Everyone loves the sunshine. It’s a source of vitamin D, an excuse for rosé at midday, and the perfect temperature for beach trips and long summer evenings al fresco.
Another thing the sun is great for is fuelling up solar panelled lights. Light is absorbed from the sun and converted into electrical energy to power up solar lights, creating an environmentally friendly and simple way to create a beautifully lit ambience at dusk. It’s also a cheaper option, not racking up energy bills, and avoids any plugs/mains units being needed.
Over the last few years, we have placed more importance than ever on our outdoor spaces. No matter the size, be it a petite patio, a boujee balcony or an expansive acre or two, we have turned to these exterior areas to become extensions of our interiors. This has resulted in purchases like egg chairs, day beds, rattan furniture, fire pits and more in order to maximise the best of the British summer. But to truly set the ambiance, lighting is essential.
Solar fence lights will elevate a previously unused part of your garden, bringing it to life both aesthetically and also has the functional purpose of illuminating your warm weather hosting duties after dark.
See our pick of the best solar fence lights below
40 Warm White Bubble Solar Fairy Lights
Hang these contemporary fairy lights along your fence for a magical evening glow. Simply place the solar panel in a sunny spot during the day and they will automatically illuminate each evening and hold their charge for the night. Choose between the various settings – flashing, static or slow glow – and enjoy the warm white bulbs twinkling amongst your garden foliage. The lights are 3.9m long on a green cable and take AA batteries.
Buy now £19.99, Lights4fun
Grantham Up & Down Solar Wall Light
Add this best-selling wall light to your outdoor space to bring a modern and stylish touch to your balmy summer evenings al fresco. The solid aluminium lamp construction is heat, rain and frost resistant and will stay radiating a warm white gleam for up to eight hours with its long-lasting battery. A neutral anthracite colour, it’s super chic and will automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn.
Buy now £29.99, Amazon
Garden by Sainsbury’s Set of 6 Black Solar Fence Lights
Illuminate your garden or terrace area with this set of six solar-powered lights. Ready to use and only requiring the sun to charge them up, simply pop along your fence and watch as they light up a lovely white shade. Not only are they super smart and look great lined up together, but they also won’t cost you the earth and are built to survive all weather conditions.
Buy now £20.00, Habitat
John Lewis & Partners Solar Powered Moroccan Line Lights
Dangle these 20 bronze lantern lights over your fence for a Moroccan-style theme in your outdoor area with a lovely soft light glimmering through. Fired up by their solar stake, no batteries or mains power are required, making them a simple addition, ready to switch on in the evenings.
Buy now £12.60, John Lewis
Oliver Bonas Solar Outdoor 20 LED Festoon Lights
Jump into the summer season with these festival-inspired festoon lights from Oliver Bonas. A classic and pretty design of 20 LED bulbs on an inky black wire, stream them from your fence, wall and trees to create a warm summer glow above your head. They are easy to install and weatherproof, ready for whatever British summer throws at us.
Buy now £69.50, Oliver Bonas
Smart Garden Fence, Wall and Post Light 4 Pack
A simple but very effective way to light up your garden, enjoy bright glows in every nook and cranny using the mount on the back of the lights to attach to fences and walls. The solar panel on the top will charge up the lights throughout the day and instinctively turn on when dusk hits. The black casing gives a contemporary look to add some style to your open-air surroundings.
Buy now £14.99, Amazon
Cox & Cox Solar Tiered Wall Light
This black powder-coated stainless steel wall light from Somerset-based Cox & Cox provides lovely lighting along walls or fences in your garden or across your patio. A simple but high-quality and functional design, the bulbs will last up to eight hours and have a motion sensor activated to keep every narrow passageway or gloomy corner lit up.
Buy now £75.00, Cox & Cox
btfarm retro Solar Fence Lights
An Amazon top choice, this four-pack of solar fence lights will create an enchanting warm white lighting in your garden, courtyard or across your terrace. Affix to your walls or fence with the screws included – it’s very simple and has instructions – and admire the sophisticated retro lampshades from dusk to dawn with their eight hours at-a-time life span. They are made from weather-resistant plastic providing a durable option, built to survive.
Buy now £28.99, Amazon
30 Multicolour LED Dragonfly Solar Fairy Lights
Transform your outdoor space into a multi-coloured spectacle with these mystical dragonfly fairy lights. Flick between static or flashing, and enjoy blues, yellows, reds and greens for instant colourful fun outside. Waterproof and weather-resistant, they will turn on/off at sunset and sunrise whatever the weather, powered by solar panelling and one AA rechargeable battery.
Buy now £13.99, Wayfair
Globrite Black Low Voltage Solar Powered Integrated LED Deck Light
Install this slick black wall light onto your fences for instant light powered by its motion sensor. Walk nearby and it will automatically turn on after a full day of sun exposure, and runs up to eight hours, battery and wire-free. The waterproof material makes it a durable and reliable option.
Buy now £22.99, Wayfair