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5 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for a Stunning Backyard

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Installing backyard or outdoor lighting not only makes your outdoor space more pleasant, but it can help you see, and add security, too. Motion lights, stringed lights, LED, solar lighting, and even ground lights can make your whole space so much more beautiful.

It doesn’t matter how small or spacious your backyard is, adding a few great lights will take it all the way to wow. Whether you love to entertain or just relax after a hard day, here are some great ideas.

5 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for a Stunning Backyard

Don’t be afraid to try out some variations of lights, experiment with colors, and play around with their placement, as well.

1. Patio Lights

Patio lights are a must for your outdoor lighting. They help you find your way around, allow you to cook after the sun sets, and are also very decorative. Get lights on the patio itself, like on the railing or the posts of the patio.

Have a lighting fixture that is on the outside of the house like a wall light. These are great for illumination and you can find great covers for them. They can be controlled from outside or inside.

Stringed lights are also a big hit and give you soft, calming light. Find clean bulbs, bulbs with colors, and even bulbs that are in different shapes. These are inexpensive and yet add a lot of light by adding them to railings, verandas, and more.

2. Post Lights

Lamp posts are a fantastic way to illuminate the backyard. They make great outdoor lighting and are extremely versatile. They can go along the back fence or hedges, and even along pathways or driveways.

They make the backyard look great and are also a great way to make sure people can see their way around safely. Choose the wattage you like for a more relaxed setting while entertaining or just handing out.

3. Garden Lights

Smaller than lamp posts, these outdoor lights can be placed along a path or around your plants and trees. They light up the area, and they also look great, like tall thin mushrooms.

They can show off your plants and garden, and because they can be installed where you like, they can hide the areas you don’t want your friends and family to notice.

4. Spotlights

Spotlights are lower to the ground and focus their light on the area that you want. You can pick the brightness and how much or what you want them to shine their light on.

Focus them on a tree, a few plants, a backyard statue, or even around the patio. These are nice in moderation, as you don’t want too many of them. Just a few to draw the attention to something pretty or something important.

5. Motion Sensors

Motion sensor lights are often used as security lights as they work when they sense the heat of someone or something passing by. While they make great lights for security purposes, they are also great lights.

These outdoor lights can be set to shut off after a few minutes or to remain on. They are very bright and work well for letting your guests find their way in and out of your backyard.

Outdoor Lighting Ideas

There are so many outdoor lighting ideas for your backyard, the possibilities are staggering. Around the pool, around the patio, around the garden, or just because.

If you need more ideas, please contact us here at Fusion Electric. We have lights for every backyard and every occasion. Whether you want to set the stage or just add some security, we have you covered.

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