What Is Outdoor Lighting?

In the world of home décor, many things have confusing or otherwise besides the point names, such as bidets and throws. However Outdoor lighting does not suffer from this classification. Like the name entails, outdoor lighting is lighting that is meant to be used outdoors. As such, this kind of lighting is made to withstand the elements and look pretty while doing it too. Outdoor lighting can run the gambit from porch lights to path lights and spotlights made to make backing into your driveway easier. While the world of outdoor lighting is as complex and varied as any other lighting or home decoration category, here are some of the basic kinds of outdoor lights and what they are generally used for. Besides, of course, providing light.

Best Outdoor Lighting For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of outdoor lighting available to buy:

Bestseller No. 2
TIKI Brand 64-inch Swirl Metal Torch with Blue Bubble Glass Head
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TIKI Brand 64-inch Swirl Metal Torch with Blue Bubble Glass Head
  • DURABLE, LONG LASTING TORCH: This torch features a stylish blue glass canister surrounded by spiraled metal. Use it with TIKI brand torch fuel & enjoy up to 5 hours of burn time with each 8-ounce fill
  • VERSATILE OUTDOOR DÉCOR: Designed with an easy to assemble 4-piece pole, this glass torch comes with a long-lasting fiberglass wick & a metal snuffer to extinguish the flame at the end of the evening.
  • PERSONAL PARADISE: We can help you create an outdoor paradise with our easy-to-use, long lasting TIKI products, designed in a wide variety of styles to suit any yard, garden, lawn, patio, or porch
  • STYLISH INNOVATION: We continue to innovate outdoor lighting with stylish designs & products like our mosquito repellent torch fuels, adjustable flame Table Torches & Citronella candle buckets
  • BEST OF THE BACKYARD: For over 60 years we've made outdoor torches to illuminate your yard or garden along with candles, wicks, stakes, stands, torch fuel & other accessories to light your landscape
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Tiki Brand Citronella Scented Torch Fuel
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TIKI Brand 6-Inch Marine Glass Table Torch Seaside Escape, Ivory, Coral & Blue (Set of 3)
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TIKI Brand 6-Inch Marine Glass Table Torch Seaside Escape, Ivory, Coral & Blue (Set of 3)
  • OUTDOOR DECOR: These marine glass table torches make a perfect centerpiece to illuminate your table. They come with long-lasting fiberglass wicks, & each has a metal snuffer to extinguish its flame
  • STRIKING DÉCOR: Group them together to create a striking centerpiece or use them individually as colorful accents around your yard or patio. Each 12 ounce fill delivers up to 5 hours of burn time
  • PERSONAL PARADISE: We can help you create an outdoor paradise with our easy-to-use, long lasting TIKI products, designed in a wide variety of styles to suit any yard, garden, lawn, patio, or porch
  • STYLISH INNOVATION: We continue to innovate outdoor lighting with stylish designs & products like our mosquito repellent torch fuels, adjustable flame Table Torches & Citronella candle buckets
  • BEST OF THE BACKYARD: For over 60 years we've made outdoor torches to illuminate your yard or garden along with candles, wicks, stakes, stands, torch fuel & other accessories to light your landscape
SaleBestseller No. 5
Tiki Brand Citronella Scented Torch Fuel
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Bestseller No. 6
OYOCO Patio Umbrella Light 3 Brightness Modes Cordless 28 LED Lights at 200 lumens- 4 x AA Battery Operated, Umbrella Pole Light for Patio Umbrellas, Camping Tents or Outdoor Use (Black)
966 Reviews
OYOCO Patio Umbrella Light 3 Brightness Modes Cordless 28 LED Lights at 200 lumens- 4 x AA Battery Operated, Umbrella Pole Light for Patio Umbrellas, Camping Tents or Outdoor Use (Black)
  • (OYOCO Direct is the only entity authorized to provide OYOCO umbrella lights on Amazon.com.The other sellers are NOT our Distributors.They may bring risks fake products.)1.3 brightness Mode --press once for 4 LED lights(Dim), press twice for 24 LED lights(Bright), or press three times for 28 LED lights(Super Bright).Suit your need for different brightness on different occasions.
  • 2. Convenient --No need for extra tools, easy to clamp to your umbrella with the built-in auto adjustable strong clamp,also can be hung anywhere using the two hooks, pole mounted, fit pole size from 0.86 inch to 1.81 inch in diameter. 1 year warranty included by OYOCO.
  • 3. Energy-saving and Bright-- With 28 energy-saving LED bulbs, led energy saving and environmental friendly.
  • 4. Multiple functions--Suitable for camping, BBQ, playing CARDS, or lying on your leisure chair in the evening with your families or friends.
  • 5. Available electrical source--Requires 4*AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED),which can be easily purchased in common shops. Easy to carry and prepare for batteries backup.
SaleBestseller No. 7
25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs,UL listed Backyard Patio Lights,Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Lights for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black
3,392 Reviews
25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs,UL listed Backyard Patio Lights,Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Lights for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black
  • 25 feet long string with 25 clear G40 Bulbs, end to end connectable.
  • Light bulbs have candelabra (E12) socket base, UL listed.
  • 6" lead with male plug, 12" spacing between bulbs, 6" tail with female connector. Total Length 25 Feet
  • Great for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Marquee Letters, Weddings, Garden, Tents, Gatherings, Bbq, City Rooftops, Umbrella, Dinner Parties, Birthday Parties
  • We offer 1-Year quality guarantee. Please contact the seller directly if you have any quality problems.For Bulbs replacement, please search B00R25V92Y
SaleBestseller No. 9
URPOWER Solar Lights 8 LED Wireless Waterproof Motion Sensor Outdoor Light  for Patio, Deck, Yard, Garden with Motion Activated Auto On/Off (4-Pack)
8,515 Reviews
URPOWER Solar Lights 8 LED Wireless Waterproof Motion Sensor Outdoor Light for Patio, Deck, Yard, Garden with Motion Activated Auto On/Off (4-Pack)
  • UNIQUE DESIGN: We designed the internal circuit diagram of the lamp beads by ourself. There are positive and negative pole directions on the bottom of our LED, which is different with those lights on the market.
  • SUPER BRIGHT&LONG WORKING TIME: Compared with other common 4 or 12 led solar lights, we designed our solar lights with 8 led lights, which is brighter than 4 led and working longer than 12 led.
  • WEATHER RESISTANCE: IP64 waterproof and heatproof, solar powered lights, suitable for most kinds of weathers. Great outdoor light for your garden, yard, aisle, porch, patio, or driveway etc...
  • AUTOMATED SWITCH: Turn on at night when motion sensor detected , and automatically off after motion stops. sensing range of 10 feet with a 120 degree sensing angle.
  • SOLAR PANEL LIFE SPAN: 5 years - LED Life Span - 50000 hours.only takes 6-8 hours to fully charge.(Please note that 8LED is for the 8 Lamp Beads in One Light Not for 8 Lights in one package.)
Bestseller No. 10
Homemory Realistic and Bright Flickering Bulb Battery Operated Flameless LED Tea Light for Seasonal & Festival Celebration
2,413 Reviews
Homemory Realistic and Bright Flickering Bulb Battery Operated Flameless LED Tea Light for Seasonal & Festival Celebration
  • Homemory Realistic and Bright Flickering Bulb Battery Operated Flameless LED Tea Light for Seasonal & Festival Celebration

Types of Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Items

An Example Of Outdoor Lighting

One of the most common, and simplest forms of outdoor lighting is the flood light. Another simply named product, a floodlight is used to flood an area with light. These lights can come in various intensities and are used to light up dark driveways for easy late-night parking, as well as to highlight a sign or window decoration that would otherwise go unnoticed. Floodlights are also commonly used to provide line of sight for security cameras in areas that may be easily obscured or need additional security.

Next up are the patio lights. Patio lighting can come in dozens of different styles, but the general purpose of these handy little lights are to give your porch or patio a welcoming glow. Wall lights various kinds of inset lights that can help you see your steps or doorways, and stake lights made to shine upwards from your lawn at a deck all count as patio lights. The most common forms of patio lights feature a solar power supply, meaning they save you money on electricity and are environmentally friendly. Plus, they help show up your amazing outdoor entertainment space, which is really all anyone can ask of a light source.

Hanging lights are the third and widest outdoor lighting category, containing anything from outdoor Christmas decorations to industrial-era lightbulb string lights most commonly found in prom dance halls. These lights bring a touch of magic to any outdoor entertainment space, all while staying conveniently out of the way. They can also be used to create a quiet atmosphere around a hammock or outdoor theater. With solar options available, you can set these lights up anywhere in the great outdoors and enjoy the magical feeling of the great outdoors. Just remember to bring bug spray.

The final category of outdoor lighting is the post lights. Usually solar powered, these lights are either mounted on poles and place along a driveway or path and are used to ensure safe travels even after dark. They can also be placed in gardens. Most often orb-shaped or based off classic lanterns, these light sources give your pathways a feel of fantasy as your guests approach your back patio or front door.

Whatever outdoor light you decide works best for you, the wide variety of lighting options available will make sure that your backyard is well lit and well used this summer.

The Latest In Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Video

Here is a YouTube video discussing various types of outdoor lighting:

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