Unplugged Ambiance

Allsop Solar Lighting is known for its elegant, festive solar-powered lights—perfect indoors or out. Father-daughter duo Jim and Jamey Allsop started the company to innovate a better wheelbarrow, but their lights are what really caught our eye. Accordion lanterns come in vibrantly colored nylon, so the sun won’t fade their cheery facade. And Allsop's hand-blown glass string lights add an artisan’s flair on a deck or beneath an umbrella. Simply place the lanterns (or the solar collector that comes with the string lights) in direct sunlight during the day, and the LED lights will automatically illuminate. Go ahead and let the sun go down—then enjoy the beautiful after-dark ambiance.

Allsop Solar Lighting

Solar-Powered LED Lanterns

Unplugged Ambiance

Allsop Solar Lighting is known for its elegant, festive solar-powered lights—perfect indoors or out. Father-daughter duo Jim and Jamey Allsop started the company to innovate a better wheelbarrow, but their lights are what really caught our eye. Accordion lanterns come in vibrantly colored nylon, so the sun won’t fade their cheery facade. And Allsop's hand-blown glass string lights add an artisan’s flair on a deck or beneath an umbrella. Simply place the lanterns (or the solar collector that comes with the string lights) in direct sunlight during the day, and the LED lights will automatically illuminate. Go ahead and let the sun go down—then enjoy the beautiful after-dark ambiance.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jamey
    Jamey

    Hello Summer! Who else is ready to welcome the sweetest and most carefree of all seasons with me? There is no better way to do this than with today’s Daily Grommet featured products, solar lighting from Allsop Home & Garden! I am delighted to have been chosen as the daily grommet and can’t wait to share our festive solar lantern line, artisan hand-blown glass lighting and unique foldable wheelbarrow with you. Products from Allsop Home & Garden are always original, unique and made from high quality materials. So pop up a lantern or five, nestle some string lights, fold out a barrow and make your outdoor space reflect the life you love to live! Get out there and enjoy, you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood, guaranteed. Let’s create together…

  • SuziH
    SuziH
    6/24/2011 12:18 PM

    Hi - how many lights are on the strong lights? How long is the string overall?

  • Julia
    Julia – Grommet Team
    6/24/2011 12:32 PM

    @SuziH: There are 10 mini nylon lanterns on the Soji String Lights and 6 hand-blown glass globe lights on the Aurora String Lights. The total string length is 35 feet for the Soji and 25 feet for the Aurora. This and more information is listed on the details tab.

  • Lori W
    Lori W
    6/24/2011 1:15 PM

    These would be so great to hang off of my RV awning when we are not hooked up to electricity. No electricity, no problem. Love it!

  • Jamey
    Jamey – Special Guest
    6/24/2011 1:35 PM

    Hi Lori! You are absolutely right. We have quite a loyal following with RV and Air-Stream enthusiasts! I have seen the string lights in use on an RV awning and they look fabulous. You will be the envy of all your neighbors.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/24/2011 3:16 PM

    Little gems of light, like the Allsop's lanterns create, always make for such enchanting images. I love that with these lanterns there's no need to spoil the ambiance with all kinds of extension cords and plugs and wires. It's nice to know the daylight is what's powering the night's decorations, too.

  • Siong
    Siong
    6/24/2011 4:35 PM

    I love solar lights. I'm wondering if you plan on making them with at least 50 and 100 lights or more on a string. I found a gazabo solar light for $12.00 at a dept store with 200 lights but it was made in China - so I didn't buy it.

    thanks for making a great product.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/24/2011 6:04 PM

    @Siong: I have spoken with Jamey and she says that they will not likely make

    a light strand of 50-100 lights as all of their lighting is created with

    an "ornament" or structure to defract light which needs more space on a line. Their lights, as well, are made in China.

  • Sabrina
    Sabrina
    6/25/2011 10:49 AM

    I have a question about the length of the string lights. It says on the details that the soji lights are 3 inches in diameter set 24 inches apart, there are 10 lights, and a 15 and that the total string is 35 feet. My math comes out to 22 1/2 feet. It says that the solar panel can be as far as 15 feet away - are you including the panel in the total length? I want to make sure I get the right number for the area, and I suspect if I went just by the total string length, I would be disappointed. Can you please clarify for the soji string lights as well as the blown glass versions? Thanks

  • Julia
    Julia – Grommet Team
    6/25/2011 2:03 PM

    @Sabrina: Sounds like you are planning to create a quite a grand illuminated setting. So you know what to expect, let me try to provide you with diagrams to help with sketch out your plans. The details refer to the distance between the lanterns, not the length of the cord between them, so you have to account the diameter of the lights as well. But the total lengths do not include the width of the solar panels, just the string.

    Soji String Lights: O--O--O--O--O--O--O--O--O--O---------------[ ]

    (Each “O” equals a 3" lantern and each dash equals a foot.

    Aurora String Lights: o_o_o_o_o_o---------------[ ]

    (Each underscore equals a 22”, each dash equals a foot, and each “o” equals a 2.5" hand-blown glass globe light)

  • Sabrina
    Sabrina
    6/25/2011 11:29 PM

    @Julia Kemp - Daily Grommet Discovery Team:

    Hi Julia - yes, I understand you have to add the diameter of the globe to the string. That's why I am asking the question. When you do the math of adding the globe diameter to the cord, and multiply it by the total lights, it doesn't equal the description of the total length. For example - for the soji lights, when you add 3" to 24" and multiply it by the 10 lights, it comes to 270 inches - or 22 1/2 feet. This is what your diagram says as well. But the product description says 35 feet. I thought that might include the cord with the solar panel, but that's 15 feet - which if you add to the 22 1/2 feet, comes to 37 1/2 feet, not 35. I suspect the description length is simply wrong, but can you please confirm? Thanks

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/26/2011 4:44 PM

    @Sabrina: We will double check things when we get back to the office but the 10 lights are bookends with only 9 - 2 ft lengths between them. So in your example, you added one 24" length too many so it would come to 35 1/2 feet. Still not the 35' listed and so we will verify that when we can.

    Thank you!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/26/2011 9:30 PM

    @Julia Kemp - You are cracking me up with this combination of sketches and laboriously typed out diagrams. I love your dedication to "getting it right" and helping our community (well, Sabrina, in this case) with their interesting questions.

  • Deborah Hughes
    Deborah Hughes
    2/17/2012 2:08 PM

    Question about the string lights: Is the solar panel battery-operated? I was given a set of these as a gift and they've stopped lighting up. It makes sense to change a battery but I can't seem to figure out how to do that. Thanks.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    2/19/2012 10:20 PM

    @Deborah Hughes: This is what the Allsop Team has to share: "There is a battery that works in conjunction with the solar panel. It’s a rechargeable AA battery. This needs changing every 1.5 years (give or take a few months). Did you have the panel sit outside in direct sunlight for at least 5 hours a day? Let us know how if you have further questions."

  • tracy gallagher
    tracy gallagher
    4/5/2012 1:17 PM

    Chew Hughes-

    Was Deborah's problem figured out? Interested in buying but wondering if I'll have the same problem. Thanks

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    4/5/2012 6:55 PM

    @tracy gallagher: The Allsop Team shared that Deborah has to make sure the panel sits outside in direct sunlight for at least 5 hours a day. Thank you for your interest.

  • Drew
    Drew
    4/6/2012 9:41 AM

    Hi

    I have some of the Aurora Sea Glass lights--love them--and want to order another string. Any chance you'll get them in stock soon?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    4/6/2012 4:43 PM

    @Drew: We're glad the Aurora Sea Glass lights are giving you so much enjoyment. We'll be sure to let you know once they are available again, hopefully soon.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Allsop Solar Lighting

Solar-Powered LED Lanterns

Unplugged Ambiance

Allsop Solar Lighting is known for its elegant, festive solar-powered lights—perfect indoors or out. Father-daughter duo Jim and Jamey Allsop started the company to innovate a better wheelbarrow, but their lights are what really caught our eye.

Accordion lanterns come in vibrantly colored nylon, so the sun won’t fade their
cheery facade. And Allsop's hand-blown glass string lights add an artisan’s flair on a deck or beneath an umbrella.

Simply place the lanterns (or the solar collector that comes with the string lights) in direct sunlight during the day, and the LED lights will automatically illuminate. Go ahead and let the sun go down—then enjoy the beautiful after-dark ambiance.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jamey
    Jamey

    Hello Summer! Who else is ready to welcome the sweetest and most carefree of all seasons with me? There is no better way to do this than with today’s Daily Grommet featured products, solar lighting from Allsop Home & Garden! I am delighted to have been chosen as the daily grommet and can’t wait to share our festive solar lantern line, artisan hand-blown glass lighting and unique foldable wheelbarrow with you. Products from Allsop Home & Garden are always original, unique and made from high quality materials. So pop up a lantern or five, nestle some string lights, fold out a barrow and make your outdoor space reflect the life you love to live! Get out there and enjoy, you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood, guaranteed. Let’s create together…

  • SuziH
    SuziH
    6/24/2011 12:18 PM

    Hi - how many lights are on the strong lights? How long is the string overall?

  • Julia
    Julia – Grommet Team
    6/24/2011 12:32 PM

    @SuziH: There are 10 mini nylon lanterns on the Soji String Lights and 6 hand-blown glass globe lights on the Aurora String Lights. The total string length is 35 feet for the Soji and 25 feet for the Aurora. This and more information is listed on the details tab.

  • Lori W
    Lori W
    6/24/2011 1:15 PM

    These would be so great to hang off of my RV awning when we are not hooked up to electricity. No electricity, no problem. Love it!

  • Jamey
    Jamey – Special Guest
    6/24/2011 1:35 PM

    Hi Lori! You are absolutely right. We have quite a loyal following with RV and Air-Stream enthusiasts! I have seen the string lights in use on an RV awning and they look fabulous. You will be the envy of all your neighbors.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/24/2011 3:16 PM

    Little gems of light, like the Allsop's lanterns create, always make for such enchanting images. I love that with these lanterns there's no need to spoil the ambiance with all kinds of extension cords and plugs and wires. It's nice to know the daylight is what's powering the night's decorations, too.

  • Siong
    Siong
    6/24/2011 4:35 PM

    I love solar lights. I'm wondering if you plan on making them with at least 50 and 100 lights or more on a string. I found a gazabo solar light for $12.00 at a dept store with 200 lights but it was made in China - so I didn't buy it.

    thanks for making a great product.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/24/2011 6:04 PM

    @Siong: I have spoken with Jamey and she says that they will not likely make

    a light strand of 50-100 lights as all of their lighting is created with

    an "ornament" or structure to defract light which needs more space on a line. Their lights, as well, are made in China.

  • Sabrina
    Sabrina
    6/25/2011 10:49 AM

    I have a question about the length of the string lights. It says on the details that the soji lights are 3 inches in diameter set 24 inches apart, there are 10 lights, and a 15 and that the total string is 35 feet. My math comes out to 22 1/2 feet. It says that the solar panel can be as far as 15 feet away - are you including the panel in the total length? I want to make sure I get the right number for the area, and I suspect if I went just by the total string length, I would be disappointed. Can you please clarify for the soji string lights as well as the blown glass versions? Thanks

  • Julia
    Julia – Grommet Team
    6/25/2011 2:03 PM

    @Sabrina: Sounds like you are planning to create a quite a grand illuminated setting. So you know what to expect, let me try to provide you with diagrams to help with sketch out your plans. The details refer to the distance between the lanterns, not the length of the cord between them, so you have to account the diameter of the lights as well. But the total lengths do not include the width of the solar panels, just the string.

    Soji String Lights: O--O--O--O--O--O--O--O--O--O---------------[ ]

    (Each “O” equals a 3" lantern and each dash equals a foot.

    Aurora String Lights: o_o_o_o_o_o---------------[ ]

    (Each underscore equals a 22”, each dash equals a foot, and each “o” equals a 2.5" hand-blown glass globe light)

  • Sabrina
    Sabrina
    6/25/2011 11:29 PM

    @Julia Kemp - Daily Grommet Discovery Team:

    Hi Julia - yes, I understand you have to add the diameter of the globe to the string. That's why I am asking the question. When you do the math of adding the globe diameter to the cord, and multiply it by the total lights, it doesn't equal the description of the total length. For example - for the soji lights, when you add 3" to 24" and multiply it by the 10 lights, it comes to 270 inches - or 22 1/2 feet. This is what your diagram says as well. But the product description says 35 feet. I thought that might include the cord with the solar panel, but that's 15 feet - which if you add to the 22 1/2 feet, comes to 37 1/2 feet, not 35. I suspect the description length is simply wrong, but can you please confirm? Thanks

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/26/2011 4:44 PM

    @Sabrina: We will double check things when we get back to the office but the 10 lights are bookends with only 9 - 2 ft lengths between them. So in your example, you added one 24" length too many so it would come to 35 1/2 feet. Still not the 35' listed and so we will verify that when we can.

    Thank you!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/26/2011 9:30 PM

    @Julia Kemp - You are cracking me up with this combination of sketches and laboriously typed out diagrams. I love your dedication to "getting it right" and helping our community (well, Sabrina, in this case) with their interesting questions.

  • Deborah Hughes
    Deborah Hughes
    2/17/2012 2:08 PM

    Question about the string lights: Is the solar panel battery-operated? I was given a set of these as a gift and they've stopped lighting up. It makes sense to change a battery but I can't seem to figure out how to do that. Thanks.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    2/19/2012 10:20 PM

    @Deborah Hughes: This is what the Allsop Team has to share: "There is a battery that works in conjunction with the solar panel. It’s a rechargeable AA battery. This needs changing every 1.5 years (give or take a few months). Did you have the panel sit outside in direct sunlight for at least 5 hours a day? Let us know how if you have further questions."

  • tracy gallagher
    tracy gallagher
    4/5/2012 1:17 PM

    Chew Hughes-

    Was Deborah's problem figured out? Interested in buying but wondering if I'll have the same problem. Thanks

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    4/5/2012 6:55 PM

    @tracy gallagher: The Allsop Team shared that Deborah has to make sure the panel sits outside in direct sunlight for at least 5 hours a day. Thank you for your interest.

  • Drew
    Drew
    4/6/2012 9:41 AM

    Hi

    I have some of the Aurora Sea Glass lights--love them--and want to order another string. Any chance you'll get them in stock soon?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    4/6/2012 4:43 PM

    @Drew: We're glad the Aurora Sea Glass lights are giving you so much enjoyment. We'll be sure to let you know once they are available again, hopefully soon.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.