Exterior Landscape Lighting

In this article

  1. Post Mounted Lights
  2. Porch Lights
  3. Directional Lighting
  4. Accent Lighting
  5. Torch Lights
  6. Flood Lights
Exterior Landscape Lighting
Exterior Landscape Lighting

During hours of daylight, your home’s exterior is glowing with creativity. You’ve used up a significant amount of time in deciding your homes’ color scheme and designing faultless landscaping, and then the sun goes down, and all that creativity is concealed in a veil of darkness.

Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to unleash your creativity during twilight hours? Well, nowadays, that is very much possible. By the use of exterior decorative lighting, your creativity will definitely shine through the darkness of the night.

Exterior landscape lighting come in various styles, each with a specific function and form. Get to know what tools you can use to unleash your nocturnal creativity!

Post Mounted Lights

Post mounted lights are usually used as a fundamental point for driveways and/or sidewalks that lead to your home entrance. They usually come in low voltage, standard voltage, and solar powered.

Porch Lights

A metal frame with glass sides is the standard porch light that most homes have. In spite the fact that it is functional, it is not very appealing aesthetically speaking. There are a lot of porch lights styles; some can add an executive sophistication, while others can add rustic charm to your house’s entry.

Porch lights are also available in low and standard voltage. Some porch lights are also solar powered.

Directional Lighting

This kind of lighting is used to accent main landscape features. It can also be used to accent the focal points of your home. One example is: you can add directional lights to either corner of your house, to put a showcased feel to your valued possession.

Directional lights can also be added to accent the dramatic features within your landscaping. You can use them to highlight large trees, and beautiful bushes in your yard.

They are also available in a wide array of colored lens. All you have to do is change the lens, and you instantly have a different color of light. This gives you more versatile options and creative design, when crafting your outdoor lighting. They are also available in standard and low voltage, and solar powered.

Accent Lighting

This kind of lighting is a common sight along sidewalks and driveways. Accent lightings are low laying exterior lights that are frequently sold in sets. Instructions are included in the set, which explains the best distance to space the lights. This can give you an idea on how many accent lighting sets you have to purchase.

This kind of lights is available in solar powered, low voltage and less commonly standard voltage.

Torch Lights

Torch lights are basically taller than accent lights. They come between five and six feet high. Still, they are similarly spaced to accent lights. These are available in standard and low voltage, and solar power.

Flood Lights

Floodlights are mainly used as a functional light and not usually as a decorative exterior lighting. There are some cases where you can use floodlights in a stylized way to fit any lighting theme. Your placement of the lights can result to an adverse effect on your landscape lighting design.

Floodlights are extensively available in standard home voltage. Solar powered ones come second in popularity. However, low voltage floodlights are not so popularly used than the other two.

Those are just a few ways on how you can show your creativity even without the natural beauty of the day!

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