Do you have solar lights?

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  1. koszta kid

    koszta kid Young Pine

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    Going to buy another bigger flood light.Got it from Garden Supply years ago. It sure helps. Now with getting darker sooner. And also have on USA Flag.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I have a string of them running alongside the garage so you can see where to walk. And a string around the top of the front porch. Comes in handy to find the keyhole... especially since the motion detection light is finicky.
    Then I have the regular one's placed here and there. I'm sure now that it's getting dark earlier, I'll notice that some need to be replaced.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I have many small solar lights throughout the gardens, and by the door. I have been looking for a larger solar light for the post outside but have been unsuccessful in finding one locally. I have found some online, but the shipping charges make it too expensive.:(
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I pick up interesting ones here and there at stores to place out in the garden. I have several strings to line the front garden fence with (another this year project that had to be put off) and I have three solar water fountains.

    The motion detector light out front is plugged in, hadn't really thought about going solar on that one.
     



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    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    We have them on deck rails and around the yard. They are also good if the electric goes off. You can bring some in and stand them around the room for light.

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    koszta kid Young Pine

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    The ones in Garden Supply catalog ..They stay lit longer. Shipping wasn't too bad. And they are made well. Mount to carport or house

    I ordered Motion sensing one. Detects motion 25 feet away. great when lights go out,
     
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    Atwood Terrace Seedling

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    where I live EVERYBODY has solar lights., -And they have different colors too. This last summer it looked like Christmas in July.
     
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    koszta kid Young Pine

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    I think they help with (winter blues) Getting dark sooner. And just price of them. Then afterwards running them are free. And we have lost power many times.
     
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    Petronius Young Pine

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    No, I do not have solar lights.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    All solar lights around the garden here and just re-newed them again this year.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I've just bought myself 9 solar lights and will be putting them into the garden this week-end.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Morning Eileen, i'd rather have the solar lights, we did have electric across the front of the decking until my bruno when he was a live, went straight in to one:mad:...some of mine was still going when I woke at 5-45am.
     
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    Islandlife Young Pine

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    I love 'em and have quite a few throughout the yard. Real beautiful at night.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Morning Islandlife, haven't really enjoyed this summer even trying to sit out the humidity here as been totally draining.
     

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