The best outdoor wall lights for your garden in 2023
Formal or relaxed, vintage or modern. Here are ten outdoor wall lights for the garden. Compiled by Katie Dutton
There are a number of reasons to invest in a reliable outdoor light, whether you want to create a welcoming space for waiting guests, set up a security feature to protect your home, or shine a light on pathways, plants or outside seating areas at night.
Whatever the function, there are a range of options available, so we’ve selected some of the best outdoor wall lights that will brighten up your garden space.
For more ideas, see our garden lighting ideas guide.
Best outdoor wall lights to illuminate your garden
Scorpius Outdoor Wall Light
In a sleek yet distinct dome shape, this Scorpius outdoor wall light is a robust piece that will shine a light on your front door, garden fences or gazebo areas. Most suitable for coastal locations, it has a distinctive copper look which means it will stand out even in the daylight.
Recommended for sheltered outdoor use, the unlacquered copper colour will eventually fade back to a green tinted verdigris finish, however it’s still a durable piece with the sturdy steel material having a galvanised finish.
Lucide Outdoor Wall Light
Both the lamp itself and the connecting wall plate feature black aluminium in a classic lantern design. Combined with the round, cloudy bulb (not included) it will create an antique feel in your green space, perfect for setting an ambient atmosphere throughout your garden.
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Finsbury Outdoor Wall Light
- Buy now from Garden Trading (£55.00), Wildbounds (£54.95).
A mix of modern and industrial design, this charcoal grey wall light will create a warm welcome to your home. Compatible with motion sensors, it can double up as a security feature, or be used to create a functional spot of light for yourself and any guests.
Belgrave Carriage Light
- Buy now from Amazon (£99.85), Garden Trading (£95.00).
A versatile light that fits in both a contemporary or classic setting, the Belgrave Carriage will light up your garden from any angle, with 4 sides made from glass that let the light fully shine through.
A robust piece, made from a powder coated steel frame - it has an off-black finish to create a subtle, minimalist effect. It’s also motion sensor compatible, for maximum convenience.
The carriage light can also be fitted upwards or downwards, depending on the light direction and aesthetic you're after. It has an IP44 rating, too, which should provide some protection from water and dust.
iihome Solar Garden Light
With 36ft of cable that features 60 high quality LED crystal balls, you’ll have lengths of light to illuminate your patio or outdoor dining area. Fuelled by solar power even through rainy weather, they can produce between 12-16 hours of lighting at night after 8-10 hours of daily charge, perfect for setting a relaxing ambience on the darkest evenings.
Romantic Outdoor Bronze Lantern
- Buy now from Lamp and Light (£60.95), ManoMano (£31.95).
A vintage design, featuring old glass for added effect, this outdoor bronze lantern is a good size for any dark area with a height of 34cm and a depth of 18cm. It has an E27 light fitting which means it has a light source that hits a maximum of 60 watts, which should be more than enough to light up your desired spot.
St Ives Harbour Outdoor Pendant Light
Fully waterproof, the Harbour Outdoor Pendant can be relied upon in any weather condition, creating an atmospheric glow wherever it hangs. Crafted from galvanised steel, it has an adjustable length of cable 2.5 metres long, which means you can hang it at the height that works for you.
Endon Drayton Outdoor Wall Light
A traditional lantern design with a modern, dimmable light, this outdoor lamp is a perfect blend of classic and contemporary. Featuring a matt black painted finish with clear glass shade, it’s a great, practical feature.
Auraglow Motion Sensor Light
This sophisticated motion sensor can be fully adjusted to suit your needs, whether you want to maximise the sensor range or set illumination time to last anywhere between eight seconds to five minutes. For added convenience there’s also an option to override the sensor entirely and simply use it as a manual outdoor light by connecting to the mains switch.
Colmar Coffee Outdoor Wall Light
A minimalist design crafted from steel and glass, this outdoor light is a subtle and stylish addition. Finished with a coffee bean colour it has a dimmable light, so you can decide on the glow it emits through its glass case, whether you want a brighter glow to light up a tree, or a more relaxed glimmer for outdoor dining.
For more light options, see our guides to the best solar garden lights, the best garden lanterns, and the best portable lights.
Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.
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