Dark Driveway? Brighten it Up With Accent Lighting

It can be frustrating trying to navigate through a dark driveway at night. Having a well-lit driveway makes it easier to see where you’re going at night, whether you’re driving up to your home or want to light the way for guests who may be walking up. If you want to brighten up your driveway and make it look great, there are a few accent lighting methods you can use to add light to your drive.

Driveway LightingDown-Lighting

Much like the name suggests, down-lighting lights are placed above the ground and point downward. They can be used in trees in your yard or above the windows of your home to give you and your guests a better view of your home and driveway. Before you put them in, consult with a lighting designer or specialist so you can place these lights in the best position to cast a subtle lighting effect without making your lighting look obtrusive.


While down-lighting is placed pointing down at the ground, up-lighting lights are placed in the ground and cast a subtle glow upwards to brighten a path or space. These lights are also perfect for anyone who is looking to light their driveway. Some fixtures can be built into the ground, providing a solution that doesn’t stick out of the ground. These lights are also great for providing clear definition and delineation, allowing you to place lights directly along the edge of a driveway – or sidewalk or other pathway – to provide beautiful ambient light.


Bollards are sturdy lights that will provide your property with very soft ambient lighting. They are also great for marking the edge of your driveway, standing as decorative elements during the day and casting a subtle glow at night to help you and your guests find the way. When installing these lights, make sure they are spaced out proportionally to create a uniform look. If they aren’t, you may be left with gaps in your lighting that creates dark spots and diminishes the accentuating value of the lighting of your property.

If you’re looking to add lighting to the outside of your home, Illuminations USA has got you covered. Our outdoor lighting fixtures and solutions will not only light up your home and driveway but make them look great as well. For more information on our services, feel free to call us today at 407-880-0700!