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Types of Outdoor Lighting


Outdoor lighting can help make your home stand out from the rest. When the sun goes down, and all the other houses fade into darkness, yours will remain shining bright. Using outdoor lighting properly can not only make your house glow but also poses some safety benefits as well! There are a few different kinds of outdoor lighting, each type serves a different function for a different area of your home or landscape.

The Many Different Types of Outdoor Lighting

Path lights are the most common type of outdoor lighting fixture. Path lights are used to illuminate a walkway or other hard to see sections of your yard. Path lights can help homeowners and visitors alike see where they are going, and this is important especially now that it gets dark so early. Deck lights are another sort of light that highlights the deck and higher traffic areas of your property, increasing safety.

Spotlights and Floodlights are also very common, these can be used for many purposes. Spotlights and floodlights can be used to highlight visual aspects of your garden or home. A beautiful flowerbed can be lit up, or a holiday wreath hanging on your front door for the world to see.

Well lights are flat lights that are buried and unseen, well lights can be used at the base of trees or shrubs to brighten them up, and since the lights remain unseen, the visual effect is even more pleasing.

Each type of outdoor lighting can be used for a specific purpose, whether it be for safety reasons, or to highlight certain features of your home or landscape you’re proud of! Northern Outdoor lighting has years of experience with any of the fixtures, visit our gallery to see our work or contact us today with questions!

Published December 18.17

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TESTIMONIAL

“We found Northern Outdoor Lighting by chance after an online search for contractors in our area. After seeing other homes with outdoor lighting during a recent vacation of ours, we decided to see if it would have the same effect on our home. Bill at Northern Outdoor Lighting made it a reality. The welcoming warm picture that our lighted home provides at night now has put a whole new dimension on our property. Bill was very responsive to our inquiries and happily and quickly provided an at home visit to discuss options. We decided to have the front of our property lighted and Bill's team completed the job on schedule with absolutely no evidence of the work that had been done other than the beautiful lighting that our house now has. We are already planning the work to the back of our house and will indeed be looking to Northern Lighting in the near future. Northern Outdoor Lighting has our highest recommendation and confidence. A pleasure to work with!

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