Updated March 14, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Outdoor Post Lights

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Not only does an outdoor post light serve as a stylish addition to your home's exterior, but it can also act as a deterrent to unwanted visitors who’d prefer to approach your home under the cover of darkness. Available in both wired and energy-efficient, solar-powered options, these are ideal for adding a decorative touch to your property and can help keep your loved ones safe, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. PierSurplus Tall

2. Bellagio High Bronze

3. Hampton Bay 3-Head

Editor's Notes

March 12, 2019:

If you're searching for an outdoor post light, then you're either replacing one that's already been safely wired into the ground by an electrician, or you're hoping to acquire something brand new to install with wiring or without. You'll find a product to fit each of those scenarios on this list. We favored products powered by solar energy, as well as those that can take any standard A16 bulb, in addition to weather-resistant finishes, wet location ratings and tough construction. After that, it's a matter of aesthetic tastes, which is why we incorporated everything from the intricate (Etoplighting Lantern, PierSurplus Tall) and the nautical (Sea Gull Lighting Sebring, Acclaim 87BK Mariner) as well as contemporary choices (PLC Lighting Tusk Collection, Sunlite Neckless). The PierSurplus Tall took the top spot since it is easily assembled, energy efficient, and has added decorative capability due to its scrolled hanging bar.

4. Kemeco Landscape

5. Sterno Home Black

6. Sea Gull Lighting Sebring

7. Sunlite Neckless

8. Acclaim 87BK Mariner

9. PLC Lighting Tusk Collection

10. Etoplighting Lantern

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on March 14, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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