What are outdoor wall lanterns?

Wall lanterns are a traditional symbol of hospitality. On a front porch, they provide an immediate warm welcome. Out back, they're an ideal fixture to add an atmospheric, soft glow to outdoor dining. This guide will help you decide where wall lanterns can enhance your outdoor space.

Outdoor wall lanterns for doorways

The welcoming nature of wall lanterns means that they make perfect light fixtures for entryways. Placing a lantern on each side of your front doorway also adds a dose of old-school charm, not to mention kerb appeal. Mount your lanterns at average eye height and choose light bulbs that offer soft, warm white light for the welcoming glow you’re looking for.

In addition to Using Philips Hue outdoor smart lights opens up the full suite of smart capabilities. Pair with a Hue Bridge to set automations, control your lights from anywhere, and control up to 50 lights and accessories in the Hue app.

Hue Inara outdoor wall lantern

For period homes or those with a more traditional decor, the Philips Hue Inara is the perfect wall lantern. Featuring an included E26 smart bulb, the Inara features a classic design but all the modern features of the Philips Hue system.

Hue Econic outdoor wall light

The Philips Hue Econic wall light is markedly more modern thanks to its chic, geometric casing and the ability to shine light in millions of different colours. Its minimalist design makes it versatile, lighting up a doorway, patio or outdoor dining area in style. Durable and weather resistant, this fixture is specifically designed for outdoor use – just like all Philips Hue outdoor lights.

Using wall lanterns for outdoor garage lighting

Wall lanterns can also be placed outside a garage to help you find your way in the dark. Install your wall lantern on an outdoor wall close to the garage entrance or, alternatively, above the garage door for the best visibility.

*When a bulb displays "Up to" a certain number of lumens in its specifications, it displays the maximum lumen output of the bulb. It shows how bright the bulb can get at 2700 K (White bulbs) or 4000 K (White ambiance or White and colour ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness