Many of today’s homeowners are using landscape lighting in unique and creative ways, adding personality and intrigue to their outdoor living spaces. Advanced lighting features, color options, and styles that are both functional and attractive can extend your outdoor enjoyment well into the night. Here are some creative ways to light up your yard from the landscape lighting experts at Irish Electric.
Light up Your Pool
Uplights positioned under trees or shrubs add subtle, yet functional mood lighting to a pool area, casting dancing shadows in the ripples of the water.
Downlighting can be used in your pool to create an illuminating glow. These lights fit under the stone, hiding the bulbs, and providing a soft effect.
Highlight your Garden
The key to successful garden lighting is flexibility. Exterior LED spike lights are ideal as they can be easily moved to suit the changing seasons and planting growth.
Uplighting trees can add drama to a night garden, particularly when the tree has a unique form.
Deck out Your Deck
When it comes to lighting your deck floor, there are a variety of low-voltage options. In-floor lighting can be used in corners or near steps and seating for an effective lighting solution.
White lights used to be the only landscape lighting option, but now filters offer a wide array of color options to complement plantings, accent lawn decor, and set the tone for your evening entertainment
Accent Your Patio
When you think of patio lighting, tiki torches may come to mind. But today, more sophisticated (and affordable) design options are available. For example, rope lighting around the perimeter of raised garden beds defines the path and keeps people from bumping into patio furniture and other structures.
For a more subtle, discreet look, consider step lighting. Your electrician can install lights directly into the patio or hidden below steps and platforms.
Lighting can transform a regular walkway into a design feature--with the added benefit of increased safety. Installing low-profile in-ground lights on either side of a pathway provides you and your guests with stylish lighting and visibility.
Safe and Stylish Steps
Stairway lighting can be a work of art. Geometric cutouts on each riser, as in the above photo, allow plenty of light through to illuminate the steps.
For a narrow stairway, one or two lights on each riser provides sufficient lighting.
Long and low stairs can be difficult to navigate at night. Adding a light that extends the length of each riser ensures that you and your guests won't trip over an unexpected step.
Go to a Pro
When adding outdoor lighting to your home or yard, it’s a good idea to consult an experienced electrician. They have the knowledge and experience to assess your home’s unique features and can develop a stylish and functional lighting plan to meet your specific needs.
Landscape Lighting Professionals in Greater Concord, NH
Landscape lighting will illuminate your night and accent your property. Irish Electric provides custom outdoor home lighting in the Greater Concord area. If you’re looking for the perfect lighting design for your outside living space, contact us to learn about our lighting consultation, design, and installation services. We proudly serve the towns of Concord, Webster, Hillsboro, Weare, Penacook, Boscawen, Warner, Hooksett, Hopkinton, Henniker, Bow, Manchester and others throughout New Hampshire.