Why We Love Post Lights
There really is a great range of styles available when it comes to post lights for your outdoor landscape. Post lights provide welcoming illumination in decorated designs to match your home's architecture, creating an element of safety while accenting patios, walkways, driveways and gardens. Nautical, old world, art deco and contemporary are just a few of the styles represented here, and the fixtures are usually part of a family making it easy to find everything you need when it comes to outdoor lighting.
Where Post Lighting Works Best
Post lighting not only looks great in modern landscapes and exterior spaces, it also serves a functional purpose. It's beneficial to place column lights and lamp post lights near pathways and junctions for added safety and to guide you and your guests to the front door late at night. You'll also find that an alignment of outdoor post lights along the driveway will help safely guide your vehicle into the garage. And use outdoor lamp post lights on low stone walls and around the parameter of patios and porches to better identify sections of the backyard and to highlight attractive borders in the landscaping. When paired with other landscape light fixtures, the right light post can find its way into created a well-rounded exterior lighting scheme.
Outdoor Post Light Ideas for Every Style
While often thought of as a purely functional and practical type of safety lighting for outdoor spaces, the post lights in this collection can bring a lot of decorative character to your driveway and front yard. Traditionally styled landscapes will appreciate the lamp post lights from Maxim Lighting or Troy Lighting. These familiar finishes and features play into the decoration of classic styled exteriors while also leaving a much-appreciated elegant touch to the driveway or walkway. To achieve the classic lantern post light look, turn to the fixtures from Minka Lavery. And if it is an LED post light you need to contribute to your home's overall energy efficiency, look to Hinkley Lighting or SeaGull Lighting for a contemporary, eco-friendly solution. Not only do LED post lights look stylish, they also create bright, well-lit pathways.
How to Choose The Best Post Lights
As with any outdoor light fixture, you'll need to verify that the post light is UL rated for damp or wet locations and safe for outdoor use. Whether it is the porch, patio or deck, the presence of water and other elements is inevitable, so make sure you select a fixture that is UL listed. Next, you will want to take into consideration important sizing information like the height and width of the post light. Knowing these dimensions will make installing a post light in your landscape easy. Finally, look to the fixture's bulb requirement so you are prepared with the right light bulb. If you have any questions about the deck post lights featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
The PH 3/2.5 Outdoor Post Light by Louis Poulsen is a popular mid-century styled post mount and has been seen gracing the campus of the University of Chicago. It's an elegant post mount you will love for your own front or backyard lighting scheme. And where would we be without landscape parts and accessories for landscape lighting? These necessary parts allow you to daisy-chain your landscape lighting to extend the design scheme throughout a larger landscape. And for additional driveway lighting, you may be interested in path lights. Although relatively shorter and smaller than the typical post light, path lights can serve the same safety-oriented purpose in driveways, gardens and landscapes. Lastly, once your post lights lead company to the front door, consider porch lights to properly welcome them.