External Lighting System Improvements

February 3, 2023

With the proper lighting, your outdoor space can become a haven for relaxation, fun, and entertainment.

Installing a new external lighting system to your home is one of the most cost-effective strategies to increase your home’s value, enhance security, and create a beautiful outdoor aesthetic. Whether you decide to update your home’s existing exterior lighting or add new lighting features, there are plenty of options to consider. 

Lighting upgrades can bring dramatic results! The proper lighting can entirely change your outdoor space — for the better, of course. Use this guide to pinpoint the best ways for creating the ideal oasis you’ve always dreamed of.


Types of External Lighting 

Choosing the best exterior lighting system for your property requires an intentional plan, more than simply providing light where there’s darkness. Start by considering why you as a homeowner need to  install exterior lighting in a specific space. For example, pathway lighting increases safety for after-dark hours, while motion sensor lighting deters trespassers and keeps away pesky animals like raccoons. And for those looking for external lighting to provide a better design aesthetic, landscape lighting may be the best option. 

When thoroughly considering lighting ideas for your home’s exterior, consider the aspects you prioritize most, from safety and security to curb appeal and versatility. Here are the most common external lighting systems to consider installing in your home:

1. Floodlights

Floodlights are perfect for covering wide areas. In fact, a single floodlight can produce as much light as several smaller light sources. Floodlights may be the best lighting source for homeowners searching for the most illumination across their yard. 

2. Spotlights

The difference between a spotlight and a floodlight is the total area the light is capable of illuminating. Spotlights produce narrow, concentrated light beams as they focus on a primary space. However, spotlights tend to be easier to control and can easily be moved to illuminate different areas.

3. Landscape Lighting

The obvious advantage of installing landscape lighting is the enhancement of your home’s appearance. Uplighting brings your home and landscaping to life even after dark. When positioned properly, landscape lights make the architectural features of your home pop. Lights pointed at your favorite plants will help make the most of your landscaping and boost the curb appeal at night.

4. Wall Lights

Outdoor wall lights are affixed to your home’s exterior and can be subtle (think interior accent lighting), or bright, like spotlights. There are variations of outdoor light fixtures that provide a range of benefits. For example, brighter wall lights offer safety in the dark spots around your home, while porch lights and backyard lights are great for practical use. 

5. String Lights

String lights are the perfect way to create a festive ambiance for your outdoor living areas, patios, and decks. String lighting has become one of the most popular lighting solutions in recent years because they offer various safety benefits to outdoor living spaces while also adding a beautiful glow to your property. Spring lights are a great option for a deck, porch, patio or firepit space, especially if you enjoy evening entertaining!


JW Outdoor Lighting Services

Regardless of your objective, style, or budget, enhancing your exterior lighting is one of the most influential and creative ways to change your home’s aesthetic while adding value. If you’re interested in adding floodlights, spotlights, landscape lights, or outdoor wall lighting, the experts at Jason Wright Electric are here to help!

The Jason Wright Electric team will ensure every detail of your lighting project is executed with excellence from start to finish. For more than 25 years, we’ve built a reputation for being Kansas City’s Electrical Concierge — taking care of all your electrical needs with superb communication and care.

Contact us today to experience our excellent customer service and upfront pricing. We look forward to serving you.