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Whether enjoying warm summer nights or cool autumn evenings, entertaining outdoors makes every occasion a special one. To celebrate and relax in comfort, you need outdoor lighting to set the mood. Creating the right atmosphere for your outdoor entertaining requires more than just a string of lights or a portable lantern.
Adding the right type of modern outdoor wall lights will brighten your patio or porch, making the space feel warm and inviting. Updating or adding outdoor lighting will not only make your space more inviting, but it will also give you the visibility you need when searching for your keys and unlocking your door when you return home at night.
There are many options for brightening up your outdoor space, including shape, size, and type of bulb. The best outdoor wall lighting ideas will match your style while giving you the amount of light you need.
Dawn 23 Inch Tall 2 Light LED Outdoor Wall Light by Modern Forms
LED Outdoor Wall Lighting
Welcome yourself home with beautiful LED outdoor wall mounted lights such as the Dawn 23 Inch Tall 2 Light LED Outdoor Wall Light by Modern Forms. This cutting-edge, abstract design with pioneering technology is breathtakingly beautiful and uniquely engineered to complement modern architecture. Whether you choose warm bronze or striking graphite finish, this sleek modern outdoor wall sconce will provide effortless architectural and landscape lighting.
Osler 11 Inch Tall 1 Light LED Outdoor Wall Light by Eurofase Lighting
Although plenty of outdoor lighting plays a significant role in the safety of your home, that doesn’t have to be the only thing you look for. This is a great time to get creative and add some extra oomph to the curb appeal of your home. And the Osler 11 Inch Tall 1 Light LED Outdoor Wall Light by Eurofase Lighting does both those things and more. This oval wall sconce divided by a horizontal bar is a quintessential shape in contemporary design. Its minimal styling gives you maximum impact, creating a clean, modern look for your outdoor space.
Gibson 20 Inch Tall 4 Light LED Outdoor Wall Light by Eurofase Lighting
Modern outdoor wall lights have anywhere from one to five different light bulbs to create the perfect lighting solution for your front door or back patio. For example, Gibson 20 Inch Tall 4 Light LED Outdoor Wall Light by Eurofase Lighting features four clear glass globes stacked alternatively against a backplate, so that it creates the illusion of floating bulbs of light. The textured glass is complemented by the antique silver finish, giving the light a rustic, industrial feel that is perfect for outdoor spaces.
Wall Sconces for Outdoor Lighting
The most popular outdoor lighting type is the wall sconce, and there are many different styles available. These outdoor wall lights are traditionally found by doorways and increasingly found anywhere else some decorative yet functional lighting is needed.
Lenox 7 Inch Tall LED Outdoor Wall Light by Kuzco Lighting
This outdoor space is beautifully lit by a trio of Lenox 7 Inch Tall LED Outdoor Wall Light by Kuzco Lighting. The square, die-cast aluminum housing provides a gentle downlight that illuminates the outdoor space. As you move to the side of this gorgeous light, you’ll see the graceful sweep of a curve that suggests a droplet of water suspended in time. Or maybe a ship’s sail as it fills with wind.
Shadow Box 34 Inch Tall 2 Light Outdoor Wall Light by Hubbardton Forge
Incandescent Outdoor Wall Lighting
A stunning addition to your outdoor décor, Shadow Box 34 Inch Tall 2 Light Outdoor Wall Light by Hubbardton Forge offers both up-and-down light. Stunning in shape and size, it provides all the light you need around the entrance of your home.
Loft 19 Inch Tall 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light by Hubbardton Forge
The Loft 19 Inch Tall 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light by Hubbardton Forge wall sconce is an excellent example of a modern take on a traditional shape. The cage frame and opal glass give you plenty of light. It can be installed by your front door, alongside the garage door, or anywhere you need a little extra outdoor lighting.
What to Look for in Outdoor Lighting
Most outdoor wall lights will be rated for heavy weather exposure, but if you live in a particularly wet or harsh environment, look for finishes that can tolerate heavy UV, moisture, and salt exposure. The amount of light your modern outdoor wall lighting gives you is determined by the type of bulb and amount of bulbs in the light fixture.
Outdoor lights come in bulb types such as LED, fluorescent, halogen, and incandescent. LED lights provide energy-efficient, cool light that makes it easy to see when the sun goes down. Often, modern outdoor sconces require specific bulbs due to their unique shape. These are all things to consider when thinking about modern outdoor lighting ideas.
If you are searching for the perfect modern outdoor lighting, stop by the Capitol Lighting showroom near you to see all the options available. Or, schedule a design consultation and talk to a lighting specialist who can help you find the perfect outdoor lighting for your home.