When looking at gazebos there are two main kinds to choose from, the wooden construction permanent style or the popup gazebos. Choosing lighting for them is important and helps people to use them in after dark situations. Parties or just relaxing after the sun descends is so refreshing. In more rural areas the street lights and neighborhood lights are not as prevalent, or may be absent all together so choosing an outdoor chandelier and other lighting to compensate is a good choice.
The gazebo chandelier is designed to hang within the confines of a gazebo. If electricity or an extension cord is handy then an electric gazebo chandelier is a good option. A permanent gazebo structure should be able to support any outdoor chandelier’s weight. Materials such as wrought iron or very complicated chandelier can weight a whole lot, so suspending them can be a problem. If a nice beam or rafter is high over head then the problem is solved. There is a wide variety of outdoor chandeliers, so if electricity is available then all you have to do is choose one that works well for your space.
With the high peaked ceiling of a gazebo it may prove better to select a hanging lantern instead of an outdoor chandelier. Here are two examples of hanging lanterns. The first is a Maxim Lighting Carriage House DC 3 Light Outdoor Handing Lantern. It has a die cast aluminum finish in an oriental bronze with a water glass shade. It uses three candelabra bulbs with a max of 60 watt. This light is 12.5 inches wide by 24.5 inches tall. It is UL listed for a hard wire connection in a wet location. If a dimmer is installed it can work well with this fixture. The manufacture also states that, “Warranteed to be free of defects in material and workmanship for one year from date of shipment.” This light ships individually to the United States and to other select countries. The list price is $111.60.
The second hanging lantern is a World Imports Brand Old Sturbridge 3 Light Indoor/ Outdoor Handing Lantern in Bronze. This fixture is 11 inches x 11 inches x 23 inches high. It weight nine pounds. It also takes three 60 watt bulbs. For the higher ceiling of a gazebo it comes with a ten foot chain and also twelve feet of wire. It has a bronze finish and a bend clear seedy glass panels and cast leaf details. This light retails for $304.20 and is eligible for free Super Saving Shipping From Amazon. For those out of the United States this fixture can also be shipped to some other countries. Check with Amazon for availability.
It should be noted that not all hanging lanterns are rated for outdoor use, so be sure to look at the labels.
For gazebo lights the ceiling is important, but also the sides. The most popular lights for the walls is actually a string light. Pictured here is a 140 light string. The total length is 103.75 feet. The gazebo lights can be installed on either a portable popup gazebo like this one or on a permanent structure. The lights are pretty bright and many satisfied customers left good remarks. It does take some doing to install it on to the frame. Wrapping it around like Christmas lights or using hangers are both ways to attach it. One happy buyer said it was “just like in the photos”. With a 4.5 stars out of 5 review, we also give it a thumbs up. This string costs $19.99. Before purchasing it be sure to estimate how many feet of coverage you want. It may be wise to purchase more than one to gain even more coverage and light exposure.
Battery Powered Gazebo Chandelier
And here is one more gazebo chandelier to top off your nights. This is a battery operated gazebo chandelier. It works off of 2 C batteries. It does not require any electric. The size is 15 inches in diameter by11 inches high. It hangs 30 inches from the support. It costs $52.99 and does not come with the batteries.