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Feb 6, 2018

Lighting Tips

Summer Lights Can Revitalize Your Landscape

Savoy House 1-4001-8 Oleander 30 Inch Wide 8 Light Chandelier

Savoy House Oleander Light Chandelier

Energize your summer season with some bright new ideas.

The glorious summer season inspires you to embrace the outdoors, especially during the long, temperate evenings. Celebrate this positive lifestyle change by refreshing your outdoor light arrangement. Decorative, weather-resistant fixtures add precious hours to your enjoyment of the open air and make your outdoor atmosphere as airy and pleasant as a soothing summer breeze. Shop to find some great inspirations for your summer transition.

Guidelines for Selecting Summer Lights

You know that summer days are fleeting, so get started now in finding the fixtures that you need. Be sure to keep the following in mind when you go shopping:

  • Solar-powered light fixtures from manufacturers like Kenroy Home are great for enhancing the far reaches of your landscape.
  • Outdoor lights should highlight, not annihilate, the mystique of night.
  • Well-placed lights that ensure steps, handrails, benches and pathways are visible for added safety after dark.

Summertime Switchovers

Put your front entryway in a whole new perspective with your choice of lights. Try nautical-themed light fixtures from Sea Gull Lighting to transform your home into a seaside bungalow, or select decorative porch lights from such artisan manufacturers as Arroyo Craftsman that exude an artsy vibe.

Whether you love to socialize or relax on your front porch, consider having a ceiling fan that helps keep you cool while promoting a summery theme. Your options range from palm leaf fan blades for a touch of the tropics to lantern-style fixtures with seaside savvy. Check out the array of choices from such manufacturers as Fanimation and Craftmade.

Fredrick Ramond FR40708 Carson 34 Inch Wide 8 Light Large Pendant

Fredrick Ramond Carson Light Pendant

Illuminate Your Outdoor Entertaining Space

Instill your outdoor nightscape with a dash of enchantment for summer entertaining. Among our hottest picks of the season are the Bulbrite string lights that you can connect to get the length you need. They’re a bright idea for illuminating your gazebo, patio umbrella or garden trellis. Suspend them from tree branches above outdoor seating areas for a romantic, starlit effect. Sprinkle a few spotlights behind nearby shrubbery to surround your seating area with a warm glow.


Your summertime lights should reflect all the energy of the season, from highlighting your garden in all its glory to enhancing the romance of evenings under the stars. At, we offer a huge treasury of ideas and inspiration for you to draw upon. Browse online or call one of our outdoor lighting specialists today. We’d love to be a part of your summertime transformation.

Pro Tip: Use light fixtures to designate boundaries. For example, suspend a string of lights around the edges of your deck side dining area. This gives guests a cozier, more comfortable feeling in the absence of actual walls.