Lighting Pathways and Walkways

Published March 15, 2021

Intro:
You already know the power and impact of landscape lighting on your home and garden areas. But don’t forget – visitors and guests need to make their way to your front door or around your property. These crucial areas also deserve your time and attention, and we’ve put together some suggestions on how to approach lighting your pathways and walkways for maximum effect.

You already know the power and impact of landscape lighting on your home and garden areas.  But don’t forget – visitors and guests need to make their way to your front door or around your property, which means that you must light their way!

At GreenPro, we find that many clients focus a great deal of time and attention on the color and layout of the lights around their property but will sometimes neglect the small subtle touches that can really make a home stand out.  Crucial to that lighting design: your pathways and walkways.  These crucial areas also deserve your time and attention, and we’ve put together some suggestions on how to approach lighting your pathways and walkways for maximum effect.

Outdoor Rope Lights

One of the easiest ways to brighten your walkways is with exterior rope lights.  There are several approaches you can take when designing these lights, from triangle bulbs to LEDs.  Whatever design you choose, be mindful that they can require some specialized skills in order to install, especially when it comes to fastening them to concrete – if that’s your design plan.

Glow-In-the-Dark Steppingstones

Steppingstones that glow in the dark make a helpful and attractive addition to a dark pathway. They also don’t require electricity, which makes them useful in areas where there are no electrical outlets or if you don’t want wires running over your property.

Solar-Powered LED Bricks

Want the impact of beautiful lighting without running up your electric bill?  Consider using solar powered light up bricks to light up your pathway and create a magical nighttime environment. These bricks are designed to stand up to adverse weather conditions and provide an excellent source of alternative lighting.

Color-Changing Solar-Powered Stake Lights

Ideal for backyard, pathway, and flower bed decorations, these outdoor solar powered LED decorative stake lights are easy to install, with no wiring requirement and no battery replacement. Environmentally friendly, they continuously and automatically change color smoothly.  Just turn on the garden stake light after installation, and the decorative landscape light then turns on automatically at dusk and off by day.

Motion-Detector Walkway Lights

If security and peace of mind are important to you, you can install motion-detector path lights that can instantly activate when they detect motion within 15 feet.  These lights will automatically alert you to any invited (or uninvited) guests that may be approaching your property.  The LED light automatically turns off 20 or 60 seconds after motion stops to prolong battery life.

Permanent Lamp Posts

Homeowners looking for a more classical approach to walkway or path lights may want to opt for a permanent lamp post.  These lamps conjure up images of the past, while LED lights on automatic timers can keep the lighting design feeling cutting-edge and current.  Even one or two lamp posts can cast enough light for the walkway, or you can integrate more posts into your overall design!

These are just a few of the ways you can incorporate compelling or interesting lighting design into the walkways that lead up to your home or snake around your property.  If you’re looking for additional inspiration or are feeling daunted by the prospect of the best approach, give GreenPro a call.  We’ll be happy to work with you to make sure that you find the right lighting design to help you light the way home!

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