Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern

Last Updated on October 28, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our solar lantern stopped lighting up after one year. We had planned to contact the company that services the warranty, but we missed the one-year warranty cutoff date, so our lantern is now just a nice decoration in the garden, but it does not light up. 

If you want decorations for your yard or garden without spending a lot of money, the middle aisle at Aldi is a great place to hang out during the spring and summer months. Whether you want classy solar lights, elegant and colorful peacocks, or kitschy garden figures in the shape of frogs or gnomes, you’re bound to find something you’ll like.

The latest bit of garden bling I picked up at Aldi was this decorative solar lantern.

Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern

The lantern at dusk, just after it turned on.

The Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern (product code 700388) cost $14.99 at the time of publication.

This is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. It’s exclusive to Aldi, and Aldi does not offer online ordering for its specials, so once this sells out at your local store, it’s gone until next year.

Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern

Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern label. (Click to enlarge.)

Here’s more information on the solar lantern:

  • Illuminates up to 6 hours
  • Available in Butterfly, Hummingbird, or Quatrefoil designs (I bought the Butterfly pattern)
  • Rust-resistant
  • UV-protective coating
  • 6-lumen output
  • Solar powered
  • One-year warranty
  • Made in China
Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern

Charging instructions and teeny tiny warranty information. (Click to enlarge.)

The one-year warranty is serviced by CTM International, which sells holiday decorations, lawn and garden products, and hardware at a variety of retailers such as Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club, ACE Hardware, Lowe’s, Menards, and Rural King. This company also has after-sales support for the Gardenline Lattice Planter Aldi sold during the summer of 2020.

The warranty contact information on the tag for this solar lantern is so tiny it’s ridiculous, but it says that for service you can call 1-866-231-8893 or email [email protected]

Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern

The ON button and solar charging panel.

To charge the lantern, the label says to place the lantern in a sunny area. Push the power switch to the ON position. A photoreceptor on the light detects when it’s dark and turns the light on automatically.

Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern

The lantern alongside my Aldi raspberry bush and Aldi trellis.

I moved this around a bit in my yard until I found a spot I liked, which happened to be in the raised bed where my everbearing raspberries — an Aldi purchase from a couple of years ago — are growing.

I had some trouble figuring out whether the power switch was on, so the first day I had this lantern it didn’t actually charge. After trying again and getting a full charge on the second day, it lit up promptly as it got dark.

Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern

Glowing in the dark.

It does not emit a large amount of light, but it creates a nice glow that adds some ambiance to the garden. When it’s lit up, you can see an outline of small lights on a string inside, similar to a fairy light string. We’ll see how long it lasts, but so far I like it, and several family members commented that it looks pretty.

Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern

The Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern adds pleasant ambiance to the garden.

The Verdict:

The Belavi Decorative Solar Lantern comes in several designs and casts a soft glow wherever you place it in your yard or garden. If you’re looking to add a pretty touch to the outdoors, this is worth considering.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

3 Comments

  1. Did you have any luck with the manufacturer warranty? Ours stopped lighting up after 3 months. I am emailing the manufacturer today. The on/off button positions look identical so it’s impossible to tell which is the “charging” position. Too bad as we like the lamp.

  2. Did they ever reply to your warranty request? They have not to mine (in 7 days).

    • We never got around to seeking warranty service before the one-year warranty expired, so it’s just a pretty decoration in our garden now instead of a working lantern.

      If the warranty company is not responding, you might consider directly contacting Aldi. We’ve had experiences with other Aldi products where the warranty provider was not responsive and Aldi leaned on them to make things right.

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