Backyard Lighting Design

To create an effective backyard lighting design it is important to know a little bit about the basic types of outdoor lighting and how to use them effectively to achieve the look you want. In most cases you will want to blend a couple types of lighting to get the desired effect while being mindful not to over light any single area. Over lighting can do the opposite of what you want and detract from the overall design.

Using things like landscape and garden lights can help highlight your landscaped areas at night. They can also be used in other areas around your yard to help enhance look and functionality. Continue reading

Solar Pathway Lighting

If you are looking for functional but ambient exterior lighting for your home, solar pathway lights are a great choice. There are many styles, models, materials, and colors available and they are easy to find either at local shops or online.

Solar path lights are low maintenance and they are economical, and they have far more uses than to simply light pathways. Here are some other ways you might want to use these versatile and environmentally-friendly lights.
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Backyard Lighting Ideas

If you’re thinking about upgrading your outdoor lighting you may be looking for some tips or ideas. Updating the outdoor lighting can improve the look and feel of your home while also increasing safety and functionality. Keep this in mind as you are creating your overall lighting design.

One of the best ways to get outdoor lighting ideas is to first understand the different types of fixtures and lighting styles that are available. There are a few ways to do this. You can look at pictures in books and magazines, look at lighting stores or drive through neighborhoods at night to see what others have done in their yard. If you have the budget for it you may want to work with a professional to help you create the best design for your yard and to install the lights. Continue reading

Backyard Lighting Tips

The most important part of backyard lighting design is making sure the outdoor lighting fits your needs, but by using a few basic backyard lighting tips you can implement the design more effectively.

When you have the benefit of building a home on a new property you can take some steps during the construction process to make it easier to add outdoor lights later.

Whether you are adding outdoor lighting to new construction or to an existing yard remember that a little light can go a long way. Lighting too many areas can detract from the overall look, but using lighting in the right way can really improve the look of your yard at night. Continue reading

Solar Driveway Lights

Solar driveway lights provide an attractive way to illuminate a driveway. They provide a comforting welcome as home owners pull into their garage, and also create a greater sense of security.

This is definitely not a new concept, but recent innovations make both solar driveway lighting and pathway lighting much more appealing. Instead of the pole lights that are inserted in the ground near the driveway, newer style driveway lights combine solar lighting technology with a more aesthetically appealing appearance that blend the lights into the driveway itself.

In addition to the first generation pole type driveway solar lights, there are a couple of newer styles. One of the easiest to install is the surface mounted style. These are self-contained solar packs using LED light technology. With rounded edges, these can be Continue reading

Solar Rock Lights

Solar rock lights are solar powered lights disguised to look like garden or landscaping rocks. By using these outdoor solar lights, you can add lighting to walkways, patios, gardens and other areas that need to be lit at night while keeping the natural look of your landscaping intact.

Like other solar lights, these solar rock lights have sensors that tell the light to turn on when it gets dark enough and off again once the sun rises. Once you have them set up along the path in your garden or patio there is nothing more to do but to enjoy them.

There are different styles of solar rock lighting available, so you can try to find a look that blends well with your landscaping theme. Most rock lights are Continue reading

Backyard Lighting

Using the right type of backyard lighting can do many positive things for your home. Besides increasing the value of your home, both in terms of usefulness and financial value, it can also increase the way you use the outdoor area of your home. Having a nice place to spend time on those warm evenings makes your home feel bigger and the lighting you use can have a big impact on the feel and functionality of these areas.

If you don’t know where to start consider some of the more popular landscape lighting techniques. Keep in mind outdoor lighting serves four very specific functions. Once you prioritize these functions and define your style you can start looking at ideas that will work for your needs and for the specific layout of your home. Continue reading