Sophisticated Outdoor Lighting Options

No need to come inside when the sun goes down. Switch on your grown up patio lights and enjoy the night

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Go beyond patio lanterns with these shining examples of outdoor lights that’ll redefine your outdoor lifestyle

Hurricane lanterns and tea lights add charm to any outdoor space for sure, but these lights are a whole different variety. From industrial to modern, these bold accessories feature the high level of design and finishing typically reserved for their interior counterparts. These indoor-worthy luminaries truly command the spotlight.

Dock Light

A beacon that would make Jay Gatsby proud, The New Canaan replicates the dock lights that dotted the eastern shorelines in the early 20th century. Made of triplex glass and metal construction, the lights can weather the elements on your patio or dress up your interior.

Old bronze finish, $843, Hudson Valley Lighting, Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre

Ground Lamp

Grouped together, these freestanding Gregg lights could easily be mistaken for an art installation. Available in three sizes.

$303 to $1,090, Foscarini, Inform Interiors

Porcelain Hurricanes

These delicately dotted porcelain hurricanes let in rich, romantic candlelight while keeping flames protected from the elements.

$19 to $49, West Elm

Outdoor Fire Pit

Solar is a contemporary hearth ideal for a gathering. Made with polyethylene, it can be tilted for multiple effects.

Available in lacquered or wood-coated metal.

$1,021 to $1,465, Foscarini, Inform Interiors

Industrial Pendant

The Toledo Wall Sconce features hand-forged iron and an Old Silver finish for an aged effect. Looks great with an Edison bulb, not included.

$259 to $309, Troy Lighting, Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre

Suspension Light

The Gregg Suspension light features an organic, elegant shape akin to free-blown glass. Available in three sizes.

$340 to $1,082, Foscarini, Inform Interiors

Originally published in BC Home & Garden magazine. For regular updates, subscribe to our free Home and Garden e-newsletters, or purchase a subscription to the magazine.