As a kid, I was crazy for fireflies. And I still am. So I was intrigued when I discovered that there are firefly lights that simulate the random flashing of these bioluminescent insects. I researched a few different kinds — and decided that the ones with the attached fans to create movement was an unnecessary complication. I settled on the solar-powered set from FireflyMagic. These are microchip-controlled to flash randomly, and fade slowly, just like a real fire fly. I have a set of 12 on the far side of my deck, and without fail, when we eat outside at night, anyone who hasn’t seen them before is amazed to see a small swarm of fireflies. I know they’re not real, but they still make me smile. The solar-powered set is $87.95 from FireflyMagic.com.