Outdoor Pier Lighting Fixtures
These three examples of Outdoor Pier Lighting Fixtures will fit the top of your fence post. One will only fit 4 X 4 wooden post and the other two will fit vinyl post and vinyl post sleeves. This information will let you see the difference in each style and fixture to make your choice easier.
As with any solar light fixture you will not have to run any electric wires. The only thing you have to get ready for installation is the rechargeable batteries and letting the sun charge them.
For more information on how a Solar Panel works, see my post here.
For more information on finding the proper Rechargeable Battery, see my post here.
Now lets look at what can give you that light for your enjoyable evening out on your deck.
Moonrays 91254 Outdoor Pier Lighting Fixtures
This post top light fixture is made for the 4 X 4 wooden post. It has a solar photo cell on the top to charge the battery to power after dark. You can expect around 6-8 hours of light after a full days charge.
The top can be removed to change the battery when needed. The plastic lens will have to be cleaned of debris on occasion to keep the light as bright as can be.
Also available in a black finish. Some customers did paint the plastic body to color match their other items in their outdoor area. Some care will have to be taken to keep from painting the wraparound clear plastic lens, as it is not removable.
Two screws are included to secure your fixture to the wooden post. These will not fit on vinyl post or sleeves.
Custom Wood Grain Texture 4×4 Solar Post Cap
If you are looking for a contrasting look for your vinyl post, the wood grain look of this post cap will work.
The solar panel in the top will charge the 600 mAh rechargeable battery giving you about 6-8 hours of nighttime illumination. Water sprinkler will not harm this fixture.
This will only fit on 4 inch square vinyl post, will not fit on wooded 4 inch post.
Plastic White 6×6 Outdoor 5 LED 78 Lumen Solar Post Cap Light
This is the fixture that you need if you have 6 inch square vinyl or wooden post. It comes with internal sleeve to adjust to the size of the post from 5 inch to 6 inch. Please check you post actual size to make sure this will work for you.
The solar panel is on the top side of the fixture and will have to face the south to gather the most sun during the day for the 300 mAh rechargeable battery. The five LED lights will give illumination 360 degrees through a plastic lens. There is an off/on button on the bottom of the top part to let the battery get several days of charge before using.
You have to make sure when selecting your Outdoor Pier Lighting Fixtures, you pay attention to the style that will work for the deck post that you have. They cannot be interchanged and you will have an item that will not work for you.
Although they do not put out the kind of light you can read from, these lights will let you walk around your patio area without falling over things.
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Always a pleasure stopping by your site to see what recommendations you have! I LOVE these lights and I am especially glad to see the ones for 6×6 posts! I have been going over and over in my head about building some kind of arbor or something in my garden, but really didn’t want to use 4×4. I want heavy beams. Now seeing there are solar lights to top them off with just gave me a whole new array of ideas how I want to build it. The Hubby will most likely think I am nuts as usual, but me, I can’t wait for warmer weather now!!!
I made this post to tell the different sizes of post top fixtures available. I am glad that you have found one that will fit your size. Send some pictures when you get your outside done to let me know if you used any of my helpful hints.
Great presentation on outdoor pier fixtures here! I’m currently looking to build a new home and I’ve been considering a few architectural designs for the main house and now I can see just how what is placed outdoors would add great value to the entire complex. And I can also see that you can help with the solar system which I prefer all the more! Just how spacious should the perimeter around the main house be for the best experience with the pier lighting fixtures here?
I do recommend several Solar items for your home. If you are looking for a whole house Solar system, this will be out of my comfort zone. I do have some information on how the solar panel works.
The best way to make the best use of the solar post top lights is to have one on every post top. I have one on each of my post tops on my deck and it makes enough light to be able to use the area after dark. Look at the style of light in this article here.
Oh lovely idea to have solar lights for outdoors, it makes complete sense and it never occurred to me before! I love outdoor lighting and one day when we have our home I can’t wait to start decorating and getting our garden ready.
Thanks for sharing, this really has made me think!
I have some of post top fixtures on my deck. These will give you some light to use your outdoor space during the night time hours, this will extend your time outdoors during the warmer months.
Solar lights are such a great addition to a deck or porch, they are the perfect replacement for electricity.
I like how easy your recommendations are and the different sizes of post top fixtures you made available for us.
I will surely keep your suggestions in mind when I get my porch set up.
I like this website and thank you for your ideas and suggestions.
Solar lights can be used all year long. The use in remote locations are making the use of your outdoor space after dark more viable. Look for more ideas in the coming weeks and months.
This is a good article on solar lighting. I especially like the top one to use around horse pastures.
Having a solar light has the advantage of not having to run wires along a fence line. It will take minutes to install and get working. They will give quite a bit of light when out in the fields.
Hiya, My mother bought some solar lights last year and at night it really lights up the back garden, no batteries, no wires and no hassle. I thoroughly recommend them. I like your idea John. I,m delighted I came across your site and thanks for sharing
Solar lights are great for areas that you do not want to run electric or cannot run it. Makes for a fast install and they are getting better in lighting every year. I cannot wait to see the new lights for this year.