Path Lighting & Solar Path Lights
Why We Love Path Lights
Path lighting is, quite simply, the mark of a good host. With its warm downlight, it welcomes and guides visitors safely along pathways at night. Path lights prevent tripping, falling and stubbed toes by illuminating potential hazards. And, as path lighting is on the more decorative side of landscape lighting fixtures, it provides the ideal transition between the landscape and the design of chosen outdoor sconces, ceiling lights and post lights (which, in turn, tie in with the overall decor of a home's exterior).
Where Outdoor Path Lighting Works Best
Strategically arrange your path lights to guide people along a walkway from the sidewalk or driveway to your front door. Outdoor path lights establish an inviting presence to friends and family before they even reach the front porch steps. Similar to taller post lights, path lights can also lend themselves to helpful driveway lighting, which is essential to ensuring safety if you have a dark driveway or walkway. You can also use path lighting to periodically highlight important features throughout a landscape and delineate the borders of any outdoor living spaces. The path to the backyard garden becomes well lit with an arrangement of these fixtures and you'll love creating an illuminated walkway to a covered gazebo. Whatever the reason or style you are trying to fit, you are sure to find the perfect outdoor path light here.
A Path Light for Every Style
Path lighting, by design, is functional in nature to provide a guiding source of light. But this assortment of path light fixtures are also highly decorative and can fit into a number of exterior aesthetics. Traditionally styled front yards and backyards benefit from the path lights by Kichler. These options take on a familiar lantern look and pair well with other outdoor lighting fixtures by the same brand. In contemporary and modern exteriors, look to the offering from Hinkley Lighting or Focus Industries. And if you appreciate energy efficiency in your outdoor lighting, look to the LED path lights available from BEGA. These fixtures combine stylish, modern design with eco-friendliness you will appreciate. Finally, what is more energy efficient than a solar path light? Solar path lights give you the option to use the sun, the most efficient of energy sources, to illuminate your pathway or driveway.
Choosing the Best Path Lights
When choosing a path light for your landscape, you first need to take into consideration the style of your outdoor space. Try to combine path lighting with existing features found in outdoor sconces, front porch flushmounts and any in-ground lights. Creating a congruent space will benefit your design scheme. You'll also want to consider important sizing dimensions like height, width and weight of the path light to ensure you are choosing the right fixture for your application. And because path lights are meant for the great outdoors, they carry a UL listing of either wet or damp making them safe for locations where water is inevitable. Double check the light's details to ensure it is a good fit for your space. If you have any questions about the path lights featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
Other Great Options
Landscape path lights are just one element of outdoor lighting. To bring your outdoor lighting full circle, you will also want to include wall-mounted sconces near the front door, an overhead ceiling light on the porch, portable lamps for the deck or patio and a mix of landscape fixtures like bollard lights and well lights. If you need the same guided pathway lighting but from something slightly taller, look to post lights. Postmounts and column lights establish themselves as safety-oriented fixtures while also bringing a lot of decorative character to your landscape.