Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lights and Driveway Lights

Beautiful outdoor spaces need to be lit just right. Here at Restoration Online, our range of outdoor lights include every popular style and architectural period you have been looking for, with a wide range of driveway lights, porch lights, backyard and landscape lighting, along with outdoor lights for patios. Our selection also includes a beautiful range of vintage outdoor lights in Australia for that extra special touch.

Backyard and driveway lights serve not only to demonstrate the beauty of your landscaping, but also to help light the way for residents and guests on their way back to the house at night. Beyond beauty, your outdoor lights must also be high functioning. They may serve as security lighting triggered by motion sensors, or they could be safety lighting for areas like the pool or outdoor spa. 

We are the restoration specialists who specialise in sourcing the highest quality modern reproductions for popular styles and periods throughout Australian architecture. We are the place that you come to for the perfect Federation style door hardware and light switches, and we are the place that you come to for the best in outdoor lights and lighting designs.

How to hang outdoor lights in Australia

How you choose to hang exterior wall lights or chain pendants outside will depend on the kind of space that you’re trying to generate. If you have a covered entertaining area, hanging lights are a wonderful way of creating a relaxed ambience that is still functionally lit. There is a festive air to hanging lights too that puts everyone in a social and talkative mood.

For outdoor dining areas consider some scatter lanterns and outdoor lamps that bring a sense of occasion to the space. This way it’s easy to dress up or dress down your outdoor dining space, depending on the event. LED globes are long-lasting and durable and good energy efficient bulbs will last you up to 10 years of regular service.

If you’re in the creative mood, then consider what you would like to hold your post lights in. Using a wooden pole as a base for string lights that you can use as deck lighting or even as a false outdoor ceiling of light, you can secure your wooden pole in a large potted plant base. Plant some cheerful greenery or flowers to accent the pot and you have a dual purpose decorative space that also serves to help you plan your outdoor lights.

Bunker lights and step lights help to light pathways and heavily trafficked areas but you can team these highly functional exterior wall lights with a stunning porch light like our Art Deco inspired outside lights available in stunning finishes like antique bronze, clean and simple matte black, a slightly warmer antique black as well as classic antique brass and nickel.

How many lumens for outdoor wall lights?

The brightness you want from your outdoor lights will depend on where they are positioned and why they’re there. For example, path and step lights are best around 100 lumens whereas flood lights like balcony lights should be about 700 lumens. 

Underwater lights generally hover around 200 to 400 lumens while general landscape lights like under eave lights and pillar lights can range from 30 to 500 lumens. Again, it will depend on how dark the area is at night and what you need the brightness for.

Are LEDs suitable for outside lights?

All outdoor lights will tell you whether they are outdoor rated and it’s the same with the bulbs that you choose. LED downlights and LED solar lights are absolutely perfect for outdoor use. If the LED light is expected to be exposed to the weather directly, then it should be UL damp or wet location listed but this will depend on the level of exposure.

Buy outdoor lights for your patio online

When you choose to shop online with Restoration Online, you’re shopping with a team of experts who have over 40 years of building and restoration experience. 

If you’re looking for a particular style of light or you’re not sure whether what you’ve chosen will be suitable, then please feel free to get in contact with us and we can point you in the direction of exactly what you’re looking for. If we don’t seem to have it, then we can usually arrange for modifications to our existing stock or, at the very least, ensure you have the details of a specialist stockist who does have what you’re looking for. It’s all part of our service.

We also screen every order that we send out for accuracy, including making sure that you have ordered everything you need to complete your installation in the right materials and style. For example, if you’re purchasing a new outdoor light or multiple light fittings, but we note that not all of your pieces are of the same design or type and it seems out of place, then we’ll get in touch with you. 

Our screening process is a quick once over on your total order ensuring that you haven’t accidentally ordered something of the wrong size or type. If we do flag anything then we’ll let you know as soon as possible, saving you time spent receiving the wrong item and exchanging it for the right one.

Browse our selection of outdoor lights online and when you buy with us you will enjoy quick and easy shipping on every order direct to your project site anywhere in Australia.