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Gazebo Lights – Best Lighting for Gazebos

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If you’re looking for gazebo lights then you’re in the right place.

Our experts spent 14 hours testing and curating this list of the best lighting for gazebos. If you're in a hurry, the Lighting Ever LED Curtain Lights are the most popular among our readers.

Let’s light up some gazebos!

Top 3 Gazebo Lights (Quick Comparison)

LE 306 LED Curtain Fairy Lights Plug in, 3m x 3m Warm White Christmas Lights, 8 Modes String Lights Mains Powered for Indoor Outdoor, Garden Gazebo, Pergola, Wedding Party, Summer House and More
BlueFire 31ft 50 LED Ball Fairy Lights Plug In, 8 Lighting Modes with Remote Control Timer for Wedding/Lawns/Christmas/Indoor & Outdoor Decoration (Warm White)
Best Solar Gazebo Lights
Solar Garden Lights Outdoor, 50 LED 7M/24Ft Solar String Lights Waterproof 8 Modes Indoor/Outdoor Fairy Lights Globe for Garden, Patio, Yard, Home, Party, Wedding, Festival Decoration (Clear White)
Colour Temperature
Warm White (3000K)
Warm White (3000K)
Clear White
IP Rating
IP44
IP44
IP65
Mains Powered
Buyer Rating
(4.5/5)
(4/5)
(4.3/5)
No. of Reviews
711 Reviews
642 Reviews
364 Reviews
LE 306 LED Curtain Fairy Lights Plug in, 3m x 3m Warm White Christmas Lights, 8 Modes String Lights Mains Powered for Indoor Outdoor, Garden Gazebo, Pergola, Wedding Party, Summer House and More
Colour Temperature
Warm White (3000K)
IP Rating
IP44
Mains Powered
Buyer Rating
(4.5/5)
No. of Reviews
711 Reviews
Pricing
BlueFire 31ft 50 LED Ball Fairy Lights Plug In, 8 Lighting Modes with Remote Control Timer for Wedding/Lawns/Christmas/Indoor & Outdoor Decoration (Warm White)
Colour Temperature
Warm White (3000K)
IP Rating
IP44
Mains Powered
Buyer Rating
(4/5)
No. of Reviews
642 Reviews
Pricing
Best Solar Gazebo Lights
Solar Garden Lights Outdoor, 50 LED 7M/24Ft Solar String Lights Waterproof 8 Modes Indoor/Outdoor Fairy Lights Globe for Garden, Patio, Yard, Home, Party, Wedding, Festival Decoration (Clear White)
Colour Temperature
Clear White
IP Rating
IP65
Mains Powered
Buyer Rating
(4.3/5)
No. of Reviews
364 Reviews
Pricing

Things to consider when buying Gazebo Lights

Colour Temperature

Depending on what vibe you're trying to achieve for your patio, lawn or garden - this can be an important consideration.

colour temperature guide

You will find the majority of outdoor lighting products are warm white which gives off a relaxing ambience suitable for most scenarios. But we've spotted cool white is becoming more and more trendy as it gives a very clear illumination.

Solar or Mains Powered

Over the past decade, outdoor solar lighting has become very advanced and energy efficient. In some models, we find that the illumination output rivals that of mains powered.

solar or mains

At this point we should point out our team is biased towered solar powered lighting because we're keen environmentalists.

We try to use solar lights where possible and understand, realistically, that it's not possible in every situation, so consider your own application. 

And it goes without saying, consider how much sunlight your lights are going to receive. In quite a few parts of the UK, mains powered lights are going to be a lot more practical.

Waterproof IP Rating

This boils down to where you're using the gazebo lights. Simply, inside or outside the structure.

A few of you have contacted us for recommendations on gazebo lights which would be used inside the gazebo. Then we would recommend the IP44 rated ones.

On the other hand, if it's going to be exposed to the elements on the outside of the gazebo, use IP44 at an absolute minimum but our recommendation is IP65.

Best Outdoor Lighting for Gazebos

Overall rating :  4.5 / 5

These fairy curtain lights are so popular because they have a wide range of applications.


Basically, they can be hung on anything where you would like to create a LED wall effect. Lights Everywhere, the brand behind the product have included 306 LEDs to ensure there is plenty of illimunation. 


Examples of applications include windows, beds, stairs, curtains or attached to a roof of a gazebo (or pegola).

Pros

  • Low voltage makes them super safe
  • Versatile
  • Lots of lighting power (306 LED lights)
  • Extremely bright, good quality lights
  • Still work 3 - 5 years later

Cons

  • Awkward to untangle
  • May leave burn marks on walls if overused

Conclusion

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At the time of writing there is over 700 reviews with an average of 4.5 / 5. These are absolutely fantastic value for money and buyer reviews show that some have these working after having them for 5 years.


Lighting Ever are also a reputable brand which offer great customer service if you have any problems. 


Highly recommended by our team. We've got a video review of them coming to give you an idea of what you get for your money.


Overall rating :  4 / 5

BlueFire 31ft LED ball fairy lights are a different style of gazebo light and give off an extremely nice ambient light. If you're really looking to illuminate your gazebo / pergola, you could even combine both.


Safety with outdoor gazebo lighting is an absolute must. Luckily, these are low voltage (31v) to prevent electric shock and IP44 waterproof rated. That said, please note that the transformer is not totally waterproof.


We love these LED ball fairy lights because they can be used anywhere (we've even heard of buyers putting them on a christmas tree!)

Pros

  • Low voltage (31v) = safety
  • Versatile
  • Easy to install and come straight folded
  • Includes remote & timer

Cons

  • Small bulbs. Bulbs are 2cm diameter (some buyers have said they appear smaller than anticipated)

Conclusion

gazebo globe lights
ball gazebo lighting

All in all, versus other inferior brands these feel high-quality right out of the box. They give off good illumination would be a great addition to most outdoor structures including gazebos and pergolas.


Even if you don't use them as outdoor lighting, they make a fantastic addition anywhere in the household. Spend a little extra and get decent value from these Bluefire lights.


Overall rating :  4.3 / 5

For our eco-conscious readers, here's the Lezonic Solar Garden Lights. There are 50 LEDs on this and the batteries are charged in winter or rainy weather.


One of the more efficient models, with around 6-8 hours of charge these will work for 8-14 hours in the night. Also, the product lasts for up to 30,000 hours (3,750 days / 10 years)


Let's look at the pros and cons in a nutshell.

Pros

  • Solar = very easy install
  • 8 lighting modes
  • IP65 waterproof
  • 12 month guarantee

Cons

  • Some buyers found the lights slightly dim. It depends on the application.

Conclusion

led solar lights
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We recommend using these outdoor gazebo lights in combination with mains powered lighting, for safety purposes. 


But for solar outdoor lighting at this price range, you can't beat them. We've got a video review coming for these too so stay tuned.

Wrap Up & Discussion

We hope our guide has helped you make an informed purchase of lights for your pergola or gazebo.


Now we'd like to turn it over to you:


What was your favorite light from this guide?


Or maybe you have a suggestion for content that you think we should add.


Either way, let us know by leaving a comment below right now.

Last update on 2020-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About the Author James

James is the Editor of Windproof Gazebos. Born into a family of Landscape Architects, he has been designing gardens professionally for 5 years. As time marches forward, and as the world changes, he finds comfort in making his own garden look better and helping others along this journey.

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