Bulkhead Lights

Discover our range of bulkhead lights from leading brands at great prices.

Bulkhead lights are ideal for a wide range of outdoor applications, including industrial, commercial, and domestic. Compact and robust, bulkhead lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including oval, round, rectangular and square. They’re perfect for illuminating areas such as walkways and entrances.

A popular choice for security lights, outdoor bulkhead lights come with a durable and weatherproof design. Many bulkheads also come equipped with motion sensors to ensure that the light only switches on when movement is detected, helping to save energy.

Our collection of LED bulkhead lights also offers excellent lighting with greater energy efficiency and lower heat output.

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Why is it called a bulkhead light?

Bulkhead lights originally got their name from a structural feature of a ship and a component of the ship's hull. This evolved to refer to a 'bulkhead fitting' that connects the light casing to a wall or surface. The bulkhead light still retains its maritime connection and is known for its ability to withstand harsh conditions, such as those encountered at sea.

Are bulkhead lights waterproof?

Bulkhead lights are renowned for their robust construction, often featuring heavy-duty housing and impact-resistant materials for reliable lighting in industrial environments or when installed outdoors and is exposed to the elements.

Our bulkhead lights are available in a variety of higher IP (Ingress Protection) ratings to protect against dust, dirt and water. These include IP54, IP55 and IP65.

Where should I install bulkhead lights?

Bulkhead lights are commonly used as security lighting in outdoor areas and are installed along building perimeters, entrances, and pathways to enhance safety and deter crime. In industrial and commercial environments, they provide reliable lighting or work areas and exterior spaces due to their durable design. These lights are also well-suited for maritime settings, residential outdoor spaces, and even interior design, thanks to their modern and industrial look.

What type of bulkhead light should I choose?

There are several factors to consider when choosing your perfect bulkhead lighting solution, including:


Bulkheads are available in a variety of shapes including oval, round, rectangular and square. Although each shape features similar functionalities, it's important to select a shape that complements the surrounding environment or architectural style. Some people prefer round bulkheads for uniform lighting, while a rectangular shape is popular for directional lighting.

LED or traditional bulb

LED bulkhead lights are increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency, long lifespan, and lower maintenance requirements. They provide bright, high-quality light while consuming less power. On the other hand, traditional bulbs may offer a warmer light appearance and can be easier to replace.

Browse our range of bulkhead lights or visit your local YESSS Electrical store for more information.