I have been experimenting with solar lights and I like how they perform, but they must be in direct light to work properly. Sometimes, plant leaves get in the way and the light doesn't last very long. I moved them around and have found excellent results. However, I am also experimenting with string lights. They look great when they are on....but one of my sets went out and I went to replace them with another set....tonight they didn't go on right away....so we'll see how those kinds of light will do.