Updated October 05, 2019 by Gabrielle Taylor

The 10 Best Outdoor Wall Lights

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Darkness can be a safety hazard and a security risk. By installing one of these outdoor wall lights, you can illuminate a porch, front door, or rear access point, making it easier to see outside when the Sun goes down and forcing any unwanted visitors to think twice about approaching your home or business. Our list includes a variety of styles at price points to fit into any budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best outdoor wall light on Amazon.

10. Awakingdemi Garden

9. Trans Globe Lighting Patrician

8. Westinghouse Jelly Jar

7. Trans Globe Lighting Wentworth

6. Globe Electric Charlie

5. John Timberland Bellagio

4. Westinghouse Graphite

3. John Timberland Sconce

2. Globe Electric Turner

1. Design House Mason 1

Editor's Notes

October 01, 2019:

In addition to providing light to help you unlock your door at night, outdoor lighting also adds a decorative touch to your home's exterior. If you prefer traditional styles, it's hard to go wrong with the Design House Mason 1. It's available in 10.5-inch and 13.13-inch diameters and comes in seven finishes, including black, white, oil-rubbed bronze, and forest green, so you can choose the one that best fits in with your existing decor. The Trans Globe Lighting Wentworth also has a classic design, with a lantern-style housing and an elegant curved arm, but it can be somewhat difficult to install completely flush against the wall depending on the placement of your electrical box. The John Timberland Bellagio is a bit more ornate, with champagne-tinted hammered glass for an antique European look, and it holds three candelabra base bulbs with a maximum of 40 watts. For a true vintage vibe, both the Globe Electric Turner and Globe Electric Charlie look great paired with an Edison bulb.

If you're looking for something more modern, consider the Westinghouse Graphite. It has a simple cylindrical housing with a polished grey finish that will match any color scheme. The larger size is 15 inches tall and lights up from the top and bottom, while the smaller one is 7 inches tall and only puts out light from the bottom. The John Timberland Sconce has a sleek industrial look and a low-profile design that only sticks out about 4-1/2 inches from the wall, so it's great for walkways and other narrow spaces. It comes in two sizes and can be mounted either vertically or horizontally.


Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on October 05, 2019 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.


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