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Northern Lighting
5585 Westerville Rd
WestervilleOH 43081
 (614) 891-7600

How to Properly Use Path Lighting and Dramatic Uplighting

How to Properly Use Path Lighting and Dramatic Uplighting

If you are thinking about how to improve the landscaping and external appearance of your home, outdoor lighting is a beautiful and practical option. Outdoor lighting can instantly highlight your home's best features while also improving the safety and usability of your yard. 

When it comes to choosing the best accent lighting for your yard, there is a wide range of options to choose from, but the most popular types of outdoor lighting are pathway lights, uplights and small spotlights.


Uplighting is a technique many homeowners use to accentuate certain architectural designs of their home and focal areas of the landscaping. Dramatic uplighting can also be used to create dramatic shadows on the walls. 

Accent lighting is installed below an object, such as a sculpture or a boulder, to draw attention to the object you want to illuminate. This is a great way to add a unique design element to an exterior section of your home that doesn't have decorative features.

Pathway Lighting

There are several ways to use path lighting, such as brightening a walkway, driveway or garden. Small floodlights and path lighting are the most common types of garden lighting. Both path lights and floodlights can be powered through the use of an electrical connection running from the house, through the use of batteries or through solar power. 

Pathway lighting typically consists of several lights that run along a path to provide greater visibility while walking in the area. Path lighting, unlike dramatic up lighting, is not meant to dazzle, but it will enhance the appearance of your yard. It is designed to be practical and subtle, so path lights should not distract from other landscaping elements. Path lights are usually placed low to the ground with the light facing downward.

While a beautifully lit home can make your home appear more welcoming, a well-lit home is also a deterrent to intruders.

Outdoor lighting allows you to enjoy the exterior of your home to its fullest. A well-lit yard allows you to have more space for entertaining or enjoying a quiet evening with your family. While a beautifully lit home can make your home appear more welcoming, a well-lit home is also a deterrent to intruders. 

The right outdoor lighting can significantly reduce the chances of your home being a target for crime because the increased visibility makes it difficult for intruders to go unnoticed. Your deck or patio also can be an accident waiting to happen in the dark, but installing path lights or small floodlights along the steps or aimed up towards the deck will help to prevent the risk of trips and falls.

Northern Lighting has a wide variety of outdoor lighting, including path lights, floodlights and uplights. Visit our large selection of sale-priced lighting. Red dot items are 10 percent off, yellow dot items are 20 percent off, blue dot items are 30 percent off and green dot items are 40 percent off. Stop in and see us today!