With the beginning of a new year, you might be thinking about ways to update your home. One easy and effective way to improve both your home’s value and security and express your unique style is by adding or upgrading outdoor lighting. There are several lighting trends currently gaining in popularity that you might consider to help you transform your home.

LED Lights

Over the past few years, many consumers have begun using more energy efficient and sustainable lighting options such as light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs both inside and outside their homes. In 2022, the Department of Energy announced new energy standards for light bulbs that are set to go into effect in 2023, so the trend of using LED lights will likely increase. Fortunately, LED lights are versatile and can be used wherever you might want light in your outdoor space, including:

  • Driveways
  • Pathways
  • Stairs
  • Pool and outdoor living areas
  • Landscape
  • Windows and doors

Customizable Lighting Technology

One growing trend that offers a broad range of options to help you express your personality and create different outdoor atmospheres is the use of cloud-based lighting systems like Haven Lighting. Using an app system, you can easily customize and control your lighting with the touch of a button on your smartphone, or even just your voice, if you use Amazon Alexa. Haven Lighting allows you to:

  • Celebrate with color: Choose from 20 different colors or 8 shades of white to decorate for holidays from New Years to Halloween to Christmas, or other celebrations like birthdays, graduations, or game day. Many homeowners also use colored lights in the pool or on water features to add a magical sparkle in the evening.
  • Customize settings: You might want different lighting set-ups, depending on the situation: dimmer lights for intimate evenings by the pool or the firepit or brighter lights for dinners on the patio. Haven Lighting lets you quickly switch between set-ups, set timers, and even plan ahead with calendar scheduling.

Luxury Relaxation

In recent years, especially since the pandemic, people have begun enjoying spending more time at home and investing in outdoor living areas to create a resort-like feel in their own backyard. The right lighting in areas such as a pool or spa, outdoor kitchen, or firepit can bring the upscale relaxation of an expensive getaway to your door. Consider adding moonlighting to your landscaping or pool area to add whimsy and beauty and create a welcoming atmosphere.

Get Started Today

At Houston Lightscapes, we can help bring your vision to life, no matter which lighting trends interest you. We use long-lasting, high-quality LED fixtures and can even retrofit older, halogen-based lighting systems. If Haven Lighting is what you want, we can install that as well. Give us a call today at (713) 461-3600 for a free consultation. Our lighting experts, who have over 30 years of experience, will walk your property with you, discuss your options, and provide you with a customized plan. In addition to professional design and installation, we are also proud to offer a comprehensive maintenance program to ensure the safety and efficiency of your lighting system for years to come.

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.