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

Types of Backyard Lights

When it comes to outdoor lights there are plenty of options and styles available. To help you decide which type and style will ultimately be the best for your yard and your specific lighting design it is important to define the main reasons you want to add lighting to your outdoor space.

Once you define what you want from your outdoor lights and you have an overall outdoor lighting design idea you can start to choose the specific types of outdoor lights that will help you achieve your goals. Keep in mind things like looks, functionality and energy-efficiency when planning your design. Continue reading

Solar Patio Lighting

These days, most of us are spending more time at home and enjoying our outside space. Installing outdoor solar lighting is a great way to get more use and enjoyment out of your outdoor space and solar patio lights are a great place to start.

Solar patio lighting offers a gentle, subtle light that can highlight steps, garden plants, and seating, while not taking away from the overall ambiance of the night. This gentle light can enhance your outdoor experience, and turn your patio into an oasis where you can relax from the stresses of the day. Continue reading

LED Step Lights

One way to keep your home safer is by using LED step lights. Far too many accidents happen in the home, and dimly lit steps are often to blame for this. They can be in the form of wooden deck steps, or paving stone steps through a garden, or a staircase in the home. All of these locations are typically dimly lit and that raises the potential for accidents.

LED technology or “Light Emitting Diode” is not a new invention, but the ways it can be used have been growing in the last decade. LED’s are bright lights that practically never need to be changed and can run using a fraction of the power of traditional light bulbs. Added to that, they are small 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