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10 Easy Pieces: Well Lights


10 Easy Pieces: Well Lights

September 6, 2016

So discreet, the well light.

Partially buried or sitting flush to the ground, a well light casts a beam upward in a landscape. It’s an ideal way to highlight a tree or to create drama against a wall. Use well lights in situations where you want fixtures that disappear seamlessly into their surroundings.

Here are 10 of our favorite well lights:


Above: Photograph courtesy of Blasen Landscape Architecture, a member of our architects and designers directory.

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Above: Bega’s Drive Over In-Ground Luminaires can withstand the weight of a vehicle. Made of stainless steel and white safety glass, the well lights have anodized aluminum reflectors; $355.66 from DM Lights.


Above:  An 8-watt LED Landscape Up Light has an aluminum housing and stainless steel front bezel; $118.79 from Custom Effects.


Above: An In Ground Light with a raw brass angle shield that will age naturally is $85.99 at AQ Lighting.


Above: A 3.75-inch Brass Well Light from Hinkley Lighting has a clear lens, a solid brass body, and an anti-corrosion burial sleeve. It is $117 at Y Lighting.


Above: A brass In Ground Well Light by Kichler has a frosted glass lens and is 4.75 inches high. It is $104 from All Modern.


Above: A US-made, high-efficiency LED Well Light is $39.99  from Trex Outdoor Lighting.


Above: With a black composite sleeve that disappears into a landscape, Troy Lighting’s Open Well Light provides a wide wash of light and has an adjustable beam; $72 from Lumens.


Above: From Cast Lighting, Classic Well Lights are solid bronze with stainless steel interiors are suitable for below-grade installations and can be inset in turf. For information and pricing, see Cast Lighting.


Above: A budget choice, an LED In-Ground Well Light has a frosted lens and comes with input-output cords for installation in a wired lighting system. It is $24.95 from Super Bright LEDs.


Above: Ontario-based Beta-Calco’s walk-over Geo Ghidini well light can withstand a weight of 13,000 pounds. Built for a wet location, it has a copper and die cast aluminum body and is available in two finishes, light gray and anthracite gray. For more information and prices, see Beta-Calco.

For more of our favorite landscape lighting, see:

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