These garage lighting ideas will keep your garage well lit and secure this autumn

These garage lighting ideas are functional, energy saving, and (in some cases) good looking

garage lighting ideas: Rimarup 30W LED Flood Light
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Looking for garage lighting ideas, such as flood lights or motion detecting lights, to keep your garage well-lit outside and in so it's not just secure from would-be intruders, but easy and safe for you to access, too? These lighting options cover all bases: they're energy efficient, waterproof, and some are even suitable for the style conscious among you who want more than just basic LED panels. Check out our top picks below. 

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Best garage lighting ideas for US shoppers

In the UK and shopping for garage lighting ideas? Click the link to jump down the page. Otherwise, first up, we have garage lighting ideas for our US readers.

1. Best garage flood light

CosHall 100W LED Flood Light

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CosHall 100W LED Flood Light | $29.95 (opens in new tab)

This is an impressive quality flood light, which goes up to 8000 lumen super brightness. What we really like about this one is the choice of cool white or warm white – the warm white is perfect if you want a very bright garage light that doesn't look too clinical. This light is waterproof and comes with one-year warranty.  

See all our best outdoor flood lights in our guide.

100W LED Flood Light

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2. Best barn light for your garage

20 Inch Standard Steel Dome

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Ark Lighting 20 Inch Standard Steel Dome | $209 (opens in new tab)

Don't be put off by the high price of this barn light: we're telling you hand on heart, this one will last pretty much forever. Made in LA, this heavy duty steel gooseneck light fixture will withstand whatever the weather in your state throws at it, and it takes LED bulbs. What we really like about it is the elegant long neck. Perfect if you want your garage lighting to be good looking. Comes in seven different color finishes. 

3. Best super bright LED garage light

Brill-ligfut LED Deformable Ceiling Light | $14

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Brill-ligfut LED Deformable Ceiling Light | $14 (opens in new tab)

Perfect for illuminating the inside of your garage, this super-bright adjustable LED light will give your real bang for your buck. The adjustable panels are really useful when you're doing work in your garage. Be prepared to purchase two or more for a standard garage.  

4. Best motion sensor garage light

Torchstar Outdoor LED Solar Powered Motion Sensor Light

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Torchstar Outdoor LED Solar Powered Motion Sensor Light | $25 (opens in new tab)

This torch light will not let you down no matter what: it's completely weatherproof, and once the lithium battery is fully charged, it's guaranteed to work for eight hours straight. The motion sensor only activates at night, and the light will stay on for 15 seconds. Reliable, bright, well built. 

5. Best modern garage light

Pathson Black Outdoor Wall Sconce

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Pathson Black Outdoor Wall Sconce | $30 (opens in new tab)

Super stylish and weatherproof, this LED wall light comes in either cool white or warm white, and is suitable for the inside of your garage as well. Made from aluminium. 

Garage lighting ideas for UK shoppers

In the UK and looking for garage lighting ideas? Keep browsing for our top picks.

1. Best motion sensor exterior light

HETP Upgraded 78 LED Solar Motion Sensor Security Lights

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HETP Upgraded 78 LED Solar Motion Sensor Security Lights | £23.95 (opens in new tab)

What makes these particular lights special is their wide angle, 180 degree coverage, which makes for superior night time visibility. Solar powered and waterproof.  

2. Best exterior wall light

YAYZA! 2-Pack 2 in 1 Solar Panel

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YAYZA! 2-Pack 2 in 1 Solar Panel | £25 (opens in new tab)

The joy of these garage lights is there two-in-one construction, with a bright, motion-sensitive LED at the bottom, and a flickering flame effect panel at the top. The result is a light that's both a highly functional security light, and an atmospheric exterior wall light. Perfect for period properties. 

3. Best garage flood light

Rimarup 30W LED Flood Light

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Rimarup 30W LED Flood Light | £15.88 (opens in new tab)

For proper, daylight strength floodlighting, look no further than this waterproof light from Rimarup. Wide angle and long lasting, up to 50,000 hours. 

4. Best light for inside the garage

Mopzlink LED garage lights

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Mopzlink LED garage lights | £25.68 (opens in new tab)

These LED lights put out an incredibly bright 6,000 lumen light – bright enough to light a warehouse, let alone a garage. Adjustable panels allow you to light the areas you need illuminated most while working in the garage. 

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Anna is Content Editor at Real Homes. She moved to the world of interiors from academic research in the field of English Literature and photography. She is the author of London Writing of the 1930s and has a passion for contemporary home decor and gardening. At Real Homes, she covers a range of topics, from practical advice to interior and garden design. 

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