Summer is here, which means backyard entertaining is in full swing. If you want to dazzle your guests by bringing your property to life at night, you may want to consider investing in your outdoor landscape lighting- for example, deck lighting.

Outdoor summer lights are ideal for creating that perfect backyard ambiance so that your barbeque may continue long after the sunset. With the help of professional landscape lighting designers, your home can display a harmonious collection of outdoor summer lights.

Types of Outdoor Summer Lights

The possibilities of outdoor summer lighting design options are nearly endless, so we asked our designers about their favorite summer lights.

Deck Lighting: Deck lighting illuminates a deck so that you can enjoy your elevated area in the evening. The three main types of deck lighting are rail lighting, which is subtly placed underneath deck rails, post lighting, which safely allows a person to see perimeter landmarks, and stair lighting, which distinguishes each step from another. 

Garden Lighting: Garden lighting is used to highlight your favorite garden features such as garden beds, trees, or fountains. A popular type of tree lighting is moon lighting, which is placed in the middle of tree branches and tilted downwards, creating a playful effect of moonlight cascading through the leaves.

Fire Pit Lighting: Essential to safety and ambiance for a backyard bonfire, fire pit lighting offers designers many options to choose from. Downward facing lights can be placed in areas above the firepit to highlight the area or upward facing lights can be placed around the perimeter of the fire ring.

Outdoor String Lights: Outdoor string lights can dramatically improve the backdrop of any outdoor space. Placed over primary seating areas, backyard string lights can make guests feel like they are enjoying a mystical garden. To see some outdoor lighting DIYs, go here.

The Importance of Professional Landscape Lighting Designers

If you find your outdoor space underutilized at night, it is probably because you are in need of a landscape lighting uplift.

Many people become fascinated by the array of summer lighting options available and seize the opportunity to fix as many deck lights, string lights, and garden lights into their yard. Quantity, however, is not the goal of outdoor lighting. With summer lighting, less is more.

Two pool chairs sit under a pergola illuminated by deck lighting at night

The goal is to create an elegant and subtle lighting effect that allows people to enjoy a peaceful evening outside. The method is to precisely position each lighting fixture so that it accentuates your home’s ambiance without overpowering it.

From design to installation, many people become overwhelmed with the process of landscape lighting projects. Houston Lightscapes is a professional landscape lighting company that specializes in designing summer LED lighting for your home. 

Our goal is to create simple, safe, and stunning outdoor lighting designs that highlight your home’s architectural features, improve the safety of your home, and increase its curb appeal. This is why our designers first offer a free outdoor lighting demonstration so that you may see the value of our design before committing to the installation.

Schedule a free consultation with Houston Lightscapes here so that we can help you understand how to illuminate your home.

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.