Are you looking to add ambient light to a patio umbrella without having to buy an expensive brand new patio-umbrella-solar-lightspre-lit umbrella? Patio Umbrella Solar Lights are an easy inexpensive ways to add light to your existing umbrella that are solar powered so you don’t have to worry about electricity and cords.

Umbrella solar lights add enough light to enjoy your patio table well into the night without being too bright. There are a few different types of lights to consider.


Types Of Umbrella Solar Lights

String Lights – specifically made to clip to the ribs of an existing patio umbrella. Most contain cool white LED lights and come in a variety of sizes to accommodate any size umbrella. The solar panel sits atop the umbrella collecting the sun’s energy and the sensor turns the lights on at dusk.

Pole Lights – Designed to slide up the umbrella’s pole and provide downward light. Like the string lights, they generally use cool white LED bulbs. The number of bulbs determines the light’s brightness and the solar panel sits on top of the umbrella.

Novelty String Lights – We’ve found a couple of really cool looking lantern string lights that are individually solar powered and clip on to an umbrella, tent, or just about anywhere you want. Easily add light to an umbrella when entertaining and unclip when not in use.

During summer months when the sun angle is high the lights will stay on a good 6 plus hours providing light well into the night. As the sunlight decreases so do run times so keep your location in mind when choosing solar umbrella lights.

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below!


Yescom 30 LED Cool White Solar Light For Outdoor Patio Umbrella

We love this set from Yescom because they offer the most versatility in their product line. They offer 9 different configurations to fit almost any patio umbrella including sets that will accommodate 5 rib to 8 ribs umbrellas and 8′ to 10′ umbrellas.umbrella-solar-string-lights

They also offer both cool white and warm white LED illumination. Most others don’t offer an option. The numbered clips connect right to the rib of the umbrella making set up a breeze. Priced below $30 these patio umbrella solar lights will fit into any budget.

Manufacturer’s Feature List:

  • Create romantic ambiance and ample warm lighting for outdoor patio & table umbrellas.
  • Powered by the sun, no electric wiring required.
  • Latest improved solar panel, high conversion rate and long usage time.
  • Energy-efficient and energy saving.
  • Easy to use, safer than candles.
  • Includes 32 all-weather plastic clips to hold strands to umbrellas fabric cover.


MineTom Rechargeable Solar LED Umbrella Pole Lightumbrella-pole-solar-light

This is a high powered light in a solidly constructed frame. This pole light easily grasps around the umbrella’s pole and snaps into place and doesn’t require any tools or wires. Its 24 LED lights are brighter than normal LED lights but aren’t glaring and run times on a full charge range from 6 – 8 hours.

It is powered by 3 AA rechargeable batteries and a solar panel which are included. Priced around $30 the Solar LED Umbrella Pole Light will last up to 5000 hours!



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LEAGY LED Solar Mission Lantern

These novelty solar umbrella lights feature a mission style design with a solar powered candle and add a warm focal point to any patio. They install by clipping on to the edge of the umbrella rather than fixed to the pole or ribs so you can move them around the patio or yard and store them away as well.

The solar cell will charge in all light conditions and will run up tp 8 hours on a full charge. The dimensions are 5″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″ and they cost under $15 a piece.


Manufacturer’s Features:patio-umbrella-solar-lantern

1. Twinkling Candle effect!!
2.With the steel hand, it can be easily fixed or moved.
3.Amber Flicker LED 1 “AA” 600 mAh 12V Ni-MH battery
4.Battery Running Time Up To 8 Hours on full battery 6 To 8 Hours Exposure To Full Sunlight For Full Charge
5.Special Internal Frosted Casing and Lens Casing For Maximum Dispersion Of LED
6.Light Plastic Lantern Housing With Shepherd Hook & ABS Ground Spike Using Crystalline
7.Solar Cells That Can Charge Faster Built In Light Sensor That Will Turn Light On
8.Automatically ON Upon Night Time



Moonrays Umbrella Hanging Solar Lantern, 8-Pack

patio-umbrella-solar-lanternsIf you don’t want to purchase lights one at a time consider the 8 pack of solar umbrella lanterns. Each lantern includes a rechargeable AAA solar powered battery and a light sensor which turns the lantern on at dusk. Each light’s dimensions are 3 x 3 x 6.7 inches and priced under $50 makes them about $6 per light!



As you can see there is no shortage of ways to illuminate an existing umbrella using patio umbrella solar lights. Whether you choose pole lighting, a variety of string lights, or clip on lanterns you’ll be able to enjoy the dining table well into the night without the hassle of cords and electricity

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