape however you like. But, and it’s a big but, they felt like they were easy to snap.

We checked if anyone else had noticed this problem and a few customers had already snapped their wires accidentally.

 

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