Outdoor lighting can do more than improve the curb appeal of your home and provide you with a little additional safety. Garden lights can turn an ordinary back yard and garden into a night time wonderland. The key to providing the perfect outdoor lighting is to make use of the various types of garden lights that are available. Here is a look at the various types of lighting you can use.
Garden Wall Lights
Garden wall lights can provide lighting for around your home’s or business’s doors as well as garages, carriage houses and other out buildings. They can even be used along the walls of walkways or pillars at the end of your driveway.
Bollard lights are lights that sit on round or square posts or can be mounted on other posts to make them higher. These lights can also be used to provide lighting at the opening of your driveway when placed on pillars. They also may serve as pathway lighting, as well as lighting around your patio or pool.
Spike lights are great lights for showing off statuary, Lighting various plants, to provide pathway lighting, or lighting of various flower beds around your property. Spike lights also work great around ponds for people who want to provide lighting in order to see nocturnal wildlife that may visit their pond. Most spike lights can be angled so you direct the beam of lighting exactly where you would like it to be.
In Ground Lighting
In ground lighting is another form of garden lights that can serve a variety of purposes. These lights make great pathway lighting as well as floor lighting for your patio or gazebo floor. These lights also work great placed under hedges or bushes to shine the plants from underneath.
Outdoor Soffit Lighting
Outdoor soffit lighting can be placed around the parameter of your home or business to show off the exterior of your building. They can also be used as recessed lighting on patio roofs or as recessed lighting on open or screened in porches.
LED Lighting For Your Outdoor Lighting
More and more people are choosing LED lighting for their garden lighting for a number of different reasons including:
- LED Lighting is durable and able to withstand colder temperatures than more traditional types of lighting. This means that these lights will continue to work when the temperatures drop as the seasons change.
- Energy Efficient- LED garden lighting is energy efficient meaning you can light up more spaces in your backyard or garden without raising your energy bill a great deal.
- LED Lighting is environmentally friendly since it contains no toxins and is 100% recyclable making you feel good about using your outdoor lighting.
You do need to note that LED garden lights need to be hard wired into your 240 volt electric main. Wiring of these lights should be done by a professional licensed electrician.