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
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
Our lighting needs have changed over the years and recently, the move to increased outdoor lighting, especially outdoor solar lighting has become apparent. For both security and safety’s sake, a well-lit yard including the use of solar path lights or solar post lights during night hours can be critical.
It is well known that potential burglars who are looking for homes to target most often choose places that offer the cover of darkness and poor visibility. Statistically speaking, break-ins typically occur when there is Continue reading
Solar wall lights, like solar pathway lights, take the heat that the sun provides and convert it to energy which is then used to power the lights. They can be placed in any area of the yard on many different structures, they don’t necessarily need to be installed on a wall. The right solar wall lighting can both improve visibility and create a cozy glow making your yard a great place to gather or relax.
This type of outdoor solar lighting can also function as solar security light for your home. The additional lighting eliminates hidden places around your property and ideally should be placed near potential entryways, like the front door patio door. When used with Continue reading