If you want to continue with your party, dinner, or get-together long after the sun goes down, consider buying the Blissun 9 ft Solar 32 LED Lighted Patio Table Market Umbrella with Tilt and Crank.
This Blussun umbrella that has 32 solar-powered LED lights, 4 on each rib will provide a 57 square feet shade perfect for 42-54-inch tables (round, square or rectangular) with 4-6 chairs.
Details and description
|Type||Patio market umbrella|
|ASIN (Amazon)||B0834SKMSS, B07NSMTFDN, B0834S4M4L, B07NSLZQSV, B0836DZHZ8|
|Canopy shape||Round (octagon)|
|Fabric type||100% polyester|
|Fabric color||Black and white stripe, red, Cerulean, tan, and navy blue|
|Frame||Rust-free powder coated finish|
|Pole material and diameter||1.5-inch (38 mm) aluminum pole|
|Ribs||8 steel ribs|
|Tilt mechanism||Push-button tilt|
|Overall height||8.2ft. (98.4 inches)|
|Wind vent||Single vent|
|Extras||32 solar powered LED lights, 4 on each rib.|
|Base or stand||Buy separately|
Solar-powered 32 LED bulbs
One of the great features we loved about this Blissun patio umbrella is the 32 LED solar-powered lights with an on-off switch to keep your events like a romantic dinner, BBQs, garden or patio party, camping, relaxing, beach parties, and so ongoing after sunset.
Solar is an eco-friendly energy source, while the LED bulbs don’t burn hot, don’t attract insects, won’t burn or damage the fabric, and will last for a long time. The subtle light won’t disturb your neighbors or attract much attention.
However, don’t expect a focused light such as reading, playing cards, and so on. Such need a more concentrated light source like light discs.
Finally, it takes 6-7 hours for the LED bulbs to be fully charged and will provide enough light to serve you at night (lasts up to 8 hours).
One downside of any solar-charged lambs or bulbs is that they may not be fully charged during cloudy days.
It has a 100% polyester canopy that comes in five colors, one being stripped and will complement your patio décor and look fantastic. Blissun notes that this patio umbrella offers UV protection (but the SPF factor isn’t stated). It is fade-resistant and water-proof.
Polyester is a recyclable, strong, soft, stretch and chemical resistant and very durable fabric.
However, one thing to expect is that this canopy fades quickly. While you don’t expect it to last as long as Sunbrella or olefin, a solution-dyed polyester would work much better.
Also, the polyester fabric used seems to thin, light, and of inferior quality. Perhaps Blissun needs to improve on the material (go for a heavier one) and possibly go for a solution-dyed one. However, this will affect the price.
The umbrella has a rust-free, powder-coated aluminum pole and eight steel ribs. The powder-coating will help prevent rusting or corrosion, especially steel ribs. Steel is vulnerable to rusting. Also, it will not chip or peel easily.
One issue you may have is that the aluminum pole isn’t strong enough for this 9ft. patio umbrellas and breakages are among the most commonly reported problems, especially for those who live in places with strong winds.
Therefore, always close it down when not in use or during strong winds as they may warp or break the pole. Alternatively, go for brands with a steel pole and fiberglass ribs if you live in very windy places.
The other features are what you will find in many other umbrella brands, i.e., a push-tilt button to help you block the sun during various times of the day, a crank system for opening and closing it. It also has an air vent to allow air to escape when windy and keep the area under the canopy cool.
However, one thing it lacks is the tie-strap to secure it when not open. You will need to get something to tie it down when not in use.
The umbrella is quite affordable and competes well with other similar brands like Sunny Patio. For only $68.99, you have an umbrella with a solar-powered LED light. Isn’t that a bargain?
Blissun 9 ft Solar 32 LED Lighted Patio Table Market Umbrella with Tilt and Crank is a fantastic choice to buy. It is affordable, well-made, and reasonably sturdy. Considering its price, it is worth every penny you put on it.
However, you need to know that it may fade after some time and close it during storms and strong winds.
Finally, don’t forget to pick it with the right patio umbrella base. Go for anything at least 45 pounds when used with a table and 90 pounds for standalone use.