ISSUE 44  |  The New Landscape

10 Easy Pieces: Black Wharf Lights

November 04, 2015 4:00 PM

BY Sarah Horowitz

You don’t have to live in a lighthouse or regularly battle stormy weather on dark nights to appreciate wharf-inspired outdoor fixtures. Here are 10 dock lights in our favorite pitch-dark color–black–that are rated for wet locations: 

Above: This 15-inch Wall-Mounted Fishing Light is available in two colors, including charcoal; £75 from Garden Trading.


Above: From Davey Lighting, a Weatherproof Ship’s Well Glass Light in a weathered brass finish with a clear glass shade is £239 from Lighting Matters.

Above: The steel and aluminum Harbor Sconce by Restoration Hardware is 12¼ inches high and includes one 60-watt incandescent Edison frost bulb, $139.

Above: A Marine Wall Light by designer E. F. Chapman comes in five finishes (including bronze, shown above) and is $378 from Circa Lighting.

Above: The 12-inch-high Nantucket Wall Light is available in three finishes; $99 at Shades of Light.

Above: A Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce comes in 18 finishes (including black, shown here) and has a heavy-duty industrial wall mount; $165 from Barnlight Electric.

Above: An Upplid Wall Lantern in an Outdoor Black finish is $39.99 from Ikea.


Above: Designed by Ralph Lauren, a Fulton Large Sconce with an industrial steel base and black shade is $770 from Circa Lighting.


Above: The Belfast Outdoor Wall Light by Garden Trading is finished in cast zinc; £80 from John Lewis.

Above: Kichler’s 12-inch One Light Outdoor Wall Mount, part of its Seaside Collection, houses a 100-watt bulb and is Dark Skies compliant. Available at, $35. 

For more outdoor fixtures, see 10 Easy Pieces: Barnhouse-Style Outdoor Lights. For romance rather than illumination, check out 10 Easy Pieces: Cafe-Style Outdoor String Lights.