If you have ample headroom above an entry-way, a hanging outdoor pendant light can work well. The outdoor ceiling light hangs down from a higher roof so that the lantern is closer to people. This positions the light above or next to entry or seating areas. Outdoor pendants can flood a local area with ambient light and help everyone to see in the dark. For a larger or wraparound porch, more than one may be needed.
Our European Style invokes a feeling of gathering with close friends in a French parlor, sipping espresso in an Italian Bistro, or traveling by carriage across the paved brick streets of Vienna. Similar to traditional style lighting, our European Lighting Style is highly ornate, and dedicated to elegant lighting designs embellished with sophisticated curves, iron clad scrolls, and nominal use of crystals or beaded ornaments.
For outdoor use, outdoor pendant lights should be mounted underneath the overhang of a porch or covered deck, if you have enough headroom. They can be hung next to outdoor seating if there's room.
A ceiling-mounted outdoor pendant fixture will shine its light downward and outward over the local area. At night this light may well spread out over a fairly large area, centered on the porch. But it may not reach to the further reaches of a yard without additional lights. You may want to pair it with some wall/garage lights.
Attaches to the flat underside of a covered porch, deck or entry way. Hangs down from above. The fixture includes a canopy which covers the electrical installation area.
An electrician or person with electrical installation knowledge will need to permanently wire the pendant light into the building's electrical supply.
I bought two of these pendants and installed them over our kitchen bar. They add great character and warmth! Installation was also a breeze; all the parts are packed well and the instructions were easy to follow. I have looked all over for something like this, and they are much less expensive here online compared to our local lighting store.