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:

SaleBestseller No. 1
TIKI Brand 65-Inch Bali Metal Torch, Dark Brown
3 Reviews
TIKI Brand 65-Inch Bali Metal Torch, Dark Brown
  • OUTDOOR DÉCOR: This torch blends with any outdoor decor. It comes with an Easy Pour Wide Mouth Canister for easier fills and less mess. Features a durable metal and resin weave construction,a convertible 4-piece pole, a long-lasting wick & metal snuffer to safely extinguish the flame when the party's over.
  • VERSATILE DESIGN: This versatile torch transforms from a 65-inch full-sized torch to a 50-inch garden torch or mounted to your deck with the included deck clamp.
  • 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. 2
BAXIA TECHNOLOGY Solar Lights Outdoor,Wireless 28 LED Solar Motion Sensor Lights,Waterproof Security Lights for Outdoor Wall,Back Yard,Fence,Garage,Garden,Driveway(400LM,4 Packs)
2,398 Reviews
BAXIA TECHNOLOGY Solar Lights Outdoor,Wireless 28 LED Solar Motion Sensor Lights,Waterproof Security Lights for Outdoor Wall,Back Yard,Fence,Garage,Garden,Driveway(400LM,4 Packs)
  • 【PIR Motion Lights & No Dim Mode】 Designed with No dim mode to increase product life span.When motion is detected within 3-5m, the motion sensor lights will turn on automatically in darkness or at night,which provides your illumination for security and safety protection.
  • 【28 LED Ultra-Bright Solar Powered Lights】There are 28 powerful LEDs and the motion angle is 120º which can provide excellent illumination and turn the dark space into a bright lighted space. With a lampshade covering the led, well designed to longer its performance life
  • 【High Efficiency and Eco-Friendly】 By expousring to sunlight for around 8 hours in daytime, the solar light is able to work for you by motion detecting at night
  • 【Waterproof IP65 and Durable】 The solar outdoor lights is water resistant and heat-resistant. A great solar security light for outdoor patio, garden, deck, yard, drive, outside wall, fence etc
  • 【WARRANTY POLICY】 We promise a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee and 90-Day Limited Product Warranty
Bestseller No. 3
TIKI Brand 6-Inch Marine Glass Table Torch Seaside Escape, Ivory, Coral & Blue (Set of 3)
69 Reviews
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
Bestseller No. 4
Solar Lights Outdoor [16pack]- Solar Powered Pathway Light - Bright White - Landscape Light For Lawn/Patio/Yard/Walkway/Driveway (Stainless Steel)
1,128 Reviews
Solar Lights Outdoor [16pack]- Solar Powered Pathway Light - Bright White - Landscape Light For Lawn/Patio/Yard/Walkway/Driveway (Stainless Steel)
  • Save Energy--No need any electricity.They're powered by the sun which charges using solar light in the day and power them up at night,The LED lamp charged by sunlight for 6 to 8 hours can provide 8 to 10 hours illumination,realizing energy saving. Lumens: 1.2 lumens.
  • Easy To Use--turn on the swit under the cap,then pull out the bottom spike, install it and insert the light into the soft earth. It just takes a few seconds. The solar path lights automatically turn on at night and turn off at dawn!
  • Weather Resistant--They are made of corrosion resistant stainless steel for long lasting durability, Never worry about exposing the light to the rain or snow. The light can work normally under all kinds of weather with the waterproof rating of IP44 and weatherproof.
  • Application--The Solar Pathway Lights Bright clear light shines forth from each LED light. Perfect for any path. you can place them on the walkway, patio, garden, driveway,lawn, yard landscape or any other outdoor spot to light up the night.
  • 100% Satifaction Guarantee--We know you have options here, and we want to make your best choice with a backup. That's why we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Enjoy 12-month replacement and refund warranty if you're having issues with our product or not satisfied.
SaleBestseller No. 5
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
3,732 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. 6
TIKI Brand Clean Burn BiteFighter Torch Oil, 32 oz.
129 Reviews
TIKI Brand Clean Burn BiteFighter Torch Oil, 32 oz.
  • Proven mosquito repellency
  • No more smoky mess!
  • Plant-based fuel formula
  • For outdoor use only
  • For best results, use with TIKI Brand torches and table torches.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Homemory Realistic and Bright Flickering Bulb Battery Operated Flameless LED Tea Light for Seasonal & Festival Celebration, Pack of 12, Electric Fake Candle in Warm White and Wave Open
2,513 Reviews
Homemory Realistic and Bright Flickering Bulb Battery Operated Flameless LED Tea Light for Seasonal & Festival Celebration, Pack of 12, Electric Fake Candle in Warm White and Wave Open
  • COOL AND ROMANTIC: The flickering bulb flameless LED Tea Lights are ideal for decorations. It can be used as mood lights night lights with votive holders or other holders like glass cups. You can put the battery tealight on table or other place in restaurants, home and garden wedding, party, festival decorations.
  • EASY TO USE: On/Off switch for easy & convenient operation. The electronic tea lights come with batteries which have 100+ hours of light-time and can be replaced easily via the tab at the bottom.
  • SAFE For KIDS, PETS, SENIORS: These LED tea lights can be used without having to worry of flame, absolutely no fire hazards or burning risks, safe for families with pet(s) or young child(ren).
  • HIGH QUALITY: All the candle lights sold exclusively by Homemory. Each LED tea light candle is thoroughly and rigorously tested, guaranteed to work out of the box, or each defective unit will be replaced with one dozen candles or a full refund for the purchase.
  • FULL HOMEMORY WARRANTY: If You're Not Completely Satisfied with Your Purchase Simply Let us Know and You'll be Offered a FULL Refund or Replacement, No Questions Asked. Enjoy this Absolutely RISK FREE Purchase Today by Clicking the Yellow 'ADD TO CART BUTTON' Above.
SaleBestseller No. 9
New Solar Lights Upgraded High Efficiency LEDs with 11.8 in² Solar Panel, 3 Optional Modes Sensitive PIR Motion Sensor Light with Wide Angle, IP65 Waterproof Solar Outdoor Security Wall Lights(4Pack)
649 Reviews
New Solar Lights Upgraded High Efficiency LEDs with 11.8 in² Solar Panel, 3 Optional Modes Sensitive PIR Motion Sensor Light with Wide Angle, IP65 Waterproof Solar Outdoor Security Wall Lights(4Pack)
  • High Efficient Solar Panel:Our solar Panel is more energy saving and environmental-friendly with PET laminated solar panel and premium LED lights, which is up to 20.5% Conversion Rate with 1.2W Monocrystalline silicon . it's more durable and suitable for long-term use.
  • Sensitive PIR Motion Inductor:With upgraded Motion Sensor Detector and Greater PIR sensor can detects people up to 26 feet within angle of 120 agrees.2200 mah rechargeable lithium-ion battery, brighter and more long-term
  • Ultra Bright Lights:High-efficient LED lights with wide-angle illumination can improve the lighting utilization. Aootek Outdoor Solar Lights provide far brighter lighting and wider detection range than other similar lights on the market.
  • Three Optional Modes Choose the perfect mode according to your diverse needs.1.Auto on at dusk and off at sunrise; 2.dim + high bright when motion detected. 3.off + high bright when motion detected.
  • Waterproof IP65 and Heatproof Great outdoor security night light for wall, patio, garden, porch, lawn, pathway, gutter,etc. It's specifically designed to withstand extreme weather conditions.
SaleBestseller No. 10
JMEXSUSS 006 30V String Lights Clear Wire
253 Reviews
JMEXSUSS 006 30V String Lights Clear Wire
  • Function: 8 Modes, combination, in wave, sequential, slo glo, chasing/flash, slow fade, twinkle/flash, and steady on.
  • Voltage: 30v, UL588 Approved for Safer usage
  • Total Length(15m/ 49.2ft) = Wire with light(10m/32.7ft) + Lead wire without light(5m/ 16.5ft)
  • Feature: No heat, no radiation, low consumption, high safety
  • Application: Romantic decoration for indoor & outdoor, such as Christmas party, night party,birthday party, bar, restaurant,bedroom, stage, etc.

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

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PERFECTDAY String Lights, 200 LED 66 FT Copper Fairy String Lights Warm White Waterproof USB Powered String Light for Indoor Outdoor Party Decoration
  • High-Quality and Durable: These string lights for bedroom and other spaces is made from high-quality copper wire. The copper wire lights are flexible and weather resistant and are durable to serve you long enough.
  • Energy Efficient: The premium quality LED light string is efficient and cost effective. The sparkle lights with their mini LED lights will light up even the darkest corners, creating a magical effect.The light string will not heat up even after 14 hours of continuous working.
  • Long and Flexible: The 66ft. long copper string lights are quite flexible. The decorating lights could be bend around anything to decorate your venue, perfect to add a spark to your decorations.
  • USB Interface: The decorative light has a USB interface so that you can connect it with any power source and set it up anywhere you want. The holiday lights come with an on/off switch and a free adapter to facilitate your usage.
  • Indoor and Outdoor:The bedroom string lights are not only long and flexible but also waterproof, which makes them perfect for an outdoor decoration. Decorate your bedroom, patio, garden or whatever you want with these sparkling and magical waterproof string lights.
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CINOTON Solar Lights Outdoor Motion Sensor,Solar Wall Light with Dual Head Spotlights 30 LED Waterproof 360-Degree Rotatable Solar Security Light Outdoor for Yard Garden Garage Patio Porch-1Pack
31 Reviews
CINOTON Solar Lights Outdoor Motion Sensor,Solar Wall Light with Dual Head Spotlights 30 LED Waterproof 360-Degree Rotatable Solar Security Light Outdoor for Yard Garden Garage Patio Porch-1Pack
  • Super-bright 360°Rotatable&30 LED:This Solar Lights with Unique Wide Angle Design offers a larger coverage of luminosity. Total 14 LED lights In both sides and 16 LED lights in the middle. Also With 360° Solar Panel and 360° Rotatable Spotlights.It can be independently flexibly rotated, adjust any angle you want. with 800Lumin super brightness for you in the night.
  • Motion Sensor Light- Solar Motion Lights outdoor Build-in Sensor Motion , it can Detect up to 26ft away, range 120 degree, dim light+sensor mode,turn on for 30s after the motion detected, then dim light.
  • Energy Saving- Auto on at night / Auto off at sunrise- 1 Level brightness working modes; Longer working time with built-in 18650 lithium rechargeable battery (2000mAh).
  • Waterproof IP65 and Heatproof:Great outdoor security night light for wall, patio, garden, porch, lawn, pathway, gutter,etc. It's specifically designed to withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Warranty- Solar Security lights with 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty and 30 days no-questions-asked return policy. Please be free to contact us and we will give you 100% satisfactory reply within 24 hours.

Outdoor Lighting Video

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

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