Comments on: Solar Twinkle Lights http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 30 May 2014 08:52:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-743934 Design Mom Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:54:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-743934 Hah! Too funny.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-743933 Design Mom Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:54:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-743933 I imagine the rain shouldn’t be a problem because these lights are rated for outdoor use.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-743931 Design Mom Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:52:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-743931 The bulbs are small. About 1 inch across.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-743928 Design Mom Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:52:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-743928 Six hours! That’s impressive. I don’t think mine last that long, but they also don’t see full sun, so I’m not surprised.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-743926 Design Mom Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:51:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-743926 I think I like the yellow better. But I don’t dislike the blue. I’m thinking yellow on 2 or 3 of the balconies, but maybe blue at the entry. We’ll see.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-743924 Design Mom Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:50:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-743924 Good question, Ginger. Our yard is often shady because of the giant trees, and the lights still seem to charge. But, if it’s really shady, the lights only light up for an hour or two. If they see more sun, they’ll last longer through the night.

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By: jill (mrs chaos) http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-743828 jill (mrs chaos) Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:05:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-743828 I’ve been thinking lots about these. We have regular “twinkle” lights set to a timer outside, but I really would like to have more. Thanks for the info!!

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By: Tricia http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-741263 Tricia Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:07:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-741263 This is exactly what I have been looking for for the deck. Thank you!

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By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740544 Heidi Fri, 20 Sep 2013 23:45:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740544 Our solar strands are from Target and they’re strung on our arbor. A funny story: my parents were visiting and my dad hung them up for me. My husband came home late from a business trip (like 1amish) and I woke up hearing him going in and out our patio door several times. Finally I went downstairs, and he looked at me in total tired, jet lagged frustration and said “I give up-how do you turn off those damn lights?”

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740542 Jennifer Fri, 20 Sep 2013 23:44:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740542 We put 4 strands on the pergola a couple months ago and I love them! So pretty and romantic. I need to learn to make cocktails so my husband and I can have dates under the twinkle lights. I am worried about them in the rain though…should we bring them in for the Winter? (CA, Bay Area)

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By: kimberly http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740398 kimberly Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:25:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740398 Ours have been outside and going strong for almost a year. We put them up last year in November as a holiday decoration- we were living through a house remodel with limited electricity, and we’ve kept them up because they were fun.

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By: This Weekend | Dejlige Days http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740394 This Weekend | Dejlige Days Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:21:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740394 [...] What a lovely (and green) way to light your garden. [...]

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By: Maike http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740226 Maike Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:28:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740226 We have them too and every night when the sun sets and the lights go on, i still get excited about it. we have the colorful ones – so pretty!

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By: amy http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740166 amy Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:18:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740166 that sounds like such a great idea for our dock. are they large bulbs or small?

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By: Jessica Doll http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740162 Jessica Doll Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:14:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740162 I love the look and thought of these. I have round bulbed string lights in our courtyard that have a timer set on them to detect dusk/dawn. They stay on for however long we set and then turn off. They are bright enough to hang outside or host some friends over later in the evening. I also have some domed solar lights from Ikea that provide a little light when they get enough sun to charge. Those have been outside for a year now and are still going strong, and everyone comments on them when they come over. I want to get a string (or two) of solar lights for the side/back of the house but it’s not a priority right now.

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By: Nicki http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740148 Nicki Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:52:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740148 I put two strings of solar lights on the underside of an outdoor shade umbrella two summers ago. The umbrella will need to be replaced next summer, but the lights are doing great. They provide ambient lighting only. Occasionally the charger pack gets flipped over and I have to flip it back. Makes me smile every time I go out the back door.

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By: Carie Clayton http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740128 Carie Clayton Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:32:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740128 Hi All, I have had many strings of solar twinkle lights in my trees and bushes around my house for over a year now. I live near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and the lights have been going on and off every single day. They work perfectly from super hot 30C to super cold -30C (not sure of the F degrees conversion sorry) . My mom has some that have been going for 5 years. It was a big investment at first – I put 4 strings in my maple tree out front and 2 strings in my honeysuckle hedage out back. They look fantastic in every season: glowing in the green leaves or sparkling in the snow. There is only one drawback – they absolutley need sunlight. When its a very cloudy/rainy day they hardly glow at all. On a bright sunny day – they charge up enough to shine from dusk for about 6 hours – definitely not all night long – but long enough. All in all I recommend them 100% for visual warmth, glowiness and ambience.

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By: aimee @ smilingmama http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740124 aimee @ smilingmama Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:22:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740124 Love these! They are officially on my backyard wish list!

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By: Gia http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740122 Gia Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:20:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740122 We tried the solar path lights but they also didn’t give off very much light. For ambiance in the back yard these would look beautiful, and I love that you don’t have to find a plug. I wonder which light do you like better? The blue or yellow?

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By: Giulia http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/solar-twinkle-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-740105 Giulia Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:56:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40501#comment-740105 I have the IKEA version of this and we like them a lot. We don’t have an outlet in our backyard so they are perfect to spruce up our eating area.

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