Effective outdoor lighting can really bring the external spaces of your home to life. Whether you’re installing for safety purposes, or to highlight and enhance a garden area, these five weatherproof LED styles may give you some inspiration.
Accent lighting: Both functional and decorative, this can be useful to light any steps on your driveway, or other areas that may be a safety hazard at night. Good, clear lighting around your front porch and door is recommended for being able to see night-time callers clearly.
Decorative and fun: It doesn’t have to be hard white; play with colorful strips to highlight areas of your garden. A soft blue can give a romantic grotto effect.
Unusual effects: Do you have a walkway with rocks, or glass chips? Outdoor strips placed underneath will give an extraordinary mini-searchlight effect. Play with cool and warm effects, and different colors to get the result you want.
Stair safety: If you have outdoor steps, you’re probably at the very least had a near-miss after dark, if not a fall. A strip lighting under each step will make them as safe as during the day, and enable you to see any other potential slip or trip hazards.
Entertaining: If you have an outdoor patio or deck area which you use a great deal both for family and entertaining during the warmer months, you’ve probably already considered lighting options for it. However, a strip of LED lighting in a color of your choice along the railing will subtly illuminate your parties without being too intrusive.