Outdoor and Backyard Lighting We Love

Your phone’s flashlight app will work in a pinch, but if you’re spending serious time outside after sundown—eating dinner alfresco, reading a book in your tent, throwing a nighttime garden party or beach bash—you need an outdoor light, or several. After nine hours of research and 20 hours of testing, we’ve found the best packable lights, tabletop lanterns, flameless candles, string lights, and path lights for all your outdoor adventures.