Updated January 06, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Outdoor Recessed Lights

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in December of 2018. With all the excellent outdoor recessed lights readily available, there is no reason for your yard, deck, or front of your home to suffer from bland, drab darkness. Many of today's best models are so simple to install that even the most timid of DIYers can have them up and running quickly, and some offer features that make them highly practical, including motion detection. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best outdoor recessed light on Amazon.

10. Cloudy Bay Step Light

9. LampLust Brick

8. Parmida Retrofit 4-Pack

7. Tomshine 16-Pack

6. Lithonia OneUp

5. Youtob Motion Sensing

4. Globe Electric 4-Inch

3. Sengled Smart Security Floodlight

2. FVTLED Landscape Lights

1. SkyGenius LED Deck Kit

Editor's Notes

January 02, 2019:

Added several plug-and-play models for those who do not wish to tackle wiring, including the SkyGenius LED Deck Kit and the Tomshine 16-Pack. Also selected the Sengled Smart Security Floodlight; although it isn't technically a recessed unit, it can be used with a variety of existing fixtures and offers excellent motion detection and brightness. The Parmida Retrofit 4-Pack was also included despite issues with their clips, which is dependent upon the size and age of the cans into which they're installed.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on January 06, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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