Interior Feature: Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

Outdoor Lighting Fixtures That Can Replace Your Old Tiki Torches

Still using those tiki torches you’ve had for years? Or maybe you’re not using them, but they’ve been taking up space in your garage. Either way, it’s time to get rid of those unsightly outdoor lighting sources and opt for something more modern, functional, and stylish. Here are four outdoor lighting options that will take your outdoor space to the next level.


  1. Accent Lighting


Switching over to accent lights will better highlight the focal points in your backyard including architecture, trees, plants or water features. Accent lighting is fairly subtle and  can be installed at ground level and directed upward or installed higher up and directed downward to simulate moonlight.

  1. Solar Lanterns

To make your backyard more festive without garish tiki torches, opt for solar lanterns instead. Solar lanterns are made of colorful and durable nylon with a rechargeable LED light inside. Once its dark out, a built, in sensor turns the lights on, which can glow for up to eight hours.

  1. Tap Light Luminarias

Add your own style to the classic luminaria by using battery-run tap lights. These simple, flat, battery-operated lights turn on when they are tapped on top, and they’re sold in most hardware stores. Add your own embellishments to them by wrapping rice paper around the base and taping the ends together with double sided tape to make a cylinder.

  1. Suspended Votives

Create romantic lighting for your next outdoor soiree. Suspend a few votive candles in recycled glass tea-glass lanterns at varying heights from a few low-hanging branches.