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The Primary Types of Outdoor Landscape Lighting

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Outdoor landscape lighting includes string lights, spotlights, step lights, and more.

Outdoor landscape lighting can transform your home. These lights can not only provide crucial lighting that brightens your walkways, gardens, and other areas but can create comfortable spaces for rest and relaxation. Garden lights can also show off your landscape even when the sun goes down, while step lights keep your family safe when using your deck in the evening. If you are interested in landscape lighting but unsure where to start or which additions might fit your home, read on to learn more about the most common types of outdoor landscape lighting. 


These lights generally refer to a light that points in one direction. The light can range in brightness and the amount of area they cover and often illuminate statues, plants, walls, patios, and anything else you can point your lights at. 

Flood Lights

Flood lights are beneficial types of outdoor landscape lighting. They can brighten large areas with high brightness and a wide coverage range. Homeowners often use them to illuminate driveways and patios from above. 

Up/Down Lights

These spotlights can be used in various ways and so are some of the best from a design standpoint. Uplights can bring statues to life and create patterns on walls, creating beautiful effects. 

Step Lights

Step lights are landscape lighting that either goes on walls beside the stairs or the front vertical faces of the stairs. These lights are essential for preventing any tripping or falling down the stairs when the sun goes down. 

Garden Lights

Placing lights in your natural landscape can show off your favorite and most beautiful plants. These tiny mushrooms of light spread the light slightly downwards and out to illuminate the plants instead of drawing attention to the bright light. 

Bollard Lights

These outdoor lights are little posts with lights placed right on the top, with no light shield or cover. Bollard lights are one of the only types of outdoor landscape lighting that shine in every direction. These can be very useful for lining walkways, so people can avoid trampling across your grass to your front door. 

String Lights

Finally, these outdoor lights are a great addition and suitable for stringing through trees and over hardscapes. If you have a pergola or awning, you can hang your string lights from there to enhance your cozy atmosphere. String lights are great for creating a relaxed environment on your deck while softly illuminating the space. 

By using the best combination of these outdoor landscape lighting installations, you can build a home that is safely and beautifully illuminated. 

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