5 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for the Four Seasons

Our homes are at the heart of our lives; we spend most of our time here, make our most cherished memories and enjoy holidays inside with family and friends. There are many practical benefits to having outdoor lighting added to your home.

  • Outdoor lighting design will help make your home beautiful, secure, and functional.
  • Outdoor landscape lighting builds night-time curb appeal and will increase your enjoyment of your surrounding landscape even after sunset.
  • Outdoor lighting increases your home's safety ridding the property of dark corners and hidden stps and ensuring its accessibility to visitors and guests.

Here are the five Outdoor Lighting Ideas for all Four Seasons

Front Door Lighting

Landscape Lighting NYBright, but not too bright. The front door is essential; we want it warm, inviting, and well-lit.  Striking a balance between being safe, inviting, and tasteful can be challenging.

  • Focus on the front door — don’t try to light up an entire porch at once!
    The best way to gauge how much light you need is by measuring the area around your house and noting where light levels peak.
  • LED lights are great when you take a step back and consider the larger lawn, walkway, or garden area. Do you have framing trees or shrubs? We like to use uplighting to help draw up the eye.

Landscape Lighting

Landscape LightingLandscape lighting highlights your yard, provides security, and creates ambiance and practicality for nights spent entertaining friends and family. Landscape lighting is available in many styles, shapes, and sizes.

There are many reasons why homeowners choose to have outdoor lighting systems added to their properties. Keeping this reason at the forefront of your planning is key.

If you want to light up a tree, you always wrap in lights come winter, or you always wonder what you hear at night beyond the treeline. That’s one example of two project objectives that we often hear and can usually solve with one design tactic.

Driveway Lighting

The driveway is one of the essential parts of your home. It’s where you go to and from your car, greet guests, and take care of maintenance needs. Your driveway lighting ensures the safety of guests and packages coming and going at night.

Lighting up the driveway can also make for a dramatic welcome to your property after dusk; on longer driveways, light fixtures on posts above ground level near entrances or around bends and turns are helpful for guests who may need illumination to know where they are going and stay on the intended surface. Lighting up walkways and footpaths around the house and leading toward doors is also helpful.

Up-Lighting for Trees

Up-Lighting for TreesYou can’t go wrong with LED lights. They are energy efficient, long-lasting, and come in various colors. LED lights also last up to 50,000 hours—that’s ten years!

We have all had the experience you drive by a house and seeing wonderful warm-up lighting on several well-placed accent trees and shrubs. But how is this accomplished? Well, planning and placing these fixtures is the first step after we plan your lighting patterns. We place lights at the base of the tree’s trunk and shine it up toward the tree to capture its branches, leaves, and blooms. We do our best to locate the fixtures (which sit mostly above ground) in inconspicuous positions, so the eye is not drawn to them.

Uplighting for trees is one of our most commonly requested door lighting services. No surprise – it always looks great. When planning lighting projects, we create mock-ups that show homeowners where our lights will be placed and the patterns of coverage these light positions will provide.

Patio Lighting

Whether you have a covered patio, an uncovered one, or a popular fire pit area—there are many ways to add light to your outdoor space. Outdoor lighting is essential for making the most of your time outdoors and will help create a pleasant atmosphere in any season! The right amount of illumination will make a difference! Whether you’re enjoying food and drinks with friends and family or relaxing on the couch after dinner in front of the TV on a snowy night.

There are various options available for choosing what type of outdoor lighting system best suits your needs! One option is pendant lamps suspended from trees! Another is fairy lights strung along fences! Lanterns are another option, as they hang high up on walls around pools. You may also consider lights attached underneath tables where food will be served outdoors during dinners.

When it comes to patio lighting, the options are nearly endless, and when working in conjunction with a larger outdoor lighting system, the balance needs to be struck with all other lightings in consideration.

No matter what type of outdoor lighting you are looking for, Falco Lawn Sprinklers has the perfect solution for your home. We have a wide selection of options and offer free design planning with every installation. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, or browse our website, Falco Lawn Sprinklers, to see all we offer.