Solar Insulator Lights

Dave B.


These are neat little solar lights that you can hang in your garden or along walk ways or on your porch to give them that little detail touch none of your neighbors have. They make wonderful gifts. The solar lights cost around a dollar and the insulators, if you don't have some already, can be found at yard sales, antique stores or flea markets. They come in clear, green and blue. Ive seen these sell these at craft shows for 20.00 each but now you know how to make them and maybe sell them yourself!!! Enjoy!!!

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25 Min
No-Cook or Other


glass insulator, the kind used on power and phone poles, no don't get your husband to climb and get one off
el cheapo dollar store solar yard light, small
8-10 in
old wire, bailing wire works great

How to Make Solar Insulator Lights


  • 1Gather materials that you will need, clean the insulator and dry
  • 2Take mounting post and plastic lense off light and discard. With a thin blade knife, run it around between the metal ring and the inter black plastic light housing,
  • 3Gently push black plastic light housing from metal ring
  • 4Gently insert the black plastic light housing in back of insulator, just till its snug, do not push all the way in
  • 5Wrap wire around grove mid way down on insular I and make a handle
  • 6Hang where sun can charge durning the day and at night there you have it, a unique solar light that your friends will go nuts over. Enjoy!!

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About Solar Insulator Lights

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom
Hashtags: #gifts, #lights, #solar