Bravo Insider Exclusive!

Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes, and more!

Sign Up for Free to View
The Daily Dish Shopping

Blow Out the Candles! 15 Ways to Light Up Your Outdoors When the Sun Sets


By Katie Leahy

Outdoor entertaining is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier. Being outside brings on a relaxed feeling the indoors just can't contend with. Read: Summer nights in the backyard are truly the best.

There are two things I rely on to set the mood for a relaxing night outdoors—music and lighting. So break out the tunes and…..candles or flashlights? No and no! While I love the mood that candlelight gives off, it's not practical (and definitely not safe if kiddos are running around) to have 30 lit candles lining your deck, and a spot light shining in your eyes is just a total buzzkill. 

What’s the solution? We’ve rounded up 15 of the best LED products for entertaining.  Whether you are hosting happy hour, a sit down formal dinner or a good old fashion BBQ, these products will set the mood and keep the party going well after dark. 

Newhouse Lighting Solar Flickering LED Tiki Torches

Ain’t no party like a tiki party! These solar-powered tiki torches give off a flickering light that resemble a real flame.  There are three adjustable heights and a bamboo finish that are a perfect addition to any yard.

BUY FROM: Amazon, $59.83 for a 4 pack

Battery Operated LED Indoor/Outdoor Flameless Candles

Now you can keep the elegance of the candles without having to worry about them blowing out with the slightest breeze. Made of weather-resistant plastic, these LED candles were created specifically for the outdoors (you can even leave them in the rain!), and give off the look of real wax.  They also have a 5-hour timer you can set daily, saving you from having to manually turn them on and off.

BUY FROM: Improvements, $16.99-$24.99

Clamp LED Grill Light

We’ve all been there—grilling in the dark, worrying if chicken is cooked through. No more! This light easily clamps to your grill handle to illuminate your food with 12 whopping LED lights. Two rotating heads will light up even the trickiest of angles.

BUY FROM: William Sonoma, SALE $19.96, (Regularly $24.99, 20% Off!)

Lumishy Lucy Play LED Speaker

A speaker with LED? Slam dunk! Also water-resistant, the Lumishy comes in five colors, can illuminate for up to eight hours when fully charged and even has a remote to control from across the yard!

BUY FROM: Frontgate, $129.50

All-Weather Corn Toss

When the sun goes down the yard games don’t have to end thanks to this illuminated corn toss game. The boards feature folding legs that create a perfect space for the bean bags and fit together nicely for easy peasing storing. 

BUY FROM: Frontgate, $229

Umbrella LED Light & Remote

This convenient light attaches to your umbrella and contains 24 LEDs to illuminate dining area without taking up any table space. Bonus: The remote keeps you from stretching to reach the hard to get to spot.

BUY FROM: Pier 1, SALE $13.48 (Regularly $17.95, 25% Off!)

Hurricane 3 Piece Cloche Set

Transform your table into an elegant outdoor oasis with this battery-operated hurricane set. The glass hurricane with metal base is filled with a strand of LED lights give off a soft glow to set a relaxing mood.

BUY FROM: Wayfair, $55.99

Starlight LED Lantern

These starry lanterns create a whimsical atmosphere with their filtered sides and 10 glowing white LED lights that are battery-operated.  With the choice of red or white metal these lanterns bring a little fun to lighting!

BUY FROM: Improvements, SALE $14.97 (Regularly $24.99, 40% Off!)

Vintage Patio Light Set

String around or over your outdoor space to create subtle and soft lighting with these vintage string lights that give off a Tuscan vibe (and not a Christmas tree vibe).  Each strand contains 15 bulbs over 30 feet and you have the option to connect up to 17 strands.

BUY FROM: Frontgate, $149.50

Pro Series VI Solar Path Lights

This is the easiest way to light up your outdoor pathways without having to worry about wiring or electricity. Thanks to a solar panel and an advanced lithium-phosphate battery, these lights to give off eight hours of illumination per night. Simply place in the ground in a sunny spot and you are good to go by sunset!

BUY FROM: Frontgate, $89.50 for a set of 2

LED Deck Light

These deck lights are the perfect lighting to keep areas safe especially on stairs.  They give off a subtle glow and once motion within 30ft is detected they gradually increase the strength of light. These battery powered LEDs never need replacing so once mounted they are maintenance free.

BUY FROM: Frontgate, $24.50

Stargazer Cascade Falls Lights

Create a gorgeous back drop in your yard with these cascading lights, which are comprised of 32 seven-foot strands of bendable copper wire.  With a water-resistant transformer, the lights are made for indoor and outdoor use and have a remote control to operate dimming, timer and power.

BUY FROM: Terrain, $78

Floral Lace Solar Lantern

Hang them from trees, a pergola or a tent, these lace lanterns set a romantic tone to any outdoor oasis.  The all-weather lace wipes clean with water and is solar powered to give off a glow for up to seven hours.

BUY FROM: Terrain, $38

Cadiz Lantern With LED

This metal lantern with beautiful detailed design comes with an LED candle, making it the perfect outdoor décor piece. Featuring a timer to automatically turn on nightly, the candle glows for up to six hours. It also has a handle for hanging!

BUY FROM: Wayfair, $59.99

LED Glow Balls

Spice up your pool or yard decor with these floating balls which come in three sizes. The color can be set to white, a static color or continually changing colors to create an elegant or a fun atmosphere. Made of waterproof polyethylene, the balls glow for up to eight hours and come with a remote control.

BUY FROM: Frontgate, $79-$189

Want the latest Bravo updates? Text us for breaking news and more!