Outdoor wall lanterns brighten the exterior of a building with a warm and inviting atmosphere. They use a decorative design to brighten a doorway or entryway for safety and security while providing a stylish appearance. Because outdoor wall mount light fixtures function as exterior lighting, they should include a weather-proof or weather resistant rating. Certain lanterns may offer a motion sensor and photocell option as well.
HomElectrical carries many different style outdoor wall lights, including lantern designs, coach lights, and wall sconces. You can find options available in a variety of colors, including white, shades of bronze like oil rubbed or mahogany bronze, and black finish options. You can also find options that use a replaceable bulb or an integrated LED.
Outdoor wall lights work as exterior lighting. They often install near doorways, entryways, or on porches. They can also add a decorative touch to a garage door, deck, or pool area.
When choosing a wall light to match your home, the size of the light matters. If you plan to use a single fixture near doorways, choose a light that measures 1/3 the size of your door. If you want a fixture on both sides of the door, choose lights that measure 1/4 the height of the door for optimal lighting. Hang the fixtures so the center point falls around 5.5 feet to 6 feet high.