On warm summer evenings, family time on the patio is often the best time of the day. Adding a few patio lights or lanterns makes it so much more inviting. If your lounging space is close to an outdoor electric plug, you can choose a pretty pendant light - or more than one. No plug? No problem. Hang a solar pendant light instead. These absorb the power of the sun during the daytime and light up after dark. You can also find solar lanterns to place on tabletops around your outdoor space. Coloured lanterns create a beautiful glow in the dark.A set of tiny patio lights strung around a gazebo is delightful. They can be clear or multi-coloured, lending your space a festive feel. Hooks attached to your fence or patio posts are perfect for hanging patio lanterns. These come in solar or battery powered versions. And let's not forget candles that make great patio lights. Citronella candles let you say goodbye to pesky bugs as well.