Outdoor Ceiling Lamps
Creating atmosphere in the dark
Whether in a gazebo, garden shed, pavilion or on a balcony, they are ideally placed under for roofing of any type. Whether minimalist, functional or rustic, outdoor ceiling luminaires can be perfectly coordinated with the architecture.
A light in the dark - with outdoor ceiling lights
- Terrace with roofing
- Balcony with roofing
- Outdoor kitchens
What protection class do I need?
When choosing a ceiling light, it is important to make sure it is really suited for outdoor use. The following protection classes are advisable for outdoor use:
- Protection class IP23: This is made for areas such as under an overhanging roof. This classification provides protection against coarse foreign bodies with a diameter of 12.5 mm and dripping water, provided it comes at an angle of up to 15 degrees.
- Protection class IP44: The light is protected against foreign bodies with a diameter of 1 mm and splash water. This is the most common protection class for partially covered outdoor areas, like under roofs, canopies, etc.
- Protection class IP65: These lights keep tight even with water jets and dust. This means even hosing them with a garden hose does not let water penetrate. This is important for areas where heavy rain could get in.
- Protection class IP67: This is important for ground lights unprotected by house, wall. etc. They can withstand heavy rain, even if they are completely covered with water at times.
- Protection class IP68: This protection class is essential for underwater lights, like in swimming pools.
In principle, you can use a light with the highest protection class as ceiling light, but it is not necessary. For outdoor ceiling lights, we recommend protection classes IP23, IP44 or IP65, depending on circumstances. If you would like more specific advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Design - from classic to modern
Outdoor ceiling lights all offer creative options and let you develop your own personal style.
- They come in a wide variety of shapes: angular, round, flat, pointed or lantern-shaped.
- Their material is adapted to the external weather conditions: With glass, aluminium, cast silumin or stainless steel, durability is guaranteed.
- The choice of colour is up to you. Classic colours such as white, black, anthracite grey, gold, silver or a metallic patina match any exterior.
- Satin or Clear shade - you can decide whether you want a glimpse of the illuminant or prefer matt, uniform light.
- Styles range from minimalist modern to rustic country style, from classic lanterns to industrial vintage.
What types are there?
There are also different types of outdoor ceiling lamps. We have summarised these for you at a glance.
Surface-mounted ceiling spotlights
Attractive lighting accents can be set with the targeted installation of surface-mounted ceiling spotlights that are suited as basic illumination as well as supplementary light sources. Corners and dark areas can be illuminated by arranging several lights. Many can be flexibly adjusted after mounting to adapt to circumstances literally "on the ground".
Also known as pendant luminaires, pendant luminaires are real highlight.s Due to their suspension, they tend to enter our field of vision thus making an instant impression. Lanterns with antique-finish are particularly popular. Playful decorations make these vintage lights even more interesting.
Classic ceiling light
Relatively close to the ceiling, classic ceiling lights are usually characterised by clear shapes. Nevertheless, a wide variety of styles can be found, defined above all by the interplay of materials and decorative elements.
One or two technical gadgets can make your outdoor light an even more valuable companion - depending entirely on your requirements and possible uses.
If you decide on a light with a socket, you can replace the illuminant any time choosing, for example: halogen or LED. Some lights come with integrated illuminants like and evenly distributed LED light points. LED has the advantage that it is long-lasting, energy-saving and generates low heat. This makes it ideal for continuous operation, which is in demand, especially outdoors.
If you appreciate the look of traditional or vintage light bulbs, you can opt for an LED bulbs in filament look.
A terrace or balcony is like an extended living room. Therefore, ceiling lights with dimming option are a valuable asset to let you always have the brightness level matching your activity. Full illumination for a games evening or dimmed light for cosy rendezvous' - it's all up to you.
When it comes to the basic illumination of your outdoor area, it may be that you only want it to light up when there is movement. This way you do not have to operate a light switch and still have light whenever it is needed. This can also draw attention to unwanted visitors and deter them - but is also useful in, for instance. appliance sheds, when you have your hands full and are happy to have automatic light.