More fun stuff for summer months! Did you know that IKEA has a whole lineup of solar outdoor lighting? Fun paper hanging lanterns, table and hanging chandelier lighting as well as tube lights and uplights – the SOLIG collection has something to light up your nights! Although not exactly new, the line is seasonal so it hasn’t been in stores since the end of the summer and you’re not likely to find it online right now. Still – it’s fun to see what’s coming and dream about warmer days…
Also, don’t forget about the SUNNAN lamp – IKEA has teamed up with UNICEF to provide one light to a child in Pakistan for every light sold, so it’s buy one, give one. BOGO at its best!
Solar Outdoor Lighting
Solar lighting, while widely available, is often an expensive proposition. However, whether you’re replacing existing traditional electric-powered outdoor lighting, or adding new lighting with solar lights, you’ll be saving much more in the long run in reduction of energy use, not to mention the money savings! With IKEA’s solar lights, you can outfit your backyard on the cheap! SOLIG lights run as little as $7.99 for pathway lighting, to $39.99 for a full-sized solar floor lamp.
IKEA’s solar outdoor lighting range, SOLIG, is available only seasonally so you won’t find it online right now and it may not even be available in stores until the end of Feburary or early March. Check with your local store for availability!
SOLIG Solar Powered Lamps
These really are like indoor lighting for the outdoors! And solar-powered to boot. How can you beat that? Maybe with the price? The solar-powered pendant lamps pictured below (available in red, white or black) are only $19.99. Article Number 301.774.41 The matching table lamp goes for just $19.99 as well and is also available in red, white or black. Article Number: 801.774.48 (see above for picture).
The floor lamp shown below is the most expensive item in the product range at $39.99. It’s available in black or white. Article Number: 901.774.38
SOLIG Solar Powered Globes
Hang a couple solar-powered globes in your garden and you’ll spark a festive spirit! The solar powered globes pictured below are just $9.99 each and come in red, white and blue. Article Number: 101.774.42 Also find fun small globes on a chain to sprinkle in the bushes – 8 globes to the light chain for only $19.99. Article Number 001.774.47 (see above for picture).
SOLIG Solar Powered Walkway Lights
Keep your walkways safe by providing ample lighting at foot level. Take care to arrange these half moon globes so that your yard doesn’t take on the look of a runway! These can also be used to highlight special areas of your garden, or point out hazard areas. Half-moon globes in transparent white, $7.99 each. Article Number: 101.774.37
SOLIG Solar Powered Uplights and Accent Lighting
Solar powered uplighting! What a way to accent a special tree or take the attention off say…the trash cans. Stake this chain of three uplights into the ground, let them soak up the solar energy during the day, and light up your nights! Chain of three solar powered uplights, $9.99 in Black. Article Number: 701.774.39
Use these staked ground lights to provide accent lighting for special areas. Solar-powered light stakes, $7.99 each. Aluminum and transparent white. Article Number: 401.774.45.
SOLIG Solar Powered Tubes
Leave it to IKEA to make the solar lighting fun. Hang one of these brightly colored lantern-like tubes in blue, white or red for only $19.99 each. Article Number: 501.774.40
My personal favorite has to be the ‘mushroom’ tube! Curl this lighting tube around a tree trunk (see picture above), an umbrella pole, or uh…maybe the dog? LOL So many fun possibilities abound. Solar powered lighting tube, $9.99 in white only. Article Number: 301.774.36
Thanks to Yuka of Inhabitat for sending us a link to their article: IKEA Unveils New Line of Solar Powered Lighting