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Exterior lighting guide

Exterior lighting guide

The importance of a well-executed exterior lighting (or outdoor lighting) can not be underlined. Most of the best features of any architectural design in our homes are usually hidden at night and that is why a properly executed exterior lighting is very beneficial for your home for many many good reasons. Do you know that a very beautiful, well-designed outdoor lighting can actually increase the market value of your home up to about 50 percent? Not only do they add value to your home, it can also serve for security reasons by helping prevent intruders. Think about the feeling you get when you drive through some homes in the evening and tell me what you think of the benefits of a well-planned outdoor lighting. Some of the techniques you can use in your exterior lighting are highlighted below. The elements of a. Well-executed external lighting is also discussed.


Some of the techniques most used by designers include; elevations, trees mark and mimic the moonlight. Imitating the moonlight is used when there is a need to get a light intensity similar to the moon. It gives a natural look to the appearance of the surroundings with a moonlight effect. As the name suggests, ‘Trees highlight’ is a technique that involves marking trees by mounting lights on them to give a more pronounced effect on their existence. Lighting is used in principle to highlight the architectural functions and structure of the home.

After discussing some of the important techniques you can use for your exterior lighting; we can now consider some elements of a successful exterior lighting design.


It is important to have a focus in your design. The usual point of contact for any exterior lighting is the entrance, but you can decide to try something new.


Several luminaires are used by designers. Some of the most common are area lighting, stair lights, workhorses and pole lights. Your exterior lighting can be more beautiful when you use different types of luminaires.

Light intensity

It is recommended to use warm light. There are several colors but it is better to use warm light, especially white. By using so many colors, a color display is created and also a hidden view of the house’s architectural and landscape functions.

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