4 Different Outdoor Lighting Types

outdoor lighting types in New Jersey by Wave Electric

Summer days may be too hot for some, but summer nights are just right for get-togethers. If you want to enjoy those summer nights, we suggest taking a look at some outdoor lighting types you can add to your New Jersey home. Investing in some of these upgrades can allow you to hold get-togethers with your friends and family while avoiding the worst of the summer heat.

Here are four outdoor lighting types you can add outside your New Jersey home:


Landscape lighting

During the day, everyone is able to see your home and the work you’ve done on your landscaping. However, when it gets dark, people won’t be able to see all of your hard work. Luckily, there are ways to work around this. Landscape lighting consists of lamps, spotlights, and other low-voltage lights designed to show off your home without using too much energy. By carefully arranging these lights, you can show off the best features of their home, no matter the time of day.


Deck lighting

Decks are central gathering points for any outdoor event, be it a 4th of July BBQ or a pool party. If you plan on using it at night, you’ll definitely want to have lighting for your deck. Deck lights can be built into a variety of places, such as the railing, stair risers, or even the deck itself. Wherever you put them, they emit a soft glow that lights up your deck for easier pathfinding.


Pathway lighting

When it’s dark out, it can be hard telling the difference between your walkway and your flowers. Pathway lighting is the best way to solve this problem. Placed alongside pathways, walkways, and driveways, these lights help you see where you’re going. In addition, they’re also good as accent lights for showing off your yard, garden, and other architectural features of your home.


Security and Emergency Lighting

An important feeling for any building owner – no matter what kind it is – is that they feel safe. Locks and alarms are security methods we all think of, but lighting is another important security feature. Security lights often deter intruders by making any clandestine activity easy to see for any would-be troublemakers. In addition, our electricians can set up sensors that automatically turn the lights on when someone gets close enough to them. Meanwhile, emergency lighting is a kind of lighting that activates when the power goes out. You often see airlines talk about them when showing their pre-flight videos. They’re highly useful for those that deal with frequent power outages and to comply with state and national codes.


What makes Wave Electric my best choice for setting up lights?

With over 30 years in the electrical field, we here at Wave Electric have a love for lighting. Our fully-trained and insured technicians offer upfront pricing for all of our work. If you join our membership plan, we’ll also have no dispatch fee, a 10% discount on all service, and a lifetime guarantee on all work we do! Call Wave Electric today to learn more about our outdoor lighting services!