Summer Landscape Lighting Trends

 Accent lights create bold sillouhettes against this wall.

Accent lights create bold sillouhettes against this wall.

Landscape lighting installation is a valuable tool for every homeowner. Not only does outdoor lighting showcase some of your home's most attractive features, but it provides essential illumination for late-night guests as well. Your loved ones and visitors will appreciate the extra light your new fixtures provide as they navigate your property after sundown.


As the weather warms and we turn out of our homes to enjoy the summer, landscape lighting installation options become something a homeowner may consider. Installing landscape lighting means we can spend even more time outdoors in summer enjoying backyard barbecues and swimming pools. Pleasant thoughts of these activities bring our outdoor lighting to the forefront of our minds.

 

 Notice how your eye follows the lights up this path?

Notice how your eye follows the lights up this path?

With this in mind, we offer some lighting options, old and new, for you to consider as potential additions to your landscaping:

Spotlight or accent lighting

Judiciously placed lighting can showcase the most attractive features of a landscape. Who doesn’t love lights which show off the beautiful architectural features of a home, or a single beam which makes the arms of a palo verde tree stark against the backdrop of a wall?  

Pathway lighting

There is something so satisfying about an illuminated path. “This way,” it seems to say. The fact that we won’t trip because we’ll be able to see is a big plus, too. 

LED strip or rope lighting

 Rope lighting has become very trendy for inside and outside lighting.

Rope lighting has become very trendy for inside and outside lighting.

Strips or ropes of lighting used to highlight steps, bricks, or paths is a relative newcomer to the scene, but we don’t think this one is going to be dying out soon. LED lighting is high-quality lighting and economical to operate. 

Well lights or in-ground lighting

These are partially or wholly buried, for a clean landscape look which readily offers low-level light along walls and building edgeways.

Low voltage landscape lights

Low voltage landscape lighting can either shine downward or be used at ground level, for example, against a wall or other feature that needs illumination without a prison-yard-like glare.
 
String lighting

One of the hottest new looks in lighting is strands of globe lights, such as those which cross 83rd Avenue over Peoria’s ‘P83’, the ‘pedestrian-friendly regional destination’ that is home to the Peoria baseball field, for one thing. 

 Love these string lights.

Love these string lights.


The festive decor is one that can be copied in the backyard with a few strands of globe lights. 

 

 

Homeowners who may enjoy a lighting upgrade or are considering remodeling their outdoor lighting for their Phoenix, Az, area home by a full-service licensed electrician, please call Lundell Electric at 480-654-6400
 

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