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Mar 12, 2013

Lighting Tips

3 Steps to Perfect Landscape Lighting

Capitol Lighting showrooms offer a wonderful selection of outdoor light fixtures from the Worlds’ best lighting brands. With the latest in LED lighting technology and Dark Sky Approved outdoor lighting, you can invest in better quality lights and continue to save on electricity! provides thousands of green, outdoor lighting solutions for your home.

Check out our three simple steps to maximize your outdoor lighting design!

3 Steps to Perfect Landscape Lighting

1. Increase Eye Appeal:
•Show off the beauty of your home after dark with a pair of outdoor wall sconces to coordinate with your porch lighting.
•Highlight a favorite flowerbed or tree with an outdoor spotlight.
•Dramatize a pool, fountain, or architectural feature using outdoor up-lights.
•Accent statuary and other focal points with an LED spotlight.
•Illuminate your patio or deck, cultivating a backyard haven for nighttime relaxation and entertaining.

2. Increased Security and Value:
•Provide ample  lighting on steps, walkways and driveways to help avoid accidents.
Floodlighting, motion sensor lights and automatic operating devices deter prowlers and vandals.
•Add path lights sparingly.  Grounds which are dramatically lit at night, appear more luxurious, which can increase the resale value of your property.

3. Plan a Landscape Offensive:
•Conceal  light sources behind shrubs and trees whenever possible.

•Allow only decorative outdoor fixtures to be highlighted as a decorative element.
Don’t over light an outdoor space. Less can be more! Too much light does not bring out the best in your landscape design and may increase light pollution. Read more about the Dark Sky Movement here:
•Arrange for automatic devices to turn lights on and off, such as timers, photocells and motion sensors.
•Be considerate of your neighbors – Aim lights so they do not shine into their windows.
•Have fun with your outdoor lighting and shop the best selection of outdoor lights in any one of our eight Capitol Lighting showrooms and online at!