Outdoor Lighting For Ambiance And Safety

by Jayden Fisher

If you are considering enhancing your outdoor space with lighting, you are probably trying to figure out which type of lighting will work best for your space. Each type of lighting has its own unique benefits and appeal. The best choice for your space depends on where you are putting the lighting and how you want it to look. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of outdoor lighting to help you decide which ones are best for your space:

Path Lights

Some type of home lighting fixtures around your sidewalks, paths, and driveways is essential for safety. There are many different types of path lights so you can find some that you really love for your space. Two popular types are spotlights and light that stake into the ground.

Spotlights are a great way to add patches of light along your walking areas. Not only can you use them to make the path visible, but they work well to highlight some of your favorite features in your yard. The added drama created by the spotlights adds to the ambiance as well.

Stake lights are a common choice for pathways because you can line the entire path with them. You can find them in many different sizes, shapes, and styles, so you have plenty of choices to help you pick just the right light for your space. You can choose smaller lights that disappear from the road or taller ones that become a feature themselves.


Floodlights aren't added to a home's exterior to make it look nice. They are strictly for safety and security, but they are important. These lights will turn on with motion, so they are perfect to deter would-be thieves and to make sure that the outside is well lit anytime you go out.

Solar Lights

Solar lights are appealing since they do not require electricity. They can save you some money on your energy bill, you don't have to worry about turning them on and off, and you can install them anywhere because you are not limited by cords and electricity sources.

Keep in mind that you can't always count on the solar lights to work well and light up the space. They only work if the sensors receive enough sun. They are still a great choice to use, but you may want to use them in spaces that you don't have to have lit up or with a combination of other lights.

You may find that you like one type of lighting for your space, or you may decide that several different kinds will create the light and ambiance you want. Options are endless when it comes to lighting your outdoor space. Have fun and enjoy it.