Outdoor light posts have charming styles and use different types of glass. As of 2015, Home Depot customers favor sanded iron and oil-rubbed lantern designs, according to the store's website. Lowe's customers favor black and brown light posts with clear beveled or water glass.
The Hampton Bay iron lantern and Home Decorator aluminum lamp posts are popular because they offer beautiful, crisp light. The sanded iron post incorporates a seeded glass shade and is solar-powered. The oil-rubbed chestnut lantern is popular because the frosted panels provide a slightly tinted and warm tone. The luminance is a lovely color, and there is no glare, notes one customer's online review.
Lowe's customers favor a post light with clear beveled glass that is eye-catching. The post, manufactured by Portfolio, is the perfect size, states one reviewer. Another Portfolio black post looks elegant because of the candle lights, explains another customer. A brown lantern produced by Allen + Roth has a brick finish that evokes old-world charm. Many customers compliment the dark and rich brown color.
To light walkways, most lamps require a base and post for installation, although many customers use the stylish lamps on stone columns to light a driveway entrance. Both Home Depot and Lowe's offer companion products that match the outdoor lanterns.