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Outdoor Lighting Made Simple With Hinkley

Modern outdoor lighting is an integral part to any home. While there are multiple components needed to properly light your landscape, you can start just about anywhere. No one knows this better than Hinkley, which is why we’ve teamed up to bring you a guide to outdoor lighting made simple:

Outdoor lighting elevates your outdoor living environment as well as your overall property value, by making it safe to traverse in the dark of night and increasing the amount of time you can enjoy the outdoors. Landscape lighting can be broken down into 13 components, as shown in the exterior map below:

Exterior Map
Landscape Lighting 101 Exterior Map

Each lighting element is important for creating a complete atmosphere that’s both safe and aesthetically pleasing. Mapping out the lighting for your outdoor landscape will take a bit of research and careful consideration. But the beauty of outdoor lighting is its ability to grow as you’re able to add in more lights.

Starting with the front of the house is a simple way to begin with outdoor lighting. Installing an outdoor lantern by the front door adds curb appeal and is a welcoming sign for evening guests. The video above is full of simple tips for installing an outdoor lantern by the front door. With multiple stylish lantern options to choose from to enhance your homes exterior, you’ll want to choose an outdoor lantern that compliments the exterior style of your home.

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Outdoor lanterns with clean lines and minimal forms are ideal for modern exteriors, like the Saturn Outdoor Wall Light or the Kube.

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Path Arc LED Path Light from Hinkley Lighting

Moving beyond the front door, add simple lighting to any pathways. Ensuring that any front pathways are illuminated not only provides a pleasant nighttime atmosphere, but will create a safe walkway. A row of elegant Path Arc LED Path Lights playfully echoes the round stones leading up to the front door.

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Dorian LED Outdoor Wall Light from Hinkley Lighting

Not excluding the side of the house, wall lights help to embellish and illuminate exteriors. The straight style of the Dorian LED Outdoor Wall Light juxtaposes against the round windows and pots below.

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Aria LED Outdoor Wall Light + Pendant Light + Luna Rectangular LED Outdoor Wall Light from Hinkley Lighting

A mixture of wall lighting and hanging pendants is just what a covered porch needs. The wire cylinder shades on the Aria LED Outdoor Wall Lights and matching Aria LED Outdoor Pendant Lights pull from the industrial elements of this modern back porch. While a single Luna Rectangular LED Outdoor Wall Light maintains the cylindrical theme.

Want an even simpler way to get started on your outdoor lighting? Call a YLighting expert to get started: 866-314-0965.

Kelly Tirman

Kelly Tirman

After spending 10+ years living in a modern San Francisco loft, Kelly moved her family to a bungalow in the burbs. She now enjoys dreaming up home renovation and design projects in order turn her family's post-war cottage into the modern home of their dreams.

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