The 10 Best Landscape Lighting

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in May of 2018. What’s the point in sinking your valuable time, resources and energy into sculpting a beautiful landscape in your yard if nobody can see it for half of each day? With these quality lighting options, you’ll be able to illuminate all aspects of your property, from carefully cultivated shrubs, to walkways and entrances. They are available in wired and easy-to-install solar-powered options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. FVTLED Lamps

2. Moonrays 95557

3. Goodsmann Equinox

Editor's Notes

April 29, 2020:

Pulled the Erligpowht Outdoor, Warmoon Lawns, Yunlights Walkways and Hampton Bay Kit from the list due to unavailability. Poor reliability also led to the removal of the Sterno Home Paradise, which frequently breaks down and stops working within a few months of being installed.

After looking into the Zuckeo Gardens in detail, we noted that you’ll have to purchase the required transformer (if you don’t have one already) separately. We also discovered that a new version of the Urpower Spotlights are now available, so we updated the listing accordingly, indicating in the bullets that the latest models are not quite as bright as some people would prefer.

We placed several new items on the list, adding a mix of spotlight-style fixtures, pathway lights, and a set of solar-powered in-ground models. An advantage of the Hinkley 1536BZ is the diverse range of options it offers: three types of finishes and a variety of different wattage ratings. And while multicolored lights certainly aren’t for everyone, the Beau Jardin Garden is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to go above and beyond the standard hue; it alternates between red, green blue, yellow, pink, purple and white lighting.

We’ve also noted that the Goodsmann Equinox, Pinnacle Taurus and Moonrays 95557 all provide good energy efficiency.

Special Honors

Garden Light LED An American manufacturer that supplies products directly to the LED landscape lighting industry, Garden Light LED has a wide range of offerings, including spot lights, deck lights, water lights, in-ground well lights, and path lights. The company recently worked with the Culver’s restaurant chain to revamp its use of outdoor architectural lighting.

Cast Landscape Cast Landscape offers landscape lighting that will bring architectural details to life by highlighting the surface texture of pathways, walls, decks and other outdoor furnishings. You can’t buy directly from the website, but you can easily search for the nearest distributor by zip code.

Hunza Pond Lite Plenty of standard landscape lights are advertised as waterproof, but that doesn’t mean they’re suitable for use underwater. By installing this heavy-duty, adjustable light at the bottom of your pond, you can create an alluring glow in that water that enhances the nighttime ambiance of the surrounding area.

4. Zuckeo Gardens

5. Hinkley 1536BZ

6. Beau Jardin Outdoor

7. Pinnacle Taurus

8. Urpower Spotlights

9. Otdair Disk

10. Westinghouse Pathlights

Sam Kraft
Last updated by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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