These outdoor patio solar light strings come with a panel and solar rechargeable battery that can be used to illuminate any patio, porch, or outdoor furniture. The panel can be staked into the ground or mounted on a wall. These lights are rated for outdoor use and can be used year-round for decorating. If the panel receives 6-8 hours of full direct sunlight, the lights are capable of operating for 7-8 hours in the evening after the sun goes down. The lights have 2 function modes to switch between steady-on and flashing with the push of a button.