Not just for practicality, but for safety, security, ambience and atmosphere, outdoor lighting offers so much to any landscape, patio or outdoor room. There are many types of outdoor lights available and thousands of possible styles. Let's look at a few options for unique outdoor lighting ideas:
Whether its around pathways, along driveways, by steps or by entrances, LED lights have many uses when it comes to lighting up the outdoors. In addition, there are now many options for LED lights that are powered by solar panels. These solar powered LED lights can be used in places around your home where electricity would be either too expensive or difficult to use or install. Not to mention that by using solar powered lights, you save a ton of money. Solar powered lights are also a very eco-friendly choice.
Moroccan style lanterns and candle lanterns are a great and unique option for outdoor lighting on patios and in pool areas. They provide beauty, atmosphere and ambience. There's a wide variety of choices, including many styles and colors.
They may seem a bit primitive, but they do their job. Torches are great for backyard parties, luaus, barbeques, pool parties and other backyard festivities.
There's many types of underwater lights available for your pool, pond, water feature, even for wells. These are great for safety and also give off a nice ambience.
These are lights that are hidden under steps and actually light up the step. This is excellent for safety, especially if you have nighttime gatherings in your backyard often. There's also deck lights that light up certain areas of your deck, including the steps and rails for better safety, and these are also great options.
These are another type of lantern, that are basically for the sides of walkways but mainly for entrances. The light is set on top of a post, often with a roof on top of it, so the light is diffused somewhat. These are great for adding an Asian flair to your outdoor areas.
Outdoor Table Lamps
These are basically table lamps that are weatherproofed so that they can withstand weather and the elements. Available in many styles and colors, but the most popular type would be in bronze or stainless steel.
Lastly, flood lights are a pretty standard options for lighting up part of your home's exterior, the landscaping, certain trees or plants or your entire home. Flood lights are great for accenting whatever part of your home you want to show off.