Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

There are literally thousands of outdoor lighting fixtures available for lighting the outside of your home. From an antique look to the sleek, modern look of today, the number of choices will keep you busy for quite a while.


Depending on where you decide to purchase the lighting, there will be more or less. The obvious choice is online since this will provide the greatest assortment. This will allow you the option of finding just the right lighting since local stores may be limited to what they carry.

Wall Lights

Wall Lights

Outdoor wall lights are a great way to make a property safer. They illuminate dark corners, brighten doorways and make the general appearance of a home welcoming and warm.

Landscape Lighting

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting is the perfect way to add beauty and security to your home. It is one of the most dramatic improvements that you can make to a home or garden.

Ceiling Lights

Ceiling Lights

Outdoor ceiling  lights  not only increase the beauty of your home, but also enhance security.  These lights are commonly used on covered patios and decks to provide overhead ambient light.

Post Lighting

Post Lighting

Post lighting is yet another classic landscape lighting element. The models vary from vintage Victorian era designs to simplistic modern options.

Hanging Lights

Hanging Lights

Outdoor hanging lights are a great form of outdoor lighting.  These hanging lights are generally used to light up a home’s entrance or a porch.  They are available in many different styles, colors, shapes and sizes to match the exterior of your house.

Solar Lights

Solar Lights

Solar lights are ideal for outdoor lighting. They collect energy from the sun throughout the day via solar cells, then store the light in a battery for use at night.

Choosing the Right Look

The materials these lighting fixtures are made from will vary.  Stainless steel, brass and wrought iron are a few.
This is another aspect that will depend upon what you have in mind for the outdoor decorating theme.

Choosing all the same type or ones that will compliment each other is a matter of taste.

Outdoor lighting fixtures include path lighting, accent lighting, entrance lights, security flood lights and deck lights.

Your choices are going to be based upon whether you are using them in the front area of your home, the back area or a combination of both.  The lighting can be used for both security and ambiance.

When choosing the lighting you want to use, the number of fixtures you purchase will depend upon where you are using them.

If you are planning to install lighting at the entrance to your home, you may choose to have one light or two. These should be equally distanced using the door as a guide.

Some people opt for only one, but if the front of the home is designed to allow placing two (one on each side of the door) this creates a balanced look.

If you are using outdoor lighting fixtures for a walkway, you may want to choose several depending upon the length of the walk.

The types that can be hung from holders along each side of the walk are a great look.  They do not have to be bright lights as there will be several which will light the walkway for nighttime safety and they look great as well.

Security lighting is another type that many people are choosing to install today.  With the number of home invasions and robberies ever on the increase, this is a must for most homes.

The security lighting provides a safety aspect for the home that allows lighting the outside of your home to discourage prowlers.  Most of the time, someone with ulterior motives will choose a home that is not well lit.

There are many things to take into consideration when choosing the type of outdoor lighting fixtures you will buy for your home.

The main thing to remember is they provide two benefits – safety and beauty – and it is possible to have both.