Outdoor lighting is just as important as choosing the right trees, shrubs and patio materials for your Naperville-area landscape. Lighting designs have evolved so much in recent years that you may be surprised and a little overwhelmed at your choices. It’s a good idea to take some time and decide what your goals are for your outdoor lighting design. With that information, you can narrow down your choices and find outdoor lighting solutions to serve the needs of your home for years.
Is your first priority safety? Pathway lights will safely guide your family and guests to your front door or backyard entertainment area. Pathway lights may be low voltage or solar, and the styles range from modern to classic to whimsical. Wall and hanging lanterns provide welcoming light from above to provide even more safety. If placed strategically, these can also highlight architectural features of your home or landscape.
Do you want to light up your outdoor entertainment area? Lanterns and free standing outdoor lamps help create a festive ambience for outdoor parties. Shining spotlights on your grill area will keep the chef in the party and create a welcoming area for diners. A growing trend is to string decorative lights above the seating area or around trees and fences. The choices are seemingly endless for these fairy lights, and their effect can be magical.
Security lighting is an important consideration for many homeowners. Well-placed spotlights and floodlights will help keep your home safe as they ward off trespassers.
The type of bulbs you choose will make a difference in energy use, brightness and lifetime of the bulb. Solar lighting is the energy-saving choice. New LED lights offer long life spans and high quality lighting, and are long-term energy efficient. Halogen lights are a popular choice for quality lighting. The best choice will be determined by how the lighting will be used and your budget.
Choosing the right fixtures for your outdoor lighting needs can be a delightful experience. With so many color choices, styles and price points, you can make your lighting truly customized to your taste.
Our designers will meet with you to discuss your outdoor lighting needs as part of your outdoor landscape and hardscape design or as a separate project. We carry outdoor lighting solutions to meet the needs of suburban homes of all types and sizes, including Kichler Lighting. We will help you complete your outdoor living space with beautiful, quality lighting solutions.
O’Donovan Landscaping has been designing, installing and maintaining outdoor hardscapes and landscaping for over 45 years in the Naperville area. Contact O’Donovan Landscaping at 630-355-3370 to schedule an appointment!