Post and Pier Lights: An Atmospheric Outdoor Lighting Solution
There is something timeless and enchanting about a traditional lamppost. Transport yourself back to nineteenth century London with wrought iron post and pier lights and turn your back yard, patio or the outside of your business premises into a chic and stylish place to be. Our collection of pier and post lights has something to suit everyone’s tastes. Whether you want something retro or rustic, sleek and contemporary or wonderfully minimalist and understated, you will be delighted by the expansive collection of light fixtures that we have put together for you. In addition, we have lamppost style light fixtures that come in all shapes and sizes. So, it does not matter how large the outdoor space attached to your property is, you will be able to adorn it with these unique light fixtures in a way that helps to bring out its natural beauty.
Though the classic Victorian style lamppost is definitely here to stay, there are so many other inspiring ways to integrate pier or post lighting into your living space. To help you to make the most of this collection, below you will be able to find some hints and tips for placing pier and post light fixtures in various contexts: in the garden, on paved spaces and driveways and on decking. So what are you waiting for? Get started right away and enjoy finding some elegant new outdoor lighting.
Using Post Lighting in the Garden
Classic post lights conjure up images of misty Victorian parks, filled with enchantment and promise. As such, they look wonderful when installed on your garden lawn. A row of post lights looks fantastic when arrayed along a garden path, or you can simply space these lights out across an expansive lawn. One fantastic way to use LED post lights, for example, is to place them beside benches on your lawn so that they shed light on you and your guests as you sit and socialize, sip a glass of wine or simply enjoy the sunset. These lamps can be set up to be sensitive to darkness and motion so that they automatically come on as dusk sets in, just as street lamps turn on at the same time.
Let your garden lighting blend in with the verdant surroundings by opting for elegant, unobtrusive lampposts. We have plenty of lamppost style garden light fixtures in stock with floral designs on, too. Metallic flowers, wrought iron leaves and curled elements that evoke the tendrils of leaves and shrubs all lend a subtle touch to this style of garden lighting. If you want to customize your exterior lighting, then make sure to check out our expansive collection of lamppost parts and accessories. From metallic roses to candle tube style bulbs, and from glass and crystal elements that will help to scatter the light brilliantly to ornamental chains, we have plenty of options for you to make that garden pole lighting your own.
If your garden has been landscaped, then you can use a landscape light post to highlight features that you are especially proud of. Whether that is a water feature or a beautifully contoured hill, an elegant rockery or a quiet nook that is perfect for relaxing in, adding in a down lighting lamp post to these landscaped areas will enable you to bring out their charm to the utmost.
If your back yard or garden can be approached by means of a gateway, moreover, one excellent way to create a good first impression when visitor’s first approach is to have two lamp posts either side of the gate. There are various ways in which you can do this. Two posts with decorative globes on the top of them is always sure to look bold and impressive for instance, and to help your home to stand out from the crowd in a residential area. Or, opt for two simple wrought iron posts with hanging lanterns, or just a pair of minimalist poles with a simple geometric shape on the top and softly glowing bulbs. You can take the same approach with your driveway or even your front porch – any entranceway that you would like to make that little bit more magnificent, opulent and eye catching.
Installing deck post lights beside lakes or pools
If you are lucky enough to live beside a natural body of water (for instance, if your home backs up onto a lake or has a pond in the middle of the lawn or a stream running through it), or if you have a man made swimming pool in the back yard, then pier lights are an excellent choice. Pier lights and decking are a match made in heaven, and the sight of the softly diffused light from a pier light fixture reflecting on the water creates a truly magical effect. Experiment with different colored bulbs in this context, and see the benefits of creating a gentle pinkish or orange glow beside a garden pond, or a larger body of water.
The classic way to install pier lights outdoors is to take a length of pier-style decking stretching out into a lake and to space the pier lights along it. This creates what looks like a pathway of light and as well as being beautiful to look at such a pathway also has the practical function of enabling you to see the way to your boat moored at the end of the pier in the darkness. Pier lighting comes in many forms. You can opt for pier post lighting, for example, which raises the level of the lights up to the top of a post. Or, you can choose pier lights that come either on very low posts or without posts at all. Many people prefer to install these lower lights on piers as it helps to mark out the edges of the decking much more definitely.
You do not need to have a water feature or large body of water in your back yard in order to make the most of our pier light collection, however. As has already been mentioned, this style of light fixture is designed to work perfectly with wood and decking. And so, you can also install pier lights on a simple area of decking in your garden. Placing pier lights at all four corners of a square area of decking helps to create a wonderful area for socializing in, for example. One brilliant option here is the post cap light. Post cap lights are low, sturdy lamps that offer wide-ranging illumination. They are perfect for placing on any area of wooden decking where you like to sit. If you are worried about attracting insects, then there is a simple solution to that issue too, as many modern bulbs are designed to produce light that repels rather than attracts moths, gnats, and similar nighttime critters.
In short, pier lighting and decking are quite simply made for each other. This is especially the case when the decking is located beside a body of water. Our selection of pier mount lights, yard light posts and other types of pier lighting has something that will appeal to everyone. If you want to place some of this style of lighting beside a swimming pool, for example, why not go all out with a retro nautical theme by choosing pier lighting that features a clean white post with a classic glass style nautical lantern. Clean aluminum pier lighting looks great for more modern style gardens or lake front homes, whilst pier lights that have scrolled designs around the base and metal work in antique iron and copper hues are perfect for evoking a bygone age beside a romantic lake or pool.
Installing a post light post light fixture in a driveway, patio or other paved space
Another context that is simply made for Victorian style street lights is any kind of paved space. After all, these lamps were traditionally used (and still are in many parts of London) along nineteenth century pavements and in paved city squares. Post top lights made of classic matte iron will help you to evoke this effect on your patio, and they will work very well indeed with metallic patio ornaments. If you want a more subtle approach, you can create a handsome effect by opting for slender light posts in a pale shade such as creamy white, matte gray or light green. Placed at the corners of your patio, these LED post lights will help you to create a wonderfully atmospheric space for enjoying al fresco dinners or simply sharing a bottle of wine with friends as you watch the evening set in. Using low voltage bulbs is always an option here if you do not want to create a glow that is too sharp and bright.
If you want to create a gently striking effect with an unusually shaped lamp, there are plenty of options to explore. One such option, for example, is to choose a branching lamppost with a three light design. This provides excellent down lighting and also will subtly mirror the branches of the trees around in the garden, helping to integrate your outdoor lighting with the natural surroundings.
More functional types of post light pole can be installed in driveways and garage areas. Here, you may simply need some tall security lights that will snap on whenever you arrive home and help you to find your car keys and unlock the garage door. Something slender, sleek and modern looking may be in order here – and we can provide you with post top lights that have a cool, industrial edge to them. Integrated with motion sensing technology, these types of LED post lighting will provide you with additional security as you go about your business outside. They will also help to deter intruders on your property, particularly if you fit them with extra bright floodlight style beams. These functional, futuristic types of lights are very well suited to commercial properties. If your office has a communal garage or parking area, or a long driveway leading up to it, then it is definitely worth considering kitting these areas out with tall light fixtures that will help to flood the area with light whenever it is needed most.
From the quaint and kooky to the bold and industrial, light poles look fantastic on paved areas. So, if you want to add some oomph to your patio, simply add in an attractive standing lantern on a pole. The addition of an elegant light fixture such as this will immediately transform even a small patio space into a beautiful, relaxing area for enjoying the great outdoors.
Be inspired to enhance your outdoor spaces with pier lights or street lamp style lighting
Some kinds of light fitting are timeless, and pier and street lamp style lighting is a key example of this. As the examples above have shown, the addition of pier lights or lamp posts to a garden, pier, decking or patio area – or even a communal, commercial garage area – will really enhance these types of outdoor spaces.
This type of lighting has its roots in two traditions. Firstly, in the classic Victorian wrought iron lighting of merry old England, where gas street lamps would be lit by hand every evening to light the pavements and parks. Secondly, pier lights draw their roots from the lights that are traditionally placed beside bodies of water to mark the edges of the water and to help people rowing boats or sailing to find their way home. As such, these types of light fixture have a long and rich history. As you help to redesign your outdoor spaces, you can pick and choose whichever parts of this history appeal to you. Perhaps you want that classic wrought iron look? Or maybe you want to bring your pole lighting right up to date with clean and crisp geometric designs and a sense of sleek, futuristic functionality? Whatever your tastes, you will be able to satisfy them in our expansive, varied and inspiring collection.