Have you been looking to add a touch of luxury to your home and garden? These landscape lighting tips can reinvent your outdoor space.

 

Have you ever wondered why some houses look much better during the day than at night?

And why do other houses really stand out during the night?

The reason is always the same; good lighting.

During the day, a healthy amount of sunlight provides natural lighting to your landscaping, garden and home, which is the most important factor in creating warm and bright spaces.

However, when the sun eventually sets, it steals away the beauty of your home and landscaping, unless you have the right lighting tools in place…

Your home should be as beautifully displayed at night as it is during the day.

There’s an infinite number of options when it comes to exterior lighting. So to make your choice easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best outdoor spotlights, floodlights, step lights, and garden path lights on the market today. And we’ll also show you how to integrate each lighting type into your outdoor design.

So without any further ado, let’s dive right into it!

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Key Factors To Consider When Designing Outdoor Lighting

  1. Figure out your centerpiece: 

First, you need to determine the center of attention within your landscape and build around it. Different locations require different decorations and light spread – so find out what you want to bring out the most and build around it from there.

  1. Pinpoint the trajectory:

Your landscape lighting professional will help you choose whether you’ll send light up from the ground or down from a tree or wall. This is referred to as “up-lighting or down-lighting”. After figuring this out you’ll be able to select lighting and installation options that suit your landscape.

  1. Configure your power source:

There’re two main styles of landscape lighting to consider, solar units vs a hardwired system. You can purchase individual solar landscape lights at a big box store that you place below a tree or bush and fire them upward. These do not produce much light and put you at the mercy of a charged battery from sunlight. Low voltage lighting has a power supply attached to your home with low voltage wires buried in the ground to each light. This method is more labor intensive, but produces better light, brighter light and lasts much longer.

 

Outdoor Spotlights

Spotlights are a great way to shed light on specific points in your yard or home. So whether you want to shine up the trunk of live oak in your backyard or you’re looking to cast a narrow beam at your address plaque, spotlights should be the first item in your shopping bag.

Keep in mind that spotlights come in multiple electrical options, so speak with your landscape lighting professional before purchasing. 

 

Outdoor Floodlights

Floodlights come with dual heads in opposite directions to offer as much light as possible.

Perfect for walkways, patios, and play areas, creating an inviting exterior space as well as providing safety and security. They are a cost-effective addition to your home, and their built-in motion sensors make sure you’re also saving money!

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Outdoor Step Lights

Protect your children from losing their footing on outdoor stairs with our Outdoor Step Lights. Now you can turn basic and boring steps into a work of art by adding these step lights that combine safety with luxury.

Step lights are best installed in the middle of each stair riser to give enough light on the following step, or each pair can be installed in parallel to outline the path and add a touch of charm to the overall look.

Garden Path Lights

Turn your walkways into a fancy aisle with these unique Garden Path Lights. Once installed, these lights will add a touch of elegance and completely transform the look and feel of your walkway.
Each garden path light emits just the right amount of light to illuminate your pathway, ensuring your outdoor look remains fresh and unique.

It’s Time To Recreate Your Landscape!

Good lighting creates a warm and bright ambiance, unlike gloomy spaces caused by insufficient lighting. Now is the perfect time to customize and touch up your yard, but before you make any changes, we want to help you make an informed decision.

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