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10 Fire Pit Lighting Ideas to Set the Scene for Your Outdoor Space

Adding to the fire's glow, these fire pit lighting ideas help transform your outdoor living space into a welcoming retreat.

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Outdoor Lanterns

Because a fire pit gives off light, a few strategically-placed outdoor lanterns might be all you need to illuminate the rest of the seating area. This stylish fire pit lighting set comes in three sizes and features an antique bronze finish. Insert one or two remote control flameless candles to set the mood quickly.

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String Lights

String lights are a common choice for fire pit lighting because they’re versatile, durable, and add a romantic ambiance. These LED string lights are shatterproof and weatherproof to withstand outdoor elements. Hang them from nearby trees, or install upright posts surrounding the fire pit area to achieve the perfect height for your lights.

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Fence Lights

A nearby fence is an excellent opportunity for lighting a fire pit space. These outdoor fence lights are weatherproof, anti-rust and easy to install with a drill or double-stick tape. Plus, they’re solar-powered to help save energy and automatically turn on when it gets dark, so your fire pit area will always be invitingly lit.

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LED Stools

In addition to light, a fire pit needs seating—so why not solve two problems at once? These eye-catching light-up accent stools will wow your guests and give them a comfortable place to lounge by the fire. After charging on the included charging pad, each seat has 8 hours’ worth of light—no batteries needed!

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Curtain Lights

These twinkle curtain lights will provide fire pit lighting without distracting from the glowing ambiance of the fire. Hang them from a gazebo, a nearby tree branch or against a wall for just the right amount of light and whimsy. This set has a steady “on” option and seven different blinking modes; just remember you’ll need a nearby outlet to power them.

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Solar Ground Lights

Use ground lights near your fire pit and the pathway leading up to the fire pit area to help guests find their way. These solar ground lights charge during the day and automatically turn on at night, staying lit for 8 to 10 hours. Each one comes with a ground stake, allowing you to easily push them into the soil or grass so they’re flush with the ground.

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Tiki Torches

Tiki torches are an often overlooked outdoor lighting source but are a great choice. You can easily set them up almost anywhere. And if you fill them with citronella fuel, they can help keep bugs away. This set of four tiki torches has a sleek, modern look and is powder-coated black, which provides extra protection against corrosion and weather.

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Landscape Spotlights

Remember: when lighting up your fire pit area, the light source doesn’t need to be right next to the pit. Landscape spotlights shine a light on plants or trees near the fire pit, highlighting the landscaping and providing ambient light to the entire area. These color-changing smart landscape spotlights can be controlled with an app, touch button or voice control using Alexa or Google Assistant.

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Stake Lights

Lights installed in the ground with simple stakes are a great fire pit lighting choice because they can be placed anywhere— no wires or outlets are required! These solar-powered garden lights give off a beautiful mandala pattern on the ground for a unique look. They are also waterproof, corrosion-resistant, rust-free and continuously glow for 8 to 12 hours when fully charged.

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LED Rope Lights

Rope lighting is another versatile fire pit lighting idea that can be adapted to your layout. The flexible LED rope can be placed under a bench, on a nearby wall, or around a tree or column to provide light and a unique design element. It can withstand rain and snow, and you can attach up to 15 ropes to extend the length as needed.

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Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.