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Go Green With $40 Solar Lights

I purchased 2 beautiful lamp posts about 10 years ago when our Home Depot was having a clearance sale. They have been sitting there collecting dust in my garage because when I found out how much it would cost to have an electrician wire them, I was shocked and couldn't afford that price tag. I found these $40 solar lights from Home Depot and wondered if they might fit the openings?
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These are a little more expensive than plastic because the globes are glass. I needed something heavy so they wouldn't blow away. We get strong winds on the back deck.
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We assembled the lamp posts and drilled them onto the deck. (It does need a makeover - staining it is the next project on my to do list.
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This is the top view of the lamp posts. We didn't use the covers and finials that came with the lamp post kits. You can see where the lightbulb would fit. It's the perfect size for a solar light.
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This is what it looks like with the solar lamp in it. They cover the area perfectly.
  • go green with 40 solar lights
How easy is that? Now, all you do is wait for them to charge. These light up after 8:00 p.m. and last until 6:30 a.m.
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Sorry about the picture quality. This gives you an idea of how bright they are at night.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Lamp posts   (Home Depot)
  • Solar lights   (Home Depot)

Got a question about this project?

  • Dl.leplat

    Very inventive and attractive!

  • Flselke

    I bought an old kitchen chandelier at Goodwill. Removed the glass and inserted solar path lights. Makes great table piece.

  • Amy0831
    Amy0831 Plainwell, MI

    Awesome! Did a similar thing with a pair of brass candle sticks that I found at Goodwill - ones that hang on the wall - painted black and put solar lights on top. Love them!

  • Granmidg

    I bought several at the dollar store and placed them at random in my hedges. They light up at night and look lovely.

  • Pam Mariner Good
    Pam Mariner Good Manhattan, IL

    I love the solar lights!

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