Types of Landscape Lighting Available

Different forms of lighting can be used to enhance the enjoyment of your home or business property. With the professional LED lighting services from Certified Lighting Pros, you can increase safety as well as your enjoyment of your outdoor amenities after the sun goes down. Our technicians use many different techniques when creating design plans for our customers. Here we'll discuss what each lighting technique can do for the layout of the design plan for your residential or commercial property!


This simple lighting technique is used to draw the eye to a focal point or subject matter by illuminating it from behind, often creating a glowing effect around the edges of the object. Incorporating this technique into your lighting design can be a great way to show off a particular part of your home or business.


The process of crosslighting is simply using two light sources faced in opposing directions to light up an area or subject matter. In many instances, crosslighting is used for lighting community signs or drawing attention to a particular wall.


Downlighting is a popular lighting technique used to create a small amount of light in an otherwise dark area. This works by angling small lights toward the ground instead of upward, creating a glowing atmosphere for your landscape.

Focal Point Lighting

Focal point lighting is a very common lighting technique which is used as a way to separate a certain aspect of your property from the rest by narrowing the light source to focus on an immediate subject. This lighting technique is often used to focus on a single object such as a fountain or a piece of art.


Grazing is used as a technique to highlight a particular texture of the surface that is being illuminated and add visual interest to that surface. This effect is created by placing the LED light source close to the wall and angling it across the surface to amplify the wooden, stone, or concrete texture of the wall that is being lit.

Path Lighting

Path lighting is used to illuminate a particular path in order to help you find your way across your property at night and is usually used along walkways.

Perspective Lighting

This technique is used to create a landscaping design that presents an aspect of your property or a subject matter at a specific angle or perspective.


This effect is created by facing a spotlight toward a wall of your property but behind the subject you wish to silhouette. The light shining on the wall creates a light background and transforms your landscape into silhouettes.


The main difference between silhouetting and shadowing lighting is where you place your light source. By placing a spotlight in front of your subject matter instead of behind it, you create a dramatic backdrop against the walls of your home. The most common and pleasing subject for this technique is plant material.


Uplighting directs your attention to a single object such as a shrubbery or gazebo by highlighting the object using a single light source.

Flowerbed Lighting

Flowerbed lighting is used to enhance your nighttime curb appeal. Placement of Path Lighting in your flowerbed with LED lights can bring a beautiful look to your landscaping.

No matter which lighting techniques you wish to include in your lighting design plan, the technicians here at Certified Landscape Lighting possess the skills to create exactly what you’re looking for. To schedule an appointment with us or to discuss the LED lighting needs of your residential or commercial property, reach out to us at Certified Lights today!

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