Coach lights trace its history back to the 1970's when they were widely used on the center section of stretched limousines. They were also popularly known as opera lamps because they came as a factory feature on the luxury limousine cars back in the days. By 1990, opera lights were no longer found on factory Cadillac and Lincoln cars, but that is when the aftermarket coach lights emerged.
At Zest lighting, we are pleased to add the Coach Lights to our already extensive array of outdoor lighting in different designs and finishes. Browse our selection, find styles that perfectly suit your aesthetic, be it traditional, mid-century, or contemporary.
Coach lights have become well known due to their elegant yet sturdy construction and weather-resistant material. This makes these lighting fixtures ideal for outdoors all year long in various types of weather. They are one of the common lighting fixtures that blend tradition with modern functionality as it complements the various exterior styles and adds curb appeal to your home.
Areas Where you can Place your Coach Lights
Outdoor coach lights can light up the steps and entryway and nearby path leading to the entrance, to provide safety and help you to see what you're doing. The common position for this outdoor wall light is on the walls on either side of a garage. It helps you have a clear view of the driveway and surrounding area. Coach lights may also serve as porch lights and are usually mounted on either side or at least one side of your main front entrance. These outdoor wall lights help to spread light in a local area, outwards and downwards.
Common Finishes of Coach Lights
Since outdoor wall lights such as coach lights are normally exposed to various types of weather, they tend to utilize warm, earthy color such as bronze, brass, gold, chrome and white finishes. Consider picking a color for your coach light that will blend in with the other design elements of your exterior décor.
Common Material for Coach Lights
Coach lights are not only known for their elegance and luxurious vibe, but they are also durable and can bear the daily wear and tear, as well as the harsh climate. Most Coach lights are made from brass, copper, aluminum, and even ceramic which makes these fixtures ideal for outdoor lighting as they are built to withstand certain weather elements.
Recommended IP Rating for Coach Lights
Outdoor lights such as coach lights normally meet with harsh environments. They should have either a wet or damp rating. Damp-rated coach lights are used in places that have some contact with moisture, but not in areas with constant or direct exposure to water. They are commonly used in covered patios and porches, where partial enclosures protect them from rain and snow. A Wet-rated coach light, however, is used in places with direct exposure to water. These fixtures can stand up to rainwater and dew.
Popular Coach Lights
Outdoor Coach Lantern Wall Light: Outdoor Wall lanterns like the Tortona Acrylic Black Upward Outdoor Lantern Wall Light, are not only great for safety reasons, but they are great for framing a doorway in style and enhancing the curb appeal of your home exterior. It is made of a die-cast aluminium body and moulded acrylic lens. Made in Italy, assembled and powder coated in Australia.
Antique Coach Outdoor Wall Light: Antique Coach Outdoor Wall Light features decades of iconic designs. The Classic Boston Antique Brass Large Wall Lamp is made with clear glass in antique brass finish. This coach light emanates a vintage vibe that is perfect for those who adore a classic, nautical, or colonial era feel.
AcrylicSphere Coach Outdoor Wall Light: The Chester Straight Arm Black Upward Wall Light is made of a die-cast aluminium body and molded acrylic lens. Because of its acrylic lens, these types of coach lights are easy to clean, durable and long lasting.
Clear Glass Coach Outdoor Wall Light: The Classic Boston 3 Light Black Wall Lampis made of brass coated in black finish. its bevelled glass adds additional character to the lighting fixture. This clear glass coach wall light emits a warm glow making it a great option for highlighting architectural elements above and around a door.
Industrial Coach Wall Lights: The Black and Copper Industrial Wall Light is made from cast aluminium wall bracket clear diffuser. This fixture is best for small outdoor spaces such as small porches, patios, and gazebos. Best for illuminating your home exterior as it brings character, style, and design to the outside of your outdoor space.
If none of the above suit your needs, we welcome you to browse and shop our full range of Coach lights available at Zest Lighting.
Zest Lighting is an online lighting shop based in Sydney, Australia. We are an Australian owned business and ship Australia wide. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.