How can I make my solar landscape lighting "theft proof"?

Joanne Rios
by Joanne Rios
We purchased 3 pairs of solar LED landscape lights. They are simply spiked into the ground with the exception of one light that will be attached to the house using screws.
I would love to find a way to semi-permanently anchor them into the ground so that no one steals them. I've attached a photo of the lights and what they look like once they are in the ground. -thank you!
q how can i make my solar landscape lighting theft proof
Please note: our lighting will spiked into dirt/mulch not grass.
  10 answers
  • Susan Oglesby Canny Susan Oglesby Canny on May 28, 2017
    You may consider using a small amount off Quikrete to anchor each light

  • Oh my, now they are stealing solar lights? Quickcrete may not be a bad idea but thinking they still can steal the top part . . .

  • William William on May 28, 2017
    Glue the top to the spike. Poke two holes in the spike just about the height of the depth you will stick it in the ground. Then get some 6" to 8" long nails and drive them at an angle through the spike and into the ground. If you make them hard to remove thieves move on and hit your neighbors

  • MH MH on May 29, 2017
    Take a plantpot of decent size add quickcrete and stick the spike in there, when set bury it in the ground add the light using something like gorilla glue, cover the quickcrete base with soil to hide it, they may think twice if the base weighs a couple of kilos,

  • Ska8428870 Ska8428870 on May 29, 2017
    Smear them up with vaseline.

  • Edean Edean on May 29, 2017
    Electrocute them its easy & not hard to do & when they try to steal them they will get zapped!

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on May 29, 2017
    357 and a big ole Hey Boys, whatcha up to tonight!

    • Judy Babcock Judy Babcock on May 29, 2017
      Maybe a Doberman or German Shepherd. My five Chihuahuas keeps most folks at bay.

  • Bonnie Bonnie on May 29, 2017
    Yeah Judy, its the little ones you gotta watch out for! I wonder if some really long landscape pins would deter thieves. They sell them @ big box stores.

  • CM CM on May 30, 2017
    Not a way to keep them from being stolen, however I have one of those electric engraving pens and I wrote my name anew address on my solar lights (the metal frame). At least I'll be able to prove they're mine!

  • CM CM on May 30, 2017
    Correction - "my name AND address"