Add some character to your garden this summer with these fun novelty lights. Solar lights give off a lovely glow in the evenings, even if the day has been cloudy (and in the UK, that’s pretty much guaranteed). These are perfect as permanent fixtures, especially if you have any children (or just big kids), or they can be put out for special occasions like BBQs and garden parties.
Choose from a number of funky designs to personalise an outdoor space, without spending a fortune. To give your garden a party vibe, hang strings of LED solar lights in high spots; they’ll cast a soft glow and give enough light for people to find their drinks. They’re water resistant, so you can go to bed and let ‘future you’ worry about tidying up in the morning.
These lights mean that the party doesn’t have to stop at sundown. Once they’re fully charged, you can get as much as 6 hours of light from them. They’re surprisingly bright despite the low voltage, and you don’t have to worry about replacement batteries or external mains sockets. When paired with a fire pit to keep the cold away, the garden will be so inviting that no one will want to go back inside.
For family fun, choose a free-standing animal figure whose eyes will light up once the stars are out. Create a back-garden menagerie with dogs, cats, meerkats and frogs, or sit them by the front porch to welcome you home after dark. Transforming your outdoor space, whatever its size or shape, could cost less than you’d think with the great deals on solar lights at TJ Hughes.