FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the self-contained solar powered lighting unit embodying my new design, it being understood that a portion of the support post being shown therein in phantom outline is not an element of the design; FIG. 2 is a front elevational view of FIG. 1; FIG. 3 is a top plan view of FIG. 1; FIG. 4 is a right side elevational view of FIG. 1, it being understood that the left side elevational view is a mirror image; FIG. 5 is a rear elevational view of FIG. 1; and, FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 1. The grid system partially shown in FIGS. 1-3 extends uniformly across the entire surface where shown.