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.
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.