A few twinkly lights can do wonders in the garden. But can you really be bothered running wires under the lawn or lighting dozens of candles? We can't, so we've been looking for alternative ways to add a touch of glimmer-glamour to our evening soirees. And after much testing we've found the perfect solution: Solar Lanterns.
These charming little LED garden lights soak up the sun's rays in order to give off an enchanting glow when dusk falls. No cables or candles required. With their concertina-style nylon shades and automatic dusk sensors, Solar Lanterns are the hassle-free way to illuminate night time proceedings. Simply hang them from the nearest branch or parasol and wait for darkness to descend.
Simply hang them from anywhere
Each pack contains three red lanterns and three white ones. But here's the clever bit: the white lanterns contain colour changing LEDS that gently cycle through a kaleidoscope of entrancing colours. Combined with the constant reds, the effect is truly magical. Buy a few packs and even the cruddiest outdoor space will look like some fantasy grotto.
White lanterns contain colour changing LEDS
You can forget about clambering around in the wet when the great British summer comes a-calling because Solar Lanterns are weatherproof. What's more these miraculous lights are eco-friendly so you won't have to un-invite tree-huggers next time you have a barbecue.
Looking at their puny price tag we can think of no good reason why you wouldn't want to invest immediately in a set of Solar Lanterns (unless you haven't got a garden, a patio or even a windowsill, in which case you probably stopped reading about four paragraphs ago). In fact along with a few beers, a good barbecue and a warm summer breeze, Solar Lanterns are destined to become this year's garden must-haves.