Path lights have the important function of improving visibility and safety at night. They outline boundaries for walkways and gardens to keep guests on the right track. Regardless of you looking to brighten up the garden by your driveway or browsing for some stylish sidewalk lightings, you have come to just the right place.
Path lights could be categorised as a collection of different types of lights such as Bollards, Spike lights, Spot lights, Deck lights, Uplights/Downlights etc. This is so because based on the garden terrain we need to choose the most suitable path light. Below we have explained how different types of lights serve the purpose of path light. Please continue reading for some inspirational ideas for your path lighting.
- If you want to illuminate a smaller pathway, while complementing it with that nighttime sparkle, then choose short bollard lights (e.g., AQL-131) that will concentrate the light downwards which will help highlight your landscaping such as walkway flowers.
- If your pathway features dark or gray stone or concrete, consider using white path lights that will stand out brighter (e.g., AQL-440 with 5500K cool white lights).
- Path lights are perfect solution to light up outdoor seating areas and patios. However, if you don’t want to spare your patio space, you can install tall path lights (e.g., AQL-136), with a 360-degree optical coverage, into the nearby bushes.
- Downlights are a popular path light option because they provide large coverage areas to help you see when walking at night. If you want a rare feature, look for lights with adjustable heads (e.g., AQL-409) to customize the focus area.
- If you have a retaining wall next to your pathway, then one of the best options to light up the walkway is by using sleek step lights (e.g., AQL-419). Despite the name, step lights can be used on retaining walls, which is an easy way to add brightness.
- Path lights with cone-like tops (e.g., AQL-416) offer a traditional feel that will blend in with your landscape, while also reducing the undesired glare.
- If you wish to highlight certain features along your walkway such as arches, spotlight path lights could be a great choice. Adjustable spotlights (e.g., AQL-450) could be positioned to focus the area you desire to highlight while blending without being noticed.
- Choose path lights and wall lights that complement each other in style and finish (e.g., AQL-130 or ASL-05 with AWL-06-SS) to create visual symmetry.
- Bollard (or pillar) lights have a 360-degree light spread (e.g., AQL-131) and can illuminate garden beds and walkways simultaneously.
- Be careful not to over-light (as it is easy to overdo it).