What is Outdoor Lighting?

Outdoor lighting refers to the illumination of exterior spaces such as streets, gardens, pathways, driveways, patios, facades, and parking lots. These lights are specifically designed to provide visibility, safety, security, and ambiance to outdoor areas during the evening and night.

The outdoor environment differs from indoor environments, with various climatic conditions requiring outdoor lights to have many features such as waterproof, dust-proof, spray-proof, and sun protection. While fulfilling lighting requirements, outdoor lights with these various functions also play a crucial role in shaping and enhancing the night scenes of urban roads, buildings, and neighborhoods.

LED Lights used for Outdoor Lighting

  • LED Street light–lighting fixtures that provide illumination for roads, broadly encompassing fixtures within the scope of traffic lighting for road illumination. They are widely used in urban roads, residential communities, industrial parks, tourist attractions, outdoor parking lots, and other locations. There are conventional LED street lights and solar street lights. Solar streetlights are powered by solar energy and require no wiring and are easy to install.
all in two solar street light
  • LED High Pole Lights—generally refers to a new type of lighting device consisting of steel column light poles over 15 meters and high brightness floodlights or road lights. It consists of a lamp head, internal lamp electrical components, pole body, and base part, with the light source using LED providing an illumination radius of up to 60 meters. The pole body is generally a cylindrical monolithic structure, made of rolled steel plates.
  • LED Outdoor Flood lights—LED floodlights can be aimed in any direction and have a structure that is not affected by weather conditions. They are mainly used for large-area operations in mines, building outlines, stadiums, overpasses, monuments, tunnels, parks, flower beds, etc. Therefore, almost all large-area outdoor lighting can use floodlights.
  • Landscape Lights—Landscape lights are typically outdoor decorative lighting. They are mainly used for urban roads, community roads, industrial parks, landscape lighting, tourist attractions, park courtyards, green belts, square lighting, and decorative lighting. Landscape lights can significantly improve the living environment and enhance residents’ quality of life. During the day, landscape lights embellish the urban landscape, while at night, they provide necessary illumination for convenience and safety, increasing residents’ sense of security. They also highlight urban highlights and showcase a beautiful style. There are many types of landscape lights, such as lawn lights, underground lights, underwater lights, step lights, spot lights, wall washer lights, etc., all belong to landscape lights.

Classification of Outdoor Installation

According to the types of light fixtures used for outdoor, outdoor lighting installations can be classified into:

  • Pole Installation: ( street light, flood light for road lighting)
  • Recessed installation: (Light fixtures are mounted flush with surfaces and are commonly used on pathways, decks, and under eaves.)
  • Surface-mounted installation: (Light fixtures are mounted on surfaces, such as walls and ceilings, and are used for general and decorative lighting)
  • Inground installation: (Light fixtures are recessed into the ground and are used to illuminate pathways, driveways, and landscape features.)
  • Underwater installation: (underwater lights)
  • Hanging Installation: (Light fixtures are suspended from ceilings or structures and are used in patios, gazebos, and entryways)

Types of Outdoor Lights

Outdoor lighting fixtures can be classified into seven categories according to their application scenarios. However, these are only the main types of outdoor lighting fixtures, there are other outdoor lighting fixtures for special purposes. Choose the appropriate lighting solution according to different needs and environments.

ApplicationDescriptionLights used typically
Architectural lightingUsed to highlight the beauty and night view of a building, lamps are usually installed on the walls, facades, and landscape elements of the buildingled floodlights, neon lights, strip lights, linear lights, wall washer lights
Road lightingUsed for outdoor road lighting such as urban streets and highwaysled road lights, high pole lights, solar street lights
Landscape LightingUsed to beautify outdoor landscapes such as parks, gardens, squares, etc., and create an artistic atmosphere at night.led inground lights, step lights, lawn lights, bollard lights, spotlights, strip lights…
Municipal lightingUsed for public facilities and municipal projects lighting. This includes bridge lighting, billboard lighting, parking lot lighting, tunnel lighting, etc., to ensure safety and convenient usage.waterproof LED floodlights
Sports field lightingUsed for outdoor sports venues such as football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, etc. Sports field lighting needs to provide uniform and intense lighting to ensure athletes can see the playing area and the ball clearly during the game.Outdoor flood lights
Obstacle lightingLow and medium-intensity obstacle marker lights should have red glass lampshades, while high-intensity obstacle marker lights should have white flashing. Currently, high-power white LED lights composed of multiple LEDs are generally used for LED aviation obstacle lights LED aviation obstacle lights
Navigational lightingThese are lights installed along waterways, such as rivers, canals, or harbors, to aid navigation for ships and boats, especially during nighttime or low visibility conditions.led flood lights, led explosion-proof lights

Famous China Outdoor Lighting Manufacturer List

Company nameEstablish YearEmployWebsitesFeatured products
Huizhou Lanbot Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd2012200-300https://www.lanbot-led.com/led garden/street light, led floodlights, led downlights
Guangzhou Vorlane Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd201450-200https://vorlane.com/street, flood, down, stage
CLODE Optoelectric Co., Ltd201350-200www.clodesun.comsolar street light
Lutou Technology201750-200https://www.lutou-tech.com/landscape lighting
Opple Lighting19965000-10000https://www.opple.com/indoor and outdoor lighting
Ledyi Lighting Co., Ltd2011200-300https://www.ledyilighting.com/Led strip
Zhongshan Kon Lighting Co., Ltd2010100-200https://www.konlight.com/underwater lights, facade lighting, garden lights
Hangzhou HPWINNER Opto Corporation2011500-1000https://www.hpwinner.com/LED street,flood
Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co., Ltd1958500-1000https://www.chinafsl.com/LED bulbs, LED flood lights, LED street lights
this is just a small part of outdoor lighting manufacturers in China

Tips for Choosing the Right Outdoor Led Lights manufacturer

Above we have introduced well-known outdoor lighting manufacturers and their featured products. But is a well-known one the best supplier for us? No. Big factories have the advantages of big factories, and small factories have the advantages of small factories. Do you agree with this? So how can we find the best supplier?

  1. Understand Your Needs: Determine the specific lighting requirements for your order. Consider factors such as the price, delivery time, payment terms, quality and service
  2. Find and Contact suppliers: search suppliers on the internet is the easiest way, you can use Google or a B2B platform to find some potential companies and then send out your RFQ
  3. Compare price: Make a list to compare the prices offered, and communicate with the suppliers to know the reason for the price difference
  4. Evaluate your suppliers: you can consider these factors, price, quality, MOQ, delivery time, payment terms, after-sales service, communication and responsiveness, certificate, R&D capabilities, etc
  5. Test a sample: choose two or three suppliers to test their samples and then make a final decision
  6. Monitoring supplier performance: No one wants to work with unreliable suppliers. Keep a close eye on your suppliers to ensure they fulfill their commitments. If you find they frequently delay shipments, send incomplete orders, or provide low-quality goods, promptly terminate the partnership
  7. Back-up suppliers: Smart businessmen never put their eggs in one basket. Even the best suppliers make mistakes sometimes.
  8. Visit the Factory: If possible, visit the manufacturer’s factory or production facilities to see firsthand their manufacturing processes, quality control measures, and overall operations. This can provide valuable insights into the manufacturer’s capabilities and reliability.
  9. Establish long-term relationship: Suppliers are the resources of the enterprise. Our relationship with our suppliers is not just about ordering, shipping, and payment. Share resources and achieve mutual success.

Outdoor Lighting Market Analysis

Market Distribution: The global outdoor lighting fixture market is mainly distributed in North America, Europe, and Asia. Among them, Asia is the largest market, while the North American and European markets also show stable growth.

Product Types: According to the classification of product types, the outdoor lighting fixture market is mainly divided into several categories, including street lights, floodlights, landscape lights, etc. Among them, street lights are the main products in the market, while floodlights and landscape lights are also growing continuously.

Market Competition: Currently, the outdoor lighting fixture market faces fierce competition. Well-known domestic and foreign enterprises are actively entering the market, forming a competitive market landscape. Some local enterprises have advantages in technology and brand, enabling them to provide competitive products. International major brands maintain their market leadership positions through technological innovation and advantages in market channels.

Outdoor Lighting Market Trends 2024

Development of Smart Lighting: With the increasing demand for quality of life, the intelligent development of outdoor lighting fixtures has become a new trend in the market. Smart lighting systems can automatically adjust illumination based on parameters such as light intensity and environmental temperature, improving lighting efficiency and energy conservation.

Green Environmental Protection: Driven by environmental protection awareness, environmentally friendly outdoor lighting fixtures will become a new direction in the market. Lighting products manufactured using renewable energy sources and low-carbon materials will be favored by the market.

Growth Potential: With the acceleration of urbanization and technological development, the outdoor lighting fixture market has tremendous growth potential. The demand for outdoor lighting in emerging markets and rural areas will further drive market development.

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