Types of Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can help make your home stand out from the rest. When the sun goes down, and all the other houses fade into darkness, yours will remain shining bright. Using outdoor lighting properly can not only make your house glow but also poses some safety benefits as well! There are a few different kinds of outdoor lighting, each type serves a different function for a different area of your home or landscape.

The Many Different Types of Outdoor Lighting

Path lights are the most common type of outdoor lighting fixture. Path lights are used to illuminate a walkway or other hard to see sections of your yard. Path lights can help homeowners and visitors alike see where they are going, and this is important especially now that it gets dark so early. Deck lights are another sort of light that highlights the deck and higher traffic areas of your property, increasing safety.

Spotlights and Floodlights are also very common, these can be used for many purposes. Spotlights and floodlights can be used to highlight visual aspects of your garden or home. A beautiful flowerbed can be lit up, or a holiday wreath hanging on your front door for the world to see.

Well lights are flat lights that are buried and unseen, well lights can be used at the base of trees or shrubs to brighten them up, and since the lights remain unseen, the visual effect is even more pleasing.

Each type of outdoor lighting can be used for a specific purpose, whether it be for safety reasons, or to highlight certain features of your home or landscape you’re proud of! Northern Outdoor lighting has years of experience with any of the fixtures, visit our gallery to see our work or contact us today with questions!

Published December 18.17

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