Where to Buy Outdoor Lighting — The Most Stylish Places to Shop to Brighten Up The Exterior Of Your Home

Finding good-looking outdoor lighting can be tricky, but not if you know where to look. Here's a few of my favorite places to search for beautiful backyard illuminators

a porch with outdoor lighting
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Outdoor lighting is an important part of an exterior of a home, but I mean… It's also great if you want to avoid tripping over. It's also ideal for finding those pesky keys tucked deep in your purse or, in my case, outdoor lighting is my saviour as I do not like the dark.

Lighting around the exterior of a home creates a warm and welcoming feel, while illuminating the space it holds. What I love most about outdoor lighting is that even when the sun goes down, you’re able to enjoy the fruits of your labor and be one with nature.

With a large selection of online stores, we know its not easy to find the right fit for your modern home so that's why we've created a list of the best stores where you can source outdoor lighting.

1. Steel Lighting co

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outdoor lights on front of a house

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Based in Los Angeles California, Steel Lighting Co takes pride in creating some of the finest steel lighting sets. Owners Aaron and Rachel say on their website: 'Our team creates quality pieces every day that outlast fast moving stages of life and decor trends, and we work together to make sure quality isn’t compromised and that our service speaks for itself'.

Steel Lighting Co. products are 'hand spun out of 18 gauge steel' — pretty incredible right? The brand sells a range of different lighting products, both for indoor and outdoor purposes. So, If you're looking for barn, porch or garage inspiration, Steel Lighting Co have got you covered.

2. Rejuvenation

a porch with outdoor lighting

(Image credit: Rejuvenation)

Rejuvenation is a brand with variety, character and class, and I for one, absolutely love it.

The brand holds and creates stunning designs which has been responsibly made and ethically sourced. Their vision is a 'world where products are thoughtfully crafted and designed to last a lifetime — for our earth, for our communities, and in our homes'.

With timeless and enigmatic designs, there are a range of outdoor lighting fixtures to choose from, but here are some of my favorites.


an outdoor floor lamp

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If you're looking for contemporary, high-end fixtures for the exterior of your home, FLOS has got it on lock. The brand has a selection of unique shapes and sizes that aim to please.

The brand was first founded in the 1960s and has since become a global hit. Its outdoor lighting range is one I particularly admire, as each product holds a distinctive look to it, taking creativity to the next level.

Check out some of their collection below.

4. QVC

It might surprise you, but QVC has a varied selection of outdoor lighting, from solar powered lights, to string lights, the range is endless and I for one, absolutely love it.

With QVC's range, you can decorate the exterior of your home in many ways. For instance, the Barbara King 12" Embossed Glass Solar Powered Metal Lantern can create a cozy and warm feel, during those cooler summer nights.

If you are looking for something more practical and for everyday use, then Bell + Howell Outdoor Solar Powered XL Pathway Lights is the perfect fit for your backyard.

5. Amazon

Amazon's outdoor lighting might have been your first port of call, and for good reason. With thousands of products to choose from, it has a great selection of outdoor lighting from different retailers at affordable prices.

Nothing is too far off for Amazon, so if you are keen to get your hands on unique lanterns, LED bulbs or lamps, the brand has got you covered.

At the touch of a bottom, you can get your outdoor fixtures quicker than you might think. Here are a few products I particularly liked and I think you will too!

6. Target

If you've got a dinner party happening in your backyard, why not brighten it up with Target and its luminous outdoor lighting.

From security lights to outdoor ceiling lights, whatever the need, Target sells thousands of outdoor products to help you bring your backyard ideas to life.


an outdoor chandelier

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Known for using natural materials and handcrafted techniques, Palecek was founded by Allan H. Palecek and years later, his legacy is continued by his son, Andrew T. Palecek.

The family-owned company has crafted a range of different products, including its unique outdoor lighting, which I particularly love.

'Our story has always been about natural materials, and about searching and adventure. But underlying that is our hallmark dedication to constantly refining, to not resting until what we've created is exactly, precisely right,' Andrew notes.

If you're looking to add tradition, timelessness and beauty into your backyard, then Palecek might just be the right fit for you. From its Gabriella Outdoor Flush Mount, to its stunning Asilomar Outdoor Wall Pendant, the selection is undoubtedly some of the best.


How Much Should Outdoor Lighting Cost?

Well, it depends on the type of lighting and the store you choose to purchase it from. The stores we've listed above start from $10 and go up to around $2000, but when choosing the right fixtures for your home, you need to understand the type of outdoor lighting you want, the size and the cost around it.

'Most homeowners spend approximately $3,000 to install landscape lighting consisting of about ten fixtures. Despite this amount being the average cost, it may vary depending on the area’s size and the number of fittings you are getting,' The Perfect Light, an outdoor lighting and landscape lighting business says on its website.

'For example, if you have a typical outdoor space of about 800 yards, you may spend $3,000 to $4,000 for the project. On the other hand, if your backyard is large, it may require anywhere from 30-50 fixtures. In such a case, you may pay anywhere from $300 to install each one of them,' It adds.

What Sort of Outdoor Lighting Do I Need to Buy?

You might not know this, but in some states across the US, like California, it is a requirement for outdoor light fixtures to be energy efficient or Dark Sky certified to reduce light pollution. There may also be legal restrictions or homeowners' association guidelines around what kind of outdoor lighting you can use. So be sure to check these things before installing outdoor lighting!

In general, outdoor lighting follows the same principals as indoor lighting. 'You might find you don't need as much ambient lighting for your yard,' says Hugh Metcalf, Livingetc's editor. 'You don't want to flood your outdoor space with light at nighttime, as not only will this attract bugs, it will disturb other wildlife too. Instead, think of how best to use accent lighting to highlight the best design features of your yard after the sun has gone down while providing a safe passage across the space too, as well as subtle task lighting for the likes of outdoor dining tables, so you're not sat in darkness when dining out late.'

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Faiza is the Advice & Gardens Editor at Livingetc. She previously worked for The Independent as a News Feature Writer, where she wrote articles on lifestyle, entertainment, news and more. She also worked as an Audience Editor for the newspaper for over two years. Spending a few years in the newsroom, Faiza also previously worked for Sky News as an SEO reporter, where she produced stories based on trending topics. Lifestyle and Interior design is a space Faiza has been interested in for quite some time and as she continues to grow in the field, she will be diving into an interior design course to further her skills. Faiza has a background in SEO, social media and reporting. Her passion for writing goes beyond her work as she loves all things poetry and creative writing.