The most obvious location for an outside wall light is outside your front door, typically for safety reasons, but also for decorative reasons. A pair that flank a front door is both practical outside lighting for the evening and nighttime hours, but also makes an attractive statement. Garden wall lights, for instance, which may line the wall of a backyard or courtyard are a beautiful way to highlight landscaping even at night. Porch or decks are ideal spots for exterior light fixtures, and an outside wall light or two is the perfect solution to creating an exterior space where dining and entertaining can continue into the wee hours.
Modern Outdoor Wall Lights
Where would I install outdoor wall lights?
What are my choices?
When it comes to external wall lights or outside lighting of any kind, your choices are almost limitless. Exterior wall lights often fall into the ‘sconce’ category, meaning outdoor wall lights that are affixed to a wall and cast their light across the wall in specific or adjustable directions. But a sconce is no longer as narrowly defined as it once was, resulting in imaginative designs that are span a range from utilitarian to artful, ones that announce exactly what they are, and ones that may easily be mistaken for sculpture.
Is it energy efficient to install garden wall lights and other outside lighting?
Designers of outside lighting have taken advantage of LED technology, which uses a fraction of the energy of traditional lighting of the past, so whether selecting a single outdoor wall light or a whole suite of garden wall lights, rest assured that getting the look that you want doesn’t have to involve being wasteful or irresponsible.