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Best Bets: 10 Portable Outdoor Lights

Portable lights expand your living space because they go wherever you do, getting your guests in the party mood or creating a backyard retreat just for you. From campouts and cookouts to parties or even private time, check out some of our favorite portable lights that add flair to the open air.

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UMA LED Sound Lantern by Pablo Designs

More than just a convenient light, Pablo turns up outdoor entertaining with a Bluetooth speaker built right into the UMA. Touch controls, dimming capability—it really has it all. We think this gorgeous go-to will quickly become a summertime staple.

UMA LED Sound Lantern by Pablo Designs

Kubbia Moderna LED Cube by Artkalia

Part light, part furniture—these chic cubes work as stools or side tables plus ambient light all at once. A dynamic design piece, they glow with just about any color you can think up, plus they’re dimmable and rechargeable. Imagine all the outdoor summer party possibilities!

Kubbia Moderna LED Cube by Artkalia

FollowMe Portable Table Lamp by Marset

Like a traditional lantern, this sweet little light has a handle for toting it anywhere you want soft, romantic illumination. The mushroom-shaped cutie goes with you anywhere from garden to patio table, and offers more directional light by adjusting the top of the shade.

FollowMe Portable Table Lamp by Marset

Fatboy Edison by Fatboy

Traditional shape? Check. Traditional limitations? Nope! Fatboy’s Edison collection includes three sizes from the battery-powered Mini to the 3-foot-tall Grande, so any outdoor space is covered. Plus, we just can’t resist this cheeky reinterpretation of the classic table lamp.

Fatboy Edison by Fatboy

Flatball XXS LED Indoor/Outdoor Lamp by Smart & Green

Organic shapes are right at home in the great outdoors, and this seamless design is no exception. Its smooth lines give way to smooth transitions with LEDs providing white or colored lighting effects. And yes—they float.

Flatball XXS LED Indoor/Outdoor Lamp by Smart & Green

Precious Battery Table Lamp by Kartell

With a glam metallic finish and fancy faceted shade, these battery-powered accent lights provide a touch of class to outdoor spaces. We love it for its nearly unbreakable brilliance, perfect for opulent soirees as well as everyday elegance.

Precious Battery Table Lamp by Kartell

Muse LED Battery Outdoor Light by Contardi Lighting

There’s just something about this carriage-lantern style made modern that evokes a sense of sophistication. From the diffused illumination through the frosted glass panes to the luxe leather carry handle, we’ve got plenty to be inspired by.

Muse LED Battery Outdoor Light by Contardi Lighting

Imageo Glass CandleLights by Philips

All the ambiance of candlelight without the waxy mess. These tabletop twinklers give off a gentle flicker and boast 20 hours of operating time, so you can move them from the dining room to the pool (they're waterproof!) to wherever the night may take you.

Imageo Glass Candlelights by Philips

Balad Lamp by Fermob

Light and color, wherever you go. The handles come in an array of Fermob’s signature colors, coordinating with any décor while allowing the lights to be hung from branches, strung along pergolas or be toted around anywhere you want.

Balad Lamp by Fermob

Lighthouse Oil Lamp by Christian Bjorn for Menu

For adding atmosphere outdoors, it’s tough to beat the allure of an open flame. Menu has taken a traditional tiki-torch feel and updated it with a sleek, modern silhouette. We love its smart, clean lines—and it’s easy to fill without fuss.

Lighthouse Oil Lamp by Christian Bjorn for Menu
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