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Best Areas Around Your Home To Place Landscape Lighting

Establishing professional landscaping outside your home not only enhances your property’s visual appeal but significantly increases its value as well. The key to capitalizing on the benefits landscaping provides is to ensure it is properly lit, so it can be seen no matter the time of day or night.

Knowing where to place outdoor lighting to illuminate your landscaping’s best qualities can be a bit tricky. While some locations — such as areas around your deck and pathways — provide amazing lighting results, others can have the opposite effect and over-expose one area while leaving the rest of your landscaping too dim or unlit entirely.

This is why it’s smart to consult with a landscape lighting expert on the best areas for landscape lighting placement. Here’s a few tips in the meantime:

Making Your Pathways Safer and More Appealing

Creating a safe environment for your family and guests that visit your home is likely one of your main priorities as a homeowner. Pathway lighting not only looks stunning, but makes the areas around your home safer; lessening the chance of falling down or tripping while walking outside at night.

While lighting your path should be an emphasis for any outdoor lighting project, it’s important not to go overboard with lighting that is unnecessarily too bright. Low-lighting is more-than-adequate for your path and walkways, while pulling off a gorgeous accent for your landscaping.

How Outdoor Lighting In Your Entryways Can Enhance Security:

When entryway lighting is installed correctly, it can blend perfectly with your entire outdoor lighting system, achieving brilliant results for the overall look of your home’s exterior.

Entryways are the perfect spot for low-voltage outdoor lighting because they offer efficient illumination for you and your family — whenever they arrive home at night — and discourage burglars from breaking into your home.

Benefits of Proper Deck Lighting Placement

Decking doesn’t only function perfectly as a spot for poolside seating, grills and other recreational activities, but can truly give your yard a stunning focal point at the same time.

Proper LED lighting is required to take advantage of highlighting your decks best qualities, and can add the finishing touch to an already visually pleasing outdoor feature. As a start, try placing LED lighting in front of your deck’s railings, surrounding foliage and specific seating areas.

While outdoor lighting projects can be done yourself, it’s best to appoint an outdoor lighting expert for the task, as they have the knowledge and expertise to install the most low-maintenance and visually appealing LED lighting systems for your home.

Contact NightVision Outdoor lighting for a free estimate on your next landscape lighting project, or give us a call today at 678-828-2999.


We hope you’re enjoying our ‘Bright Ideas’ blog. To learn more about how NightVision Outdoor Lighting can enhance your outdoor landscape lighting project, visit our Landscape Projects page; or, to see what our customers are raving about, visit our Testimonials page.