Christmas Lights

Bring the Light of Christ to the World by Solar and Renewal Power

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Solar and Renewable Energy Christmas Lights

Throughout the world, sparkling lights herald the Christmas season reminding us of Christ, the Light of the World.

How did this custom begin?  Most attribute it to the Germans, who were the first to bring trees into the home for Christmas, decorating them in festive colors and fixing candles to the branches of the Christmas tree.  The rather dangerous tradition spread until the 1800s when the first electric Christmas lights were manufactured.

Many Christians topped their Christmas trees with a star to recall the heavenly light that the Wise Men followed to Bethlehem to find the Newborn King.  It wasn’t long before this popular decoration was fitted with a light bulb as well.

In many homes, electric candles are placed in windows, but most of us no longer recall the meaning. Although they were used by pagans in the celebration of the winter solstice, Christians recognize them as representing a light in the inn to welcome Joseph and Mary in their search for a safe place for the Birth of Our Lord.

In some areas of Canada, candlelit candelabras shine in memory of deceased loved ones who have gone home to Christ.

Today many homes are so brightly lit that electric meters spin wildly during the season resulting in a frightening electric bill when everything has been packed away.

With concerns about “carbon footprints” and everyone watching their spending carefully, we’ve found an assortment of solar powered Christmas lights that will last for years without burning watts.

HINT:  Why not use some of them to light up a front yard shrine during the rest of the year?

Solar Icicle Lights

Solar-powered icicle lights add shimmering beauty during Christmas and all season long without wires, dangerous cords, or expensive electric bills. Just lay tiny 4 1/2″ solar panel on roof (for gutter display) or ground (for anywhere else) to catch sun’s power. Go “green” with your decorations and you’ll still have an elegant display. Eye-catching lights automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn. Requires two AA batteries (included). Set of 110 lights, 23″ overall. Click title to view or buy

Solar Powered Christmas Wreath Lights

Solar-powered lights (no outlet needed!). Two dozen twinkling bulbs on an easy-wrap light strand are ideal for decorating and illuminating outdoor wreaths, bushes, mailboxes that are not convenient to outlets. Solar power requires no cords, outlets or batteries. Gathers sun energy during the day and illuminates automatically at night. Wire, white LEDs, 16′ string. This is just the right size to highlight a front yard shrine later in the year. Click title to view or buy

Glow In the Dark Christmas Snowflakes

glow20in20the20dark20christmas20snowflakes-5179456These delicate sparkly snowflakes don’t even need a solar panel! Create a welcoming light that displays day and night. Easy to apply and remove. Set of ten 5 1/2″ repositionable decals. Click title to view or buy

Snow Flurries Christmas Light

This one isn’t solar, but it is a single light box that lights up your entire house without burning massive amounts of electricity. With “global warming”, we might not get the snow that we love so much at Christmas. Not to worry!  Create the illusion of shimmering snow falling on your home all winter long! Outdoor projector produces an expansive 40′ x 60′ animated image of spectacular illuminated flakes up to 25′ away. Size and speed of “flurries” adjust, so you can create a virtual blizzard if you wish! Simple assembly. 9 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 12″. UL listed. Click title to view or buy

Solar Powered Christmas Garland

Solar powered garland is a decorative way to reduce that holiday energy bill. Ideal where there’s not an outlet – mailbox, railing, column, front door trim. The LED lights are powered by 2 NiMH batteries (included) and stay lit for eight to 16 hours. Built-in sensor turns lights on and off automatically. PVC, 9′ plus 10′ cord. Click title to view or buy

Solar Powered Christmas Tube Lights

Solar Tube Lights Let Outdoor Areas Glow Without Electricity or need for an outlet. The PVC tubes withstand the elements and include 50 or 102 bright white LED lights to illuminate and accentuate decks, gardens, walk or driveways. Sunlight powers two pre-installed AA batteries, while a built-in sensor turns lights on at dusk. Tubes extend to 22 and 39 feet, respectively. Perfect for lighting a front yard shrine, too! Click title to view or buy

Red White Blue Solar Christmas Lights

Red, white and blue solar powered lights show off your patriotism on holidays or show your pride for your country throughout the year. Charges in direct sunlight, no electric cords needed. Turns on automatically at dusk and off at dawn. Runs for 6 to 8 hours on one day’s charge. Includes 2 AA rechargeable batteries. 22′ string of 50 LED bulbs. Click title to view or buy

Solar Net Christmas Lights

solar20powered20christmas20net20lights-4384015Solar-powered light net creates a dazzling display during the holidays without wires or extension cords. Easy to set up and maintain. Simply wrap shrub and you’re done! LED lights charge by day and turn on/off automatically when the sun rises and sets (runs up to 8 hours). Requires 1 AAA battery (not included). 50 bulbs per net, stretches to 45 x 36″. Perfect for lighting a front yard shrine, too! Click title to view or buy

Solar Christmas Icicle Lights

Solar-powered icicle lights add shimmering beauty during the Christmas season or any time of the year without wires, dangerous cords, or expensive electric bills. You’ll have the best-dressed house on the block with this eye-catching string of acrylic 4″ “icicles” which look like crystal. Charge by day, stay lit during the night. Set of 24. Requires one AAA battery (not included). 15′ overall. Panel rests on roof. Click title to view or buy

Light Up Curtains and Runner

Not solar powered, but a low wattage Christmas light solution. This is also a possibility for a backdrop for a home prayer corner. Lighted curtain and table runner with built-in micro lights create a warm, whimsical accent in any room and help set the festive tone for holidays and parties. Simply hang tabbed curtain on your rod and watch 80 dazzling lights illuminate – just plug in. Accent your dinner table with beautiful lighted runner, 20 lights last up to 50 hours on three AA batteries (not included) – no need for unsightly cords! Curtain is UL approved. Polyester, curtain 80 x 45″, table runner, 69 x 13″. Click title to view or buy

Inspirational Votives

As much as we love live flame candles, sometimes they’re just not safe to use. Inspirational votive set – just $9.98! Included LED tea lights glow inside the lightly-frosted glass votive, illuminating the inspirational words while providing a warm ambiance. Tea lights are removable. Set of four. Button-cell batteries included. Glass, 2 1/2″. When the cell batteries are depleted, use rechargeable batteries. Click title to view or buy

Weatherproof Cordless Candle

Weatherproof Oversized Cordless Candle Enhance the indoor/outdoor decor of your home with the warm glow of a candle without worrying about fire safety issues. Place on the mantle, in a lamp, use as a centerpiece or accent a table outside. Elegant oversized 6 1/4 x 3 1/4″ plastic pillar body is sealed against the weather so it will work even in the rain! No messy cords. Built-in timer lights candle the same time every day and shuts off after six hours. Requires two D batteries (not included) with timer. Click title to view or buy

Cordless Wreath

cordless20lighted20christmas20wreath-4591521Cordless Lighted Wreath – No Outlet Needed! with simulated branches, cones and berries operates on two C batteries (not included) to illuminate the holidays. Features 30 extra long life white LED lights that remain steady or flicker, and an automatic 8 hour on/16 hour off timer. Display this decorative, weatherproof wreath indoors or out. Hang on front door or windows, perfect for mailbox, lampost or mantle. No messy cords. Click title to view or buy

Cordless Lighted Poinsettia Wreath

Cordless lighted poinsettia wreath operates on 2 AA batteries (not included) so it’s perfect for front door, over mantle, on the mailbox or light post. Ten LED lights twinkle in the center of each blossom, no outlet needed. 22″ diameter. Click title to view or buy

Our Lady of Guadalupe Christmas Lights

Not solar powered, but I just loved these! Our Lady of Guadalupe string lights serve as a shining reminder of the Virgin Mary’s love and devotion. These heavenly lights make a divine decoration for Baptisms, First Communion and Christmas Tree, or use them year-round indoors or out to bring a blessing to your home or yard. Ten unbreakable plastic lights on 10′ cord are connectable up to three sets. Click title to view or buy

Rechargeable Batteries and Charger


Easy to use, FAST and Universal for different types of batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V). Powered by an external AC adapter. Intelligent microprocessor controlled With negative delta V (- delta V) cut-off function for better life time battery performance Click title to view or buy

Ultra Fash Dual Use Charger


Great deal on a fast charger for both in house and travel charging. Recharges 2 or 4 pieces of Size AAA, AA Ni-MH & Ni-Cd batteries in 2-3 hours. Includes “intelligent” microprocessor controlled charging. Identifies defective cells and has a safety timer for complete overcharge protection. Click title to view or buy

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