Best Areas to Place Outdoor Lights

Illuminating the exterior of your home with outdoor lighting is a great way to increase curb appeal, boost your home’s security, and create a safer neighborhood.

If you are unsure of the best areas for outdoor lighting, here is a list of 5 common areas for exterior lights:

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Whether you have a pool, pond or just a birdbath, adding lighting to water features around your home is a great way to accentuate that feature. Light reflecting off the pool can make the water take on a life of its own and focusing lighting on a central water feature can make it the must-see piece of your yard.


Placing LED lights around an entryway will help highlight your doorways. This is especially helpful at night. Entryway lighting can be used as a distinguishing feature that will allow guests to find your home in the dark.


Once your guests arrive, they need to know how to get to the door. LED lights along pathways or sidewalks that lead from the street or driveway to your front door can help guide the way. These lowlights will give you just enough light that guests will be able to walk safely, all the while making your pathways look great after the sun goes down.

Decks and Patios

There is nothing like relaxing on your deck on a summer evening, but after the sun sets you don’t want to be left sitting in the dark. By placing lights along your deck or patio you can extend your time spent outside, this is great if you plan on hosting an outdoor party.


Steps and stairs can be very dangerous in the dark. If you add lighting along or inside the stairs around your home, you improve the safety of these spaces and accentuate them as a great feature of your home.


If you’re looking to add lighting to the outside of your home, contact the expert team at Illuminations USA. We offer outdoor lighting fixtures and solutions for clients throughout Central Florida and will make your landscape look great at night!