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Best Bets: 10 Ultra-Modern Outdoor Wall Lights

For the modern design aficionado, the wrought iron, metal patinas and decorative finials found in many outdoor wall lighting designs are probably not your thing. Two more straightforward ingredients—simplicity and functionality—are more likely up your alley (er, walkway?), to welcome to guests arriving at your home. Here are 10 ultra-modern outdoor wall lights that will appeal to your contemporary, minimal sensibility.

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Dawn Indoor/Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by Modern Forms

Deconstructivism at its best, the Dawn by Modern Forms distorts the perfection of its shape with structure that’s ever-so bentforward. These elements hardly deter the light spread—in fact, they help increase the amount of light reflected on the wall’s surface.

Dawn Indoor/Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by Modern Forms

Ledge LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Scone by Rich Brilliant Willing

If you want the absolute minimum in structural design, then the Ledge LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce by Rich Brilliant Willing is for you. A simple shelf houses the LED light source, and can be flipped depending on where you want the wall wash to go.

Ledge LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Scone by Rich Brilliant Willing

Impact Resistant LED Ceiling/Wall Light by Bega

There’s nothing more timeless than black and white...and the Impact Resistant LED Ceiling/Wall Light by Bega pulls it off with the absolute minimum in aesthetics. This sconce may be small, but its Marine Grade classification and lighting capabilities prepare the Impact for a long lifetime outdoors.

Impact Resistant LED Ceiling/Wall Light by Bega

Pitch Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by George Kovacs

The Pitch Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by George Kovacs has the right angle when it comes to the powers of persuasion. It’s hard to tell where the light is coming from, successfully grabbing your attention with a negative-space-approach to modern outdoor lighting.

Pitch Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by George Kovacs

Scotch LED Indoor/Outdoor Light by Vibia

The Scotch LED Indoor/Outdoor Light by Vibia likes to take its light neat, featuring a thick glass tumbler shade with rich and warm light. The simplicity and small size can place this wall sconce virtually anywhere—whether lining exterior corridors or above a vanity, this fixture adds instant elegancy without any fuss.

Scotch LED Indoor/Outdoor Light by Vibia

Crisp LED Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling/Wall Light by Rich Brilliant Willing

Who knew a crinkle-cut surface could make such a great light diffuser? The Crisp by Rich Brilliant Willing adds a bit of intrigue to a straightforward silhouette with a rippling surface that liquefies its mostly frosted exterior.

Crisp LED Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling/Wall Light by Rich Brilliant Willing

Adamas 8 Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by MindLED

Hard as it may try to blend in to its environment, the Adamas 8 Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by MindLED can’t help but stand out with its customizable starburst beam spreads. The dark grey finish is quite subdued in comparison to the light output, but is enhanced by the diamond-like facets given to its surface.

Adamas 8 Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by MindLED

Bloc LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce by Modern Forms

Create the buildings blocks of modern design with the Bloc LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce by Modern Forms. Equipped with powerful LEDs in either one or two-directional light, the Bloc is hardly square when it comes to sophisticated technology and functionality.

Bloc LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce by Modern Forms

Eclipse Outdoor Wall Sconce by LBL Ligthing

A good minimalist knows the virtues of a perfect circle…and it really shines in this scenario. Round and convex, the Eclipse from LBL Lighting spreads an equally symmetrical halo of light, but works hard not to overshadow or distract from its intended function.

Eclipse Outdoor Wall Sconce by LBL Ligthing

Rain Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by Modern Forms

Rain, rain…don’t go away! This Modern Forms sconce adds a little sunshine to a gentle storm, splashing freshly watered light against the wall. By texturizing the clear glass, this sconce can remain minimalistic in construction but decorative in the light it creates.

Rain Outdoor LED Wall Sconce by Modern Forms
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