What Is the Best Lighting for Outdoors?

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What Is the Best Lighting for Outdoors?

When you're looking for ways to illuminate your home or landscape, it's important that you choose the right lighting. Today, there are various types of light sources making it difficult to pinpoint the best one for your project.

Choosing the best lighting for your outdoor space is not a challenging feat if you keep our guidelines in mind. Read on to gain expert knowledge on how to illuminate your space.

What types of lighting are available for outdoor spaces?

Outdoor lighting can secure your home in addition to creating ambience. A few ways to build the perfect atmosphere are by using wall lamps at side entrances or windows or installing spotlights on your eaves to brighten any darker areas of the house.

While there are a number of outdoor lighting solutions, here are the three most popular types:

1. Solar Lights

You can try solar-powered lights if you want something more eco-friendly that doesn't cost much money at all. These will work best if it's sunny outside since solar panels require direct sunlight in order to charge up enough energy for your needs.

2. Spotlights

Spotlights are great at focusing on specific objects or places. These are the ideal solution as they can be placed anywhere—from pathways to trees. The ease with which they can be installed has boosted their popularity as of late. A helpful spotlight option is those with automatic sensors that light up as soon as there’s movement.

3. Decorative Lights

Decorative lights are meant to add a special touch to your garden without being too bright or harsh. These are available in many different styles and colours, guaranteeing that you find one to suit your decorating style. Not only are decorative lights simple to install but they’re cost-effective.


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How do you choose the right type of lighting for your home and landscape design?

There are a few variables to bear in mind when considering what lighting will work best for you:

1. Style

When choosing to light your home, it's important to assess what will look best in your space. It's important for your lights to complement the architecture of your house and blend with the colours and textures of your floors, walls, and ceiling.

For example, if you have a rustic-looking exterior with a red brick facade, we suggest a light that boasts an antique feel like the Ginger Table Lamp by Ethimo which diffuses light from the inside with its laminas.

2. Size

The size of your house will also determine how large or modest your outdoor lighting needs are. If you have a large house with many different areas that need lighting, it's preferable to purchase more than one fixture.

For example, if you have a pool area that needs lighting but also a patio area that doesn't get enough sunlight during certain parts of the day, then you might want to install two separate fixtures—one for each area. We recommend the Substitute Pole Outdoor Lighting by Artemide, which has a 90° adjustable pole joint, for a wider lighting range.

At FCI, we understand that choosing the perfect lighting may be overwhelming so we suggest browsing through our interior design project portfolio which shows off the hard work of our team of expert designers.

What Is the Best Lighting for Outdoors?
What Is the Best Lighting for Outdoors?


What are the benefits of using outdoor lighting fixtures?

Outdoor lighting fixtures can add a lot to your home’s appeal. Whether you’re using them to create a more inviting feel, or just want to illuminate your garden at night, outdoor lighting fixtures can help you achieve these goals.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal, outdoor lighting fixtures are highly recommended for security reasons. If you have a gate or door that leads into your garden, it can help deter potential intruders in the dark of night.

Lighting fixtures with automatic sensors are the ideal choice to keep your space serene but also be informed of any movement.

Maintenance and care for longevity

At FCI, we have curated a collection of luxury lighting from some of the world’s most exclusive brands ranging from Europe and beyond. We believe that every room should be a reflection of your style.

When it comes to lighting fixtures, you want your home to be safe, functional, and beautiful. But ensuring your outdoor lights last longer is imperative. Here are some tips on how to maintain outdoor lighting fixtures so they last longer:

  1. Be cautious when cleaning your outdoor lights. Some materials can be damaged by harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft cloth with warm water and mild soap.
  2. Use the right bulbs in your outdoor lighting. Heat-resistant bulbs are best for outdoor use since they won't burn out as quickly when exposed to heat from lamps and other sources of light.
  3. Keep the area around your lights clean by sweeping up any debris that may fall into them over time (e.g leaves from trees). This will prevent dust from building up inside the fixture which can cause it not to work properly anymore over time.


If you're looking for a specific recommendation on which light to use outdoors, the result depends largely on the location and needs of your project. In other words, your first step should be to identify what you need out of lighting in that specific circumstance and go from there.

If you're interested in a small lighting project, you might also consider solar path lights that provide an alternative to stake lights while adding some greenery to your yard. The final choice will always come down to personal preference but with all of the information in this article, you should have a much easier time making your decision.

Are you looking for some help with your lighting? Our expert design team is ready to chat with you. You can also visit our London showroom to get a first-hand look at our luxury items on display.

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