Creating Ambiance In Your Yard With Outdoor String Lighting

Strings lights have become synonymous with both indoor and outdoor holiday lighting, however, many aren’t aware that they are now becoming a favorite fixture for use in permanent installations as well.

Both homeowners and business owners, alike, are always looking for unique and effective ways to increase the ambiance of their properties — and, as Atlanta’s premier source for outdoor lighting (residential and commercial) we know a thing or two about what our customers want — which makes string lighting one of the ideal methods to achieve this goal.

What Is String Lighting?

Keep in mind, we aren’t referring to the string lights you can purchase at any box store during the holiday season.

These professional-grade, high quality lights are designed to be outdoors and to withstand the elements for years to come. When you hold these particular lights in your hand, you’ll be able to feel the difference, as they’re heavy and are in need of a strong cord to hold them all together.

Design, Install And Maintain

At NightVision Outdoor Lighting, we design, install and also maintain professional-grade/custom outdoor and landscape lighting systems. Our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance to us, which means we ask a lot of questions before the design process; questions such as: “what is this customer trying to achieve with outdoor lighting?”. If the answer is creating a gorgeous and relaxing outdoor space in order to enjoy their backyard, then string lights may be of interest.

For example: for a backyard with a wide open spaced patio — with surrounding porches in need of highlighting — we would install path lights that would surround the patio, as opposed to simply spotlighting it. Instead, we would opt to add invoke both a romantic and whimsical ambiance with high quality string lights.

Multiple strands of LED string lights could be hung from the porch eaves to a visually breathtaking outdoor fireplace. Not only would this provide incredible visual appeal, but the lighting would provide enough illumination to light the entirety of the space below the patio.

String Lighting for Commercial Properties

While string lighting works perfectly for residential properties, this doesn’t limit them to be used solely as a way to illuminate the outside of your home. They also function beautifully for some hospitality and commercial lighting projects as well.

Whether they’re being used as a unique way to light a mall entrance, or a grand outdoor space at a hotel, string lighting is the way to go. They even work for industrial buildings, which could warrant string lights outside to make the entirety of the space feel significantly more inviting for any/all passersby at night.

If you’re interested in string lighting or any other outdoor lighting application, please contact us today for a free estimate. We’ll work with you to design the most ideal system with your needs, personal style and budget in mind.

We hope you’re enjoying our ‘Bright Ideas’ blog. To learn how NightVision Outdoor Lighting can enhance your next outdoor lighting project, visit our Projects page; or, to see what our customers are raving about, visit our Testimonials page. For a free estimate, give us a call today at (678)-828-2999!


Q: Are outdoor string lights safe to use in all weather conditions? 

A: While many outdoor string lights are designed to be weather-resistant, it’s essential to check the product specifications to ensure they can withstand the specific weather conditions in your area. Some string lights are more suited for dry environments, while others are built to withstand rain, wind, and snow. It’s always recommended to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for safe usage.

Q: Can outdoor string lights be left up year-round? 

A: Outdoor string lights can be left up year-round, but it’s essential to consider the specific type of lights you’re using and their durability. LED and solar-powered string lights are often more suitable for long-term outdoor use as they are energy-efficient and designed for extended lifespans. If you leave the lights up year-round, ensure they are well-maintained and periodically checked for any wear or damage.

Q: Can I connect multiple strands of outdoor string lights? 

A: Yes, in most cases, you can connect multiple strands of outdoor string lights as long as the total wattage does not exceed the maximum capacity of your power source. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for guidance on connecting multiple strands and ensure the electrical connections are secure and watertight.

Q: Are outdoor string lights dimmable? 

A: Some outdoor string lights are dimmable, especially those that use LED technology. Dimmable string lights offer the flexibility to adjust brightness according to your desired ambiance and mood. However, not all outdoor string lights have dimming capabilities, so checking the product specifications or packaging to confirm if they are dimmable is essential.

Q: Can outdoor string lights be used for events and special occasions? 

A: Outdoors string lights are perfect for events and special occasions. Their enchanting and festive glow adds a touch of magic to celebrations such as weddings, parties, or backyard gatherings. You can hang them in creative patterns, drape them across tents or canopies, or use them to outline dance floors or seating areas to create a memorable and inviting atmosphere.


In conclusion, outdoor string lighting is a versatile and enchanting option for creating ambiance in your yard. With various types available, such as traditional bulbs, energy-efficient LEDs, or solar-powered options, you can customize your lighting design to suit your preferences and needs. You can transform your yard into a captivating and inviting space for relaxation, gatherings, or special occasions by incorporating string lights along fences, trees, seating areas, or pathways. Remember to choose weather-resistant lights, follow safety guidelines, and periodically inspect and maintain your string lights for safe and long-lasting usage. Enjoy the cozy and magical atmosphere that outdoor string lighting brings to your outdoor living area.