Choosing a landscape lighting system for your yard and outdoor areas. Landscape lighting is feature to create the feel of a quiet romantic evening. Strategically placed landscape lighting is used to illuminate walkways, accentuate key features like plants, trees and architecture, and provide a sense of depth to a yard at night. Besides extending the length of time you can spend outdoors in the summer, landscape lighting is a godsend in the winter, especially when the sun sets at 5 o’clock in the afternoon or you have to get up before work to shovel the sidewalk. Following these landscape lighting pictures and choose one that will suite for your landscape,
An inexpensive and versatile option, string lights can be used to add ambiance to an outdoor dining or entertaining area. Lights strung around an umbrella illuminate this outdoor dining table, providing enough light to be functional while setting a relaxing mood. Design by Robert Hursthouse
A well-lit landscape should have both functional and decorative light fixtures. In this outdoor space, wall sconces on the house provide adequate illumination for entertaining, while the garden fixtures and the lights strung through the trees bring a whimsical feel to the patio at night. Design by Robert Hursthouse
Walkways, paths and driveways are key areas to illuminate so you can navigate through your yard safely at night. A series of path lights shows the way and serve as a design element in this landscape.
Entrance lights serve two purposes: They provide safety and security at night and can highlight an attractive front door. Floodlights or wall-mounted fixtures are both effective options for lighting up an entryway.
Romantic Landscape Lighting
Pathway and accent lighting combine to create a romantic evening atmosphere in this landscape. The smooth cedar entry gate reveals a beautiful pergola garden that is begging to be visited. Design by Robert Hursthouse
Multiple outdoor light fixtures
Outdoor lights have a major impact on the atmosphere of a landscape. Multiple light fixtures — installed under the pergola, in the water and throughout the trees — give this space a resort-style feel that’s ideal for entertaining. Design by Paul Wrona
Accent lights highlight focal points in a landscape, including architecture, trees, plants or water features. This type of light fixture can be installed at ground level and directed upward, or installed higher up and directed downward to simulate moonlight.
Pool lighting can give a landscape dramatic appeal and make swimming safer at night. Underwater lights turn this pool into a glowing focal point, while accent lights highlight the surrounding plantings. Design by Mitch Kalamian
At night, this pool area comes alive with a glowing jade ambiance. The timber louvers are lit on the sides, while water flows down the face of the front. The light reflects beautifully off the pool and creates a peaceful atmosphere. Design by Jamie Durie