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Southport Commercial Outdoor Lighting Sets the Tone for the Best Local Outdoor Dining

Autumn in Southport is the perfect time of year to eat outdoors. With the busy season winding down and the weather cooling off, your restaurant can use additional features to attract tourists and locals alike. Have you considered improving the outdoor dining experience offered at your Bay Street restaurant by adding festive and fun lighting for evening diners?



Southport commercial outdoor lighting is the perfect way to draw customers in and keep them coming back for more. While the food and service have to be top notch, don’t overlook the atmosphere of your outdoor dining area. People live in and visit the Southport area to spend as much time outdoors as possible, and that includes seaside and waterfront eating. If your outdoor dining space leaves something to be desired, you could be losing repeat business no matter how good the food.


Now that the nights are longer than the days, lighting for your restaurant’s patio is an essential element in creating that perfect seaside atmosphere. A favorite, especially under the tents on the deck are festive lighting. These large round LED string lights can be installed for permanent enjoyment. Our lighting design team loves to create magic with the nostalgia of classic festival lighting. Bistro lighting, café lighting, or party lighting, no matter what you call them the enjoyment is universal and the popularity is growing quickly.


Another favorite lighting technique for increasing the beach feel and creating the seaside vacation vibe is palm tree lights. Nothing says vacation like a Palmetto tree. Palm trees wrapped with LED lights create a gorgeous tropical perimeter around your Southport outdoor dining space. Our palm tree string lights are great for year-round enjoyment; shining a light on dinner in the fall and winter while also creating fun party vibes to keep customers ordering more provisions well into the long summer nights.

No matter if you’re on Bay Street, Yacht Basin Drive, Brunswick Street or in downtown Southport, your restaurant or diner can benefit from the addition of commercial outdoor lighting to improve your guest experience. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today for a free nighttime demonstration (910) 356-8203.