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A Guide To Tile And Brick Lights

Author: Sarah Wigmore
Published: August 19, 2014

The beauty of tile and brick lights lies in their simplicity. Compact, contemporary and easy to install, they work perfectly in most outdoor lighting schemes. If you are looking for an unobtrusive and sophisticated way to illuminate your exterior plot, recessed brick or tile lights will fit the bill.

Let’s take a look at the best options for lighting up your pathways, steps, driveways and walls.

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Subtle But Stylish

Modern Walling

Low level brick lights or tile lights installed in your wall will give a modern seamless finish. If your wall surrounds a patio area, the lights will act as markers around the edges and unlike other light fittings will not take up valuable space. For vertical concrete and cavity wall mounting, try the energy efficient Croxley Exterior LED Tile Light. This tile light can also be mounted in wood and plasterboard panels.

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Brick lights such as the Mono LED Brick Light are a standard brick size and can be slotted straight into your wall. This particular brick light produces a ‘Daylight’ illumination so will work well in an area requiring a bright light. Although relatively easy to install, we recommend that a qualified electrician undertakes the work. Discuss your brick lights with your builder and electrician prior to building the wall if at all possible.

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Stepping Up

Recessed tile or brick lights come into their own when highlighting steps as they eliminate any dark shadows. Use them on outside walls positioned next to the stairway or on the step risers. The Sorrento Low Energy Brick Light is designed to direct the light downwards making it the ideal glare free option for step lighting.

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Up the Garden Path

Highlight your brick pathways to guide you safely after dark and create a stylish modern twist to your outdoor space. The Stratford Recessed Square LED is a subtle tile light which is suitable for ground placement and will direct you up your path or driveway.

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Pond Safety

Choose a tile or brick light which is designed for use in the ground for highlighting the area around your garden pond. It is a preferable choice over a fixture which could potentially be a trip hazard. Add a beautiful blue hue to your garden with the Stratford Recessed Square LED – Blue which is IP67 rated and immersion proof up to a depth of one metre.


Brick and tile lights are a contemporary way to light up any outdoor setting. Both functional and decorative you can choose between plain and louvred options as well as LED and low energy options. As they slot discreetly into place, they are a smart, fuss-free solution to your outside lighting. For our full range take a look at our Tile and Brick Lights section.

For more inspiration take a look at our Lighting Ideas section.