Outdoor Lighting Photos

The invention of electric lighting inspired the design of a wide range of public illumination, as much sculpture as lighting.

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Cosanti by Paolo Soleri. Paradise Valley, AZ.Lamp details of 1000 Wilshire Building. Los Angeles, CA.Lamp stand of downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.Pacific Design Center rippling lawn & semi-golf ball light standards. Hollywood, CA.
Beehive-like lighting at Cosanti. Paradise Valley, AZ.Lamp details of 1000 Wilshire Building. Los Angeles, CA.Lamp stand of downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.Pacific Design Center rippling lawn & semi-golf ball light standards. Hollywood, CA.
Giant table lamp sculpture outside Pacific Design Center. Hollywood, CA.Giant table lamp sculpture outside Pacific Design Center. Hollywood, CA.Flood lamp detail at Pacific Design Center. Hollywood, CA.Elaborate lamps at Mann's Chinese Theatre. Hollywood, CA.
Giant table lamp sculpture outside Pacific Design Center. Hollywood, CA.Giant table lamp sculpture outside Pacific Design Center. Hollywood, CA.Flood lamp detail at Pacific Design Center. Hollywood, CA.Elaborate lamps at Mann's Chinese Theatre. Hollywood, CA.
Urban Light group of 202 restored cast-iron street lights by Chris Burden at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Urban Light cast-iron street lights at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Urban Light cast-iron street lights at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Urban Light cast-iron street lights at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.
Urban Light group of 202 restored cast-iron street lights (2000-7) by Chris Burden at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Urban Light cast-iron street lights at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Urban Light cast-iron street lights at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Urban Light cast-iron street lights at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.
Urban Light cast-iron street lights at night on LACMA campus. Los Angeles, CA.Garden lamp of Wayfarers Chapel. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.Bronze seahorse detail on stairwell gas lamp fixtures in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Sun glinting off prismatic light fixtures at Convention Center. San Diego, CA.
Urban Light cast-iron street lights at night on LACMA campus. Los Angeles, CA.Garden lamp of Wayfarers Chapel. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.Bronze seahorse detail on stairwell gas lamp fixtures in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Sun glinting off prismatic light fixtures at Convention Center. San Diego, CA.
Hour-glass shaped lamp outside insurance building. Hartford, CT.Overhanging light fixture of Ingalls Rink entrance. New Haven, CT.Capitol Hill lamp stands. Washington, DC.Capitol Hill lamp stand. Washington, DC.
Hour-glass shaped lamp outside insurance building. Hartford, CT.Overhanging light fixture of Ingalls Rink entrance. New Haven, CT.Capitol Hill lamp stands (1877). Washington, DC. Architect: Frederick Law Olmsted.Capitol Hill lamp stand (1877). Washington, DC. Architect: Frederick Law Olmsted.
Mayan motif lamp of OAS building. Washington, DC.Mayan motif lamp of OAS building. Washington, DC.Art Deco lamp outside Tides Hotel. Miami Beach, FL.Art Deco lamp & railing of Sherbrooke Hotel. Miami Beach, FL.
Mayan motif lamp in front of OAS building. Washington, DC.Mayan glass panels in lamp in front of OAS building. Washington, DC.Art Deco lamp outside Tides Hotel. Miami Beach, FL.Art Deco lamp & railing of Sherbrooke Hotel. Miami Beach, FL.
Lantern dome & carved buffalo heads of Metropolitan Tower. Chicago, IL.Row of electric lights on overhang of Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Fourth Street pedestrian mall. Louisville, KY.Beacon light plus Art Deco Eagle atop Louisiana State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Lantern dome & carved buffalo heads of Metropolitan Tower. Chicago, IL.Row of electric lights on overhang of Krause Music Store by Louis H. Sullivan. Chicago, IL.Neon lights of Fourth Street pedestrian mall. Louisville, KY.Beacon light plus Art Deco Eagle atop Louisiana State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Lamp standards of State Capital Annex topped with pelicans. Baton Rouge, LA.Bronze lamp at County courthouse. Springfield, MA.Public Lighting Commission mural showing Thomas Edison by Edgar Louis Yaeger in MSU Union. East Lansing, MI.Lamp stands along walkway at Branson Landing. Branson, MO.
Lamp standards of State Capital Annex topped with pelicans. Baton Rouge, LA.Bronze lamp at County courthouse. Springfield, MA.Public Lighting Commission mural showing Thomas Edison (c1937) by Edgar Louis Yaeger in MSU Union. East Lansing, MI.Lamp stands along walkway at Branson Landing. Branson, MO.
Art Deco lamp outside St. Louis United States Post Office. St Louis, MO.Lamp globe on Mississippi State Capitol. Jackson, MS.Lamp & columns over doorway of New Jersey State Capitol. Trenton, NJ.Lamp outside Bernalillo County Courthouse. Albuquerque, NM.
Art Deco lamp outside St. Louis United States Post Office. St Louis, MO.Lamp globe on Mississippi State Capitol. Jackson, MS.Lamp & columns over doorway of New Jersey State Capitol. Trenton, NJ.Lamp outside Bernalillo County Courthouse. Albuquerque, NM.
Lamp stands with statues of students on steps of New York State Education Department. Albany, NY.Lamp stands with statues of students on steps of New York State Education Department. Albany, NY.Lantern atop Consolidated Gas Building. New York, NY.Art deco light fixture in Macy's Department Store. New York, NY.
Lamp stands with statues of students on steps of New York State Education Department. Albany, NY.Lamp stands with statues of students on steps of New York State Education Department. Albany, NY.Lantern atop Consolidated Gas (now ConEdison) Building. New York, NY.Art deco light fixture in Macy's Department Store. New York, NY.
Lamp hangs in stairwell of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Modern retro lamps in lobby of State Capitol. Columbus, OH.Wrought iron lamp outside Cox Administration Building at Oberlin College. Oberlin, OH.Carved entrance arch & hanging lamp of 41 Madison St. Tiffin, OH.
Lamp hangs in stairwell of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Modern retro lamps in lobby of State Capitol. Columbus, OH.Wrought iron lamp outside Cox Administration Building at Oberlin College. Oberlin, OH.Carved entrance arch & hanging lamp of 41 Madison St. Tiffin, OH.
Detail of sculpted ironwork lamp on corner of Society for Savings Building. Cleveland, OH.Art deco lamp of Oklahoma County Courthouse. Oklahoma City, OK.JPMorgan Chase Building lamp in doorway. Houston, TX.Porch wrought iron lamp at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.
Detail of sculpted ironwork lamp on corner of Society for Savings Building. Cleveland, OH.Art deco lamp of Oklahoma County Courthouse. Oklahoma City, OK.JPMorgan Chase Building lamp in doorway. Houston, TX.Porch wrought iron lamp at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.
Lighting globes at Pacific Science Center. Seattle, WA.Sculpted light poles at Ford Motor Company Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Bronze lamp of Suzzallo Library on University of Washington campus. Seattle, WA.Streetcar runs under lights hanging along Melbourne Mall. Melbourne, Australia.
Lighting globes at Pacific Science Center. Seattle, WA.Sculpted light poles at Ford Motor Company Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Bronze lamp of Suzzallo Library on University of Washington campus. Seattle, WA.Streetcar runs under lights hanging along Melbourne Mall. Melbourne, Australia.
Detail of lamp at Neues Palais. Potsdam, Germany.Sculpted couple embrace on lamp at Neues Palais. Potsdam, Germany.Street lamp on Carrer de Ferran in Gothic Quarter. Barcelona, Spain.Casa Milà beyond street lamp of Passeig de Gràcia. Barcelona, Spain.
Detail of lamp at Neues Palais. Potsdam, Germany.Sculpted couple embrace on lamp at Neues Palais. Potsdam, Germany.Street lamp (1902) on Carrer de Ferran in Gothic Quarter. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Gallissà i Soqué.Casa Milà beyond street lamp of Passeig de Gràcia. Barcelona, Spain.
Modernist lantern atop Palace of Catalan Music. Barcelona, Spain.Modernist lantern atop Palace of Catalan Music. Barcelona, Spain.Dragon sculpture holding Chinese lantern & fan over umbrella at Casa Bruno Cuadros on La Rambla. Barcelona, Spain.Owl carving on lamp column on Academy of Arts, Athens. Greece.
Modernist lantern atop Palace of Catalan Music. Barcelona, Spain.Modernist lantern atop Palace of Catalan Music. Barcelona, Spain.Dragon sculpture holding Chinese lantern & fan over umbrella at Casa Bruno Cuadros on La Rambla. Barcelona, Spain.Owl carving on lamp column on Academy of Arts, Athens. Greece.

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