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Outdoor lighting lets you welcome friends and family to your front door or customers to your business with style! Crafted from quality materials and featuring a multitude of designs, our lanterns, post mount lights, and exterior pendants provide plenty of light and loads of curb appeal! Read More »
The backyard oasis of your dreams is just around the corner!   With these   dimmable   string lights, you can establish   the perfect ambiance for...

String lights offer a simple way to completely transform outdoor spaces.   Measuring in   at   forty-eight   feet, this lighting option provides...

Modern lighting fixtures embrace simplicity and sophistication in their designs. For   the Newport , chic, subtly curved lines express a contemporary...

Designed for outdoor areas in need of extra touches of light, the Avalon joins two RLM shades to a single post mounting. These handspun shades direct...

Best described as a partnership between technology, craftsmanship, and design, the Sinclair is an ideal lighting option for homes and businesses. By...

With influences from vintage styles, the Conoco Stem and Loop Pendant becomes a highlight of any space, elevating rooms as either an accent piece or focal...

Featuring a unique character and imbued with durability, the Loma represents the peak of contemporary lighting fixtures. With a style centered on a round...

Channeling vintage lighting, the Bridgeport's classic style appeals to both traditional and modern décors. This fixture tops a cast guard and glass body...

Drawing inspiration from vintage lighting designs, the Cleveland features a rugged stem mounting, cast guard and glass, and classic RLM shade. By...

The Cleveland Vintage Industrial Gooseneck Light brings an authentic 20th-century character to residential and commercial settings. Fitting a cast guard and...

Staying true to its industrial roots, the Syracuse features an RLM-style shade, protective guard, and sturdy stem mounting. Thanks to its rugged design, the...

With vintage industrial designs as inspiration, The Chicago complements the various styles found in contemporary homes and businesses. Mounting the shade to...

While The Chicago recalls early 20th-century explosion proof lighting, its rounded shape and industrial edge also appeals to contemporary décors and the...

Inspired by early 20th century explosion-proof lighting, The Rochester’s industrial design complements the various styles prominent in contemporary décors....

Discovering inspiration in vintage designs, the Elliptical sign light features a tapered cone shade and iconic gooseneck arm. Angle shade lighting casts...

Inspired by vintage gas station lights, the Emblem incorporates an angle shade and rugged gooseneck arm, allowing installation in nearly any setting....

The Fire Chief offers utilitarian functionality with an eye-catching style. By joining a classic angle shade to a gooseneck arm, this sign light directs...

A more formal option for pendant lighting, the Sinclair encloses its wires behind a sturdy metal stem. By centering its look on this mounting and a...

Based on designs from the 1930s, the Sinclair’s classic lines and straightforward appearance complement the various styles popular in contemporary décors....

Intended for residential and commercial lighting applications, the Marathon combines a sleek modern warehouse shade and a sturdy stem mounting. A team of...

With roots in early 20th-century lighting, the Marathon embraces a low profile and timeless shallow bowl shade. Despite these vintage influences, the...

The Conoco’s sleek, minimalist design lends an updated, yet still timeless, feel to any room. Its flat cone shade is inspired by the fixtures that spread...

With vintage lighting fixtures serving as inspiration for its design, this fixture features a timeless aesthetic that appeals to both traditional and...

If you're searching for high quality, compact lighting then consider the classic lines of the Esso. This mini warehouse shade features the same commercial...

What is Outdoor Lighting?

As implied by their name, outdoor lighting fixtures are installed on the exteriors of residential homes and commercial buildings. Exterior fixtures serve two basic purposes: during the day, outdoor decorative lights elevate a property’s curb appeal with their unique style. At night, the same outdoor lights brighten these spaces, offering a sense of safety and security, along with the illumination needed for a venue to feel welcoming.

Types of Outdoor Lighting

With endless combinations for mountings, shade styles, and finish options, every property can receive exterior lighting fixtures complementing its preferred aesthetic. Installation outside necessitates special features and mountings to protect the fixture’s wiring. Typical mountings for outdoor spaces include:

Most of these mountings conceal the wiring and other electrical components behind durable metal stems and arms. While many pendants are rated solely for interior spaces, select cords can be installed on covered porches, entryways, and other “damp” areas — spaces where the lights will not come in direct contact with precipitation.

Outdoor Lighting Usage

Many outdoor spaces require their own specialized sources of illumination, and as a result numerous exterior lights have been created to fill these roles.

  • In public parks, parking lots, and other areas far from the home or commercial building, post mount lights are used to make these spaces feel more hospitable and secure. Large public docks regularly include nautical and RLM-style post mount lights. Smaller nautical and rustic outdoor lights are available for private docks and boat launches.
  • Because they distance the shade from the wall, goosenecks are the most common outdoor lights used to brighten the sidewalks and other walkways directly bordering houses and commercial buildings.
  • Outdoor patio lighting typically consists of goosenecks and wall sconces. These lights flank sliding glass and French doors to make patios and decks functional late into the night.
  • Garage lighting also includes wall lighting like goosenecks and sconces. Along with the brightness these fixtures provide, they also elevate the garage’s curb appeal and provide personality to an often overlooked space.
  • To greet guests with style and inviting light, many entryways and front porches feature wall sconces next to the door. On bigger front porches, a gooseneck light is used for the additional distance from the wall. Entryways with tall, vaulted ceilings can show off a stem mounted or a damp-rated cord hung pendant.

With carefully selected outdoor lights, houses and businesses receive their own distinct curb appeal and ample illumination. Truly custom exterior lights can be created with various finishes, styles, and accessories.