Top 5 Front Door Lighting Styles

Top 5 Front Door Lighting Styles

Homeowners want to be able to enjoy their property after dark, but they also want to ensure that they have adequate lighting for safety purposes, and they want to boost their curb appeal. There are a variety of different styles of front door lighting options available that will help to achieve all of these objectives. In this blog, we take a look at our top five most popular exterior front door lighting styles and provide you with some ideas for using them at your front door.

1. Up-Down Lighting

The in-lite HALO up-down light in black, installed on a wooden fence.

Up-down lighting is a type of wall-mounted light fixture that casts light both up and down. This type of fixture is a great choice if you're looking to add some drama to your front door area as well as highlight a specific feature or architectural element. Our HALO UP-DOWN 12V outdoor wall fixture is very versatile and can be adjusted depending on your needs.

2. Down Lighting

The in-lite ACE down light installed on a wooden accent wall on the side of a home, beside the front entryway.

Down lighting is another type of wall-mounted light fixture that casts light downward. Downlights are an ideal choice if you want to add ambient lighting to your front door area without creating too much glare. in-lite’s  ACE DOWN 100-230V wall light produces a targeted beam of light and can be installed on a wall or a fence. The unique lighting effect with the ACE DOWN fixture is the distinctive V-beam it produces, creating a modern look and feel to the space. Have some fun with the lighting effect by combining multiple ACE DARK’s. 

3. Recessed Lighting

The Flux 12V in-lite product is installed in concrete, spotlighting a wooden accent feature on a patio.

Recessed lighting is a type of light fixture that's typically installed into the ceiling or floor, rather than being mounted on the wall, and you can create some magical lighting effects with the uplight of recessed fixtures, especially on a textured wall. This fixture is perfect if you're looking for gentle, diffused lighting around your front door. Our FLUX 12V outdoor recessed ground light produces a strong, focused light and is designed for illuminating tall elements up to 5 meters.

4. Spot Lights

A large, brick home with white accents lit up in the evening by in-lite products.

Spotlights are a type of light fixture designed to focus light in a specific area. They're often used to highlight architectural features and landscape elements. Spotlights can be both recessed or wall-mounted, and can be pointed up or down, depending on the effect you're trying to achieve. If you choose this type of fixture, be sure to place the spotlight far enough away from the door so that it doesn't create too much glare. Front door spotlights will allow you to achieve a dramatic look. Check out our BIG FLUX NARROW 12V ground spotlight — it’s a great example of how to add curb appeal to a front entrance.

5. Pendant Lights

Three in-lite disc pendant lights hang centered in front of an outdoor fireplace, shining at night. Two additional disc lights are on the wooden wall behind them.

Pendant lights are a type of light fixture that are hung from the ceiling by a chain or wire. Available in a wide variety of styles, pendant lighting is a versatile option for virtually any exterior lighting needs. Outdoor pendant lights are often used over doors or in entryways, but they can also be used in other outdoor spaces, including covered decks, pergolas, and more. Click here to learn how to install a pendant light outside.

A warm and welcoming entryway says so much about you and will leave a lasting impression on guests. Use these tips to create a stylish front door space you'll love. Check out all of our easy-to-install, premium LED outdoor lights.