How to choose the best outdoor spotlights

Installing outdoor spotlights in your outdoor space can be a great way to create beautiful accents or brightly lit spaces. Before you choose which spotlights to use and where, ask yourself a few questions:

  • How big is the outdoor space?
  • Where will you install the spotlights?
  • What type of lighting do you want?

Best spotlights for outdoors: LED

Before you pick anything else, you’ll need to know just what type of outdoor spotlight to use — and a good choice is LED, which have become a popular alternative to traditional spotlights. The extended lifetime of LED spotlights saves you the hassle of changing them often.

Our pick: The Lily outdoor spot light is weatherproof with an IP65 rating, making it secure against water and condensation. It's also extremely versatile — it can be mounted on a wall or put in the ground with the included spikes. Lily spot lights are also part of the Low-volt collection, meaning there is no wiring required. All you have to do is plug it in. 

What are the best kind of spotlights to use for a front door?

Illuminating your front door with outdoor spotlights creates a welcoming atmosphere for visitors, while increasing your visibility and security when someone enters or leaves the home. If you want more security, choose a large outdoor spotlight that provides brighter light. The Lily XL outdoor spot light is larger than the standard Lily spot light and offers more powerful light, making it particularly suitable for high-traffic areas.

Use outdoor spotlights with a motion sensor

Adding a motion sensor to your outdoor space to trigger your spotlights is an easy and effective way to make you feel even more at ease and secure in your home. The Philips Hue outdoor sensor can be programmed to turn on any outdoor lights, including Lily spot lights, when someone passes by.

As a battery-powered motion sensor, there’s no wiring when setting it up. Just install the sensor where people pass by, set it up in the Philips Hue app, and your spotlights will turn on.