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When looking for security lighting for your outdoor space, contemporary outdoor post light fixtures will be high on your list.  These fixtures will site on top of a pole connected to regular 110 volt house current.

contemporary outdoor post light fixturesMaxim Lighting 88350

This has an aluminum frame painted black with a clear glass lens.  This fixture is rated for line voltage (110 volt house current). This light is rated for wet locations.

It has a LED bulb that produces 7 watts of light. The light will be rated at 480 lumens.  Bulb is included in this fixture.  This bulb can not be used with a dimmer switch.

Will require the purchase and installation of a pole or post, power line run from a ground fault circuit and a power controller.

Size

This Fixture is 26 inches high and 8 1/4 inches around without the post

Price

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contemporary outdoor post light fixturesMaxim Lighting 30500

This fixture looks like a lantern.  It has three bulbs for illumination.  The frame is made from aluminum with a oil rubbed bronze finish.  The glass has a designer finish that will defuse some of the light.

It can be hung by the top, but is not designed to have wire run from the top.

This fixture will handle three bulbs up to 60 watts each (not included).  The bulbs will have a smaller candelabra base.

Mounting can be done on a post or pole.  Will require a wire run from a ground fault circuit and a power controller.

Size

Fixture is 16 inches tall and 12 inches around.

Price

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contemporary outdoor post light fixturesKichler 49063

This cone shaped fixture is made from aluminum with a bronze finish. No glass or diffuser as this light will shine directly down.

This fixture is rated for the dark sky by using a 40 watt R-14 type of bulb.

It will take a regular base bulb (not included).  You can use up to a 40 watt R-14 type or a 60 watt G type bulb. Bottom of bulb will be visible, get one that will be pleasing to look at.

Will require the purchase and installation of a pole or post, power line run from a ground fault circuit and a power controller.

Size

Fixture is 16 inches tall and 12 inches across.

Price

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contemporary outdoor post light fixturesKichler 49207

This fixture is made of cast aluminum painted black with a satin etched glass.  Glass lifts out for easy bulb replacement.

Maximum bulb size is 100 watts with a A-19 regular base (not included).  Can use the more modern CFL bulbs in this fixture, up to 18 watts.

Will require the purchase and installation of a pole or post, power line run from a ground fault circuit and a power controller.

Size

This fixture is 20 inches tall and 9 inches square

Price

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contemporary outdoor post light fixturesKichler 9967

This fixture is made of aluminum is a granite or bronze finish.  Frosted glass lens.

Will take a maximum of 150 watt regular base bulb (not included).

Will require the purchase and installation of a pole or post, power line run from a ground fault circuit and a power controller.

Size

Fixture is 19 1/2 inches tall and 10 1/2 inches square.

Price

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What you will need to install your post lights

Mounting Post

Each of these fixtures will come with just the head unit.  A mounting post will be needed to complete the installation.  Several styles will be available.  Make sure your post is compatible with your head fixture.  Most will use a 3 inch post (outside diameter).  See this post for more information on mounting and wiring your fixture.

Electric current

This type of light fixture will require 110 voltage.  If you are just updating the head of your fixture, your installation will require just a little wiring.

If this is a new installation, you will need to run wire underground from a ground fault circuit to your mounting point for your post.

If you are not comfortable with working with electricity, hire a qualified electrician.  Be safe.

Switch control

Several types of control switches will be available for your post light.  I have covered this in this post.

Conclusion

I hope this will give you an idea of the types of contemporary outdoor post light fixtures that are available for your outdoor spaces.  These lights will give you some security when you and your guest arrive at your home.  Hope you found some thing of interest in this post.

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