If the moon and a citronella candle don't provide enough lighting or set the proper mood for late summer evenings spent chatting with friends and drinking cold beer, consider taking advantage of solar power and trying out one of these LED-lit additions to your patio furniture collection.
Sure, any string lights can become patio umbrella lights after a simple home improvement project, but there's ample options if you want to invest in a gorgeous and well-made sunshade that's got a practical use when the party continues past dark.
Enhance your back porch or other go-to outdoor space with this deluxe outdoor patio umbrella that has 32 solar-powered lights.
Per its product description, this 9 ft patio umbrella is "made of high-quality polyester fabric and supported by a sturdy iron [umbrella pole] and eight ribs," and its resistant fabric is built to "withstand long-term outdoor use."
The lighted patio umbrella also has a crank lift plus a flexible tilt mechanism which allows you to block the moving sun during daytime use.
2. Best Choice Products 10ft Solar LED Lighted Patio Umbrella w/ Tilt Adjustment, Fade-Resistant Fabric
This cost-effective solar patio umbrella includes LED lighting (24 lights, with three on each of its eight steel ribs) that can run for six to seven hours.
Its easy push-button tilt system makes this a trusty sunbrella during the day, while its dual use as a solar LED patio umbrella makes it ideal for late evenings.
An umbrella base is not included.
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3. Best Choice Products 10ft Solar LED Offset Hanging Outdoor Market Patio Umbrella w/ Easy Tilt Adjustment
Here's a taller, offset umbrella option thats functionality isn't dependent on having a patio table.
This 10 ft., solar-powered option comes with 24 built-in LED lights, powered by solar panels. It, too, is a heavy-duty product with an umbrella stand that's built to last plus a round umbrella with fade-resistant and weather-resistant polyester fabric that's designed for UV protection on hot days. And of course there's rechargeable lighting for summer evenings.
Color options range from tan to Navy blue.