Outdoor Downlights

Our outdoor downlights are a fantastic way to add some discrete illumination to your outdoor spaces. Available in a range of wattages and colour temperatures, you're sure to find the right light to enhance dark areas and outdoor spaces with soft, low glare lighting.

Manufactured for durability, all of our outdoor downlights are IP65 rated so you don't have to worry about the weather ruining your day - or your lights. With long lifetime bulbs, you can enjoy your outdoor lighting all year long.

Take a look at our range of outdoor downlights and take your outdoor areas to the next level today.


Can you use LED lights outside?

Whether you can use LED lights outside depends on whether the LED bulb is IP rated or not. Typically, anything between IP45 and IP65 can withstand the wind and rain of outdoor use. However, even if a downlight isn't IP rated, it could still be used outdoors depending on its location and whether it is likely to get direct or indirect rain. A rating of IP65 gives the greatest protection against dust and rain and ensures lights can be used with confidence in a range of outdoor applications including soffit and eaves, external garage facades and commercial buildings.

Which colour temperature is right for my space?

Our outdoor downlighting is available in a range of warm or cool colour temperatures. Warmer colour temperatures (2700K-3000K) provide a soft, warm white for a cosy and relaxing environment, while cooler colour temperatures (4000-6500K) are ideal for a cooler, modern feel and is more suitable for brighter illumination and security lighting.

How can I determine the best location for installing outdoor downlights?

The most effective location to install your outdoor downlights depends on their purpose. For instance, you may want to illuminate pathways and entrances at night time or create a focal point for illuminating features such as a garden, trees or sculptures.

Once you've determined their purpose, you will need to consider other factors such as installation height, and proximity to a safe and convenient power source. An installation height of 8-12 feet above the ground will minimise harsh shadows, while a narrow beam is ideal for accent lighting, compared to a wider beam angle which is perfect for general illumination across larger areas.

What are the benefits of using outdoor downlights?

Improve visibility

Outdoor downlights are used to improve safety and visibility, as well as to create a welcoming space for guests and extend the use of a space after dark. They provide adequate lighting in areas where safety is crucial, such as pathways, stairs, and entrances, helping to prevent accidents and deter potential intruders.

Showcase your outdoor space

Downlights can also be used to showcase architectural details, landscaping elements, or focal points in your outdoor space, creating beautiful accent lighting that adds depth and visual interest to your property. Outdoor downlights come in various shapes, sizes, and beam angles, allowing for versatile installation options. Whether you want to create a dramatic lighting effect or provide subtle illumination, downlights can be adjusted to suit your specific needs. Combining downlights with outdoor lamps and wall lights can create a dynamic and effective lighting solution.


Many outdoor downlights include energy-efficient LED fixtures which can significantly reduce your energy consumption and lower your electricity bills. LED lights also have a longer lifespan compared to traditional bulbs and have a higher resistance to damage, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

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