Have I ever mentioned on the blog what I used to do “in my previous life”?
My official job title was Marketing Specialist for one of the largest insurance companies in North America.
I love marketing. Truly. I appreciate a good visual and/or a creative message.
I will fully admit that I am completely susceptible to marketing as well.
Like Facebook marketing…
Like these solar twinkle lights:
The ad on Facebook showed these little beauties creating a gorgeous ambiance on a back patio. There was an image of them wrapped around a tree in a Christmas-scape. There was an image of a strand stuffed in a jar for indoor mood lighting. I saw some christmas solar lights Australia and that made me want to buy these, after all, they are beautiful!
I wanted that feeling! I want those options!
My job title really should have been “Marketing Victim”, or perhaps even gullible – but not in this case (certainly the water-pressure-hose-thingy though – DON’T BUY THAT).
Hubby spent a humid afternoon stapling my little cuties to my pergola out back.
Two strands of these solar lights gave me 400 lights and 144 feet of starry nights.
The solar panel has an on/off switch and a mode switch that lets you change the frequency of the lighting – fade in and out, twinkle like stars, flash like Vegas, run in lines and four others that I can’t remember right now.
We mounted the panel box to the supports of the pergola for easy access and a low profile.
I have the mode set to “fade in and out” and I just let them go!
I’ve been up at 3 and 4am and these little solar lights are still glowing away – one day’s charge seems to give the equivalent in power?
They aren’t bright enough to light your patio, but they do set a cozy atmosphere and you are guaranteed the feeling of stars even on the cloudiest of nights.
This is not a sponsored post, I was just so pleased with my little solar lights that I wanted to share my find.
I’m not confident that they’d have much impact in decorating a tree unless you wrapped them really densely, but if you are looking to add a little “something” to your patio or deck, I’m attaching the link to the ones I purchased (only because I can’t vouch for any other brands).
One of my friends runs a restaurant so has bought some solar lights like these to help brighten up their courtyard. The fact they also save money on electricity is a bonus!
Restaurants can have huge overheads so finding ways to reduce costs wherever you can is so important! If you own a restaurant business of your own, one way to potentially save money – and reduce your utility bills in the process – is to switch energy providers. To find out more, check out the Utility Bidder website.
No maintenance, no electricity and inexpensive – what more could you ask for?!
Have a great one!