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Types of Outdoor Garden Lighting


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There are many types and styles of outdoor lighting. Consider these different types of light fixtures when planning your outdoor home lighting project.

Home Lighting: Outdoor Garden Lighting for the Home


Functional Lighting is used when you need to illuminate an area for safety or functionality, not to add to your decor.

This type of outdoor lighting includes barn lights, floodlights and lighting for recreational purposes. Security Lighting includes motion detectors, path lights, tier lights and floodlights.

Security lights are useful for deterring intruders and making it safer to walk on your property.




Wall-Mounted Lights are decorative lights that are perfect for lighting up the areas around doorways, or for providing an accent around windows. Post-Mounted Lights are available in 120 volt or low-voltage. They either cap or mount to the sides of posts, making them perfect for lighting your stars and pathways or the edges of your deck or patio. Landscape Lighting is typically placed along walkways, in gardens, and among trees and bushes. Landscape lights enhance appearance, create different effects, and prevent tripping.



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