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
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
2,558 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.
Bestseller No. 2
Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Vivii Battery-powered Unscented LED Tealight Candles, Fake Candles, Tealights (36 Pack)
2,599 Reviews
Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Vivii Battery-powered Unscented LED Tealight Candles, Fake Candles, Tealights (36 Pack)
  • A generous package of 36 candles with batteries included and installed, ready to use and easy to turn on or off with a sliding switch. Standard size tea light candles fit into any votive, tea light holders, and luminary bags
  • Long-life, energy-efficient, and environment-friendly LED light powered by one single CR2032 replaceable button cell (included and installed), estimated to last over 100 hours with one new battery
  • Better safe than sorry, these candles are flame-less and smoke-free, absolutely no fire hazards or burning risks, safe for families with pet(s) or young child(ren)
  • Battery-powered (battery included & installed) amber color LED tea light candles provide realistic flickering effect, ideal for accent decorations for holiday celebrations, wedding ceremonies, special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries, memorial services, church gatherings, DIY projects and etc. Wind-proof for both indoors and outdoors use, at homes, restaurants, churches, schools, backyards, sports venues and etc.
  • 100% GUARANTEE- We are extremely committed to our customers. If you don't fall in love with your LED Candles the moment you open the packaging. We then back that up with a 10 Year Warranty. (defection, accidental damage, non-satisfaction) You won't find another vendor who offers that. It's not just a promise, it's a matter of our brand integrity.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Realistic Bright Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Bright, Flickering, Battery Powered Fake Candles, Unscented Tealights, Pack of 24-Vont
4,764 Reviews
Realistic Bright Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Bright, Flickering, Battery Powered Fake Candles, Unscented Tealights, Pack of 24-Vont
  • WARM AMBIANCE MINUS THE MESS - No longer will you have to put up with the annoyance of cleaning candle drips.... or worry about falling asleep without blowing the candles. We care about your safety, and a risk of fire shouldn't be a concern. No more dripping wax, no more smoke & no more scent. Our flameless candles will suit your every need.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE- At Vont, we are extremely committed to our customers. If you don't fall in love with your LED Candles the moment you open the packaging, we PROMISE your money back. We then back that up with a 10 Year Warranty. (defection, accidental damage, non-satisfaction) You won't find another vendor who offers that. It's not just a promise, it's a matter of our brand integrity.
  • ENERGY SAVING, SMOKE FREE - These flameless LED tea light candles are completely environmentally friendly. They have ZERO carbon emission and have long battery lives.
  • IDIOT-PROOF - The candles come with PRE-Installed batteries and can be switched on with a simple switch. The batteries have 100+ hours of light-time and can be replaced easily via the tab at the bottom.
  • PLANNING AN EVENT? - Our flameless LED tealights are perfect for weddings, table-top decorations. They're suitable for all kinds of events and can be used outdoors. They're the PERFECT gift, specially for Christmas. Each votive comes measuring at 2 X 2 Inches which makes it a perfect fit for most votive holders.
Bestseller No. 6
LITOM Upgraded 12 LED Outdoor Solar Lights, 2-in-1 Adjustable Solar Landscape Spotlights IP67 Waterproof Solar Wall Lights with 2 Lighting Modes for Garden Yard Garage Driveway Porch Pool Patio 2 Pack
1,136 Reviews
LITOM Upgraded 12 LED Outdoor Solar Lights, 2-in-1 Adjustable Solar Landscape Spotlights IP67 Waterproof Solar Wall Lights with 2 Lighting Modes for Garden Yard Garage Driveway Porch Pool Patio 2 Pack
  • Upgraded Warm White Solar Spotlights: Brighter 12 LEDs with total 600 Lumen & Wider 120°Lighting Angle & 90°Adjustable Bigger Solar Panel & Longer Working Time with 18650 lithium rechargeable battery. LITOM solar landscape light is much more unique, fashionable and practical compared to other 4-6 LED lights in the market.
  • 2 Brightness Lighting Modes: Low Light Mode(12hrs) / High Light Mode(6hrs). LIOTM solar landscape spotlights can automatically detect the change of brightness. When the brightness is low enough to require lighting, it will automatically change from energy storage mode to lighting mode without movement detection (Auto on at night / Auto off at sunrise).
  • Leading Waterproof & Heat-resistant Technology: Made of high-impact ABS plastic and having been enormous technological breakthroughs in waterproof grade, LITOM outdoor solar lights has unique IP67 waterproof design and can withstand all kinds of terrible weather. Much more durable than other less waterproof grade lights.
  • 2 in 1 Function & 2 Installation Options: Stick into the ground with stakes / Mount on the wall with the screws included. Optimum for Patio, Porch, Path, Deck, Pool, Yard, Garden, Garage, Driveway, Pathway,etc.
  • Supreme Quality Ensured: LITOM solar security wall lights have obtained appearance patents and certifications issued by FCC, CE, ROSH.MSDS, UN38.3, etc. All-round guarantee for you: 90-day full refund policy * 24-month warranty * 24-hour customer service.
Bestseller No. 7
HOME MOST Halloween Pumpkin Lights with Remote and Timers - Orange Pumpkin Lights LED Battery Operated Halloween Decor - Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Outdoor Pumpkin Decorations - LED Lights Halloween
21 Reviews
HOME MOST Halloween Pumpkin Lights with Remote and Timers - Orange Pumpkin Lights LED Battery Operated Halloween Decor - Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Outdoor Pumpkin Decorations - LED Lights Halloween
  • SPOOK YOUR HOME THIS HALLOWEEN - Place the pumpkin lights into Halloween pumpkins - Two modes to choose by remote control: FLICKER (flickering effect) & STEADY (steady glow) - In FLICKER mode, emit eerie orange glow against a diabolical grin on the pumpkin to send an electrifying chill down the spine - In STEADY mode, light up the pumpkin to welcome the ghoulish guests and create a spooky Halloween - Cluster the lighted pumpkins together or scatter them around to spook your home this Halloween!
  • 10-KEY REMOTE: 2 MODES and 4 TIMERS - A 10-key remote control allows you to operate the lights within 20ft (6m) - The lights can be left on for 2/4/6/8 hours then remains off for 22/20/18/16 hours, only to light up again at the same time as the previous day - TWO modes: FLICKER (Flicker Effect) & STEADY (Steady Glow) - The light is bright enough to shine through big thick pumpkins - Brightness can be further adjusted by the remote that works with all the lights in the set at once or separately.
  • ENJOY SAFETY & DURABILITY OF THE FLAMELESS LIGHT - Each flameless pumpkin light requires 3 AAA batteries (not included) to operate, safe around children and pets without worrying about the danger of the real flame: no hot wax dripping or burning risks; smoke-free, keep you and your family healthy - No more tangled mess of cords or searching for an outlet - Long lasting LED bulbs stay cool to touch after long-time use - Provide energy saving while enhancing your home atmosphere.
  • DEVOTED CUSTOMER SERVICE - This product comes with 1-MONTH full refund trial period and LIFE-TIME customer service - Genuine HOME MOST Design House Trademarked Product - Certified under UL588 and Complies with 16 CFR 1120.3(c) - TRADEMARK filed in U.S.A. - In business since 2006.
  • VERSATILE DECORATIONS FOR OTHER HOLIDAYS - Place the bright orange lights in decorative votive holders for sparkles of illumination atop a fireplace mantel or on a bookshelf, or into glass, vase to set a cozy mood throughout - Perfect for the holiday nights such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, or even anniversary, marriage proposal, outdoor candlelit banquets, hotels, bars, home decoration and church - Cluster lighted objects (lanterns, jars, etc.) together to light up your holidays and events.
SaleBestseller No. 8
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)
2,613 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

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

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