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
Maggift 8 Pcs Solar Powered LED Garden Lights, Automatic Led for Patio, Yard and Garden
1,001 Reviews
Maggift 8 Pcs Solar Powered LED Garden Lights, Automatic Led for Patio, Yard and Garden
  • Powered by free solar energy and no electricity required. The solar panel supports long-term operations. They will come on automatically at night and turn off automatically at dawn. There's an ON/OFF switch on the light cover, make sure you TURN ON switch before charging.
  • Weather-resistant, suitable for outdoor use, no worries about rain, snow, frost, or sleet.
  • Easy to install, NO WIRES! Push the stake into the soil, it just takes a few seconds.
  • 2 lumens, IS DESIGNED FOR DECORATION, MAYBE NOT BRIGHT ENOUGH, BUT THE LIGHT IS WARM AND GENTLE. Add a charming, decorative glow to your pathways, decorate your garden, porch or yard. Measures: 2.32×2.32×11 inches.
  • When you receive solar lights, please turn the ON / OFF switch at the light cover to ON position then place the light cover upside down at the table to check whether the lights will light up or not. If the lights stop working, please order Solar Lights Replacement Top (ASIN: B0793T4C2W) in our store to replace or contact us.
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)
1,595 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
New Upgraded 36 LED Solar Lights with Wide Angle Illumination,Outdoor Motion Sensor Waterproof Wall Light Wireless Security Night Light with 3 Modes for Driveway Garden Step Stair Fence Deck 2pack
1,499 Reviews
New Upgraded 36 LED Solar Lights with Wide Angle Illumination,Outdoor Motion Sensor Waterproof Wall Light Wireless Security Night Light with 3 Modes for Driveway Garden Step Stair Fence Deck 2pack
  • super-bright 36LED Unique Wide Angle Design offers a larger coverage of luminosity. The corner LEDs put out enough extra light to really make the solar light very efficient as a whole
  • Motion Sensor Detector Greater PIR sensor detects people up to 26 feet within angle of 120 agrees.2200 mah rechargeable lithium-ion battery, brighter and more long-term.
  • Three Optional Modes Choose the perfect mode according to your diverse needs.Auto on at dusk and off at sunrise; dim + bright when motion detected. off + bright when motion detected.
  • Waterproof IP64 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.
  • High-efficient Solar Panel: this light works automatically without electricity as the solar panel absorbs the sun rays and generates power for the light. Our solar panel of monocrystalline silicon converts up to 19% of the sunlight into electricity energy which ensure long lasting standby time.
Bestseller No. 4
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)
808 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. 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
3,255 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. 8
Solar Motion Sensor Lights Outdoor, ZOOKKI 28 LEDs Waterproof Solar Powered Wall Lights, Wireless Security Night Lights for Outdoor Garden Patio Yard Deck Garage Driveway Porch Fence 4 Pack
1,067 Reviews
Solar Motion Sensor Lights Outdoor, ZOOKKI 28 LEDs Waterproof Solar Powered Wall Lights, Wireless Security Night Lights for Outdoor Garden Patio Yard Deck Garage Driveway Porch Fence 4 Pack
  • 🌹【Professional Tests & Warranty Policy】Having passed every certification of TUV, CE, RoHS and FCC test. We promise a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee and 90-Day Limited Product Warranty.
  • 🌹【Wireless Solar Powered Lights】Equipped with 28 bright LEDs, 1200mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery and 400 Lumens Light, charging these outdoor solar lights under directly sunlight in daytime (only 6-8 hours). No dim mode helps to extend the work time and life span (5000 hours).
  • 🌹【Intelligent Solar Motion Sensor Lights】Detecting movement up to 26 feet away within 120º wide-angle, automatically "ON" within 3-5m at night or in darkness, and "OFF" after about 30s without continuous motion.
  • 🌹【Sensitive Solar Motion Wall Lights】Just using the Key Pin to activate the solar wall lights and mounting them with provided plugs and screws in seconds. Recommended optimum installation height: 6.5-13 feet.
  • 🌹【Outdoor Solar LED Security Lights】Made of high-impact ABS which can withstand rain, snow, sleet and other extreme weather conditions. Waterproof and heatproof outdoor solar security lights for garden, patio,yard, driveway, pool, garage, stairs, porch, etc.
Bestseller No. 9
Homemory Realistic and Bright Flickering Bulb Battery Operated Flameless LED Tea Light for Seasonal & Festival Celebration
2,318 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
SaleBestseller No. 10
Brightech Ambience Pro Waterproof Outdoor String Lights with Vintage Hanging Edison Bulbs: 48 Ft Commercial Grade Patio/Gazebo Lights - Great For Cafe/Bistro Ambience In Your Garden – Black
3,147 Reviews
Brightech Ambience Pro Waterproof Outdoor String Lights with Vintage Hanging Edison Bulbs: 48 Ft Commercial Grade Patio/Gazebo Lights - Great For Cafe/Bistro Ambience In Your Garden – Black
  • TRANSFORM YOUR BACKYARD INTO A COZY OASIS AND RETREAT: The Ambience Pro Outdoor String Lights will create a beautiful backyard atmosphere where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening. These vintage Edison string lights with exposed filaments give off a warm, nostalgic glow so that you can come home after a busy day and enjoy your very own retreat. Ambiance Pro lights are bright enough to dine under without a glare so that you can enjoy your dinner outdoors on a nice evening.
  • PERFECT HANGING OUTDOOR LIGHTING FOR ENTERTAINING: Create a rustic, warm, and inviting atmosphere with these exquisite, lantern like outdoor light strands. They add the perfect touch to a wedding, cocktail party, birthday party, BBQ, bistro, cafe, and so much more. Each strand contains 15 hanging 11 Watt bulbs spaced 3 feet apart. You can connect up to 8 strands end to end to custom arrange your lights. You can be creative to create a beautiful décor that your guests will appreciate and admire.
  • STRONGEST OUTDOOR STRING LIGHTS ON THE MARKET: Brightech lights are designed to withstand the wear and tear of year-round outdoor use. They are weatherproof and built with Brightech's durable WeatherTite Technology so that they can withstand extreme temperatures, rainy, windy, or damp climates. The light cord is rubbery, flexible, and thicker than a traditional cord so that you can confidently leave these ultra durable commercial string lights on display during all seasons.
  • DIMMER COMPATIBLE TO SET THE RIGHT MOOD: For greater mood lighting flexibility and a soft glow, wire the lights to a dimmer switch to create softer lighting to enhance the atmosphere of a romantic dinner for two, an elegant nighttime celebration, or a wedding reception. The dimmer will also work perfectly on your porch, pergola, patio, and gazebo to maintain a softer, more elegant appearance year-round.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WARRANTY: Our goal at Brightech is to provide creative, innovative, and beautiful lighting so that everyone can have quality, high end lighting in their home. We proudly stand behind all of our products 100%, which is why we offer a full 3 year warranty on the strand and a full 3 month warranty on the bulbs. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us because our number one goal is customer satisfaction.

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.

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Outdoor Lighting Video

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

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