Aris Modern Outdoor Lighting Fixtures by
Hubbardton Forge
Choosing Your Front Door Fixtures

The front door to welcomes you, welcomes friends and sets the tone for your entire home. Choosing the lighting that will accomplish , look fantastic AND most importantly provide adequate light is our specialty. Let us help you.

You’ll want to take note of your home’s architectural style so your outdoor fixtures complement it. Also, large windows near the entrance that allow indoor light out affect how much light you’ll need for your entryway. A roof or covered porch over the entrance will similarly influence your outdoor entryway lighting plan.
Fourteenth Colony Hanging Gas Fixtures are perfect in both the entry porch as well as the upper balcony. Their style, while versatile, is a perfect compliment to this particular Victorian home.
Outdoor Front Entry
Filo 23 OUtdoor Wall Light by Tech Lighting
Cambria Wall Lights and Pendant by Modern Forms Lighting
Hawthorne Wall Fixtures by WAC Lighting
Collage Wall Fixtures by Hubbardton Forge
Stripe by Sonneman
Modern Gas Lantern by Fourteenth Colony Lighting

Wall lights can be used in combination with ceiling lighting to fill in gaps in illumination, or on their own. Sizing of wall lights will be determined by the height of your door. If you are using one wall light, it should be approximately one-third the height of the door. With two lights, they should be approximately one-quarter the height of the door. In both cases they should be mounted so that the center of the lamp is 66 inches above the ground.
Windfall by Tech Lighting
Monarch by Modern Forms Lighting
Double Box Outdoor Wall Fixture by Hammerton Lighting

Things to keep in mind:
♦ Your lighting will appear about half the size from the street. So, your 12 inch light that looks o’kay in the showroom, will suddenly appear 6 inches from the street! 

♦ When in doubt, go big and go eye level.

♦ Your entryway should be the focal point, so stay away from larger garage lights and let your door take center stage.
♦ It’s always good to test the size by hanging a piece of cardboard the same shape and size as your potential light fixture.  

♦ Finally, many times lights come in families. It’s nice to buy lights for different areas of your exterior space that are similar but not exactly the same. For example, you can do a hanging wall lantern by the garage and thin wall mount by the doors. You don’t want a rooms to go kind of situation. 

Tempe by Troy Lighitng
Transitional Outdoor Entry Fixtures
Darlana Hanging Lanterns by Chapman and Myers for Visual Comfort

We have shared this photo in the past as it is representative a an inviting and welcoming front porch! It is a home in Charleston, SC.

Burbank Wall and Hanging Outdoor Entry Fixtures by Troy Lightig
The Landmark Arm Lantern by Hammerton Lighting

"A contemporary twist on a classic lantern style, the Landmark Arm Sconce features a beautiful hand blown glass shade with optional banded metalwork detail surrounding the glass. For Dark Sky compliance, choose ‘Integrated LED’ for the electrical option."
Modern Look Gas Lantern by Fourteenth Colony Lighting
Darlana Wall Mounts by Chapman and Myers for Visual Comfort
Outdoor Wall Sconce by Northeast Lantern

Can your outdoor lighting withstand the elements?
Take care when purchasing your outdoor lighting. Make sure you purchase products that will stand the weather and test of time.
Call us for advise!

Fresno by Tech Lighting, made for all seasons.
Traditional Outdoor Entry Lighting
The Onion Light by Northeast Lantern
Seen throughout New England, this style is a very popular choice in Cape style homes. Not only look for good quality construction and durability but pay attention to size! These are almost always undersized!
Elsinore Outdoor Wall Fixture by Chapman and Myers for Visual Comfort
Traditional Lanterns by Northeast Lanterns
Large Hanging Lantern by Fourteenth Colony

The bottom of the pendant should be about 6 inches above the height of the door and the scale of it should be in proportion to your door.
Fourteenth Colony Hanging Gas Lantern
Townsend Lanterns by Troy Lighting
Fourteenth Colony Carriage Lights
We are so pleased with the outdoor entry lighting we have designed and provided for our customers. It is an art and a skill to put up just the right fixtures to provide function and fabulousness! From quantity to size Craig will help you get it right.

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