Artistic Solar Post Caps

You don’t have to give up style to go solar in your yard.  Solar decking lights, are very popular this year, so popular you may have problems finding them if you wait too long! 

As more and more people are looking for other ways to power the things they like and to reduce their carbon footprint on this earth, these lights have become very common. 

A few years ago, when they first came on the market, they did not really have much style (personal opinion!) but as technology has got better and better, these cool lights and garden lights are not only absorbing daylight in a shorter period of time, but they are also being created to look sleek and stylish.


these solar post lights really add to the ambiance.

Stained Glass Look

Moonrays 91241 Stained Glass Solar Post Cap Lamp, LED is 6X-Brighter
Amazon Price: $11.00 Buy Now
(price as of Aug 14, 2016)

If you are considering running electrical wires for your new backyard deck, maybe consider the solar lights first.  This can save you a lot of money in that initial outlay for the wiring, and it can also give you a greater freedom for placement of your lights.

If you have a deck further away from the house, these make a great option.  You can even hang solar lights from trees and other creative places that before required all kinds of wiring and power supplies.  These work perfect at the cottage, especially if you have limited power supply.

Solar lights can be just as decorative or as simple as you want.  You can get them to light up the stairways, or right in the deck itself, but one of the most popular ways to display and use solar lights for decks is on the posts of your railings.  Also knows as “post caps” these make a great way to finish off the top of those posts, and yet emit a soft glow come night time.

You don’t have to spend hundreds to get nice lights for your deck.  Lighting comes in all shapes and forms.  But the best part about going solar is that these lights don’t need the same amount of hours of daylight absorption to give off a long lasting glow at night as they did a few years ago.  Just a few hours of daylight is all it takes.

Light the Way!


As long as you can place these great looking lights somewhere where there is some daylight for a few hours a day, then you will have a beautiful lit deck come night time.

You can get the post cap style solar lights in simple styles, or you can get them in a more artistic style such as copper like the one pictured.  If you like the idea of these lights, then consider checking out your local garden center, or lighting store.    But you may find that you have more to choose from when you shop online.

Shopping online allows you to see a wider variety of solar lighting a
nd other outdoor goodies for the season. 

So, if you are adding a deck to your backyard this year or upgrading one that you have now, before running wires all over the place, consider checking out the latest in solar decking lights.

Whether it is in the form of a post cap light, or stair lighting, or in the deck itself, it is worth checking out.  What better way to work on reducing your carbon footprint then to go solar.  So, if your memories of solar lights are those little sticks beside the paths that took hours to absorb light and then gave off very little, check them out again.  Technology has made huge advances in the solar lighting sector and you can even get garden ornaments that light up the night from a simple solar panel.

You will be surprised at just what cute ornaments are on the market that work on solar power, and what beautiful and yet affordable solar decking lights you can find this year.  So, go shopping online and see what is available.  With no wires to worry about, you can take your creative energy to the next level!  Also see outdoor gazebo lighting for more ideas for lighting up your yard this year.