Outdoor lovers will be looking for outdoor lanterns as soon as summertime rolls around. These will help you to light up the night while you're enjoying a barbecue or a late night dinner under the stars. You can even find outdoor candle lanterns to give your deck or patio a romantic feel. Outdoor lanterns are much cleaner and better for the environment than lighting torches because they don't produce smoke or ash. The best outdoor lanterns will produce a clear white light which will give you great visibility in a wide area even if you only buy a few of them.