The outside post lights are a beautiful addition to any home. Post lights are nostalgic and practical. Outdoor post lights, a type of pole lighting, are excellent for bright illumination because they provide a type of downlighting, meaning that the light comes from above and is cast downward. Just as streetlights cast light on the road, home outdoor pole lighting is used to cast light on driveways, home entrances, and landscaping. Most of today’s post lamps are electric, come in a wide variety of styles and use incandescent lamps as well as the newer, more efficient halogen, LED and low voltage lamps.