What Are Post Lights?

Ever seen a beautiful picket fence and wondered how you could show off the craftsmanship after dark? That’s where post lights come in. Usually crafted to sit on top of the corner posts of a line of fencing, these lights add a sense of magic to any yard or garden. Made in a wide range of styles from a classic lantern design to clear orbs of light, these post lights are the perfect finishing touch for any outdoor space.

When looking to buy outdoor post lights, make sure to find out if they are compatible with your fencing. Most post or squared fences work well with post lights, but things like wrought iron fencing are less likely to mesh with the design of the post light.

In order to help you get a good idea of some of the possibilities for post lights in your outdoor décor, here are some of the more common versions of these handy little lights.

Best Post Lights For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of post lights available to buy:

Bestseller No. 1
Davinci Solar Post Lights - Outdoor Post Cap Light for Fence Deck or Patio - Solar Powered Caps, Warm White LED Lighting, Lamp Fits 4x4 or 6x6 Posts, Slate Black (2 pack)
513 Reviews
Davinci Solar Post Lights - Outdoor Post Cap Light for Fence Deck or Patio - Solar Powered Caps, Warm White LED Lighting, Lamp Fits 4x4 or 6x6 Posts, Slate Black (2 pack)
  • MAKE YOUR HOME SHINE - An easy and affordable to way to add an up-scale aesthetic to your property. Make your home stand apart. Bright (15 lumen) warm white LED lights with an appealing modern design.
  • EASY FIT - Don't stress about the exact fit. Unlike other post cap lights with very strict size tolerances, our flexible "fuzzy fit" design means our lights easily mount on top of any 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 inch wooden or PVC vinyl post. They can also rest securely on any flat surface. (NOTE: The light's rounded footprint leaves the corners of a 6x6 post slightly exposed)
  • QUALITY - Designed by real home owners for real life use. Industrial grade plastic with UV fade protection. Hardened tempered glass to protect solar panels. IP44 weatherproof. LEDs last 100,000 hours.
  • SOLAR POWERED - One day of direct sunlight provides 8 hours of power. Automatically turns on at night. Advanced monocrystalline solar panels charge a 3.2v 300mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery.
  • EASY DIY INSTALL - Super simple installation. Included stainless steel screws go vertically through the base of the fixture and into the top of the post. If any problems, our excellent customer service will take great care of you.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Solar Post Cap Lights Outdoor- 4 Pack LED Fence Post Lights for 4 x 4 Wooden Posts Warm White Waterproof for Deck, Patio or Garden Decoration (Black)
32 Reviews
Solar Post Cap Lights Outdoor- 4 Pack LED Fence Post Lights for 4 x 4 Wooden Posts Warm White Waterproof for Deck, Patio or Garden Decoration (Black)
  • Application: These Solar Cap Post Lights will Only Fit 4" x 4" Posts. Not Any Other Sizes. Please Measure your Posts before Purchasing. They give off amber light, which shines from the combination of the LED light and an internal reflector. Perfect for anywhere that with wooden piles or fence.
  • EASY DIY INSTALL: Included 2x wall plugs and stainless steel screws go horizontal through the base of the fixture and into the post. One warm white 5 lumens led and 1x 1.2v AA Ni-MH 400mAh battery are included in each lamp. Dimensions: 5.63" (L) x 5.63" (W) x 4" (H). Base Dimensions: 3.58" (L) x 3.58" (W).
  • Energy Saving & Convenient--No need any electricity. The outdoor post deck lights charged by sunlight for 8 to 10 hours can provide 6 to 8 hours illumination, realizing energy saving. And once they're in use, no need any operation anymore, they can automatically light up at night and turn off at dawn.
  • Weather Resistant & Waterproof--The LED fence lights are made of durable plastic for long lasting durability, never need to worry about putting them under the rain or snow. The lamps can work properly under all kinds of weather with the waterproof rating of IP44.
  • Your Satisfaction is Our Goal- For any reasons, you are not satisfied with our Solar Lights, just contact us directly and we will do everything we can to provide you with a satisfied solution.
Bestseller No. 3
Davinci Solar Post Lights - Outdoor Post Cap Light for Fence Deck Or Patio - Solar Powered Caps, Warm White LED Lighting, Lamp Fits 4x4 Or 6x6 Posts, Pearl White (2 Pack)
614 Reviews
Davinci Solar Post Lights - Outdoor Post Cap Light for Fence Deck Or Patio - Solar Powered Caps, Warm White LED Lighting, Lamp Fits 4x4 Or 6x6 Posts, Pearl White (2 Pack)
  • MAKE YOUR HOME SHINE - An easy and affordable to way to add an upscale aesthetic to your property. Make your home stand apart. Bright (15 lumen) warm white LED lights with an appealing modern design.
  • EASY FIT - Don't stress about the exact fit. Unlike other post cap lights with very strict size tolerances, our flexible "fuzzy fit" design means our lights easily mount on top of any 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 inch wooden or PVC vinyl post. (NOTE: The light's rounded footprint leaves the corners of a 6x6 post slightly exposed)
  • QUALITY - Designed by real home owners for real life use. Industrial grade plastic with UV fade protection. Hardened tempered glass to protect solar panels. IP44 weatherproof. LEDs last 100,000 hours.
  • SOLAR POWERED - One day of direct sunlight provides 8 hours of power. Automatically turns on at night. Advanced monocrystalline solar panels charge a 3.2v 300mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery.
  • EASY DIY INSTALL - Super simple installation. Included stainless steel screws go vertically through the base of the fixture and into the top of the post. If any problems, our excellent customer service will take great care of you.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Davinci Solar Post Lights with Clear Lens - Outdoor Post Cap Light for Fence Deck or Patio – Modern Translucent Design, Solar Powered, Warm White LED Lighting, Fits 4x4 Posts (2 pack)
133 Reviews
Davinci Solar Post Lights with Clear Lens - Outdoor Post Cap Light for Fence Deck or Patio – Modern Translucent Design, Solar Powered, Warm White LED Lighting, Fits 4x4 Posts (2 pack)
  • MAKE YOUR HOME SHINE - An easy and affordable to way to add an up-scale aesthetic to your property. Make your home stand apart. Bright (15 lumen) warm white LED lights with an appealing modern design.
  • STYLISH TRANSPARENT LENS - Unique ClearView lens instantly adds beautiful accent lighting to any 4 x 4 post outside you home. Can also be placed on any flat surface such as patio or deck tables.
  • QUALITY - Designed by real home owners for real life use. Industrial grade plastic with UV fade protection. Hardened tempered glass to protect solar panels. IP44 weatherproof. LEDs last 100,000 hours.
  • SOLAR POWERED - One day of direct sunlight provides 8 hours of power. Automatically turns on at night. Advanced monocrystalline solar panels charge a 1.2v 1200mAh NiMH rechargeable battery.
  • EASY DIY INSTALL - Super simple installation. Just slip the post caps over any 4 inch post.
Bestseller No. 5
Kemeco ST4311AQ 6 LED Cast Aluminum Solar Post Light Fixture with 3-Inch Fitter Base for Outdoor Garden Post Pole Mount
160 Reviews
Kemeco ST4311AQ 6 LED Cast Aluminum Solar Post Light Fixture with 3-Inch Fitter Base for Outdoor Garden Post Pole Mount
  • Automatic: Turns on automatically at dusk and off at sunrise
  • Simple setup: This product is designed for easy assembly, no wire needed
  • Two-way use: Place this product on a 3-inch round post (not included) or fix it with the mounting base
  • Efficient design: 6 high power LEDs, four large solar panels, and the latest Kemeco technology allows the rechargeable battery to reach its maximum capacity providing high-efficient outdoor lighting
  • Decorative style: This classic aluminum lamp post adaptor, ripple glass, and square mounting base provides not only functional lighting but also attractive decoration for your yard
SaleBestseller No. 6
Nuvo Lantern with Clear Glass
3 Reviews
Nuvo Lantern with Clear Glass
  • Color: white
  • Clear glass
  • Width 6-Inch height 18-Inch
SaleBestseller No. 7
Design House 502211 3-inch Pier Base, Mount to Deck or Wide Post, Black Finish
103 Reviews
Design House 502211 3-inch Pier Base, Mount to Deck or Wide Post, Black Finish
  • Mount for post top lights. Will not support a light post, only for mounting fixtures.
  • Durable Steel with black finish is maintenance free and dust not rust or chip
  • Standard 2. 75 inch diameter base for outdoor lighting fixtures
  • Easy to install - mounts to piers, columns, posts, decks and more
  • 10 Year Warranty
Bestseller No. 8
GreenLighting 12 Pack Siena Solar Post Cap Deck Light for 4x4 Nominal Wood or 4X4 & 5x5 PVC, Vinyl Posts (Bronze)
56 Reviews
GreenLighting 12 Pack Siena Solar Post Cap Deck Light for 4x4 Nominal Wood or 4X4 & 5x5 PVC, Vinyl Posts (Bronze)
  • MADE FOR A VARIETY OF POSTS - Each light measures 5.75" x 5.75" x 4.5", Base Dimensions: 3.63" x 3.63" Fits on nominal 4" x 4" nominal wood posts, and also 4x4 & 5x5 PVC or Vinyl Posts.
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT LED - Using 75% less power and lasting 25% longer than traditional incandescent lights, LEDs are the “in", eco-friendly choice when it comes to lighting your home. The brilliant white LED bulbs in these post cap lights have a life expectancy of over 100,000 hours!
  • 100% SOLAR POWERED - Solar deck lighting provides long-lasting, eco-friendly ambient lighting without the hassle of external wiring. With greater exposure to the direct sunlight, the solar light will provide longer run times at night.
  • WEATHER RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION - Smooth & durable weather resistant surface is perfect for handling the natural elements.
  • EASY TO INSTALL - Everything you need to get started is included: 12 post cap lights (with batteries), bases, screws and adapters.
Bestseller No. 9
Trans Globe Lighting 100 BK Outdoor Canby 3.25' Post Base Mount, Black
70 Reviews
Trans Globe Lighting 100 BK Outdoor Canby 3.25" Post Base Mount, Black
  • 55" Square
  • Available in several finish colors to match
  • Traditional design enhances various styles
  • Size : 5.5"W x 5.5"D x 3.25"H
Bestseller No. 10
KMC LIGHTING KS101X4 Outdoor Solar Post Fence Paveway Pathway Square Lights 4 Pack with 4-Inch Fitter Base Outdoor Garden Post Pole Mount 4.88X4.88X7.48'
16 Reviews
KMC LIGHTING KS101X4 Outdoor Solar Post Fence Paveway Pathway Square Lights 4 Pack with 4-Inch Fitter Base Outdoor Garden Post Pole Mount 4.88X4.88X7.48"
  • SOLAR POWERED-KMC Lighting solar lights are powered by free solar energy.1XAA 3.2V 400MAH Li-Fe rechargeable batteries included.
  • High Performance Bright LED provides quite gentle and warm light for your garden.
  • SAFE NO WIRING REQUIRED- KMC Lighting solar lights are perfect selection to upgrade your garden lighting with no disturbing the ground. It takes just a few minutes to install it as no requirement of electrical wiring, but just place it in a desirable spot with direct sunshine.
  • OW MAINTENANCE-When the KMC LIGHTING solar post light has been installed in a spot with direct sunshine, leave the rest up to the sun. The only maintenance required is an occasional wipe of the solar panel with a damp cloth.. Dimensions: 4.88X4.88X7.48"
  • ONE YEAR WARRANTY: This product is guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year following the date of purchase (excluding the battery/batteries).

Types of Post Lights

Post Lights Items

An Example Of Post Lights

Post lights are, in theory, very alike from one style to another. Almost every kind of post light is solar powered and illuminates a small area using a battery storage system. By taking advantage of light sensors, most post lights turn on automatically after the sun sets, meaning you don’t have to worry about turning them on after dark.

Post lights can be divided into a few main styles. The first kind of style is the lantern. As the name implied, these post lights look similar to an old-time lantern or lamp post and are perfect for a more classic décor scheme. Some feature colored panes or other external features to give them that unique bit of flair perfect for your home.

The second kind of light style is the cap light. More squat in design than the lantern post lights, these little lights are great for a taller fence that would be too overwhelmed by the tall design of the lantern toppers. The main stylistic quality of these lights is the metalworking on the outside, which is as varied as the lantern styles. The area also verities that take advantage of stained glass pane work, to create a classic aesthetic that is sure to wow.

The final version of post lights are the clear light orbs. Usually a rounded light that attaches to the top or the side of a fence post, these are less for aesthetic and more for illumination, and can be used to show off interesting assets of your yard, such as pathways and garden sculptures. While not as stylish as the other post lights, these simplistic fixtures can help brighten up every corner of your garden or yard and can also be used as security lighting for smaller areas than a floodlight.

What ever your outdoor need, make sure to take your time in choosing the right outdoor post light for you.

The Latest In Post Lights

SaleNew
Portsmouth 5"x5" Vinyl Lamp Post
  • 5 x 5 Post, 72 inches high
  • Lamp not included
  • Sturdy and Attractive
  • Maintenance Free
  • 20 Year Warranty
New
Portfolio Black Cast Aluminum Post Light Cross Bar
2 Reviews
Portfolio Black Cast Aluminum Post Light Cross Bar
  • Replacement black metal cross arm for outdoor posts
  • The decorative black plastic ball on the ends are included
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iGlow 12 Pack Black Outdoor Garden 6 x 6 Solar SMD LED Post Deck Cap Square Fence Light Landscape Lamp PVC Vinyl Wood
1 Reviews
iGlow 12 Pack Black Outdoor Garden 6 x 6 Solar SMD LED Post Deck Cap Square Fence Light Landscape Lamp PVC Vinyl Wood
  • 1 Pc Bright White SMD LED (20 lumens), Last up to 100,000 hours. Pre-installed Rechargeable AA 3.2V Li-ion, Last up to 3 Years before Replacing.
  • Automatic Sensor Activates at Dusk with NEW and IMPROVED Solar Panel for Superior Charging Performance
  • Weatherproof - Designed to Protect the Lights from Natural Elements
  • Easy to Install. No Wiring Required. All Fence Post Attachments and Parts are Included.
  • Dimensions: 7.5" (L) x 7.5" (W) x 4.8" (H). Base Dimensions: 6" (L) x 6" (W).

Post Lights Video

Here is a YouTube video discussing various types of post lights:

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