Solar Powered Garden Lights

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
May 4, 2007 8:13pm CST
When the power went out recently at our house I looked out the window to see if the whole street was out (automatic reaction). It occurred to me as I looked at my garden that I don't need to light the candles, just bring the solar powered garden lights inside, which I did. I have about a dozen of them so it was no trouble at all to place them around the house in key places like passageways, toilet, kitchen etc. Now I've realised I can do this I'll never buy candles again to see with only the fragranant ones.
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24 responses
• United States
5 May 07
I have never heard of Solar Powered Garden Lights. That sounds very convenient.
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
5 May 07
Oh they really are. I use them to light my front yard walk from sidewalk gate to the front porch. They are really easy to use, inexpensive too. I got mine at Wal-Mart.
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
5 May 07
That is a super idea. Are the solar lights very expensive? I am in awe with that idea. I just think that is great! NO more buying candles and letting them melt away and having to buy more. Just sit the solar lights outside and let the sun do the work.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
7 May 07
Hi Mamacathie, Yes it is a great idea especially if you have a black out and they are not really expensive to buy and buying candles repeatedly it going to cost you a lot more money. No you put the solar lights inside just incase you have a black out and then you will not be able to see at all!!
@karvin87 (1034)
• India
5 May 07
hey kathy, Thats a nice way out to untimely power cuts... We here ofently have power cuts and are also planning to have solar panel for the entire building so that it covers the lights of passage,garden,clubhouse etc. I say, its a nice long term investments tht pays in longterm!
@Darkwing (21588)
5 May 07
Wow, what a good idea. I have solar powered lights in my garden but I never thought to bring them inside when the electricity went. I do have a couple of oil lamps as well as candles so I managed ok, but next time, I think I'll follow suit... good thinking. Brightest Blessings my dear friend. x
@raydene (9874)
• United States
5 May 07
Wow,That's great Kathy.I never though of that.I'm going to get some so when our lights go out I'll have them.They are so much safer then candles too.Thanks for starting this discussion. xoxoxoxo
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• Australia
5 May 07
We have them in our garden too , but they are not as great as you are saying maybe the solar lights sold here in Australia as not as great as yours !!
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
5 May 07
You know I never thought about this before. I can't wait to tell my hubby. We'd been thinking of buying some of these b/c they look really pretty at night and serve a purpose and no electricity use. I never thought of it as a useful source of light when no power available. We live in hurricane Katrina country, this would have been great, why didn't any of us think of this before? Well, maybe others did and just didn't spread the word. This is great, thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. A+++++++
@GardenGerty (115169)
• United States
5 May 07
What a great solution to a problem. I guess you only bring them in if you have an outage, right. I do not even remember the last time we had an outage. Of course it may have happened when we were out of town. I am not sure. I think this is a wonderful, safe solution.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
5 May 07
I think that was a great idea, I must remember it the next time the power goes out. Much safer then using candles. Thanks, this idea could be a real life saver..at more levels then one.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 May 07
What a good idea to bring the solar powered lights inside when we have a power cut - I would never have thought of it. We get a lot of power cuts where we live, so next time, I will try out your suggestion. Thanks a bunch Kathy.
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
5 May 07
That is an extremely smart idea! I would love to have solar powered garden lights. In fact, I have looked for some but haven't found any yet. If I ever do find some and we get them that is what I'll do in case of a power outage:)
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
5 May 07
What a great idea. I only have a couple of the solor garden lights, but will sure remember this when we have a power outage.
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
5 May 07
What a great tip and thanks for sharing. I had a set from a few years ago, but they got so beat up over the winter that I finally had to throw them out. I asked for another set for Mother's Day. It's great to know that they could serve more than one purpose too.
@Bizziebod (3526)
5 May 07
I would have never of thought of doing that instead of using candles, what a clever bunny you are! That's a really good idea, I shall remember that for the next time!
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@lisagayle (395)
• United States
5 May 07
Thank you for pointing out my oversight. I have six of them lining my walkway. I should hav ethought of that, but when the power goes out, I go into emergency mode. Thank you again.
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• United States
5 May 07
Kathy, That's briliant! I have a bunch of solar powered lights in my front and back yards, and I love them. But I never thought of using them INSIDE during a blackout.
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
5 May 07
Its really cool to have solar powered lights at home it helps a lot..!! Its saves you from getting all dark ..! But I don't have one as I live in a flat so no garden lights here ..!! And not even a solard power lamps..!! Actually we are looking forward to buy one. Its very beneficial..!! And mostly in our place with frequent power cuts..!!
• United States
5 May 07
Awsome! Where do you get these solar lights from? Candles are so dangerous. We get power outs a lot in the summer. I have given you another + for another interesting posting. Thank you sugar. Feel good. Hugs,M&M
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
5 May 07
I newver thought of that. What a great idea. be sure to place them near a window inside thought. Or do they work well with artificial light? We have a memeorial rock garden were we buried our cat and we placed a solar light in it. Casts a nice glow at night over he cat angel statue we put on it. We also have a rock garden built around a large cauldron in the front yard with a few cat figures and an angel birdfeeder in the cauldron. We placed 3 solar lights around it and the neighbeor says it looks real nice at night. So now I have yet another use for them. Cool!!
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
5 May 07
Solar powered lights can be really useful can't they! I wouldnt stop having candles around though. If you had a very prolonged blackout they would poiwer down overnight and you might need the candles on the second day.