Why Should I Install Landscape Lighting?

Landscape lighting on a residential property.

If you're like most homeowners, you probably don't think about landscape lighting until the days get shorter and the nights get longer. Or even worse, you might trip over something in your yard and wish you had better lighting. Installing landscape lighting is a great way to improve your home's security, increase property value, and extend your living space into the great outdoors. In this blog post, Lightning Bug Electric will share ten reasons you should install landscape lighting in your yard or garden!


Landscape lighting is an effective way to deter burglars and wildlife and give your home a well-lit, safe environment. By installing lights around the perimeter of your property, you can be sure that any unwelcome visitors will quickly become visible.

Added Property Value

Landscape lighting adds value to your home by making it look more attractive to potential buyers. Homebuyers will appreciate the extra security that landscape lighting adds and its aesthetic appeal.

Increased Curb Appeal

Outdoor lighting can help beautify your yard or garden, enhancing its appeal and making it look inviting even after dark. If you’ve always wanted your house to be the one your neighbors enjoy driving by, landscape lighting is a great way to achieve this goal.

Illuminate Paths

Adding pathway lights allows you to extend outdoor living beyond daylight hours. Pathway lights make it easy to navigate your yard and can even be used as a safety measure for children and pets. Well-lit paths will also help prevent slips and falls on your property.


Outdoor lighting can help you create the perfect ambiance for entertaining family and friends in your yard or garden after dark. Illuminate walkways, patios, decks, and other gathering places with landscape lighting to create an inviting space to enjoy.


As mentioned before, landscape lighting is an effective security measure that will discourage potential criminals from entering your property at night. It also adds visibility which is key when traveling through unlit areas of your home at night.

Low Maintenance

Installing outdoor lighting doesn’t require much maintenance. With today’s technology, LED lights last longer, use less energy than incandescent bulbs and are virtually maintenance-free.


Illuminating trees, shrubs, statues, or other features in your yard can help highlight their beauty at night. Outdoor lighting is a great way to bring attention to the details you already have in your garden that may go unnoticed during the day.

Water Feature Lighting

If you have a pool, pond, or fountain as part of your landscape design, landscape lighting can create an amazing effect by turning it into a nighttime feature!


Installing outdoor lighting is convenient for those times when you need to run out and grab something from the car after dark. Not having to fumble with a flashlight is an added plus!

Now that you have a better understanding of the benefits that come with landscape lighting don’t hesitate to contact Lightning Bug Electric to help you get started with your outdoor lighting. We're the team for the job, no matter what type of landscape lighting services you need.

Give us a call at (404) 471-3847 or fill out our online contact form to speak with one of our team members today.