When you have the best outdoor lighting, you have the ability to take your space from one that falls into the shadows to one that really shines. Outdoor lighting adds personality and style to any outdoor area whether it’s your walkway, patio, garden, porch, or pergola, and allows you to take advantage of your space long after the sun has gone down.
Our crew holds a Kichler landscaping lighting certification which means we’ve got the skills, training, and experience to create an outdoor lighting plan that will bring your yard to life.
If you’re looking for the best outdoor lighting to install this summer, here’s a quick guide to help you do so!
Wired vs. Solar
While shopping around for outdoor lighting, you’ll notice that there are two kinds. Many people ask themselves, “are wired or solar lights best for the outdoors?” The answer will depend on preference but typically, people prefer solar lights for the ground and wired lighting if it’s going to be attached to the exterior of your home.
Outdoor Lighting Styles
First, you’ll have to assess what your purpose is going to be with your outdoor lighting. Are you illuminating a walkway, adding mood lighting to the patio, or using a spotlight to highlight your beautiful garden? Whatever you’re looking for, here is a list of the best outdoor lighting styles – it has something for everyone!
Spotlights are great to use if you want to highlight a certain area of your yard, a fixture, (like a fountain or a statue) or brighten up the patio for late-night gatherings. You can find both solar and wired spotlights on the market – some of them can be set to any color you choose!
f you’re looking for the perfect way to bring a bit of elegance and fun to your outdoor space, string lights are the answer! They’re usually just bright enough to allow for good visibility while still dim enough to be comfortable in a dark, outdoor setting. Need a style recommendation? Warm-white Edison bulbs are both stylish and timeless.
A nice mounted lantern on your home will save you a world of trouble when you’re trying to find your keys and the doorknob in the dark. As they’re hardwired into your home, you’ll never have to worry about the lack of lighting on gloomy days or batteries to replace. Just remember to flick the light on and change the bulb when needed!
Solar Garden Spikes
These are a perfect way to illuminate a walkway or just bring some character to your garden. As the sun goes down, the solar spikes will light up and give your yard the bit of magic that it needs.
If you need help with deciding what is the best outdoor lighting for your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We will be happy to help with all of your landscaping needs.