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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Reduce Your Impact With Solar Lights

There are a number of benefits of having good outdoor lighting in your yard, but to add even more benefits consider using solar backyard lighting when possible instead of traditional lights. There are a lot of benefits to these lights besides the obvious ease of use and energy-efficiency.

One of the most obvious benefits of solar lighting is that it is more affordable because these lights use energy from the sun instead of from your home’s electrical source, meaning they will reduce the impact on your wallet. This also means they have a lower impact to the environment because they don’t require additional use of environmental resources. 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