It's really getting to be a hot and humid summer, but it's not too late to get yourself a proper patio umbrella. May I suggest the innovative 9' canopy Solar-Powered Lighted Patio Umbrella? Not only does it provide exceptional shade during the day, it also lights up for entertaining friends and family in the evening. Other umbrella string lighting requires extension cords, but this one is different. A weatherproof solar panel at the top of the umbrella recharges the super bright LEDs and provides you with up to 8 hours of festive outdoor illumination well into the night.