Best Porch & Patio Lights

Lighting your patio or porch may at first glance seem like a simple concept. All you have to do is look at porch and patio lights for sale online or browse the nearest lighting store and choose one, right? Only, if that is your approach, you might get it home and realize your selected outdoor lighting is not compatible with the power source you have available. Or perhaps it doesn’t have the correct mount for where you want to place it. Maybe the light is too dim or the material is not weather resistant. The best way to ensure you choose the correct outdoor lighting is to carefully consider a few important aspects before making your selection. Legendary Lighting is here to provide a few tips on choosing exterior lighting so that you get the right light from the very start. 

What Lighting is Best for Outdoors?

When considering outdoor lights for houses, yards, and porches, take into account the following factors to ensure you select the best fixture for your specific needs. 


Lighting Fixture & Mount Type

You’ll need to think about the area that you’re trying to illuminate. There are wall-mounted lights and sconces available if your porch is connected to an outside wall of your home. If you have a covered patio, consider a hanging exterior lantern or pendant mount. Post lights are a nice option if you have landscaping surrounding your porch and you want lights at regular intervals along the edge of the porch. Considering the lighting fixture and mount type is a great place to begin your search.

Material for Durability and Weather Resistance

Outdoor lighting must be designed to withstand the elements. Legendary Lighting uses American-made copper and we’ve selected this material because it survives rain, direct sun, wind, and a wide temperature range. Plus, copper requires very little maintenance, lasts for decades, and will not corrode or rust. Selecting a copper exterior lighting solution means you will not have to replace it after the first winter storm or hot summer day!

Lighting Effect Options

There are gas and electric exterior lighting options available to you. If you want a bright light that can be adjusted and aimed at specific places of your patio, electric lighting may be the best option. If you are seeking a warm glow that creates an inviting and relaxing ambiance, then gas patio lighting is the best choice for you. 

Energy Efficiency & Compliance

You may also want to consider energy-efficient lighting such as LED exterior lighting which provides long-lasting, bright light without consuming a ton of power. Gas lanterns are another fantastic outdoor lighting solution that minimizes energy usage and cost. Also check into local building and safety codes to avoid any compliance issues or violations and that your lighting is safe. 

Patio Lighting Styles

For most people, one of the most important aspects of outdoor lighting is the shape, size, finish, and style of the lighting fixture. Consider the aesthetics of your home and select lighting that integrates into your existing style. There are various designs and styles of porch lighting, including everything from modern or traditional to rustic or timeless.


Exterior Lighting Fixtures

Legendary Lighting’s premium copper outdoor lighting has made a mark in porch and patio lighting. Our versatile styles and durable craftsmanship set our custom outdoor gas and electric lanterns apart in the world of lighting solutions. Shop today! 

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