Exterior lighting enhances the beauty of your home. If you plan to add patio lights, outdoor solar lights, garden lights, or any type of exterior lighting, it's best to consider lighting design, functionality, and efficiency.
How to Find Outdoor Lighting That Works for Your Space
Well-planned outdoor lighting increases the safety, security, and enjoyment of your home. Where you plan to install the lighting is a significant factor for deciding the type of lighting you should choose. Similar to lighting within your home, outdoor lighting works best in layers. You will want to combine layers for security plus add accent lighting with spotlights, strip lights and water-feature lighting to enhance the features of your home.
Driveway and Path Lighting
A well-lit driveway and walking path provide safety and security for family and friends. Plus, path lights
are a great way to boost your home's curb appeal. Path lights and floodlights work well for exterior stairs, walkways, paths, and backyard spaces.
A well-lit patio or deck lets you continue the party into the night.
Outdoor wall lights
, lanterns, and landscape lighting
work well for an open patio. Lighted ceiling fans
, ceiling-mount lights
, and pendant lights work well for a covered deck or porch.
Types of Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor wall lights
cast a warm, welcoming glow and illuminate areas that would otherwise be in shadow, which helps guests safely move about. Outdoor wall lights are a type of accent lighting and require low-wattage bulbs.
look great at night adding a touch of mystery to your porch or patio. Outdoor lanterns
are available in a wide range of sizes and finishes. For intimate lighting, group small lanterns on an outdoor side table. Hang lanterns from pergolas or tree limbs for an exotic look.
Ceiling-mount and pendant lights
light up covered porches, patios, decks, and gazebos from above. They work great to illuminate dining and seating areas.
Outdoor lighted ceiling fans
illuminate and cool outdoor spaces and keep biting insects at bay. Choose a ceiling fan that is rated for outdoor use. Outdoor ceiling fans work great for covered outdoor areas such as decks, patios, porches, and gazebos.