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Exterior Lighting: Your Guide to Lighting Up the Outside of Your Home

Exterior Lighting: Your Guide to Lighting Up the Outside of Your Home

When it comes to lighting guides, most of your home's interior has been written over extensively. You can easily find options to light up your bedroom, your bathroom, your kitchen, even your office. However, what about the exterior of your home? You will certainly spend a great deal of time inside your home. That's natural, particularly during inclement weather and when cold weather sets in. Still, the exterior of your home is also ideal for spending time, especially during the spring, summer, and fall. Whether you are planning a new outdoor patio and outdoor kitchen area, are lighting up your pool deck, or are just looking for a way to add light to some of your home's exterior walls, there are more options available than you may realize. Below, we've separated your options and sorted them for easy reference.  


There are plenty of places to install wall lighting on your home's exterior. You might be trying to provide better illumination around the entryway, or on the wall backing a porch or patio. It could be on your pool house, or on the side or front of your garage. Whatever the location, there are many choices available to you, including the following.  

Albert Outdoor Wall Sconce

This stunning outdoor wall sconce was designed and manufactured in Germany, and features a brushed stainless steel body with blown opaline glass to diffuse the light produced. It is designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor use, and to retain its good looks for years to come. Use it in pairs to flank windows or doors, or singly to illuminate walls and other areas around your home's exterior.  

Omni Outdoor Lamp

Another wall lighting option, the Omni outdoor lamp was designed by LBL Lighting, and is made in America. It features robust construction and a delightfully curved shade to spread light around it. Note that this lamp is rated for use in areas where moisture may be present, and it is also available in bronze and silver finishes, if you prefer.  

Pier Outdoor Wall Light

Looking for a way to add both architectural flair and a light source to an exterior wall? The Pier outdoor wall light incorporates a unique geometric design within a wall light that's sized to impress, both physically, and in terms of light produced. Made by LBL Lighting, this wall light comes in either silver or bronze, and creates a unique interplay between light and shadow, while still managing to illuminate the scene.  

Flat Surfaces

While you'll certainly want to add lighting to the vertical surfaces around your home's exterior, you cannot forget about horizontal surfaces. You'll find a range of floor and table lamps that are designed for outdoor use, and that can add usability, beauty, and joy to your outdoor areas, whether you choose to set them on a porch or patio, a pool deck, or within an outdoor sitting or dining area.  

Stones Outdoor Floor Lamp

Designed to resemble a metal cage filled with translucent stones, this stunning outdoor floor lamp was designed and manufactured by Segno's Andreas Blatt. It can be used indoors or outdoors, and features a fluorescent bulb for long-lasting performance. The light created by the bulb is diffused through white marble and plastic stones. Note that this lamp is large, and is designed to be installed on the floor. 

Logs 40 Outdoor Floor Lamp

If you're looking for something with a bit more durability and maybe a little less character, the Logs 40 outdoor floor lamp might be the perfect solution. The metal body is durable enough for everyday use in outdoor areas, and the LED bulbs will last for years while using very little electricity. The slimline design fits perfectly with many different aesthetics. 


Your home's landscaping might not need the same amount of illumination as walls, porches, patios, pool decks, pool houses and the like, but a little bit of lighting can definitely add style, panache, and the illumination that you need for safety.  

Shenandoah S4 and R5

The Shenandoah S4 and R5 are prime examples of excellent landscape lighting. These sleek, minimalist lights are designed to put a spotlight on important areas of your yard or your home's exterior to highlight aesthetics, or to provide safety. The S4 is available in black or chrome, and is made from die-cast aluminum for durability. The R5 features a rounded design and is also available in both black and chrome with the same body construction.   A related landscape light is the Shenandoah R2. This light fixture offers a smaller footprint, with a shape that is at once rounded and streamlined. It's smaller than either the S4 or the R5, and makes an excellent option for illuminating areas closer to the home, or in any area where slightly reduced brightness is desired. Like the other two options, this one is available in black or chrome, and is made from die-cast aluminum to ensure a long lifespan and plenty of resistance to the elements.  

In Conclusion

When everything is said and done, the options we've highlighted above are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. There are numerous other outdoor light fixtures available that can help you complete the look of your home and add more usability, beauty and protection. There's also something for just about every style, whether you're interested in going the Art Deco route, prefer something a bit more rustic, or are taking a minimalist approach with your home's lighting. Not sure how to choose the right lights for your home's exterior? Want a bit of professional help and guidance? We'd love to lend a hand. Get in touch with us through our website, or by calling 866-477-1345.
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