Don’t let the darkness hinder any backyard activities going on during the night time such as swimming and barbecuing. Keep the party mode on even late-night by installing backyard lighting like LED pole lights, LED Flood Lights, and Wall Pack Lights. This lighting fixture will boost your outdoor ambiance and work as a defense line by protecting your property from unnoticed threats.
The three primary types of backyard illumination are safety lighting, which deters prowlers and helps navigation; landscape lighting accentuates garden elements; and accent lighting, which draws attention to the hardscape. In the end, you’ll want all three types of lighting in your backyard to generate varying levels of illumination for different needs—and each of these categories has a variety of lighting options. So, to help you select what to add to your outside space, let’s have a look at the best backyard lighting options.
Security lighting, typically the brightest backyard lighting, is used to illuminate broad areas and deter potential criminals or dangerous animals. This lighting is installed in areas such as the eaves or above a garage to project-wide beams of light down onto main walkways or the backyard fence entrance and is powered by a regular 120-Volt current.
Motion-sensing LED flood lights, which mount to the surface of outside siding or walls and feature two- or three-bulb housing units that turn on only when built-in sensors detect activity in the area, are your best choice for security. Prowlers are drawn to their bright light, which may trick them into thinking you’re at home and on the lookout even if you’re not.
Path lighting is a type of landscape and safety lighting that is designed to help you navigate walks while also highlighting them. Install it on the ground to accentuate the shapes of flower beds along both sides of key walks from the back entrance to your fence door, along with stepping stones from the main walkway to a backyard feature like a fountain, and/or around flower beds.
Low-voltage and solar LED path lighting typically consists of a decorative bulb housing unit attached to a short stake driven into the ground. Low-voltage path lights will require a converter to convert the 120-volt house power to 12 volts; energy-saving solar versions, on the other hand, will not require any additional cables. Th anks to a solar rechargeable battery or a remote solar panel your position somewhere else in the yard that gets direct sun, these lights will keep bright for several hours after dusk, even if your walkways are shaded.
String lighting is a type of low-voltage accent lighting that is used to create a warm, intimate environment, which is ideal for entertaining. String lights can be hung from the eaves of a house to illuminate an outdoor kitchen, or from the posts of an outdoor pavilion or gazebo to illuminate patio furniture.
Look for outdoor string lights that are weatherproof, rechargeable, traditional battery-powered, or solar-powered (which normally come with a remote solar panel), and preferably with long-lasting LED bulbs. These lights eliminate the need for extension cords across the yard, allow lighting in areas where there are no electrical outlets, and ensure that lights stay on safely even if they are splattered with water.
Outdoor Wall Lighting
Outdoor wall lighting is a low-voltage, moderately bright type of safety and accent lighting that is primarily used to enlighten and assist navigation in recessed regions of the yard where shadows lurk. They can be mounted on any vertical surface, including the inside of your pergola, above stairwells, and around sunken seating spaces, pools, and other low-lying locations.
Because they cast the most amount of light down onto recessed locations, LED wall sconces with an open-bottomed design are the ideal option. Consider semi-flush-mount sconces in which the light is attached to a narrow arm that attaches to a plate on the wall instead of flush-mount sconces in which the entire fixture is flush with the wall.
LED Deck lighting is low-voltage, moderate- to high-intensity lighting that is used at night to help people navigate up, down, and across the deck while avoiding tripping hazards and visual clutter, as well as highlighting neighboring gardens features.
It’s made up of a series of LED lights that have been recessed into trenches in the surface so that you can safely walk over them without feeling them. Deck lights should also be placed around the deck’s perimeter, and between individual stair steps, and along the deck stair railings.
Spotlighting is standard-voltage landscaping lighting that shines narrow, moderate- to high-intensity beams upwards, usually highlighting a plant or ornamental feature. It is sometimes known as “up-lighting” or just landscape lighting. It could be placed at or above the ground level behind tall trees or as a lawn ornament to give them a more statuesque appearance.
Choose bullet-shaped lights with a stake to drive into the ground to light taller things like trees. Bullet lights have an adjustable head that rests above ground and casts dazzling pins of light at an angle of your choice over more considerable distances. Try well lights, spherical lights put into the land that cast light upwards over shorter distances for small features like shrubs.
These are the best lighting options to be installed in the backyard. So create ambiance in your backyard and let the party goes on, whether at late night also.