Best solar wind chimes

This roundup of the best solar wind chimes perfectly decorate your garden by day and keep it cozily illuminated by night.

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A solar wind chime can brighten your garden during the night as well as fill it with sound. Believed to bring positive energy and ward off bad luck, a wind chime is not only decorative, but it is protective too. Those of the solar variety will add charm using the sun's energy to illuminate your doorways, patio, and yard. Here's a list of my favorite solar wind chimes.

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SIX FOXES solar hummingbird wind chime

Whimsical design

This solar wind chime captures several hummingbirds in flight.


  • Features vibrant colors
  • Lights up automatically
  • Easy to hang
  • Rain and moisture-proof


  • May not always make sounds
  • Hummingbirds are plastic

Cute fluttering hummingbirds make this solar wind chime a playful addition to any yard. The birds remain transparent during the day, but brighten at night, displaying red, yellow, and green colors. This wind chime illuminates automatically using solar energy when the sun sets. It's easy to hang and resistant to moisture (great for all climates).

Best colors

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Topspeeder color-changing solar-powered wind chime

Illuminates with multiple hues

Many colorful spheres make this solar-powered wind chime a great, eye-catching choice.


  • Changes colors
  • Lasts 6 to 8 hours when fully charged
  • Great for indoor and outdoor use
  • Fade and warp-resistant


  • Also has a battery that must be charged
  • Not 100-percent waterproof

This solar wind chime is unique. Elegant crystal ball attachments hang delicately for a fun geometric look. But this wind chime really shines when the sun goes down; each sphere has colorful solar LED lights that reveal themselves as the sun goes down. The bulbs are color-changing, giving you different fun and bright settings. This solar wind chime can be hung on your patio to replicate floating planets at night.

Best butterflies

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SIX FOXES butterfly wind chime

Soaring solar insects

This solar wind chime features brightly colored butterflies.


  • Butterfly design
  • Multicolored 
  • Made from fade-resistant ABS plastic


  • May not make that much sound
  • Not stormproof

Whether you're looking to illuminate a doorway or add some flare to your garden, this solar wind chime has you covered. Six transparent tiered butterflies bring their beauty to this chime, lighting up using solar energy at night to make a multicolored statement. This wind chime is also fade-resistant, so you won't have to worry about it losing its appeal.

Best for natural sunlight

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LeiDrail solar sun wind chime

Antiqued and artful

This solar wind chime features a visually pleasing rustic design.


  • Automatically lights up
  • Lasts up to 8 hours
  • Rustic design
  • Made from high-quality metal and nylon braided rope
  • Rust and fade-resistant


  • Must be switched on to charge
  • Is a little heavy

This solar wind chime features a fiery sun resting above copper-colored metal rods. The rods are connected via nylon braided rope to the solar panel, which provides energy to the luminous crackled glass ball that sits directly in the sun's center. This ball illuminates in the dark, bringing the sun to life for up to 8 hours on a single charge. The chime is also rust and fade-resistant, ensuring it remains visually pleasing all year round.

Best design

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MorTime solar revolving wind chimes

Sculptural and modern

This revolving solar wind chime has a unique three-dimensional design.


  • Revolving design
  • Unique shape
  • Changes colors
  • Stays bright for 6 to 8 hours
  • Made from high-quality glass
  • Fade-resistant and warp-resistant


  • May not continuously spin
  • Not 100-percent windproof

This solar wind chime is has a unique three-dimensional shape that gently revolves, creating a calming effect. At night, the floating solar LED light that rests in its center softly changes colors, setting a relaxing mood for your garden. This solar wind chime stays bright for 6 to 8 hours after the sun sets. 

The bottom line

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The best solar wind chime creates a calming luminescent environment in your garden. The SIX FOXES solar hummingbird wind chime is designed with durable bird attachments. Each bird has a vibrant color that can be seen when the sun sets. It's sure to brighten any garden.

The LeiDrail solar sun wind chime looks spectacular during the day and night. It has a rustic appeal, made with copper-colored metal. The chime really transforms at night when the sun illuminates.

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Camille Sanghera is a UX writer and copywriter for global brands as well as an author of self-help books. Although she has lived and traveled internationally, Camille is originally from British Columbia, Canada. She merges over 10 years of writing experience with a love of words to bring authenticity and human connection to every project. When not writing, Camille can be found exploring nature with her dog, sketching to music, or laughing with loved ones.

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