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Summer is the time for getting out of the house: firing up the BBQ, inviting a few friends over to swim in the pool, spreading out on a lawn chair, and spending time with family on the back patio are common ways people enjoy the warm weather.

Summer is also the time to host parties and throw weddings.

Our back yards, our personal retreats, are worth all the hard work we put into them when we get the chance to entertain.

Delicious food, lovely decorations, and wonderful company are all important parts to creating a backyard bash.

The other key ingredient that should never be overlooked is the thing that allows our parties to go on even after the sun has gone down – beautiful exterior lighting.

Lighting Your Party For Beauty

To throw out tons of light for an event, you could have a powerful 400 Watt lamp post installed in the middle of your yard.

This would throw out ample light for your guests to see everything.

But most people don’t want their yards to feel like a football stadium.

Lighting your landscape isn’t just about LIGHT.

Low voltage landscape lighting is about creating shadows and contrast.

The stimulating lighting designs stick to the ol’ saying: “less says more.”

Imagine bathing your deck or patio with a soft moon light.

Mounting fixtures high up in trees or on the soffit of your home and aiming them downward can help to create this.

When down lighting is done with a gently diffused light, it can recreate a serene magic that mimics the effects of moon light.

Exterior Lighting Techniques

What’s more beautiful or festive than moonlight? The moon can be an incredible mood setter.

The only problem is that the moon doesn’t always cooperate.

While we do want our lights to be inviting, we don’t want them to scream or be too loud.

Moon lighting is a stunning and subtle approach to illuminating your outdoor living area.

Stringing the Festivities Along

Bistro lights (sometimes called string lights or festoon lights) are a very effective lighting approach to creating a festive atmosphere.

Strung over a patio or perhaps up inside a pergola, bistro lights provide soft ambient illumination.

They have become very popular these days.

People are stringing up bistro lights today for their upcoming parties and backyard events.

But be mindful when purchasing the LED version of these lights from a big-box store.

Just because they are LED doesn’t mean they are going to be what you want them to be.

The color temperature of these bistro lights often have a cool white/blue hue.

This cold color temperature isn’t desirable for creating an inviting atmosphere. Warmer temperatures should be used.

Contact NightVision Outdoor Lighting

Be it a small get-together or a neighborhood pool party, landscape lighting really makes all the difference in the world.

If you have a vision for lighting your property, talk to an expert at NightVision Outdoor Lighting today.

Exterior Lighting Techniques

Aren’t sure where to get started, or would like to get some ideas that might work well for your specific home, contact us directly or give us a call at 678-828-2999!


Enhance your summer celebrations with the magic of outdoor lighting.

From the subtle allure of moonlight-inspired landscapes to the festive glow of bistro lights, NightVision Outdoor Lighting brings your vision to life.

Don’t just illuminate your outdoor space; transform it into a captivating haven for unforgettable moments.

For expert advice and tailored ideas, contact us at 678-828-2999.

Let NightVision Outdoor Lighting make your summer nights truly enchanting.


Why is low voltage landscape lighting recommended?

Low voltage lighting creates shadows and contrast, offering a more nuanced and inviting ambiance without overpowering brightness.

How can moonlight-inspired lighting enhance my outdoor space?

By strategically placing fixtures high up in trees or on your home’s soffit, you can achieve a gentle, diffused light that mimics the serene magic of moonlight.

Are bistro lights suitable for all types of outdoor events?

Yes, bistro lights, also known as string or festoon lights, provide soft ambient illumination, making them versatile for various gatherings.

What is the downside of using LED bistro lights from big-box stores?

LED bistro lights from these stores may have a cool white/blue hue, which is not ideal for creating an inviting atmosphere. Warmer temperature lights are recommended.

Can landscape lighting be customized for specific events or themes?

Absolutely! NightVision Outdoor Lighting specializes in tailoring lighting designs to suit your vision and the specific atmosphere you want to create.

How does NightVision Outdoor Lighting approach small gatherings versus larger events?

We provide personalized guidance for both intimate get-togethers and grand occasions, ensuring the lighting complements the scale and theme of your event.

What makes NightVision Outdoor Lighting experts in the field?

With a wealth of experience, our experts understand the art and science of outdoor lighting, creating designs that go beyond functionality to evoke emotion and ambiance.

Can outdoor lighting increase the safety of my property during nighttime events?

Yes, strategically placed lights not only create a visually appealing atmosphere but also enhance safety by illuminating walkways and potential hazards.

How can I get started with NightVision Outdoor Lighting for my property?

Simply contact us directly or give us a call at 678-828-2999. Our experts will guide you through the process and help bring your vision to life.

Are there specific considerations for lighting a pool party or outdoor wedding?

Yes, our experts can offer tailored advice for different types of events, ensuring that the lighting complements the unique aspects of each gathering.