Gallery: Ikea Unveils Solar Powered Lights for Summer!


Spring is slowly emerging and we are dreaming of outdoor barbecues and parties on the deck. We have a couple of solar powered lanterns along the pathway, but we have been waiting for some lights with a little more pizazz. Last year we were excited to hear that Ikea would be stocking solar products, and now the first products are about to hit the market! These hip little lights are exactly what you need to brighten your outdoor spaces this summer.

Powered by the sun, Ikea’s lights store the power in replaceable and rechargeable batteries. The lights themselves are all LEDs, which consume 70% less energy and last up to 4 times as long as regular bulbs. The beauty of outdoor solar powered lights is that you don’t have to bury any electric lines or run outlets through the yard. Not only do they reduce your electric demand, but they are just practical and handy. You can take them with you on camping trips, bring them to you neighbor’s party or even use them indoors.

Rechargable Table Lanterns – Not solar powered, but cute.

Unfortunately you can’t buy them online yet, but you can view them here, and hopefully your local Ikea will have them in stock in the next 2 weeks. Prices are totally reasonable as all Ikea products are, so buy yours quickly as they are expected to sell out. There are outdoor posts, strings of paper lanterns, accent lighting, pathway globes, even a solar powered desk lamp. The cute table lanterns aren’t solar powered, but are rechargeable. We like the vintage 1970’s feel of the designs and think these are going to be a big hit.

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  1. maxjamesnew1234 September 3, 2014 at 4:37 am

    hey I really like the look of them ikea lanterns plz give me one

    yours sincerely


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  3. benvaessen May 23, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Hi Danielle,

    I just purchased the sun jar solar light at

    I do believe they ship world wide. Good luck!


  4. danielle77 September 24, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Hi I came across your article and these brilliant lights and i’m trying to source them for an event we are running next week. Were based in Ireland and have tried Ikea here but they’ve never heard of them and they dont seem to come up online? Any ideas what stores are doing them? Are they only available in the US?



  5. kbergeth April 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Hi, love those lights! We just purchased these and absolutely love them:

    The lights are bright and the copper really makes them pop! Great article thanks, really dig those stick lights…

  6. www.outdoorpagodasolarl... March 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Hi these lights that you have are so simple but look so amazing the ones on the table first time i seen those threre not solar but still look nice. Allot of people dont know the advantages for having solar energy in your house and out in your garden for more tips please visit my site listed and also check out some of my products thank you.

  7. crackgerbal March 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I really like the idea of these lights, especially the rechargeable battery part. They must be much cheaper to make than the lights with cords and wire plugins. Would be great for all kinds of applications.

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