Now you can add a star-studded festival of lights to your outdoor spaces with our green Solar Star Lanterns with star-shaped LED lights. They’re a customer favorite in any season!
You'll love the instant charm and ease of use of our lighted Solar Lanterns. Just hang them in a tree in the sun (full sun is best) and the built-in solar panel catches rays that keep them lit after dusk.
Each versatile outdoor lighted Solar Lanterns can be shaped as a ball or column. They look great hanging in multiples from a tree, placed on the ground, lining a walkway or highlighting any outdoor decor.
The Small Solar Ball has 45 lights; Large Solar Ball has 72. The Set includes 2 small and 1 large Solar Lanterns. Light output and duration are dependent upon factors including weather conditions and placement. Place in direct sunlight for maximum display.
We were so inspired by the yearly neighborhood Christmas Ball display in Greensboro, NC, that we decided to design our own easy-to-use, cord-free solar version that can be used and enjoyed any time of year.
• Star-shaped LEDs and white frame • Sunlight charges the built-in solar panel • Each comes with 1 rechargeable battery • Small Solar Lantern has 45 star lights • Large Solar Lantern has 72 star lights • U.S. Patent No. D747,023
Dimensions Small 13" dia. x 16½"H Large 19" dia. x 22½"H
Set Of 3 Green Solar Star Lanterns, 2 Small and 1 Large
Set Of 3 Green Solar Star Lanterns, 2 Small and 1 Large
Comments about Product: This lantern stays lit until early morning. It is very pretty.
Comments about Product: Beautiful product - we hung them on Jabob hooks in the back yard and have had many compliments. Neighbors purchased them after seeing ours. The on & off button needs better engineering for customers to see exactly whether the Lantern is truly on or off.
Comments about Product: This is the second set I have purchased. My other set lasted 2 years I replaced the battery but the lights did not go on soI purchased another set. I like the look of these lights and They stay on all night till dawn.
Comments about Product: We bought these last summer and they stopped working or charging after a few months. We tried changing the batteries and they still stop working within a few weeks. Too bad, because they are really pretty when working.
Comments about Product: I ordered the green solar balls because I already have the white ones, and love them. The large one came bent but my husband was able to straighten it out and now it is fine. This might have happened in shipping since the box was a bit bent.
Comments about Product: Arrived with several stars missing. Two of three no longer light up. One is pretty dim. Already falling apart. Rainwater collects in them as well - not well designed.
Fragile & did not work
Comments about Product: Normally, I don't bother much with writing reviews if I don't like a product, but I think the consumer should know that these lanterns are very fragile and should not be hung outdoors or subjected to the elements. For starters, I bought 3 and each time I opened the box about 5-6 stars fell right off onto the floor. I placed the stars back on without a problem, but wondered if they fell off that quickly what some wind and/or rain or even snow might do to them. So I changed my plan from hanging them outdoors to instead hanging them inside my Florida room which is fully enclosed and has plenty of light for the solar to absorb. Needless to say, they worked one night a for a few hours and not after that. They were mailed back to Plow & Hearth today. This is not a bad review. Just hope it helps anyone interested in buying these lantern to know that they are fragile and need the right setting so that they do not become easily damaged.
Comments about Product: the first night i hung them they were shining next night one did. Have not been on at night since . Im debating to take them back.
Comments about Product: the first night i hung them they were shining next night one did. Have not been on at night since . Im debating to take them back.
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Comments about Product: The lanterns with the colored stars are even more beautiful than the plain white unfortunately they are no longer available from Plow and Hearth.
Comments about Product: Very happy with my solar lights, which add accent and beauty to my gardens.
Comments about Product: I would like to see the lanterns in red white and blue with the led lights.
Comments about Product: I have many of these and I love them. A way to fix the problem of the base filling with water is to wrap a sandwich baggy around the bottom zip tie it on and it will never rust and the rain just falls off...Anyone know where the battery is located????
water can get in
Comments about Product: I hung a set of three on my pergola, the two small ones are fine but the large took water to the inside unit, when I opened to change the battery, thinking that was the problem I found rust even on the circuit card. This was after one summer, the two smaller ones still work fine though.
Comments about Product: These do not work! I've had them in the sun for days and there is not the slightest bit of light coming from any of the 3 orbs. What a disappointment! What an expensive disappointment!
By Plow & Hearth shopper
Star solar lanterns
Comments about Product: one lantern "quit" within a few weeks and will not charge or light up, the others are fine.
These are adorable!
Comments about Product: I put the lights outside and they do look very good! I am so glad I got the three. I did check to see how long they glow after the sun goes down. I would say 5-6 hours max. You can compress the lights tightly or loosely. Visitors have been complimentary and want to buy them. Highly recommended!
By Doctor J.
On-Off switch impossible to identify
Comments about Product: I am still trying to identify whether switch is on or off in order to charge the three I bought to decorate a tree. Both positions look identical.I have seen similar decorations in my town which look attractive, so I bought a set of three.One came with a basket wire broken out from the base, but think I can fix it. I will buy anything solar, but with these I am disappointed with the construction and difficulty of figuring out the switch. If I can get them charged they will look nice.
Comments about Product: I loved the look of these in the catalogue and bought the set of 3 from the store. Tried them out immediately that day in full sun, and lanterns lit all night for about 7-8 hours. Unfortunately, the base of the wires are already starting to rust after a month simply being exposed to only 2 days of rain and nightly dew/moisture. The solar panel works well on sunny days, but cloudy days will only give you 3-4 hours of light. They are really pretty though, and every neighbor has complimented them.
Lovely patio lighting
Comments about Product: bought this to hang from my pergola on patio...just the right amount of light if I want to sit out but not be seen in full view by neighbors...unique look, especially from a distance...had to drill holes in base to let rain water drain out...love it!
Summer starry night
Comments about Product: I have gotten tired of buying hanging flower baskets on the tall shepard's crook in the front
of the house every summer. The flowers either dry
out or get too much rain. So this summer I decided
to purchase this large hanging star lantern. I
definitely made a perfect choice. It looks really
nice during the day & at night all the stars are
lit. And I don't have to worry about rain & the solar panel soaks up the sun's rays all day. I might consider purchasing the smaller lanterns for outdoor Christmas décor. I think these lanterns would also make a nice gift.
By Rebecca B
Comments about Product: A friend received one of these as a house gift and we immediately bought 3 to give as well. Very clever and perfect for those who entertain outside. The on/off switch can be tricky (hard to tell if it is on or off - on is required for charging). I plan to buy more as gifts - recipients are delighted!
Best Solar product EVER!
Comments about Product: I bought this solar lantern with stars and hung it on a shepherd's hook in my backyard. It is beautiful and lights up more than I expected . I am very satisfied with this product.
Would buy again.
Comments about Product: I already have the Solar Star String Lights, which I love, so I was anxious to try this. Bought one for myself and one for my neighbor. We both love them! We each hung them on a short shepards hook in our flower beds, and they look great. I live in Western Pa, and mine stays lit all night. The only improvement would be if the stars could be placed around the bottom, so it looks more rounded.
Comments about Product: These solar lighted balls were delivered around 2 p.m., and we put them out in the sun around 3, so they absorbed sunlight for about 3.5-4 hours. When we got up the next morning around 7, they were still lit! They are beautiful. Can't wait for my next party. They will be a wonderful addition to our yard decor, all year!
Comments about Product: What one for myself and have gotten 1 million compliments on it. What one for Christmas Gift.
Love these lights!
Comments about Product: I placed these on the railing of my covered deck to charge and then hung them from hooks. They illimunate my deck very nicely. They are very pretty and I am extremely happy because I have been looking for something unique to enhance my outdoor living space.
Comments about Product: I have this product in the large and the small and I have them hanging on shepards hooks. They are very pretty and add such light to the yard. I am very pleased with this product.
By Chris the Crafter.
Comments about Product: Everything about it is great, size, color, style, doesn't use electricity so can be used anywhere outside.
Large solar Star Lantern
Comments about Product: It turns itself on at night. The light is very strong. It even comes on after a full day of rain at night .Very beautiful. I bought one for a friend for Christmas.
Be sure to turn them on!
Comments about Product: I'm so glad we got these. I thought they didn't work until I realized they DO have an ON/OFF switch! I see other comments that they don't stay lit up very long. It all depends on how much sun they get. I left them on the ground in full sun all day and they stayed lit for 7-8 hours! Then yesterday it has been cloudy and now I just leave them in the tree so of course did not stay lit very long. They work perfectly and really add some charm to the yard! Not just for Christmas!
By Beach Gardener
Doesn't last long
Comments about Product: Loved it at first but the battery does not last long & water gets into the battery area. Only stays ligt 2 or 3 hours even with direct sun during the day.
By B Lou
What an ingenious idea.
Comments about Product: Two years ago I hung three globes on a small tree in our front yard. I like the fact that the lights are solar powered. Also,they are very stable and sturdy in the wind, because of their open design. They have added beauty and elegance in the summer and winter, depending on the amount of sunlight. So far, the metal "shell" has weathered well.
A beautiful addition to our yard!
Comments about Product: We have this lantern hanging in an archway in our fence. It looks so pretty, and it stays lit all night after a sunny day.
Solar Star Lantern
Comments about Product: Very satisfied.
When lit, it provides ample light.
Comments about Product: Received 2 large solar star lights today. They are amazingly easy to set up and after only about 3 hrs in the sun, both lit up at dusk. It is now 6 hrs later, and they are both still glowing outside around the pool. LOVE THEM. I may just order a few more for front of house. Beautifully made.
By rye bread
Comments about Product: Initially I had this in my front yard but it received too much light from the street light and it did not stay lit very long. Now that we are having longer days and I have moved it to my backyard where it does not receive light from the street it stays lit longer. I have received positive comments from visitors. I ordered one for a gift now.
Comments about Product: Love how these lights look on my patio. I've only used them for one night but like them alot. The only little thing is that they could use a more rounded bottom with one more row of lights.
Comments about Product: I ordered a small lantern "just to see." I will now be ordering a set for myself, my mother, and my sister. We took it out of the box and were fascinated by its construction. I hung it on the porch, instead of a spring flower basket. It stayed luminous from sundown to sunrise and gave the porch a wondrous light. We are going to hang them from shepherd's hooks all over our patios. Don't wait to use these "just for Christmas." They will be marvelous all year for light and decorating without that electric bill!
Comments about Product: This is a really great product. As soon as they arrived I opened them and set them up in the sun. That night I walked out to see how they worked and they were awesome! They lit up the entire area around them. I have received several compliments about how nice they look, how detailed the stars are, etc.
By Cloudy in Ohio
Comments about Product: We love the way the lights look hanging in our tree. Living in Ohio, we knew that the lack of sunlight would have an impact on the lights actually lighting up at night. So, I put red ribbons on the handle of the lanterns and regardless of the sunlight, we still have a festive looking tree day and night.
LED Christmas balls
Comments about Product: The on/off switch was difficult to determine if it was on or off. I followed these simple directions but it seemed difficult to get it working. Left it out in the daylight but it really didn't light! I'm sending them all back.
By Red Sox girl
Bright lights came thru branches
Comments about Product: Once I figured out where to put the ornaments to get sun during day and lighting in the trees, it was a good fit.
Comments about Product: These lights are so pretty and they work super well. They stay lit from sundown to about 1:30 am. I'm very pleased with the construction and ease of use also. They will be easy to store after the holidays! Great purchase.
By Sharon A.
Don't stay lit long
Comments about Product: We have these hung out on a Dogwood tree in the front yard where they receive plenty of direct sunlight. They only stay lit for about 3 hours each evening. I was really disappointed because they are pretty when lit.
Beautiful at night
Comments about Product: I ordered both the large and small sizes of these solar lights. We had to fiddle a bit with the solar charger .. we had to pull it out of the holder at the top of the lanterns and tilt them. It wasn't a matter of getting enough light ... I live in sunny southern California and they got plenty of light. It just seemed that the wiring was kinked or something when the solar panels were in their original position. We discovered that if we pulled them out a bit and tilted them towards the sun they work perfectly now.
Once we got them working - they look beautful. I have other solar lighting out on my patio. These were a wonderful addition. Together it makes my patio look very magical.
Not what I expected
Comments about Product: These are really pretty but even when they are in full sun all day, the longest they have stayed lit at night is four hours. I tried moving them to different locations, but that's the longest they are lit. I have other solar lights that stay lighted all night and expected these to also. I think this should have been in the description.
Must have sun!
Comments about Product: I couldn't wait to add the festive lightsed balls to the naked tree next to the front of my house, and was so happy that electricity was not needed. Unfortunately I don't have an electric outlet outside, in the front of the house. Unfortunately, there has not been any sunshine lately, and because these are solar lights, that means they are NOT illuminated. They still look nice during the day hanging in the tree, but it defeats the whole purpose for me in having "lights" that didn't need electricity!
Very pretty, but difficult to set up.
Comments about Product: some came with the batteries already installed, some not. Had to take apart to determine. Then the on/off switch very difficult to determine when off or on. Luckily, they all came on after charging.
Not made for winter
Comments about Product: Very pretty. Work well in warm areas, NOT in cold. We tested them indoors and they lasted all night. Outside with lows in the 40's lasted less than 2 hours. In South Dakota, that is not even cold yet. Take these out of your winter catalog.
Worth Every Penny -- bought 2 more sets
Comments about Product: So nice not to have to run extension cords way out in the yard. Just hang these on branches anywhere in the yard and they look awesome!
At first disappointing
Comments about Product: Now that we have the rechargeable batteries replaced, they work wonderfully as we had hoped they would. At first we returned the large one as it did not light up at all. The two smaller ones didn't last very long. Finally we figured out it could be the batteries.
By Cherry Tree
Would not purchase again
Comments about Product: We found that they need to hang absolutly flat to light up. Even on a cloudless day the longest they have stayed on is 3 hours. We are very disappointed with this product.
Comments about Product: Unimpressive-cheap construct and unreliable lighting -do not recommend
Love the idea!
Comments about Product: We don't live in a very sunny area, so they only stay lit a couple hours at night.
By Senior citizen who love holidays
Lighting too harsh and "cold"
Comments about Product: I planned to use these in my yard, hanging on a tree, but the lighting was too harsh and did not compliment other holiday lights on my property.
Light goes out fast
Comments about Product: These lights are a wonderful idea, however they do not stay lit for long. No lights after cloudy days either. The sun sets here around 4:30 and by 8 they are no longer lit. My children are sad.
By Chocolate Lover
Practical and Pretty
Comments about Product: We hung these in an oak tree for winter decoration. No need for long extension cords so we put them up high near the bird feeder.
An unexpected bonus (for us) is that the disks at the bottom of each star collect a little rainwater that the small birds are enjoying.
Lights are solar powered and come on at dusk. They could be a bit brighter but are otherwise delightful.
By Dog lover
"Not what I was expecting"
Comments about Product: The lights don't stay lit up very long and sometimes they don't light up at all for no reason
even after being in the sunlight. Not a very classy look either.
Solar Light Balls set
Comments about Product: We love our solar step lights and post lights from Plow and Hearth. Even in cloudy days they stay lite all night. But the new lights while beautiful do not light for more than a couple hours. I expected the same quality as the other solar lights but although expensive these lights are just not as good.
Small Solar lights
Comments about Product: Wanted the product for Christmas, like the fact they are solar powered. One had to be sent back because it didn't light up and haven't received the replacement yet
Set of three LED lights
Comments about Product: on my front porch and back patio
Still on in the early morning
the on/off switch was difficult to find
Festive Solar Christmas Balls
Comments about Product: Each holiday, many homes in Greensboro decorate outdoor trees with hand made ornaments made from chicken wire, string lights, and extension cords. I always wanted to join the Greensboro tradition, but I didn't like the idea of running cords into trees. Finally, an easy way to join the festivity. I bought a set of 3 and put them in a tree that receives lots of daytime sun. They come on at dusk and last well into the night, long after I go to sleep.
Solar Outdoor Christmas Balls
Comments about Product: Great outdoor Christmas balls. They have a self hanging hook which makes it easy to hang in trees. No cords or external batteries required - totally solar powered. I was pleasantly surprised to see the lights shining bright for many hours after sunset. I strongly recommend these lights to anyone looking for a convenient way to install decorative Christmas balls without the hassle of running cords all through the yard.
White Solar Christmas Balls
Comments about Product: Look like big ornaments in outdoor trees. No cords required. Solar lights make it very convenient to light outdoor trees.
Outdoor lighted xmas balls, no cords!
Comments about Product: Much more convenient than hanging electric lights that require cords in trees. I have seen the beautiful tree lit streets in Greensboro. During the day, all the wires look messy. These Christmas Balls provide several hours of light without all the electricity use and without the need to worry about extension cords. Beautiful way to decorate trees.
By Lucy Mayhem
Small Green Solar Star Lantern
Comments about Product: After understanding how to initially charge the battery, the lantern was beautiful at night. I really liked it, however it no longer works even after replacing the battery. I would have thought it would last at least 6 months. Very disappointing.
Comments about Product: The size is perfect and the light is not too bright. It looks beautiful amongst the back drop of snow or just any season. Right now they are on my deck hanging next to my railing containers filled with flowers. The batteries are extremely long lasting.
By St. Augustine Sally
Sm. Green Solar Lantern
Comments about Product: While it was working it was beautiful, however it stopped lighting a few weeks ago and changing the battery did not help. Disappointing.
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