Mar 122012
 

Spring is oh-so-close, which means grilling season will be under way in no time! If you’re an outdoor grilling enthusiast,  you will love using one of these grill lights after sundown:

(from left to right; top row first): 1. Fixed Mount Xenon Grill Light 2. Clamp-On Xenon Bell-Shaped Grill Light 3. Clamp-On Xenon Grill Light 4. Clamp-On Halogen Grill Light 5. Portable Halogen Grill Light 6. Fixed Mount Halogen Grill Light

We have a more detailed post that walks you through choosing the right grill light for your backyard, but here are the basics:

  • Choose your light source. Halogen, xenon, and LED are all great options. Typically, halogen and xenon grill lights offer more light output than LED grill lights do. However, LED lights are the most efficient of the three, and they provide a longer lifetime than halogen or xenon.
  • Choose your mounting style. Clamp lights are attached to your grill with a 2-2.5 inch wide adjustable clamp. “Portable” grill lights are typically plug-in light fixtures with heavy bases that you simply place on your grill shelf. Fixed mount grill lights are the most seamless option, but they also require a bit more time for installation.
  • Choose your power source. Battery operated lighting is very convenient when it comes to grill lights – there’s no need to find a nearby outlet and certainly no need to call an electrician. However, if you want to avoid future battery replacements, go with either plug-in or hardwired light fixture. We do recommend having an electrician help if you opt for hardwired, since it needs to connect directly to electrical wire.

Be sure to comment below if you have any questions. Happy grilling!

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Emily WidleEmily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

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