Get ready for Summer with Hampton Bay Outdoor Lighting Shop Now Shop Landscape & Deck Lighting Walkway & Path Lights Illuminate pathways to create an inviting outdoor atmosphere Flood Lights & Spotlights Highlight key features in your landscape to create the perfect glow Deck Lighting Creates the perfect mood when entertaining outdoors Shop Decorative Lighting Wall Lights Add a warm and welcoming illumination to your door or porch Flushmount Ceiling Lights Great decorative option for porches Hanging Lights Step up your décor with outdoor chandeliers & pendants Outdoor Ceiling Fans Cool off with outdoor ceiling fans. Post Lights Add old world charm to your outdoor space. String Lights Add the perfect decorative touch to outdoor spaces. Shop Security Lighting Area Lights Flood Lights & Spotlights Wall Packs Shop Related Items Outdoor Lighting Accessories Light Bulbs Outdoor Lamps Outdoor Lighting Buying Guide When the sun goes down, nothing makes more of an impact on your home’s curb than your choices for outdoor lighting. Whether it’s patio lights or porch lights, lighting for outdoor entertainment spaces or landscape lights, we want to help you step your outdoor lighting game up and truly bring out your personal style. Create a luminous vision that truly modernizes and uplifts your home to any visitor or passerby with outdoor floor lamps and torches. For a touch of the baroque, consider an antique outdoor wall lamp. Or, for a more contemporary feel, go with a modern brushed nickel LED wall lamp. The possibilities are absolutely endless! And, with driveways and pathways lit with beautiful landscape lighting, your home and family will be safer and more secure. It can be as simple as a row of LED solar lights or as ornate as an array of solar decorative jars. Lights with motion sensors will heighten security and increase energy efficiency. Whatever direction you go in, we’ve got you covered. The Home Depot provides a huge selection of outdoor lighting products from the best brands, and you can get them at our everyday low prices to fit any budget! You’re completely out of excuses, so shop our superior selection and get started updating your home’s outdoor lighting today!
There’s nothing better for adding an elegant, magical ambiance to your backyard or deck than outdoor lighting. It’s great, too, for enhancing curb appeal in the front of your house. Landscape lighting increases your home security, too. Installing your own DIY landscape lighting is pretty easy, too. DIY blogger Robin Gay of All Things Heart and Home has done some pretty amazing things with outdoor lighting in her yard. Here she shows up how to set up a DIY outdoor lighting system. Outdoor living before the sun goes down is lovely. But add a little landscape lighting and moonlight to the mix and you’ve got an enchanting backdrop for all your outside celebrations! If you’d like to add some DIY landscape lighting to your outdoor living area, I’d love to show you how we did ours! Adding DIY Landscaping Lights First, decide on a plan- Consider what you’d like to accent. Some questions to get you started… What part of your yard, flower beds, water features or trees would you like illuminated? Do you want a light mounted in a tree shining down onto a particular area? (These give a moonlight effect and are so pretty when shining onto a garden area.) Do you have a space (eating area, fire pit) that would benefit from string lights? We decided to uplight a few trees and add lighting to the garden area surrounding our water feature. We also added a giant criss-cross of string lights over the fire pit. Let’s start with the up-lights… Materials for this DIY Landscaping Light Project LED Spotlights Low Voltage Power Pack Low Voltage Electrical Wire (the amount depends on your lighting plan) Electrical Wire Strippers Phillips Screwdriver Cement Anchors or Wood Screws to Mount Your Power Pack Step 1 Assemble the lights according to the directions. Step 2 Place the lights in the locations that you’ve chosen in your plan. Step 3 Find an outdoor electrical outlet close to the space you’re working on, and mount the power pack close to the outlet. We used cement anchors for brick, but you can use wood screws for mounting to the side of your house. DO NOT PLUG POWER PACK INTO POWER SOURCE YET. Step 4 Take one end of your wire and lay it at the farthest light from the power pack. Now, lay the wire from light to light until you make your way to the power pack-don’t pull the wire tight. (Keep in mind you’ll want to bury or cover the wire later, so keep the wire in pine/mulch islands or around the perimeter of your lawn.) Step 5 Connect wire to the power pack by taking the power pack off the wall … Using wire strippers, strip the wires as shown. Attach the stripped wires to the terminals on the back of the power pack. Now put your power pack back on the wall. DO NOT PLUG POWER PACK INTO POWER SOURCE YET. Step 6 Connect the wires at each light location according to your instructions. Step 7 Stick your lights back into the ground! Step 8 Plug the power pack into power source and set automatic timer according to instructions. Step 9 Go back through your yard and cover the electrical wire with pine straw or mulch if it’s located in a bed, or you can dig a shallow trench to bury the wire. Once your lights are working, wait till dusk and make sure your lights are pointing in the right direction. Adjust as necessary! Adding String Lights Now for another layer of ambiance using string lights! Materials needed to add string lights Screw Eyes Wire Rope (1/16 inch) – The amount depends on how many lights you’ll be hanging. The rope serves as support for using multiple strings of lights over a large area.You won’t need wire rope if you’re hanging just a few lights. Turn Buckle With a Hook and an Eye Wire Rope Clip Pliers String Lights Zip Ties If you haven’t done so already, now’s the time to decide where you want your string lights. Also consider exactly where you’ll attach them. We decided to attach ours onto our decking and a few trees, creating a criss-cross pattern over the fire pit and waterfall. If you don’t have trees or decking available, you could easily install poles or for a temporary solution…like maybe if you’ll be throwing a bunch of parties this summer, you could put poles into weighted buckets! Step 1 When you decide on where and how you’ll hang your lights, add screw eyes and connect the cable to the eye. Secure with the wire rope clip. Tighten the nuts. Step 2 Take the other end of the cable to the corresponding tree or pole you’re using to attach your lights. Extend the turn buckle by spinning the center and run the cable through the eye. Place the wire rope clip on the cable but don’t tighten. Attach the hook end of the turn buckle to the eye you put in the tree or pole, then pull the slack out of the cable to tighten. Secure the wire rope clip. The turn buckle can now be adjusted to tighten the entire length of the cable. (Ours was 70 feet, so we needed extra tension to keep the lights from sagging in the center.) Step 3 Now it’s time to hang your lights! Plug the first set of string lights into your extension cord to test and begin hanging the lights on the cable with zip ties. Continue to connect your lights and hang them with the zip ties. Remember, don’t connect more than the recommended number of strings. I like them even in the daylight, but when the sun starts to go down… …these little string lights… …add a whole lot of atmosphere! Adding another easy layer of outdoor lighting can be fun, like these beautiful lanterns from Home Depot. (When you use a battery operated candle, the candle can be set to come on at the same time your landscape lights flicker on!) It’s easy to give your outdoor space a soft inviting glow that will keep you spending your nights under the stars right up until that first freeze! 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Light Up Your Exterior Want to light up the night with exterior lights for your home? The Home Depot can help you make your home safer and more visually appealing after the sun sets with our huge selection of outdoor lighting fixtures. We carry a wide range of products from top manufacturers and offer competitive prices that suit every budget. You can shop online and have your outdoor lights shipped right to your door, or arrange to pick up your new lights at your closest store. Types of Lights for Every Need Outdoor lights fall into one of many categories. Each type of outdoor lighting has a specific purpose and its own unique features. Some of the most popular types of outdoor lighting: Outdoor Wall Lighting mounts to a wall and is used to illuminate the facade of a home; you can install these lights on the front, sides and back of your house or on the patio, deck or porch. Landscape Lighting features stakes that secure lights into the ground; landscape lighting serves both a fashionable and functional purpose, allowing the features of your landscaping to be enjoyed at night and illuminating walkways to improve safety. Outdoor Ceiling Lights illuminate covered porches, patios and decks; these fixtures provide ambient lighting, so you can see to enter your home or to entertain outdoors. Post Lights mount on poles and posts; these lights typically illuminate driveways, walkways and entryways while enhancing the appearance of a home. Deck and Step Lights light up outdoor living spaces like pools and decks; their primary purpose is to help you see clearly to avoid trip-and-fall accidents. Security and Flood Lights usually mount on the wall; these fixtures shine out onto the yard and provide light to ensure safety and discourage thieves from targeting your home. Outdoor Decorative Lights include string lights and other fixtures; these lights help to set a festive mood for everyday use, parties and the holidays. Find the Perfect Light Need some help choosing outdoor lights? Our buying guides can help you get started. When you’re ready to begin shopping, simply click the links above to browse by category or technology and find the best options to light up your exterior.