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Whether youre looking to spruce up the backyard or illuminate your property, outdoor landscape lighting is a great way to make your home stand out, and it can add safety and security. Having outdoor lighting can also help you enjoy your space even when the sun goes down.
With the right fixtures, you can create an inviting atmosphere that keeps visitors coming back for more—and gives them something to brag about when they leave.
“Outdoor landscape lighting is a must-have for any home that wants to enjoy the benefits of outdoor living. From adding safety and security to your property to making it more appealing and welcoming, landscape lighting is a great investment,” says home and design expert Claudia Nevin from Home and Contents Insurance.
Here are four must-have fixtures to consider when choosing your next outdoor landscape lighting system:
Spotlights are the most common fixture you’ll find when shopping for outdoor landscape lighting. These lamps are bright enough to light up your home or business at night. They come in various sizes, so you can find a spotlight that fits your needs perfectly.
Spotlights are especially a great way to highlight your homes features. They can be used for security or to highlight a fountain or sculpture in your yard. Spotlights are also great for lighting up the house during parties and holidays.
2. Flood Lights
Flood lights are best for illuminating large areas of your yard, adding a sense of security to your home. Theyre usually placed in areas that need a lot of light, like a driveway or sidewalk. Their large bulbs spread the light over a wide area, making it easy to see your way around at night. Flood lights are also great for illuminating large spaces.
3. Path Lights
Path lights are a great way to illuminate your walkway or driveway. They are typically installed along the edge of a walkway or driveway and are usually placed on posts set in the ground.
With path lights scattered in your outdoor space, they can help set a welcoming and inviting mood. You can also use them as accent lights in other yard parts, like around the pool or patio.
4. Garden Lights
The garden light is the star of your outdoor light show. It will make people stop, stare, and ask you where they can get some lights like yours. Garden lights are usually mounted on a wall or post, illuminating a space with a soft glow that makes everything look dreamy and romantic.
Garden lights are often used as accent lights because theyre smaller and less potent than other types of lighting. If youre looking for a more subtle effect, garden lights are a great option.
Make Your Outdoor Area Dazzle
No matter the size of your outdoor area, you can give it the attention it deserves with outdoor lighting.
From a sparkling patio to an elegant walkway, with a little effort and imagination, youll be able to turn your outdoor space into an extension of your home that will dazzle for years to come.
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