These outdoor patio solar light strings come with a panel and solar rechargeable battery that you can use to line your patio, porch, or outdoor furniture. You can stake the panel into the ground or mount it on a wall, whichever works best for you. Because these are rated for outdoor use you can use them 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 so you can enjoy them throughout the night. Plus, these lights feature a dual mode button, you can choose to have the lights shine steady, or you can make them flash with the push of a button.