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Illuminate Your Home: How to Choose Landscape Lighting

June 26, 20235 min read

Choosing and installing landscape lighting can be an overwhelming and stressful project – there’s so much to consider. How much lighting do you need? What type of fixtures should you choose? Where should the lights be placed? These questions can all add up to a project that is more than a little intimidating.

That’s why Luxe Lightscapes is here to help. As your go-to resource for landscape lighting expertise and advice, Luxe Lightscapes can help you accomplish your landscape lighting project with ease. In this blog post, we discuss how to choose landscape lighting to illuminate your home. We’ll dive into topics like selecting the right fixtures, choosing the right placement, and more. Let’s get started!

Types of Fixtures

When it comes to landscape lighting fixtures, there are a few main types to consider. Let’s take a look at each one in more detail. 

Path Lights

Path lights are one of the most common types of landscape lighting and are typically used to light walkways, driveways, and gardens. Path lights are typically low-voltage lights that can be placed either at ground level or suspended from a post or wall. They’re also available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles.

Wall Lights

Wall lights can be used to provide additional lighting for walls and can be a great way to enhance the look of your outdoor space. Wall lights are typically mounted to walls and are available in a variety of finishes and styles.

Deck Lights

Deck lights are a great way to add functionality and safety to your outdoor living areas. These types of lights can provide additional lighting for outdoor decks and patios and can be easily installed into the deck boards. Deck lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and can help to define the space.


Spotlights are a great way to add interest and focus to your outdoor landscape. Spotlights can be used to highlight architectural features or can be used to create dramatic lighting effects. Spotlights come in a variety of sizes and styles and can be low-voltage or traditional electrical.

Selecting the Right Fixture for Your Home

Now that you have an idea of the different types of fixtures that are available, it’s time to determine which type is the best fit for your home. Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice. 

1. Determine the Purpose of the Lights

Before you begin shopping, it’s important to determine the purpose of the lights. Are you looking to light up a pathway? Do you want to add additional lighting to your outdoor living space? Answering these questions will help you to narrow down your choices and select the best option. 

2. Consider Your Budget

When selecting landscape lighting fixtures, it’s important to consider your budget. Different types of fixtures range in price, so it’s important to select a fixture that fits within your budget. 

3. Look for Quality Fixtures

When selecting landscape lighting fixtures, quality is key. Be sure to select a fixture that is made from high-quality materials and is designed to last.

Choosing the Right Placement

Once you have selected the right fixture for your home, it’s time to determine where it should be placed. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right placement. 

1. Keep Safety in Mind

Before you begin placing your landscape lighting fixtures, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Be sure to place your fixtures in areas that won’t interfere with walkways or other areas of your home. 

2. Focus on Form and Function

When planning your landscape lighting, be sure to focus on both form and function. In other words, be sure to select fixtures that will look great and also provide adequate lighting. 

3. Take Advantage of Existing Fixtures

If you are installing landscape lighting for the first time, you may want to incorporate existing light fixtures into your plan. Taking advantage of existing fixtures can help tie the look together for a more cohesive look. 

Tips for Installing Your Landscape Lighting

Once you have chosen the right fixture and placement for your landscape lighting, it’s time to install it. Here are a few tips for a successful installation.

1. Follow the Instructions

Be sure to follow all instructions that come with your landscape lighting fixtures. Be sure to take your time and read through each step carefully to ensure a successful installation. 

2. Get Professional Help

If you’re unsure about how to install your landscape lighting fixtures, it’s best to seek professional help. Luxe Lightscapes offers professional landscape lighting installation services that can help ensure your fixtures are installed correctly.

3. Test Your Lighting

Once your fixtures have been installed, it’s important to test them to make sure they are working correctly. Be sure to test each fixture to ensure that they all have the same illumination. 


Choosing and installing landscape lighting can be an overwhelming process, but with the tips outlined in this post, you’ll be able to choose the right fixtures and placement for your home. Remember to consider the purpose of the lights, your budget, quality fixtures, and the right placement. Additionally, be sure to follow the instructions for installation and test the fixtures before you start enjoying your outdoor living space. 

If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, Luxe Lightscapes is here to help. We offer a variety of services that can help you complete your landscape lighting project with ease. Contact Luxe Lightscapes today and let us help you create the perfect landscape lighting for your home.

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