Porch Lights – Define Your Home Style

When it comes to porch lights I nearly always install 120 volt lighting. Wiring is usually straightforward as most homes have existing lights you can replace and if you need to start from scratch – cable can usually be taken from inside directly through the wall quite easily. Switching can also be installed inside the home for easy access. Although porch lighting is usually not technically outside, it is important to fit outdoor rated lighting for extra safety. Various porch lights also lend themselves to outdoor wall lighting applications.

The trick is to match the outdoor light fixture to your home style – modern for a more contemporary home and traditional for a more old fashioned style of house. I always try to fit a good quality porch light – it is one light where the appearance of the light unit is really important. It will be very prominently displayed at the entrance to you home for all to see – day and night – so make sure you choose something that looks good. Spending a little extra can have a positive impact on your overall landscape lighting display. Check out my selections below to see what may suit your style of home – in the end it is a matter of personal taste.


Contemporary 120v Porch Lights


Designer Porch Lights – Something a Bit Special

Hinkley Atlantis 1648BZ 2 Light 40 watt Outdoor Wall Lighting in Bronze

The Hinkley 1648BZ is an Exterior Medium Wall Mount Light Fixture in the Bronze Finish with Etched Glass Lens. (UL) Approved for WET or Damp Locations.
Minka Lavery Outdoor Bay View 9801-144 1-LT 60w Wall Lighting in Brushed Stainless Steel

The Minka-Lavery Outdoor 9801-144 is a Small Pocket Lantern Light Fixture from the Bay View Collection. Flush clean and contemporary describes our Bay View collection. Offered in two sizes and two finishes. (UL) Approved for WET or Damp Locations
Kichler Curve Architectural Bronze 12″ Outdoor Wall Light

This sleek outdoor wall light is crafted from aluminum and presented in an architectural bronze finish. This updated look features smoked umber glass.


Traditional Style Porch Lights

Westinghouse Lighting 6482900 Energy Star One-Light Exterior Wall Lantern with Dusk to Dawn Sensor

6482900 The Nova Scotia Collection decorated with a textured black finish on steel with honey art glass will make your yard a piece of art. The thin black lines give the panels a window look. Features..
Kichler Lighting 49227OZ Franceasi 18-Inch Light Outdoor Wall Lantern

Featuring quality cast aluminum construction, this period-style wall offers a beautiful look for porch and patio areas. The design deftly combines a rich Olde Bronze finish with light umber seedy glass for a truly timeless look of beauty. From the Franceasi Collection by Kichler outdoor lighting.
Heath Zenith SL-4150-PB-B Motion-Activated Four-Sided Charleston Coach Light

HEATH ZENITH MOTION SENSOR COACH LIGHT *4 sided beveled glass *100 watts incandescent (not included) *Shut off delay 1,5, or 10 minutes *Test mode *Photo cell shut-off *Pulse count reliability *Sensitivity control *2 tail options *Sensor…
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