Different Types of Landscape Lighting for Your Estero Home
September 22, 2021
Landscape lighting can be used for a variety of purposes, from highlighting your favorite outdoor features to adding more visibility and dimension. Here, we touch on the different landscape lighting options you may want to discuss with your Estero electrician.
Highlight Your Favorite Parts
Spotlights are a great choice to illuminate your favorite outdoor features like trees, flowers, statues, and water features. They can be installed pointing upward (up-lights), or the light can shine down onto the feature (downward spotlights).
Another type of up-light you may want to consider is well lights. These are useful to highlight features in a heavily trafficked area (like on a path or near the driveway). Well lights are below ground level so they can be stepped on or driven over without being damaged.
Add More Safety
Not only can landscape lighting highlight your outdoor features, but it can also keep you safe. Flood lights and wall wash lights are higher wattage, wider angle than spotlights, and can be used to illuminate a large area.
Ample lighting not only deters potential strangers from coming onto your property but also allows you to walk around your property safely without tripping or stumbling in low light. Along with flood lights or wall wash lights, you might also want to consider path lights, deck lights and step lights to illuminate areas where you frequently walk.
Your Estero electrician can help you choose lighting that is as beautiful as it is functional so that you can install it on railings, stairs, and paths.
Mix It Up
When looking at landscape lighting options, don’t limit yourself to just one type of lighting. Subtle lighting can help keep an outdoor space feeling cozy and inviting, while pops of bright light are a great way to light up heavily trafficked areas, avoiding trips and falls.
Hardscape lighting made of stone, brick, and tile is a fantastic choice for tighter spaces. If you are looking to make your yard, feel bigger, add some spotlights. Don’t be afraid to mix it up!
Work With a Certified Electrician
For more tips on how to make your outdoor space in your Estero home truly pop at night, give us a call at Empowered Global! We are certified electricians and will be happy to help you with your landscape lighting project.
Contact us online today or give us a call at (239) 330-4520.