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Five Best Camping Light Strings To Make Your Camp Site Glow

Updated on October 5, 2010

Camping has become popular as a way to relax almost anytime of the year. Some go out alone, some with their friends and some with their families. If you’re going on a camping trip with your dear ones for the holidays, you might as well make the best of it. Add some magic into the experience by stringing along some lights around your camp. Light strings are specially designed for the outdoors so they’re less likely to start fires than ordinary Christmas lights. If you’re going camping with quite a large group of people, you could have a party sparked up with bush and tree twinkles.

Light strings are also sometimes called string lights. Although they are called differently, they are basically the same: a string of lights for the outdoors. Some come in big batches of 100 lights or more, while some come in batches as small as 10 lights. When choosing light strings, consider where they will be used.

For example, if you’re camping in the summer or somewhere where it’s typically sunny, solar light strings are the perfect choice. A lot of light strings now make use of solar energy to be more environment-friendly as well as convenient. All you have to do is leave them hanging wherever you want outdoors. They will absorb the sun’s energy during the night and use it after dark.

On the other hand, another common type of light string makes use of battery power. For cloudy days and areas that don’t get a lot of sunshine, these light strings are more convenient and reliable

Whether you’re looking for light strings primarily for illumination or for a warm ambience, there’s a lot for you out there in the market. However, the trick is finding something that will last for several lightings. Some light strings come in convincing labels yet burn out after a few days. Here are some of the best light strings to light up your upcoming camping vacation as well as more outdoor excursions ahead.

Coleman LED String Lights
Coleman LED String Lights

Coleman LED String Lights

From the same name that has brought you quality camping gear and other quality camping fun stuff, these LED light strings come to you to enhance the relaxation outdoors. It comes in a playful form that makes you think you’ve got ten 5mm black Coleman lanterns strung together. The black color of the mini lanterns only emphasizes the lantern forms for added charm. If illumination is your main concern, then these won’t disappoint you. This light string features LED technology that enables it to provide bright light for a long period of time. It runs on only three AA batteries and can keep shining for up to 20 hours. For a simple family outing or camping with just a few friends, this light string’s 6-foot length is just right.

Smart Solar 3730WR30 Solar Star Light String, 30 White LEDs with Star Covers
Smart Solar 3730WR30 Solar Star Light String, 30 White LEDs with Star Covers

Smart Solar 3730WR30 Solar Star Light String, 30 White LEDs with Star Covers

To make your camp dreamier, let the stars fall all around you with these star-shaped lights. This light string makes use of solar energy making them convenient and power-saving. An amorphous solar panel detached from the lights allows you to charge the light string even when you put them in shaded areas. You don’t need to move the lights, just put the panel under the sun and that’s enough for charging so you can hang the light string wherever you please. This light string measure 20 1/2 feet in length and contains 30 white LEDS enclosed in translucent star covers and strung 5 1/2 inches apart from each other. The star covers give the bright lights a softer glow so it will seem as if the stars rained down all around your camp.

Solar Powered Christmas Lights String Light 100LED Blue
Solar Powered Christmas Lights String Light 100LED Blue

Solar Powered Christmas Lights String Light 100LED Blue

It doesn’t have to be Christmas for you to be able these magical lights. This light string features power-saving blue LED lights that give off a whimsical blue glow. This one is great for camping trips with the whole family and friends plus more. It measures 35 feet in length and has 100 lights. So you can hang them around a bigger perimeter. The lights absorb the sun’s energy during the day and automatically turn on at dusk; no additional electricity bill charges. In case of cloudy weather or the lights’ shaded locations, you can use a single AA battery to power up the light string. On a full charge, this light string will shine up to eight straight hours so they won’t go off while you sleep.

Tektrum 82 ft-long 150 Blue LED Two-in-One Solar String Fairy Lights Outdoor (set of 2)
Tektrum 82 ft-long 150 Blue LED Two-in-One Solar String Fairy Lights Outdoor (set of 2)

Tektrum 82 ft-long 150 Blue LED Two-in-One Solar String Fairy Lights Outdoor (set of 2)

Are those just light strings? How about dancing fairies? Spark up your imagination and bask in the captivating glow of these lights. This light string features 150 blue LED lights with two functions – flash lighting and static or steady lighting. On flash lighting, these charming lights will look as if they’re twinkling. They’re perfect to hang on trees and bushes because of the green string on which the lights are strung. The green color camouflages the string so the lights appear as if they were really separate from each other. The whole string measures 82 feet so you’ll never find yourself lacking in length for big outdoor celebrations. This light string also features a solar panel and a built-in rechargeable AA battery for power that’s extra reliable.

Aurora Glow String Lights
Aurora Glow String Lights

Aurora Glow String Lights

Get enchanted with these simple yet very charming amber light strings. This light string will give you an otherworldly experience with its soft golden glow and fascinating 2 1/2-inch hand-crafted glass bulbs. This is something for quiet relaxation in the outdoors. It’s got a small batch of six LED lights strung 22 inches apart from each other. This light string also makes use of solar energy. It’s got a solar panel that’s an ample 15 feet away from the bulbs so you can easily charge the lights while leaving the bulbs hanging where you want them. The solar panel also comes with a stake to steady it on the ground where you will put it to absorb the sun’s energy. This light string has brains as well as unquestionable beauty too: it’s got a photo sensor that automatically turns the lights on at dusk and switches them off at dawn. This way, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn them on or off. And because it uses solar energy, it doesn’t add to your electricity bill. This light string is easy to assemble too and comes with copper hooks for hanging.

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