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Why We Love Outdoor Lighting
Breathe new life into your outdoor spaces with exclusive modern outdoor lighting. Bring function and style to your patios, entryways, outdoor stairwells and pathways, and other outdoor spaces with stylish yet durable outdoor light fixtures. Illuminate walkways and stairs for safety. Draw attention to a unique architectural feature, you can even use them to create a welcoming atmosphere that glows with warmth. Mix and match styles for an eclectic feel or carry the lighting theme from inside your home to the exteriors. All of these fixtures are wet-rated to handle exposure to the elements and carefully designed to make a maximum style impact with minimum effort. Turn your deck into an outdoor getaway or transform your garden into a luxurious paradise with modern outdoor lighting. We even have commercial outdoor lighting available for large-scale applications.
Favorite Outdoor Lighting Finishes & Styles
In this collection, you’ll discover some of the absolute best outdoor lighting options available. From chic pendant lights to the much more practical flush mounts, these outdoor lights lack nothing in the way of style. Outdoor wall sconces are a popular choice for outside lighting because they offer style, function, and versatility in a way that no other light does. Look for wall lights in bold, modern shapes for a fixture that stands out. Maintain a stylish aesthetic with a simple yet bold industrial style or play into the fantasy of the natural world with whimsical orb and globe pieces. Our mid-century modern outdoor lighting is a favorite for porch lights with its warm-toned metals, soft shapes, and subtle sophistication. But, regardless of which style you choose, you’ll be rewarded with chic and practical outdoor light fixtures.
Outdoor Lighting FAQs
Q: Are LED Lights Good for Outdoor Use?
A: LED lights are perfect for outdoor use. Unlike traditional bulbs, they have purely directional shine, which reduces light pollution, and they don’t attract bugs. With their long lifespan and energy efficiency, LEDs are a favorite for exterior lighting.
Q: What Color Temperature is Best for Outdoor Lighting?
A: The best color temperature for outdoor lighting depends on what you’ll be illuminating. Generally, you’ll find that outdoor lighting is somewhere between 2500k-4000k. As a rule of thumb, warmer color temperatures work best for architectural elements (2500k-2700k) and cooler temperatures look best when directed at organic landscaping (generally 3000k-4000k).
Q: How Many Lumens does an Outdoor Lght Need?
A: You don’t want your light to be too bright and ruin the effect of the natural environment. But, you also don’t want your light to be so dim that it doesn’t offer any functionality. Anywhere between 12 and 100 lumens, depending on the application, is a good range.
Q: What is the Best Wattage for Outdoor Lighting?
A: The best wattage for outdoor lights is around 80 watts or fewer. 40 watts and below is best for illuminating pathways and garden beds. While, 40-80 watts are better for high traffic areas like driveways and pathways.
Q: What Does Dark Sky Rated Mean?
A: While we are huge proponents of outdoor lighting, we are conscious of light tresspass and sky glow. Any fixtures tagged with a dark sky compliant rating indicates they will help minimize the amount of blue light at night. This helps to reduce light pollution and the overall glow they put into the evening sky. You'll commonly find this rating for exterior wall lights.
Q: What Does A Light's UL Rating Mean?
A: Simply put, the UL rating is an indication of how wet a light fixture can get and when it comes to outdoor lighting, this is extra important. Modern outdoor light fixtures will either be listed as UL damp, meaning they can be exposed to some moisture or as UL wet, meaning they can be exposed to water. For UL wet listed outdoor light fixtures, you're free to spray them with the garden hose anytime they need to be cleaned. Easy, right? For any outdoor lighting you're thinking of purchasing, just be sure to double check the UL listing.
How to Choose the Best Outdoor Lights for Your Space
Outdoor lights vary greatly based on their intended purpose. For example, pathway lights and bollard lights are designed to provide a bright shine for safety, rather than aesthetics. Similarly, an outdoor pendant light only works to provide an atmospheric glow, that’s not well suited for high traffic areas. So, the best way to choose outdoor lighting is to carefully look at your space and decide what you want your light to do. Wall sconces work well as accent lighting to highlight an architectural feature, like a door or arched entryway. Pathway lights work well along walkways and up stairs, but won’t do much for the ambiance because the light is directed downwards. So, identify your problem areas, and decide what type of light would be the best solution, and then focus on a style.
When you’re installing any type of outdoor lighting, it’s a good idea to keep the surrounding environment in mind. Dark sky fixtures are designed to provide you with plenty of light that doesn’t disturb your surroundings. If you live in rural or coastal areas, we recommend taking a look at these. In addition to this, places like coastlines and waterfront properties are more prone to corrosion from salt and water damage. If you live in these areas, it’s a good idea to take extra precautions to ensure that your outdoor lights hold up well.
Unique, versatile and effective. The Avenue AV9887 Outdoor Wall Sconce by Avenue Lighting epitomizes the function oriented, understated style of contemporary design. Its Marine Grade Powder Coated finish is available in several color options, while the overall Aluminum construction ensures ...
A geometric accent for modern exteriors. The AFX Lighting Beaumont LED Outdoor Wall Sconce features a rectangular Matte White Acrylic shade to diffuse the light from the energy efficient integrated LED module in all directions. It™s held within a sturdy ...
Named for a minor dwarf planet between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, The Oxygen Lighting Ceres LED Outdoor Wall Sconce delivers major illumination. The cast aluminum cylinder weightlessly floats in front of the square backplate, the energy efficient illumination ...
Named after the second largest dwarf planet in the Solar System, The Oxygen Lighting Eris LED Outdoor Wall Sconce delivers major illumination. The cast aluminum cylinder weightlessly floats in front of the square backplate, the energy efficient illumination providing ample ...
Clean and refined. Pair the streamlined silhouette of the Filo LED Outdoor Wall Sconce from Tech Lighting with the fine geometry of your home™s modern architecture. With a solid steel and aluminum construction, the piece stays unblemished through the seasons ...
There™s nothing pro forma about ELK Lighting™s Forma LED Outdoor Wall Sconce. With a frame cut in on the sides and curved upward and downward from a thicker wall mount, a complex execution of a simple design naturally draws the ...