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Express Your Style with Outdoor Lighting

Take time to select exterior lighting that really enhances your home.

From the time you pull up to your home, your exterior lighting sets the tone. Modern or Contemporary to Beach, Rustic or Historic styles, your lighting reflects your personal style and taste.

What style is your home? Coordinate with the architecture.

Or add style and flair with the right lighting.

Kichler 49627WZC, 49628WZC, 49629WZC, 49630WZC, 49631WZC, 49632WZC Bridge Point Outdoor Collection

Kichler 49627WZC, 49628WZC, 49629WZC, 49630WZC, 49631WZC, 49632WZC Bridge Point Outdoor Collection
The Bridge Point collection embodies the classic styling of nautical and railway lighting. It features a Weathered Zinc finish surrounding Clear Seeded glass. The collection includes a pendant, post light and wall brackets in four sizes.

Nautical Outdoor Lights

Even the most uninspiring house takes on style and flair with nautical outdoor lighting. Give your home the feel of a beach house or a Cape Cod style.

Rustic Outdoor Lights

You don’t have to live in a log cabin to get the feeling with these choices.

Antique Reproduction

Exterior lights that reflect ornate historic lighting coordinate with a historic style home or to add a beautiful focal point to any home.

Hinkley Lighting Trellis Outdoor Collection Trellis by Hinkley Lighting is a collection of traditional European-style lanterns designed in a Regency Bronze finish with dense clear seedy glass. The large scroll arm detail, cast loop finial and true rivet detail create a refined elegance. The collection includes wall lanterns in many sizes, post, pier and hanging lantern and coordinating path lights.

Hinkley Lighting Trellis Outdoor Collection
Trellis by Hinkley Lighting is a collection of traditional European-style lanterns designed in a Regency Bronze finish with dense clear seedy glass. The large scroll arm detail, cast loop finial and true rivet detail create a refined elegance. The collection includes wall lanterns in many sizes, post, pier and hanging lantern and coordinating path lights.

Traditional Outdoor

Traditional classic lighting that brings a classic and classy finished look to your home.

Kalco Hartford Outdoor Lighting Sophisticated New England styling gives Hartford Outdoor Lighting its classic flair. Available in Antique Copper or Burnished Bronze finish with Clear Seeded glass.

Kalco Hartford Outdoor Lighting
Sophisticated New England styling gives Hartford Outdoor Lighting its classic flair. Available in Antique Copper or Burnished Bronze finish with Clear Seeded glass.

Transitional Outdoor Lights

Transitional lighting splits the difference. A good choice for nearly any location, these outdoor lights are a twist on traditional.

Contemporary Outdoor Lighting

Contemporary outdoor lighting collections bring clean styling to your outdoor wet location. Enhance the exterior of your home with contemporary designs.

Modern Outdoor Lights

Linear minimalist designs for the ultimate in urban sophistication. These stunning, modern outdoor collections have robust construction and clean lines.

Hinkley Lighting Harbor Outdoor Collection The Mission Style Harbor Collection from Hinkley Lighting has an updated nautical feel, with a style inspired by the clean, strong lines of a welcoming lighthouse. The cast aluminum and brass construction is accented by bold stripes against the seedy glass.

Hinkley Lighting Harbor Outdoor Collection
The Mission Style Harbor Collection from Hinkley Lighting has an updated nautical feel, with a style inspired by the clean, strong lines of a welcoming lighthouse. The cast aluminum and brass construction is accented by bold stripes against the seedy glass.

Art Deco Outside Lights

Art Deco and Craftsman Style outdoor and porch light options with charming mission-inspired details perfect to add Arts and Crafts, Art Deco or Prairie Style to your home.

Kalco Anastasia Outdoor Collection Anastasia's playful elegance adds sophistication and charm to any exterior. This Outdoor Collection is available in Textured Matte Black or Walnut finish. finish. Clear hammered glass is included with all finishes.

Kalco Anastasia Outdoor Collection
Anastasia’s playful elegance adds sophistication and charm to any exterior. This Outdoor Collection is available in Textured Matte Black or Walnut finish. finish. Clear hammered glass is included with all finishes.

Art Nouveau Lights

Art Nouveau Outdoor Lighting adds an organic theatrical touch to really reflect your style.

Eclectic Outdoor Lights

Not your typical outdoor lighting, these unique choices say a lot about you and your taste.

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Park Lighting Changes to LED

I watched them changing the park lighting to LED.

Public lighting matters. It’s not just for safety. The right lighting makes an area more appealing. Public lighting can combine form with function for aesthetically pleasing lighting that invites you into the park.

Many cities are investing in changing their lighting over to LED. The economics just make sense now.

Man on cherry picker converting street lighting to LED

Man on cherry picker converting street lighting to LED

Street Lighting Before LED

Street Lighting Before LED

Street Lighting After - LED

Street Lighting After – LED

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Pineapple Lighting

Pineapple Lighting

The pineapple has been a decorative motif for centuries.

Charles II Presented with a Pineapple c.1675-80

Charles II Presented with a Pineapple c.1675-80

Charles II Presented with a Pineapple c.1675-80

“Charles II, wearing star of the Garter, stands on a terrace, his left hand on hip. To the left, a man, possibly John Rose, the royal gardener, kneels before him and presents him with what is said to have been the first pineapple grown in England (although at this date it is more likely that the pineapple had been imported). Pineapples in the seventeenth century were rare and highly valued exotic items.”
www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/406896/charles-ii-presented-with-a-pineapple

In colonial times, the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality.

Today, pineapples are a popular motif for lighting, both inside and outside.

Pineapple lights welcome guests to 1898 Waverly Inn, a historic inn in Hendersonville, NC.

Pineapple lights welcome guests to 1898 Waverly Inn, a historic inn in Hendersonville, NC.

Pineapple lights welcome guests to 1898 Waverly Inn, the oldest surviving inn in Hendersonville, NC. The inn was built at one end of Hendersonville’s wide tree-lined streets when guests walked on boardwalks and oil lamps were at the street corners. The pineapple outdoor lanterns represent hospitality as you approach this historic inn.

Coordinating with Traditional Styles like Americana, American Country Style, Colonial Style, Early American, English Country Style, Formal Country Style, Formal Traditional Style and other country styles.

Hinkley Lighting’s ornate Plantation collection features exceptional pineapple-shaped, clear optic glass that makes a noble statement with elaborate, decorative cast detailing. Available in Solid Brass with a Burnished Brass finish or Cast Aluminum with a Pearl Bronze finish. Some pieces are also available in Copper Bronze, Polished Antique Nickel or Pearl Bronze finish with Inside Etched Amber glass. The collection includes small to large chandeliers, wall brackets with glass diffusers or fabric shades, mini-pendants, foyer pendants, downlight dinette pendants, flush ceiling lights and bath lighting.

www.brandlighting.com/hinkley_plantation.html

Hinkley Lighting 4880 Plantation Wall Bracket Sconce

Hinkley Lighting 4880 Plantation Wall Bracket Sconce

Hinkley Lighting 4886 Plantation Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting 4886 Plantation Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting 4889 Plantation 3-Tier Large Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting 4889 Plantation 3-Tier Large Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting 5313 3-Light Bath Bar from thePlantation Bath Collection

Hinkley Lighting 5313 3-Light Bath Bar from the Plantation Bath Collection

The Hinkley Plantation Outdoor Collection beautifully incorporates pineapple-shaped glass with elaborate, decorative cast detailing.
It is available in Solid Brass with a Burnished Brass finish and Clear Optic Glass or Cast Aluminum with Pearl Bronze finish with Inside Etched Amber Glass.

www.brandlighting.com/hinkley_plantation_outdoor.html

Hinkley Lighting Pineapple Shaped Plantation Outdoor Collection in Pearl Bronze finish has Inside Etched Amber Glass

Hinkley Lighting Pineapple Shaped Plantation Outdoor Collection in Pearl Bronze finish has Inside Etched Amber Glass

Hinkley Lighting Pineapple Shaped Plantation Outdoor Collection of Solid Brass with Copper Bronze finish and Clear Optic Glass.

Hinkley Lighting Pineapple Shaped Plantation Outdoor Collection of Solid Brass with Copper Bronze finish and Clear Optic Glass.

Hinkley Lighting 2120PZ Plantation Outdoor Wall Lantern

Hinkley Lighting 2120PZ Plantation Outdoor Wall Lantern

In Praise of the Outside Wall Sconce

One Easy Fix for Safety, Style and Security

Hinkley Lighting 2572 Harbor Outdoor Hanging Lantern

Hinkley Lighting 2572 Harbor Outdoor Hanging Lantern

The front door—the gateway to your palace, casa, crib—Your Home for pete’s sake! How many hours are spent choosing the perfect color, hardware, doormat even? All with the desire to welcome,impress, and please those who enter. Lighting seems so mundane, practical, necessary… Exactly!

The single pendant light above the front door is inviting. Your needs have been met. Until the evening you hear a knock on the front door. You turn on said pendant light to see “who’s there”. You can see the outline of said door knocker—but not their features. Simply put, you can’t see who it is. You realize you are a victim of inadequate lighting.

The solution is the long lost wall sconce. Placed at the proper height, The wall sconce provides excellent lighting for you to identify your guest. Good outdoor lighting is a major player in home safety.

Hinkley Lighting 2579 Harbor Outdoor Wall Lights

Hinkley Lighting 2579 Harbor Outdoor Wall Lights

The timeless wall sconce also allows you to get your “Van Gough” on in that the choices out there go way beyond the well known carriage light. Dark iron, brick, steely stainless, patinaed copper shaped into receptacles for light; offer unlimited possibilities to provide balance, grace, warmth and security to your home.

Not many things purchased can provided so much for so little. Worth your time to investigate? Definitely!

 

Jenna Simpson
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Antique Reproduction

Antique Reproduction Outdoor Lighting

These outdoor lights are very special. Antique Reproductions of ornate historic lighting and other outdoor lights to coordinate with a historic style home or to add a beautiful focal point to any home.

Art Deco Outside Lights

Art Deco Outside Lights

This page has a few Art Deco and Craftsman Style outdoor and porch light options. Arts and Crafts Outdoor collections with charming mission-inspired details perfect for your Prairie Style home.

Art Nouveau Lights

Art Nouveau Outdoor Lights

There’s not much here now, but I am looking for more Art Nouveau Outdoor Lighting to show.

Contemporary Lighting

Contemporary Outdoor Lighting

Contemporary outdoor lighting collections bring clean styling to your outdoor wet location. Enhance the exterior of your home with these unique contemporary designs.

LED Contemporary Lighting

LED Contemporary Outdoor Lighting

Architecturally harmonious forms combine with LEDs for effective outdoor lighting. Energy-efficient LEDs meet high style for architectural interest and illumination. Minimalistic and cleverly contemporary options.

Eclectic Outdoor Lights

Eclectic Outdoor Lights

Not your typical outdoor lighting, these unique choices say a lot about you and your taste. Efficent lighting with unique styling and lots of options.

Modern Outdoor Lights

Modern Outdoor Lights

Linear minimalist designs for the ultimate in urban sophistication. These stunning, modern outdoor collections have robust construction and clean lines.

Nautical Outdoor Lights

Nautical Outdoor Lights

Inspired by the nautical lanterns sailors used, these outdoor lights have the appearance of oil lamps with the quality to stand up to a variety of settings. Onion lights are available in a variety of painted and metal finishes, including natural copper. From traditional favorites to contemporary updates of these marine designs.

Bulkheads: Outdoor Wall & Ceiling Lights

Bulkheads: Outdoor Wall & Ceiling Lights

Bulkheads are versatile durable lights used in industrial or marine environments. They can be used on walls or ceilings. Architects and designers use these to indoors and outdoors to coordinate with a nautical inspired interior or to add a fun feel.

Rustic Outdoor Lights

Rustic Outdoor Lights

Outdoor lighting for your lodge or cabin. Or just add that rustic log home feeling to any home. The pine cones and pineneedles of Avalanch Ranch and Kalco Collections are classic. Avalanche Ranch’s Trout Outdoor Collection is perfect for your lake house. Kichler’s Hatteras Bay Collection, inspired by classic industrial lighting coordinate with rustic, urban or coastal interiors.

Traditional Outdoor

Traditional Outdoor Lanterns, Pendants & Postlights

Pineapple’s the traditional symbol of hospitality are beautifully realized in the Hinkley Plantation Collections. The historical design of Quoizel’s Carleton outdoor fixtures bring a handsome colonial appeal to your home. Trellis by Hinkley Lighting is a collection of traditional European-style lanterns designed in a Regency Bronze finish with dense clear seedy glass.

Transitional Outdoor Lights

Transitional Outdoor Lights

Transitional lighting splits the difference. A good choice for nearly any location, these outdoor lights are a twist on traditional. Quoizel’s Carson outdoor collection is a classic design that will maintain its beauty for many years. This clean design of Quoizel’s Harmony Collection has minimal ornamentation and and pure lines, giving it a peaceful, Zen-like appeal.

Access Modern & Contemporary Wet Location Outdoor Lighting

Access Modern & Contemporary Wet Location Outdoor Lighting

Competitively priced modern and contemporary outdoor lighting from Access. High Effficiency LED and other light sources. Black, Brushed Silver, Stainless Steel, Bronze or Satin Chrome finishes.

Besa Outdoor Wall Sconces

Besa Outdoor Wall Sconces

Blown glass wall sconces rated for wet or damp location are a perfect complement to contemporary architectural features in today’s buildings and homes. Incandescent or fluorescent options are available. The diffusers are created by European craftsman, skilled in the art of glass fabrication. The painted finishes are applied by hand and are durable enough to withstand most exterior uses.

Besa Outdoor Costaluz for Extreme Environments

Besa Outdoor Costaluz Lighting for Extreme Environments

The Costaluz product line has been developed to meet the needs of coastal outdoor areas, while also delivering elegant designs at an affordable price. Most lighting cannot reliably withstand these difficult environments, where the salt air can quickly age the appearance.

Besa Outdoor Stainless Steel

Besa Outdoor Stainless Steel Wall Sconces

When it comes to curb appeal, outdoor lighting plays a large part in creating a special ambiance. This collection of slim profile ADA compliant wall brackets is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Incandescent and compact Fluorescent options are available.

Eurofase Airy Bulkheads, Outdoor Flush Ceiling Lights & Bollards

Eurofase Airy Bulkheads, Outdoor Sconces, Flush Ceiling Lights & Bollards

Classic light fixtures in residential or tertiary buildings, always popular thanks to universal design and wide range that offers the best solution to any requirement. The Garden Bollard, 1-Light Post is ideal for installation in parks and gardens. The die-cast aluminum structure makes it the perfect solution in harsh weather conditions.

Wave Lighting Non-Corrosive Outdoor Lighting

Wave Lighting Non-Corrosive Outdoor Lighting

Wave Lighting specializes in the new technologies and designs in non-metallic, non-corrosive outdoor lighting. They are a the low cost provider of Residential and Commercial outdoor lamp posts, accessories and other outdoor lighting. EverStone is a proprietary compression molded nonmetallic composite material that, when formed into our patented designs, provides a level of beauty and non-corrosive durability that is unavailable in traditional metallic lighting fixtures.

Justice Design Ceramic Outdoor Wall Sconces

Justice Design Ambiance Ceramic Outdoor Wall Sconces

Justice Design Group’s ceramic collection features hand-cast, hand-textured and hand-finished ceramic fixtures which can create a mood, complement a theme, or simply add the perfect accent. Some sconces shown on this page are rated for for indoor or outdoor damp location use. Others are rated for Wet location with Patented Socket Shelter.

Justice Design Ceramic Windows Outdoor Wall Sconces

Justice Design Ambiance Ceramic Windows Outdoor Wall Sconces

Justice Design Group’s hand made ceramic fixtures with panels filled with white styrene or natural mica. Available in up to 30 hand-painted finishes, as well as unfinished ceramic bisque which is paintable Rated for Wet location with Patented Socket Shelter.

Gallery of Oriental Landscape Lighting

Oriental Outdoor Lighting & Oriental Landscape Lighting: Photos from Fine Art Lamps Black & White Story Collection, Fine Art Lamps Singapore Moderne Collection, Uttermost  Cantello Bamboo Glass Buffet Lamp,  Fire Farm  Tokyo Table Lamp, Fine Art  Fusion Collection,  Fire Farm Kyoto Ceiling Pendants in 3 Pendant Configuration and more…

Landscape Lighting for Winter

Isn't this a welcoming site to come home to? Landscape lighting is easy to install and makes your home safer and more welcoming.

Isn’t this a welcoming site to come home to? Landscape lighting is easy to install and makes your home safer and more welcoming.

Landscape lighting isn’t just a Spring project. The longest night of the year is December 21/22. It is dark already when you come home and often still dark when you leave in the morning. Here are some ideas for outdoor lighting for safety and security that are easy to install and don’t use a lot of electricity to operate.

Create a landscape lighting plan. Draw a sketch or map of your yard.

Be sure to position fixtures so lights won’t shine into people’s eyes, into windows or into other people’s yards.

  • Pathways
  • Steps & Stairs
  • Entrances
  • Lawn Ornaments
  • Fountains or Water Feature
  • Natural Features
  • Areas an intruder might hide

Mark on your plan any areas you don’t want to feature.

  • Garbage Cans
  • Heating or Air Conditioning Units
  • Fuel Tank
  • Dog Run
  • Wood Pile

Draw in the areas you want light. Then decide how to light them. There are a lot of options.

  • Path Lighting
  • Step Lighting
  • Accent Lighting: Direct light at an object or area.
  • Downlighting
  • Uplighting
  • Silhouetting: If you wash the area behind something, you make it stand out.
  • Spot Lighting: Direct the light directly at something.
  • Reflecting: If you have a body of water, light something near it. It will be reflected. This is a really beautiful effect.
  • Underwater lights

The higher the fixture is mounted, the wider the area that can be lighted with a single fixture. You can control the light using a shroud or a lens. A shroud cuts off the light so that it doesn’t intrude where it is not wanted. A spread lens spreads the light to a wider area. A linear spread lens elongates the beam.

Many lights can accept light bulbs with varying beam spread. A flood will light a larger area. A spot will narrow the beam and the light will appear brighter.

So, now draw onto your landscape plan the location of the fixtures. Decide where you can locate your transformer. Draw a line from the transformer to each fixture.

This is a landscape plan from Hadco. The dotted line is the cable.

Landscape Lighting Plan from Hadco

Landscape Lighting Plan from Hadco

“Draw a dotted line from the power console to each fixture to denote the cable, remembering to center feed each group of fixtures. Try to avoid running the cable under walks and drives more than once to help eliminate the need for extra work when installing.”  Hadco’s Landscape Installation Guide (PDF will open in new window)

Design your cable layout. Avoid straight runs or the lights closest to the transformer will be brighter than the ones further down the line.  If your runs are going to be very long, use higher gauge cable for the main leg.

Measure your cable. Be sure to get extra so it isn’t tight. It’s not that expensive.

Add up the wattage of the fixtures. Your transformer should handle this much wattage. If you might add more lighting later, get a bigger transformer.

Decide how much you want to spend and the quality of product you can afford.

You don’t have to do everything at once. Purchase the transformer for your ultimate plan, then add the fixtures little by little. Or buy low cost fixtures now and upgrade to higher quality longer lasting fixtures later.

Consider adding:

  • A timer to turn the lights on and off at predetermined hours.
  • A Photocell switch to turn the lights on at dusk and off at dawn
  • Remote Control
  • Motion Detector to turn the lights on when someone approaches, then turn the lights back off.

Installation is easy and fast

Follow any instructions that come with your lighting.

1-      Screw the transformer to the wall near the outlet one foot above the ground.
If you have a photo cell, mount it away from any artificial light sources, such as street lights or light from your windows.

2-      Lay fixtures as close as possible to where they will be installed.

3-      Lay out the cable along your plan. Be sure to keep it loose.

4-      Connect the cable to each fixture and to the main cable using cable connectors.

5-      Connect the low voltage cable to the transformer.
Plug in the transformer.

6-      Test the system. Make sure everything is lighting up before you bury the cable. You might want to wait until the sun goes down to make sure that everything is right.

7-      Cover the cable with mulch or gravel where it runs through beds.
Cut a slit in the grass and push it in where it crosses the lawn.