Want to decorate for Christmas with colorful Christmas lights and holiday figures but worried about the environmental and economic impact of using so much electricity? Fortunately due to increased demand for eco-friendly outdoor Christmas decorations there are several solar powered Christmas characters and lights to choose from this holiday season.Give yourself and the Earth a gift this Christmas by saving money and energy when you decorate with earth friendly solar powered outdoor Christmas decorations.To help you choose between the solar powered lights, wreaths and seasonal characters available here are my top five choices for the best eco-friendly solar powered Christmas decorations.
Top Five Solar Powered Outdoor Christmas Decorations and Light Sets
1. 24″ Solar Winterberry Wreath
This beautiful and natural looking 24″ inch solar powered wreath is adorned with pine cones, crimson berries and 50 white LED lights. There are no external wires or cords making this an ideal wreath to display just about anywhere it can receive direct sunlight. This energy efficient solar powered wreath will last up to 16 hours on a single charge and includes a sensor that automatically shuts the lights off once dawn approaches.In addition to being absolutely beautiful and durable this solar powered wreath also comes with a box perfect for storing it and a one year guarantee, The 24″ Solar Winterberry Wreath retails for $56.99 and is available from Hayneedle www.hayneedle.com .
2. Solar Powered Candy Cane Lawn Stakes
This six piece set of red and white striped candy cane shapes lawn stakes is made by Phillips and can be used as part of your eco-friendly outdoor Christmas decorations. Perfect for lining a pathway or flowerbed these solar powered candy cane lawn stakes have a power switch so that you can turn them on and off as needed.Included is a solar panel that charges the candy cane lawn stakes during the day and generates a charge that lasts 6 to 8 hours depending on the amount of direct sunlight received during the day.There is some assembly required but its relatively easy and no tools are required. The Solar Powered Candy Cane Lawn Stakes by Phillips are available from Target www.target.com and retail for $24.99.
3. Phillip’s LED Solar Powered Hanging Snowflake Lights
This solar powered light strand made by Phillips features four large eco-friendly solar powered snowflake lights hanging from a 4.5′ foot cord. Each LED snowflake hangs down from the main strand on its own separate cord making them a great Christmas decoration to hang across a window or down from a roof or porch.Included is a solar panel that charges the hanging snowflakes during the day and generates a charge that lasts 8 to 10 hours.One of the coolest features about this solar powered Christmas decoration is that it charges even on cloudy days and each snowflake light strand has a sensor that automatically turns the lights on at dusk and off at dawn. The Phillip’s LED Solar Powered Hanging Snowflake Lights retail for $24.99 and are available from Target.
4. Solar Christmas Path Trees
This eco-friendly outdoor Christmas decoration features two solar powered LED lit plastic Christmas trees. Each 8 x 14″ tree is decorated with 15 white LED light which burn steady or blink depending on which option you choose. There is a 5′ cord between each tree making them perfect for lining a pathway, flowerbed or placing on either side of a gate or doorway. The Solar Christmas Path Trees are available from Amazon www.amazon.com and retail for $19.98
5. Solar Net Lights
These eco friendly solar powered lights are a perfect choice for outdoor Christmas decorating. Each solar net contains 50 LED lights and stretches to cover a bush or shrub up to 45 X 36″. In addition each net light charges using the sun during the day and includes a sensor that automatically turns the lights on at dusk and off at dawn. The lights will stay lit for up to eight hours on a full charge. The Solar Net Lights are available from Taylor Gifts www.taylorgifts.com and retail for $19.98
Some of these solar powered outdoor Christmas lights and decorations might seem a little bit more costly than their electric counterparts. However, in terms of what you’ll save on your energy bill for years to come and their impact on the environment these eco-friendly Christmas lights and decorations are definitely worth the extra money,