Outdoor lanterns have many uses, and many ways to be set up. There are, of course, permanent installations but outdoor lighting can often be needed where permanent installations or even electrical outlets are not available. Battery power can be essential for camping or emergency situations. Solar charged lights or solar generators for charging standard batteries can be a real help for areas out of reach of standard power or for emergency situations. Handheld battery-operated torches or table lanterns are also excellent outdoor equipment, as well as seasonal outdoor display lights.