After your patio, deck, or outdoor kitchen plans are starting to come into focus, it’s important to think about outdoor lighting. Who wants the party to end when the sun goes down? With properly designed and installed outdoor lighting, your outdoor living spaces really become an extension of your home and are beautiful, enjoyable, and safe at all hours. Outdoor lighting is also a great way to accent your landscape, hardscape, and details of your home so they can be enjoyed at any time. Smith Landscaping works on dozens of outdoor lighting projects each year and we incorporate outdoor lighting into almost all of our deck and patio projects. We work with low voltage systems as well as high voltage lighting fixtures.
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Things to think about and discuss with your designer:
- Security – Outdoor or landscape lighting is a great way to illuminate the exterior of your home and provide security. Motion-activated lights can be incorporated into your system to illuminate driveways, alleys, or the side of your house without disturbing neighbors or those inside your own home.
- Safety – Proper outdoor lighting will illuminate stairs, pathways, and obstructions so your guests can safely move throughout your property.
- Usability – Keep the party going after the sun goes down. Think about soft accent lighting that keeps your patio or deck comfortably lit and easy to see.
- Types of lighting – The sky’s the limit. Uplights, downlights, hidden light fixtures, motion-activated lights, pathway lights, spotlights, floodlights…..the list goes on. Let one of our designers go over lighting options with you.
Contact Smith Landscaping and be sure to incorporate outdoor lighting into your patio, deck, outdoor kitchen, or landscape project throughout Alliance, Salem, Damascus, Ravenna, or any surrounding area today.
How to Install Landscape Lighting
What type of lighting is best for outdoors?
Outdoor lighting can add ambience to your outdoor space by brightening it up. With these kinds of lights, you could light up your walkway, porch, or pool area. These are great options to light up pathways because they are safe and efficient. Plus, it would be nice to compliment your outdoor landscape lighting through the use of outdoor lights. Consider LED lighting and its effectiveness in lighting up your outdoor space.
Where should landscaping lights be placed?
When it comes to outdoor accent lights, LED accent lights are best for pathways. They are available in different shapes and sizes to match the exterior and the interior design of any house. In addition to that, they are able to provide the kind of illumination that most homeowners need. Because of its energy efficiency, many prefer to have this type of lighting. LED pathway lights help you save energy, which leads to cheaper electricity bills.
Aside from saving energy, LED bulbs are also great choices when it comes to outdoor lighting. Unlike incandescent bulbs, led bulbs produce light by using less energy. Thus, you will be able to save more money as it saves you on your energy consumption. In addition to that, solar lights do not emit harmful carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Therefore, they are better than conventional outdoor lighting.
What are the different types of landscape lights?
There are so many different kinds of landscape lighting fixtures to choose from. There are landscape floodlights, which are perfect for security purposes. There are solar floodlights that can be used for outdoor spaces. There are ground stake lights that you can use for decorative purposes. You can also use hanging lights for your landscaping. They are ideal for areas that need accent lighting such as your driveway.
Post lights can also be used to highlight your yard. There are post lights that you can use to illuminate walkways or pathways so that you will be able to walk safely at night. Hanging lights can also be a great option for your pathway as they can easily fit in small areas. You can choose from a variety of designs and styles including modern, country and rustic. They are very easy to install as well and will definitely make your property look beautiful.
In addition to accent lights, outdoor lighting options include lighted planters, lights with frames and string lights. These lights can be placed on trees, shrubs and other structures in your yard. The frame can be made of metal, glass or wire. There are also battery-operated and solar-operated types of planter lights available.
Some outdoor lighting options include solar pathway lighting. Solar pathway lights allow you to create an elegant-looking walkway or illuminated path for your yard without the help of an electrician. You can install these solar lights on bricks, wood, concrete or stone in order to create a beautifully illuminated path.
Motion Sensor & Flood Lights
You can also use simple lighting fixtures such as motion sensor lights. There are many kinds of motion sensor lights that you can use to accent your lawn or your garden. To add more safety, opt for the ones that have turn-off sensors. You can even find exterior lighting such as outdoor floodlights that you can place outside your home to illuminate your landscape.
Flood lights can be used to illuminate walkways, driveways and other areas that are close to your house. In order to enhance the beauty of your landscape, install flood lights along your pathway lighting. You can choose from various styles including modern, rustic, Victorian, country, arbor and many more.
Low Voltage Landscape Lighting
Another way to save energy and prevent hazards is to install low-voltage landscape lighting. Low voltage lighting can save energy because it does not produce any heat. Instead, the light bulb just uses energy when the electricity passes through it. In this way, you can cut down on your electric bill. Installing low voltage landscape lighting is not difficult at all.
Start Your Outdoor Landscape Lighting Project
Leave the heavy lifting to Smith Landscaping! Now that you are inspired and have a better idea of what kind of landscape lighting you want to have installed, give us a call at 330-938-6562 or get in touch to discuss your project ideas.Schedule your landscape lighting project