Exterior Lighting

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A look at exterior lighting for old houses, including porch lights, patio lights, landscape lighting, garden path lighting, lanterns, gas lighting, antique reproduction lighting and more. 

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Low bell lights add atmosphere and safety to terraced steps. Photo: Chris Considine

Lighting for Porch & Patio

Light the way—and your home’s architectural details—with well-placed landscape lighting.

Rejuvenation’s ‘Ashland’ neoclassical wall sconce

Period Lanterns

The entryway or porch light looks right when it illuminates the style antecedents of the house. Early lighting designs in copper or iron have been joined by lantern types patterned on those in French monasteries, English castles, and California’s iconic Arts & Crafts houses.

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Vintage Onion Lanterns

Great sources for finding vintage onion lanterns.

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6 Options for Historic Porch Lights

When deciding on your porch light, the good news is that more than one light type can be the right choice.

Brass Light Gallery

Interior and exterior architectural lighting for your home and garden, in styles from Victorian to '30s Modern. Select from 15 finish options. Made in USA since 1974. They also have a vintage/antique lighting department, and offer expert restoration services.

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