Backyard Lighting Ideas to Make Your Home Shine

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Finally ready to start your big backyard renovation and or want to spruce it up with backyard lighting ideas? Is it time to pull the trigger on that pool build before the heat of summer hits? Regardless Apollo Home offers you great backyard lighting ideas to showcase the features of your home.

The days of harshly lit backyards have begun to fade. Why? Because the number of homeowners interested in backyard lighting ideas continues to grow. Home improvement shows and Pinterest-inspired renovations have sparked a new wave of backyard lighting ideas beyond security and motion lighting.

Choose to create a welcoming environment for you and your guests after a long day of work.  Highlight your landscaping, pools and other architectural details. Entice the children to put down the video gaming controllers and hop in the pool with some new area lighting. The possibilities are endless.

In this blog, we will share all of our best backyard lighting ideas and why they should top the list of your next big outdoor project. Already have your backyard oasis planned? Schedule a consultation and installation with your licensed and insured Apollo Home electrician. Book today before the summer’s busy season hits.

Backyard Lighting Ideas: Hardscapes and Softscapes

Consider location when you plan your landscape lighting. Lighting creatively highlights garden elements, casts interesting shadows onto walls and fences, enhances the color of flowers and much more.

Also, think about lighting intensity as you sift through backyard lighting ideas. Are you interested in well-lit walkways or serene mood lighting in the garden?

Backyard Lighting Ideas: Pools

Unsure how to best light your pool this summer? In the past, a harsh light at the deep end and another at the shallow end were a standard when it came to pool lighting. However, in recent years LED lighting has joined the market. With so many new options it can be hard to pull the trigger on just one idea.

New area lighting allows you to differentiate the deep end from the shallow and the hot tub. With this option, three colors of lighting are designated for each area. Imagine this, your hot tub is blue-lit, the shallow end purple and deep end pink. The options are endless! Entice your guests to enjoy your new amenities with the interesting backyard lighting ideas you’ve installed.

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Backyard Lighting Ideas: Stairs

If your backyard renovation includes stairs, consider lighting the stair area. Not only will stair lighting create a stunning first impression, it’s an additional safety feature as you and your guests navigate the yard.

For a fully-lit option, install path lights along each step. Or maybe you want some soft mood lighting! This offers you a more relaxed aesthetic while potentially more cost-efficient with the use of low-voltage lights. Add lights into each stair to make every step easy to see and showcase its structural beauty.

Backyard Lighting Ideas: Pergola or Patio

Security lighting can be so dull! Consider adding lights to your newly-built pergola to make those summer nights more memorable. Make your own scene from an Italian restaurant! Install a chandelier or add lamps to the four pillars of your pergola to create a great dining area.

Use track lights on overhead beams for a more pronounced lighting scenario. Would you like an outdoor ceiling fan? We can do that too. The possibilities are endless.

Find an Electrician in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky & Bring Lighting Ideas to Life

With all these backyard lighting ideas, you’ll probably want to go ahead and give Apollo Home a call to get your free estimate today. From mood lighting to pool and garden illumination, Apollo Home’s licensed and insured electricians provide you with the magically-it backyard you’ve always wanted.

Our friendly electricians are happy to perform other electrical services as well. Our team can install weatherproof outlets, set up GFCI outlets in your outdoor kitchen or bar, set up electricity to your outdoor TV, connect your Nest security cameras and more.

Apollo Home licensed electricians help indoors too, with lighting control pads, dimmer switches, track lighting, recessed lighting and whole-home surge protection.

Don’t hesitate! We can help you find the perfect lighting (that will make the neighbors jealous) and have your family making the best memories this summer in communities like Indian Hill, Lakeside Park, Latonia, Newport, Sharonville, Park Hills, Taylor Mill, Union, White Oak, Sixteen Mile Stand, Villa Hills and more.

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