What Are the Most Popular Outdoor and Landscape Lighting Ideas for Homes?

What Are the Most Popular Outdoor and Landscape Lighting Ideas for Homes?

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Are you looking for a relatively inexpensive way to improve the overall look of your home’s exterior and landscaping? One simple way to do that is through landscape lighting, which can instantaneously improve the look of your home.

If you’re looking to add outdoor lighting to your home, contact the landscape lighting experts at Estes Services today. Our electricians are expertly trained at installing landscape lighting and are up-to-date on the latest trends in the industry.

In our most recent blog, Estes Services discusses the benefits of having landscape lights installed outside your home and some of the recent trends in outdoor lighting ideas.

Benefits of Installing Landscape Lighting

The best landscape lights can quickly transform your home from a dark, uninviting setting at night to the envy of your neighbors. Some of the benefits include:


Adding outdoor lighting to your home and landscaping adds ambiance to your property, while making it more inviting during the nighttime.

When you work with the lighting technicians from Estes Services, they’ll look for places around your home that will benefit the most from adding lighting to enhance your landscaping or your home’s architectural features.

Safety and Security

Installing landscape lighting is a great way to keep your family and friends safe. By adding outdoor lighting to steps and walkways, you’ll give your guests a safe way to walk up to your home while reducing tripping hazards that can be common in a dark setting.

Landscape lighting can also serve as a deter to thieves. Lights give off the appearance that people are home even when they aren’t, which will deter thieves from trying to break into your home. Installing outdoor lighting around doors and windows, as well as the darkest areas of your yard, will prevent thieves from attempting to enter.


There’s no reason you should only enjoy your home’s outdoor settings, whether it be your deck, porch, or hot tub, just during daytime hours. Adding outdoor lighting to these areas provides you and your family with an area to enjoy well into the evening. Consider adding flood lights or lights to deck posts to illuminate these areas so you can relax comfortably late into the evening on a warm spring or summer night.

Trends in Landscape Lighting

Just like the interior of your home, styles come and go when it comes to landscape lighting, too. Here are a few of the tops trends in outdoor lighting for 2021.

LED Lighting

Using LED technology for outdoor lighting has been around for awhile, but it continues to grow more popular and has become the number-one choice for landscape lighting. The advantages of LED lights are plentiful. They are the most aesthetically pleasing, energy-efficient, longest-lasting and highest-quality outdoor lights on the market. LED lights are more precise than incandescent lighting and come with an endless opportunity of design possibilities.

Smart Light Technology

Smart outdoor lighting technology has become increasingly popular because it allows you to have complete control over your outdoor lighting from the palm of your hand. You can turn certain areas of your lighting on and off from anywhere, while having the ability to create lighting zones or dim certain lights.

Color-changing Lights

Classic LED white lights with a powerful glow will always be a staple in landscape lighting, but one of the most popular trends is adding color to your lighting scheme. An RGB lighting system allows you to create an unlimited number of colors all with three primary colors: red, green and blue. And better yet, you can control the color scheme through a remote control or an app.

Linear LED Lighting

If you have steps that lead up to your front door, consider having linear lights installed on each step to light the way up for guests and family. Not only is this a safe lighting option, it provides a modern and elegant touch to your home’s outdoor lighting scheme.

String Lights

String lights are an incredible way to increase the ambience of your home’s exterior in an inexpensive, energy-efficient way. String lights can be used around patios, decks or outside seating areas. You can place them on strings that are attached to poles, hang them from tree branches to light up a picnic table in the backyard, or attach them to a pergola.

Solar-powered Lanterns

Lanterns have been around forever, but solar-powered options continue to grow as a popular choice among outdoor lighting enthusiasts. Solar-powered lanterns are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional lanterns. They are a great option to light up dark areas around your house while adding an elegant touch. Lantern options are endless, as design materials continue to evolve.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting has been around a long time, and continues to be an extremely popular choice for homeowners in the Atlanta area. Recessed lighting creates a soft glow that allows you to enjoy your time outdoors. You can also use integrated recessed lighting to highlight a unique plant or sculpture.

Bollard Lights

Bollard lights are posts that are set in the ground and are commonly used to make a boundary. Bollard lights are a great option to highlight a path or walkway, and are aesthetically pleasing.


Uplights are installed at ground level and shine upwards to highlight the landscaping around your home. With uplights, you can showcase beautiful plants in your garden, trees, sculptures or a gazebo.

Contact Estes Services for Outdoor Lighting Services

If you’re interested in transforming the exterior of your home with outdoor or landscape lighting, contact the lighting technicians at Estes Services today. For a quick and cost-effective way to add beauty to your home’s exterior space, landscape lighting is the way to go.