Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your home, trees, foliage and property.  It provides functional lighting for adjacent social spaces such as porches, patios and decks.  It  makes your home safer and more secure as well.  For all of these reasons, outdoor and landscape lighting  is an investment that will add  value to your home.

Decorative Outdoor Lighting.  Coach lights should be used over and around your garage.  They are quite likely the first thing that visitors to your home after dark will see. You can complement them with post lights in your yard, or either at the edge of your driveway or at the end of your driveway near the street.  For light at your front door, you can match the coach lights with a hanging or  flush mounted pendant over the entryway or front door.  

Security Lighting.  The decorative lighting should be done first and then supplemented with functional security lighting such as  flood lights on each corner of the house, recessed cans in the soffit of the garage and landscape lighting to illuminate dark areas around windows and bushes.  

Landscape Lighting.   Landscape lighting is installed on the ground, in trees, and on decks and building exteriors.  Most residential landscape accent lighting is low voltage light powered from a central transformer.  Because it must withstand extremes of weather and temperature is uses specialty fixtures and wiring.  Because one lights landscape in a low light environment, wattages are generally lower than those used indoors.  The primary landscape fixtures are accent lights, in-ground uplights (to shine on walls and trees), spead or path lights, deck lights, and flood lights.

Most landscape lighting is controlled with timers or photocells or motion sensors.