We're All Aglow Over the Outdoor Lighting Sale Happening for Way Day 2023 (and Your Patio Will Be, Too)

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Ah, those summer nights—especially when you're enjoying your deck, lawn or patio after dark, illuminated by outdoor lighting such as string lights, lanterns or pathway lights to add polish to your home. And with Wayfair Way Day 2023 (the huge Wayfair home sale featuring up to 80 percent discounts on everything from bedding and outdoor dining sets to patio furniture), happening now (it ends at midnight tonight, April 27) and offering up to 65 percent discounts.

PureWow readers are buying up tons of the The Party Aisle globe string lights in particular, which measure 50 feet and are currently on sale for $38 from $50. (Hot tip: Invest in these easy-to-install 10-foot-high poles, on sale for $120, then configure them like a pro.) If those don't suit your needs, not to worry: You can round things out with the eight best deals we've found on string lights, lanterns and more, all of which will ship free.

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Best Long String Lights

1. Sol 72 Globe String Lights

Sol 72

  • Standout Features: dimmable, comes with 25 extra bulbs
  • Length: 100 feet

This string of 100 warm-light globe bulbs adds ambience outdoors and in. Since these are wet-listed, you can even hang them from a tree because they're water-tight enough to endure even direct exposure to the elements.

Loaded with Extras

2. The Twillery Co. LED String Lights

The Twillery Co.

  • Standout Feature: remote-control enabled
  • Length: 48 feet

This 15-bulb string has a timing function that you can set for two-, four-, six- and eight-hour-long intervals. You can turn the whole thing on or off via a remote (so no annoying plugging and unplugging the string). The hanging loops on the back of each waterproof socket makes setup easy and compatible, too, with whatever hooks, guide wires or zip ties you decide to use.

Best Solar-Powered Option

3. Bazz Solar-Powered LED Floor Lamp


  • Standout Features: cord-free, self-charging

The LED light in this lantern is powered by the sun and can last up to 50,000 hours, according to the company, so you'll be enjoying the soft 10-watt glow for some time. We like that you can hang this in a sunny location then enjoy its light as the sun goes down, and it can also be used as a free-standing table or pathway light.

Hardscape Upgrade for Less

4. Pure Garden Pathway Light Set

Pure Garden

  • Standout Feature: up to six hours of cool white light

This set of eight pathway lights is perhaps the easiest lawn upgrade you'll make all season: Just push the little guys into the ground along your garden border, pool or path and voila, the high-capacity battery will soak up the sun and begin to glow at dusk. Available in copper and gunmetal finishes, these simple lights add a lot of pizazz, too.

MInimalist chic that glows

5. Mercury Row Edith Wall Light

Mercury Row

  • Standout Feature: simple design allows for up-and-down light streams

Available in textured black, bronze, satin aluminum and warm brass finishes, this aluminum outdoor sconce is as pretty as a piece of jewelry. It takes up to a 60-watt bulb and is suitable for front doors, garage entrances or anywhere you need a little extra power. It's hardwired, but swapping out this versus the fixture that's there will be a quick job for a handy person from Task Rabbit.

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Modern makeover Element

6. Bulbrite Edison String Lights

Bulbrite Industries

  • Standout Feature: 10-bulb strands can be used singly or connected end-to-end
  • Length: 14 feet

Each of these Edison-style bulbs is 11 watts and gives off 100 lumens of warm light that, when hung, will make any outdoor space look more modern. Since these can be strung end-to end, meaning that you can safely plug many separate string lights together to make one really long string, these will be ideal for using along a perimeter or for encircling a single tree or large shrub to create a garden focal point.

Instant ambiance

7. Outdoor Dunes Edvard Table Lamp

HIghland Dunes

  • Standout Features: rattan-look lamp shade, rated for direct water exposure

This 25-inch lamp is made of sturdy metal and can be plugged into any outdoor (or indoor, for that matter) power source with its 10-foot cord. The rattan-like shade is made of weather-resistant plastic, so it will be no harm, no foul, if an accidental hose spray or rain shower hits it. It takes a standard 60-watt bulb, throwing enough light to make your outdoor arrangement into a true nighttime living room, too.

Classic Tree Accent

8. Hi-Line Gift Ltd. LED Lights

Hi-Line Gift Ltd.

  • Standout Feature: up to 24 sets can be attached end-to-end
  • Length: 29 feet

This set of lights gets high marks for not only its breadth (it comes with 25 lights over a 29-foot expanse) but also its sturdiness—users report it continues to act as an ancillary light source through wet and snowy weather. Delivered in a package with each bulb nestled independently, reviews tout how no bulb arrive broken (a rarity in the fairy lights game). And the 68 percent sale price? We're sold.

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Dana Dickey

Senior Editor

Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...
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