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$25.00
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Let the Sun Shine

Imagine being able to catch sunlight, to hold it in a jar that you can bring out later, releasing a warm afternoon glow into the night air. The idea is not such a fanciful idea when you have these fantastic solar tea lights. Displayed on your patio table or nestled along your flagstones, they provide an ambient glow that catches the bright colors of the swirled glass enclosures. Each light's silvery cap conceals a solar panel, which powers the long-lasting, energy-efficient LED bulb inside. A sensor in the lid automatically turns the light on when it's dark. The brightness and duration of the light will vary depending on the amount of light exposure it has received. Hand-blown in China by glass artisans.

Sold individually.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21240
Made from
plastic, glass, LED light
Measurements
6.5" H x 5" dia.
Notes
Designed for year round outdoor use

To clean: wipe clean with damp cloth, no solvents

Instructions for use:
- Turn the product "on" and leave on/off switch "on" at all times - The LED light will not turn "on" until the light sensor senses darkness - Position the product outside, not through a window inside - Locate the solar panel so that it will receive at least 5 hrs of direct sunlight daily - Do not position product near a light source at night (ex: street light, spot light, window of house) - Allow for 2 full days of direct sunlight prior to use, to properly charge the product the first time

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SOLAR TEALIGHTS
 
4.1

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (62)
  • Visible at A distance (28)
  • Weather proof (27)
  • Easy to secure (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (41)
  • Porch (41)
  • Back yard (38)
  • Front yard (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (37), Budget shopper (13), High-end shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (27), No (17)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (15), Other (13), Mother (10), Wife (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (18), Christmas or hanukkah (10), Birthday (8), Mother’s day (7)

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5.0

Everything it was cracked up to be

By 

from Kalamazoo, MI

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • None Known So Far

Best Uses

  • Back Yard
  • Garden
  • Porch

Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

This little lantern is lovely and both my daughter-in-law were delighted to receive them. They arrived in good time and were well packed. Both families have decks off their kitchens and use this on their tables there -- they are quite pretty as the evening sets in ~

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Great Solar lanterns!

By 

from Boise, ID

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

    Great solar votive lanterns! I purchased for my back deck and they are so pretty when they light up at night. and they look really nice as a decorative piece during the day

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Makes me Smile!

    By 

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Visible At A Distance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

      These are so sweet...they make me smile and have such a lovely decorate glow.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      warm glow from within

      By 

      from truckee california

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Portable And Beautiful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Great For Dinner Parties
        • Porch

        Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

        I bought several of these beautiful and durable tea lanterns for my outdoor table and used them as center pieces along with flowers at a dinner party. These were beautiful, when the sun went down they lit up and we enjoyed the setting into the evening.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love my Tealights!

        By 

        from Hailey, Idaho

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Secure
        • Visible At A Distance
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden
          • Porch

          Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

          I have these Tealights everywhere in my front and back yard. They add a pop of color, and are beautiful to look at during the day. At night the lights have a wonderful glow to them.
          I also buy these for all of my friends for gifts, and they too love them!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love Love Love

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Cute
          • Easy To Secure

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden
            • Porch

            Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

            I think these are so cute and the handblown glass makes it look really high-class and quality. I put the white one on my front poach and almost always get compliments.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE these!

            By 

            from Vero Beach, FL

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Beautiful
            • Easy To Secure
            • High quality
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Yard
              • Front Yard
              • Garden
              • On A Hook
              • Porch

              Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

              I am very impressed by this product. I have owned other solar votives from other companies and the quality has never been great. The quality and look of these Tea Lanters is great. One did not work when I recieved it...but Ugoods was great about sending me a new battery and it worked well. The light is nice and decorative...just want I expected.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              sets the mood

              By 

              from NYC, NY

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Battery Lasts
              • Easy To Secure
              • Not Glaring
              • Visible At A Distance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Porch

                Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

                Ordered a couple to test them and loved them. Ordered more to give as gifts. I love the soft glow. I wish there were more colors available.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Wedding

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Cute

                By 

                from PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Secure

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

                  mom loved it. Creates a nice glowing light, visible from inside

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Mother’s Day

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful

                  By 

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Colorful
                  • Eye catching

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Porch

                    Comments about SOLAR TEALIGHTS:

                    Got this for my Mom as a Mother's Day gift. She loved it! Said it was really pretty in person and she put it outside as soon as she got it, it was charged and light up that night. I purchased the blue one for her.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Mother
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Mother’s Day

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                    Q and A

                    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                    672votes, 109 comments

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    We love these hand-blown glass Solar Tealights that Katie found. Which jar of sunshine is your favorite, the soft white, green and blue, or bold gold?

                    Terri
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very nice tea lights. Great idea making them solar. I'd buy one.

                    Becky
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I like the colors and the shapes are adorable.

                    Kerry
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    These are super cute. I would buy 2 out of the 3 colors. Not so found of the white one. Would love to see a purple or orange/red color scheme.

                    Linda
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Awesome

                    Lisa
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Hate LED

                    corinne
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    plastic is cheesy

                    Ann
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Made in China.

                    Geoffrey
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I need these why?

                    Shari
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Great idea. I like all the colors, and would buy one or two for sure.

                    Robyn

                    Love them. $20 seems more reasonable for the size

                    Jan
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Made in China? No.

                    Carolyn

                    Great idea and the price seems good (not too expensive!).

                    Christine
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I am not voting for goods that I know are not made in the USA.

                    Shannon
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love them but some more colors would be even better. the white is a tad boring - add a coral color instead.

                    Kaitlin
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Adorable, very cute, and a great price. Unfortunately, if you don't want it made in China, it is going to be expensive. These are a great addition to uncommon goods.

                    Holly
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love these but would not buy since they are made in China

                    Seneca
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    If its $25 for the set, I am in! ;-)

                    Seneca
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I agree that the white should be replaced with a more vibrant color and the price should be lowered.

                    Kelly
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I like this but I don't like that it's from China. Don't trust items made over there.

                    Kathleen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Adorable! BUT... I think they would be better as a set, with a discount for buying more than one. Say 3 for $60?

                    Betty
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Really cute!All 3 for $25??

                    Christy
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Too expensive and made in China!

                    Amy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    How neat! I love the way they look, and the fact that use solar power. I like the white and blue especially.

                    kristin
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Wow, very cute but NO, made in China

                    sara
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    great idea and beautifully executed!

                    Tricia
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Amazing! Would love to have these. Look gorgeous in the night time photo!!!

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    Glad you like the tealights, Betty. They are each sold individually.

                    roberta
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    nice looking

                    Anne
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    attractive, colorful, and convenient...no need to mess with candles.

                    Deborah
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Made in China...enough said.

                    Krystal
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    If there were more colors maybe.

                    Jennifer
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    These are adorable! And a pretty great price but I can't really tell how big they are

                    Catherine
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Delightful and a neat gift to own; however, it's made in China and I plan to be more conscious with my purchases. Let's support those who create and make goods in America!

                    Susan
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I love hand blown items, these are unique which makes them more desirable.

                    Betty
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Great hostess gift and the price is right

                    Anne
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    pretty

                    Rinnell
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    cute and the price isnt so bad...

                    Sue
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    There's a lot of artistry in these, but $25 each is a little high these days.

                    Keirsten
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    steep price, if sold individually

                    Marisa
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Beautiful glass work and useful too

                    Gretchen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I really like these. They are very clever and pretty.

                    Allison
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    made in china. boo.

                    Margaret
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    not your 'regular' solar light

                    Dianne

                    Pretty , I wonder how bright the light is

                    Elaine
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Don't carry made in Chhina junk..we need to keep our artisans employed here first.

                    S
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    would be nice if they came in a set for less money.

                    Xavier O.
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Nice colors, but too expensive for the use that they were meant for. Better sold as a set, but you better work on that price.

                    Judith
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Nice idea. Good pricing.

                    leigh
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Looks cool,but my goodness, who is your target market? $10.00 sounds like a better price.

                    phyllis
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Neat looking...

                    Mary Ann
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love these!

                    KAREN
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I WOULD BUY THESE!

                    Brooke
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love that they are solar

                    Jeanette
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    cute, but wary of paint from china

                    Barbara F
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Only product in the running that I've liked so far. This one's not only pretty but practical. But the price is too high. I'll buy it when it goes on sale.

                    Anne
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    not that different, spin on old style

                    Jenni
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    They are cute. I would pay 25 for the 3 but not for 1

                    Sway
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    This price is too high. The set is not all uniform with the copper tops. Made in china. No thank you.

                    Anita
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love these. They are very pretty. Would prefer to pay $25.00 for all three.

                    Janet
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Not sure they are going to give much light though

                    Kim
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Initially, I gave this a thumbs up and then I read the made in China part. I thought the price was $25 because they were handmade in the U.S.

                    Kim J
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    You had me until the plastic caps, why not metal?

                    Kim
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    too expensive

                    Holly
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    That copper toned plastic caps is at odds with artistry of the glass. Make it real copper?

                    Chrissie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    neat

                    Joann
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    solar good!

                    Lynn
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    very cute. wish they were made in the usa. I'm thinking about purchasing but really don't need them til summertime.

                    Jennifer
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I love these - especially the gold, but truthfully I wouldn't pay $25 per lamp for the size. I would want multiples, so if there was a buy more than 1 for a discounted rate, I'd be sold.

                    Alysha
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I love that its solar powered plus they would be great for a back patio during a small gathering.

                    Lauren
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very pretty design.

                    Mariam
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Love the idea! But too EXPENSIVE!

                    MZ
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Love the idea! But TOO expensive!

                    JunieB
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love them just wish they used something other than plastic on the top!

                    Becca
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I think $25 is a bit expensive for just one, and I would be more likely to buy them if they were part of a set. Also, the plastic tops ruin the elegance of the hand-blown glass. If the tops were metal I wouldn't mind paying the set price.

                    Rita
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I've not had good luck with LED bulbs and the price is too high unless you get all three for $25.

                    Elizabeth
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    These are much more attractive than some of the other solar lights on the market.

                    Megan
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Pretty, unique, and "green"!

                    Sondra
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    MADE IN CHINA

                    Kimberly
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    So pretty!

                    Nadine
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Hate LED lighting. Also I don't like that it is made in China. Can't something similar or better be found in the USA?

                    Heidi
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    super cute and not crazy expensive either

                    Natasha
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Cute!

                    christy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    cute

                    Heather
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love these- they are wonderfully cute!

                    Kay
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Only the white one seems bright enough to be useful.

                    Daphne
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Not attractive.

                    Christina
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Awesome!

                    Michelle
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    $25 for 3 would be a fair price, not but $25 for a single solar lantern that doesn't even give off that much light. Sorry, but I've seen much brighter solar lights from Target for a lower price.

                    Jennifer
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I'd like to know at least an estimate of how long the light will last to know if it's worth the purchase.

                    Cindy

                    Very cute, i like the colors.

                    Sarah
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    made in China

                    Nikdoll
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Maybe if you got all 3 for $25!

                    Carly
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    try and make the lights brighter! they're quite dim. but nice idea!

                    Kelly
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Adorable! I would love these hanging on my trees on a warm summer night. I would love these for an outdoor wedding party!

                    jan
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute, and neat idea, solar. Hope its not 25$ apeice!

                    Madison
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    The colors are fantastic, and I think the price is right.

                    Lynn
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Thumbs up for cute but thumbs down for made in china.

                    Pam
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Led?

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    Hi, Pam! LED lights, or Light-emitting diodes, are small, semiconducting light sources that are actually more energy efficient and last longer than incandescent light bulbs.

                    Jennifer
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    very cute, love that they're solar - assuming price is for a set of 3 - otherwise prohibitively expensive at tealight size

                    Karen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I think the price point would need to be around $20/each to be workable (set of 3 for $55?)

                    donna
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    cute lightbulb shape... great for patios. sad that they are manufactured in China. wish they were sold as sets. $25 for one is a bit pricey.

                    Ann
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    The item does not appear well-made.

                    Elizabeth
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very cute. Would expect at least 3 for $25 though. Would not buy if just one.

                    Elizabeth
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love them! Great in a pool area orfront entrance.

                    Alisha

                    I love them!! They are so cute and practical.

                    Mary

                    Have solar lights and love them. These would be wonderful! I would buy 2 sets. What happened to my thumbs up icon?

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    Hi, Mary! Each item is up for voting for two weeks. After the voting period is up the thumbs up and down icons are no longer available. But we do still encourage voters to leave feedback as long as the products stay in the voting app. We're always interested in what you have to say!

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