Umbrella lights are a lighting fixture that attaches to a patio umbrella.
Patio umbrellas are available with or without lights. If an umbrella is not equipped with an umbrella light, one can be purchased from any home store or online retailer. The installation process is relatively quick and easy, and users can have their patio lights up and running in a matter of minutes.
Umbrella lights create illuminated outdoor spaces that can generate shade and sun protection by day and enhance ambience and ensure safety by night.
Umbrella lights come in three different varieties. They are manufactured as electrical units that plug into outlets, solar umbrella lights powered by stored sunlight, and battery-operated versions. The latter variety may be fueled by standard batteries or rechargeable batteries, depending on the capabilities of the individual unit.
Umbrella light can be mounted in one of three ways. Pole mounted styles are among the most popular and functional. The umbrella light unit is affixed directly to the pole of the umbrella, and certain kinds are even made to rotate and direct the light as necessary. Stringed umbrella light attach to the inner spokes of the umbrella and link to a power source located on the pole. Pre-lit umbrellas are already equipped with the required lighting, though these styles are not easily customizable.
The lights themselves are typically either standard lights, like Christmas tree lighting, or light emitting diode (LED) lights. LED umbrella lights are popular for their small size, low energy usage, reliability, and longevity. Both standard and LED lights are available in an assortment of colors, the most popular outdoor colors being soft whites, yellows, pinks, and blues. Umbrella lights are rarely harsh; they aim to create a certain mood in outdoor spaces and traditionally emit a softened glow.