Lighting features can transform an outdoor space into an ideal entertaining area. Lighting adds ambiance, security, and creates a relaxing environment. With our stylish lighting fixtures, create your perfect outdoor space ideal for hosting friends and family for years to come.
Outdoor Spaces is a professional lighting company in Northern Virginia that can integrate outdoor lighting into your upcoming patio, pool, deck, or landscape design. With a combination of options to choose from combined with our design creativity, we’re confident we can provide you with a space you can be proud of.
Outdoor Lighting Options
When it comes to selecting a type of outdoor lighting for your space, there are dozens of options. Here are just a few that are popular among our clients.
Placed on the ground and pointed upwards, uplighting produces a cool illuminating effect. Most often used up against the wall of a home for visuals or security, uplighting can also be used underneath trees and on pool decks.
As the name implies, path lights are great for lighting up a pathway in your backyard or front yard to help guide guests from one area to another. The small lamp-like structures provide a beautiful ambiance.
In-Ground Well Lights
Similar to path lights, in-ground well lights illuminate a path or walkway for extra safety when walking at night. Embedded in the ground, well lights are far less obstructive as path lights.
The opposite of uplights, downlights hang from a roof or other high-up structure and shine down to illuminate the ground below. Downlights are commonly used on garages and other building entrances for security and safety, or to illuminate features.
Bistro lights, also known as string lights, are a series of lightbulbs hanging on a loose line on a roof structure that hang from one end to another. Commonly found in urban settings, these lights can add that cozy vibe to your private outdoor living space.
Generally incorporated in stone projects, undercap lights are often found along the edges of walls or steps and are a subtle way to provide light for safety and security.
Deck Post & Riser Lights
Built into the railing, post lights shine down to illuminate areas of the deck. Riser lights are incorporated into the stairs – these lights are required by code for safety and security.
Bollard lights are tall and narrow posts that are typically a couple of feet high with a light at the top. Similar to path lights but a little bit taller, bollard lighting is highly recommended for people who want a broader spread of light in a specific area. These are often installed adjacent to driveways.
Outdoor Lighting Benefits
Outdoor lighting is extremely versatile and can be used for a number of different purposes. Here are just some reasons why you might consider adding lighting to your outdoor project.
With high-quality landscape lighting, your space will transform at nighttime. Outdoor lighting can add an extra layer of beauty to your living space and give you another reason to enjoy it in the evening. Even in the colder months when you might not otherwise be using your space, you can enjoy the unique view from the warmth of your home.
Navigating your outdoor spaces can be dangerous at nighttime. Professionally installed lights will allow you and your guests to see the various structures and pathways in your yard, decreasing the chance that an accident will occur.
Research shows that residential outdoor lighting can reduce the incidence of break-ins by as much as 39%. You can even set your lights to be motion-sensing so they’ll trigger when someone walks near them, scaring away would-be criminals.
4. Increased Property Value
Professionally-installed outdoor lighting can really make your home stand out on the market, increasing your property value. Whether the lighting is for aesthetics or security, homebuyers will appreciate them.
5. Low Voltage
Low-voltage lighting is becoming particularly popular in outdoor home projects. Low-voltage lights are much safer for children and pets with a reduced risk of electrical shock. They also require less energy, lowering your electric bill.
Ask us about whether low-voltage lighting is the correct choice for your outdoor project.
In addition to outdoor lighting, Outdoor Spaces can provide professional outdoor speaker system installation and integration.
Built-in speakers can turn your patio into an instant party or can help you set the mood for a low-key nighttime get-together.
If you’re ready to get the design process started and make your home dreams a reality, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our expert designers today.
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