Installing hardwired, outdoor lighting can be a big, expensive, all-too-often unaesthetic hassle, forcing you to put lights where you really don’t want them, and use commercially produced fixtures that are less than enchanting. One elegant, inexpensive solution is solar lanterns.
My favorites are Allsop‘s faux Japanese shoji solar lanterns available in a rainbow of lightweight polyester that mimics silk. Hang them anywhere outdoors where they receive at least 6 hours of sunlight on the small solar cells located on the top. They begin to glow as soon as dusk falls, and continue until around 4:00 am, when they slowly wink out, one by one.
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4 replies on “solar-powered moon lanterns for summer nights”
Hi, love the lights! I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and was wondering if there was a website i could order them off? Thanks
I would check out Amazon CA… or Amazon US will ship.
these are indeed lovely, but the website for the lantern is allsopgarden.com
Whoops. Thanks for the catch. We’ve corrected it: http://www.allsopgarden.com