8 Best Cornhole Lights to Light Up Your Game12 min read

Ever been forced to wrap up your cornhole game because it got too dark to play? We all know how disappointing that can be, especially when you’re the reigning “cornado” of the game. If you’ve been in this situation, you may sometimes wish there was a way to start playing cornhole in the dark. The good news is that we’ve come a long way from the early days of cornhole, and now you can find cornhole lights to take your game from day to night.

But what are cornhole lights? These are LED lights that will light up your cornhole board either on the side or around the cornhole. This allows you to see better in the dark and continue your game long after the sun has set. While you typically buy these lights separately, some cornhole boards even come with pre-attached lights.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect cornhole lighting solution, we’ve got you covered. Cornhole lights aren’t expensive, but there are just so many options available you might end up overwhelmed and not buy anything at all. That’s why we decided to do the research for you so you don’t have to.

We’ve put together eight of the best cornhole lights, and we’ve rated them from 1 to 8, based on various factors like durability, number of LED lights, level of brightness, and of course, customer reviews.

Most of these lights are all fairly inexpensive and cost about the same with slight differences of no more than $10, so pricing wasn’t a major rating factor, except for a couple of exceptions. Let’s take a look:

1. Blinngo Cornhole LED Lights

Our top pick is the cornhole LED light set from Blinngo because of two main reasons – it offers proper lighting and it can withstand strong impact during play. They’ve added 18 LED lights to each frame, delivering significant brightness that will light up your nighttime cornhole games. The lights are 6 inches in diameter and suitable for any regulation-size hole.

Why We Like It

One of the main problems with cornhole lights is that your cornhole bags could knock them down on impact if they’re not attached properly or break them if the material is cheap. With this set, you won’t have to worry about that because the frames are built using heavy-duty material that can withstand strong impact.

It also uses high-quality, waterproof fiberglass that will protect the lights from moisture – a necessity if you’re going to play on damp or wet ground or near a body of water. The fiberglass has a frosted design, which can protect your eyes from getting strained. This is a big plus for those whose eyes are highly sensitive to bright lights.

If aesthetics is a big concern for you, this set has an added benefit. There are seven different colors to choose from, and you can even get two different light colors per set, which makes it easier to tell apart your cornhole board from that of the opponent. Some manufacturers do not let you mix and match colors.

Main Flaws

The battery box is poorly designed and does not hold together for very long. The “Cold White” color option may give off a light that’s too blinding for some people.

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2. 321 Lights Cornhole Board Edge Lights

While cornhole lights technically refer to the lights you attach around the hole of your cornhole board, some people prefer lights that attach around the edges of the board. This makes the board visible in the dark without the light being too blinding, giving you a proper light up bean bag toss where you can focus on the hole.

That’s one of the reasons why these Cornhole Board Edge Lights from 321 Lights come second on our list. They have fitted each string with 36 LED lights to give you significant brightness for playing cornhole in the dark. Each string is 12 feet long, making it perfect for a regulation size cornhole board.

Why We Like It

As with our top pick, these cornhole lights have our vote because they are extremely resistant to impact. And we all know how essential that is when it comes to games like cornhole.

Each light has PVC coating that will give it protection from hard hits and regular wear and tear. This makes the set perfect even if you’re a serious player who has a stronger throw. To top it all off, the lights are waterproof. So you can use them for night time cornhole games by the beach or by the pool.

Main Flaws

There aren’t any major flaws with this set, although there are some issues with the lid of the battery box not holding up. There’s also the fact that if you want to mix and match between different colors, you can only go with a red and blue option. So there’s a bit of limitation if you want to get this set to go with a mix-and-match set of cornhole light rings.

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3. Brightz TossBrightz Cornhole LED Lighting Kit

As of writing this article, Brightz TossBrightz is the only reputable brand that sells a cornhole lighting kit that includes lights for both the hole and the edge. And they cost about the same as the other sets we’ve listed here. So as far as cost-effectiveness goes, this would be our top choice.

That’s one of the main reasons why this set ranks so high on our list. Both the edge lights and the cornhole lights in this kit are built for regulation size boards.

Why We Like It

We love how there’s no need to buy a separate set of cornhole lights and edge lights which saves you a bit of money with this set. If money’s your biggest concern and you want to light up both the cornhole and the edge, this would be the perfect choice.

There’s also protective tubing covering all the micro LEDs. This means if you ever need to play cornhole by the beach, pool, or lake, you won’t have to worry about accidentally damaging these lights. It’s important to note, however, that the battery packs are not waterproof.

There’s quite a good range of color choices as well – red, blue, white, green, yellow, and orange. Since aesthetics are another major concern for some players, this gives the Brightz TossBrightz set an additional point.

Main Flaws

These lights are not as bright as the previous cornhole lights on the list. So if you have difficulty seeing in the dark, this set might not be the best choice for you. Plus, the clips are a bit flimsy and may not hold up as well as the other sets during play.

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4. Solomone Cavalli Cornhole Night Light

The Cornhole Night Light set from Solomone Cavalli shares somewhat similar features with our top pick. With 18 super bright LED lights on each frame, there’s tons of brightness to light up your evening cornhole games. And you can use them on any regulation-size board.

Why We Like It

These cornhole lights come with frames that are resistant to heavy impact. So if you’ve been looking for a light set that can handle your strong throws, this set could be an excellent option. With waterproof fiberglass protecting the lights, you can take your cornhole game to the pool or by the beach without the danger of water damage to the lights.

Main Flaws

The light may be blinding for some players. Although the frames are quite resistant to damage, there are some issues with the ring coming off during play. This can be a bit of a nuisance if you want a fun, non-disruptive game. Plus, the color choices are slightly limited and there’s no option to mix and match except for a blue and red combination. So this set may not be suitable if aesthetics is your main concern.

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5. Play Platoon Cornhole Board Lights

Besides the physical features of a product, there are some intangible factors that determine its worth. For instance, excellent customer service and warranty terms could make a product worth a lot more than what it offers in terms of features. That’s exactly why this Play Platoon cornhole light set is on our list.

Why We Like It

The best part about this set is that you get a one-year replacement warranty from Play Platoon. This means if there’s any damage, you can get it replaced by the manufacturer. You can even sign up for a free lifetime warranty on top of that. A lot of cornhole lighting products come with minimal warranty, if any. So this is an excellent plus point for this product.

Although the rings in this set only have 10 LED lights per frame, this may play to its advantage. You get sufficient brightness and visibility for your game without the glaring lights that can strain your eyes. This set would be perfect for those of you whose eyes are prone to getting strained from being exposed to excessive brightness.

Main Flaws

The color choices are limited – red, white, and blue, so this option isn’t great if you’re looking for something with a more diverse selection of colors. Besides this, the switches look a bit flimsy and may be prone to breakage.

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6. Sandal Sports Cornhole Night LED Lights

Although Cornhole Night LED Lights from Sandal Sports aren’t as bright as the other ones on this list, we considered how brightness and playing comfort can be subjective. Besides being well-made, it does cater to a certain set of cornhole players who may find the other lights here too blinding.

Why We Like It

Since there aren’t as many LED lights on these rings compared to the other sets, they are ideal for people who have high sensitivity to bright lights. Plus, the green set comes at a fairly lower price than the other cornhole lights on this list. So if you’re not very specific about colors, you could grab this set for a steal.

Main Flaws

While the lights are durable, the switch is a bit flimsy and could break easily. With only eight LED lights, this set may not provide sufficient lighting if you prefer a well-lit playing surface. There’s also the fact that the batteries they use don’t last as long as the other ones on the list. This means you need to consider the additional expenses on frequent battery replacements.

Another major flaw is the drastic price difference between different color sets. While the green one is much cheaper than the other cornhole lights on this list, the other colors cost almost twice as much. So if we were to consider just the cost of the other colors, this set wouldn’t necessarily make it to our list.

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7. Pro Glow LED Cornhole Edge Lights

Next up is another set of cornhole edge lights, this time from Pro Glow Sports. Besides some good features, there are some additional factors that make this set a worthy buy just like with the Play Platoon set.

Why We Like It

One of the biggest benefits of buying this product is that the Pro Glow team is very responsive to customer complaints. And good customer service gives a nice boost to products that already have decent features.

These lights come with sufficient clamps so that they attach firmly to the board. This means that you won’t have to worry about the lights falling off on impact.

You also have five color choices – red, gold, green, blue, and pro white. Another plus point is that the manufacturer gives you the option to mix and match two colors. So you can easily differentiate between the two teams’ cornhole boards even in the dark.

Main Flaws

The battery box is poorly-built and may give you some issues. The lights are not as bright as the other cornhole lights on this list. Although they provide sufficient lighting, they may not be suitable for those who have difficulty seeing in the dark.

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8. Tailgating Pros Premium Cornhole Light Ring Set

Tailgating Pros is a reputable brand in the cornhole industry, well-known for their cornhole boards and accessories. Their cornhole light ring set also lives up to expectations. They are suitable for regulation size holes and are designed for easy installation.

Why We Like It

If we’re only going to judge by the number of LEDs in each set, this one would top the list. Each ring has 36 LEDs, so there’s plenty of luminescence for playing cornhole at night. The set also includes 6 AA batteries, which is another plus point because none of the other sets on this list comes with batteries. So there’s no need for additional expenses on batteries, at least not initially.

The snap-on installation feature is what attracts a lot of cornholers, because they don’t have to drill into their precious cornhole boards. If you’ve been looking for a cornhole lighting solution that doesn’t involve making holes into your cornhole boards, we would recommend this set.

This set is also a great option for anyone whose main concern is aesthetics. You can choose from six different solid color options – red, blue, white, purple, green, and amber. There’s even a multi-color ring, which has 10 different color options. This would add a little fun disco effect to your cornhole games, making it perfect for tailgating parties.

Main Flaws

While the snap-on feature of these rings makes it easier to install, it also makes the fitting slightly looser than desired. The rings mount from the top, which isn’t an ideal design because it creates a lip that could disrupt your bags during play.

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