Where Modern Outdoor Chandeliers Work Best
Create a warming glow by hanging an outdoor chandelier in a covered patio or porch, attracting friends and family to the outdoor living area at the flip of a switch. Outdoor chandelier lighting is mounted in a similar manner as that of a pendant or flushmount, however, due to their typically larger size, these chandeliers require a little more room. You can also hang a chandelier fixture from the center of a covered gazebo for fairy-like ambiance in the middle of the garden. Lighting for outdoor living areas doesn't need to be restricted to the outdoors, however, with many of these types of damp rated chandeliers working well in the master bathroom as well. Whatever type of chandelier you need for your porch, deck, patio or outdoor living space, you are sure to find it in this assortment.
An Exterior Chandelier for Every Style
This selection of patio chandeliers and gazebo chandeliers are able to fit a variety of decorative aesthetics, including traditional, contemporary and luxurious. For a luxury fixture to grace your outdoor space with a noticeable touch of elegance, look to the crystal outdoor chandelier options from Masiero. Masiero is known for its delicate, luxurious lighting designs and it is evident in the assortment of these chandeliers made for the exterior of the home. Meanwhile, Marset offers outdoor chandelier lights that work well with other contemporary fixtures in the space. Look to Kichler for a design that can fit almost any decorative style, including a classic outdoor candle chandelier look. And finally, consider an eco-friendly LED chandelier from Hinkley Lighting to help conserve energy and your power bill.
How to Choose the Best Outdoor Chandelier
There are a multitude of steps to choosing the ideal chandelier, be it for the porch, patio or gazebo. And because any of these modern chandeliers are a considered purchase, you'll want to carefully review these steps before making your selection.
- First, identify the location where you plan to install a new chandelier. Do you need a light for the front porch? What about the back deck or patio? Or do you have space under a covered gazebo you would like to illuminate? Consider where you spend most of your time outside so you can find an option that fits your needs.
- Next, determine the exact size you need. Be mindful of common dimensions like height, width, weight and hanging length. Fully understanding the sizes you can work with will go a long way in finding the best outdoor chandelier.
- The third step in the process is all about you -- what is the aesthetic you are trying to meet for your outdoor living area? Consider other implements in the area including furniture, planter boxes, landscape lighting, etc. Colors and finishes play a vital role in this step as well. Do you want a chandelier to blend in with its surroundings or stand out with a pop of color? With so many options to choose from in this assortment, you're bound to find just the right look.
- Lastly, review the UL rating of the fixture you're interested in. You (or your electrician) will need to know if the fixture is UL rated for damp or wet locations like porches, patios and gazebos.
PRO TIP: What is a Damp / Wet Rated Chandelier?
Outdoor chandelier lighting is either classified as damp rated or wet rated in its UL rating. This means the fixture is safe for use in situations where water is present. If it is a damp rated chandelier, it's safe to be used throughout the year and can be exposed to rain, snow and other types of weather. However, you need to be careful that it isn't constantly exposed to the elements. If it is wet rated, it is 100% safe to be exposed to water. You're even welcome to clean it off with your garden hose! Take a look at our guide on interpreting UL Listings for more information.
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Similar in style and function as these chandeliers is the assortment of outdoor pendant lighting. Outdoor hanging lights and suspensions are ideal for the front porch, providing a well-lit welcome to your guests immediately upon arrival. Or for something less permanent, take a look at the tiki torches available for a number of ambient outdoor lighting options with convenient portability. And instead of a chandelier, you may want to consider adding an outdoor ceiling fan with lights to your patio or gazebo to provide illumination while also facilitating a cool breeze during the summer.