How do you illuminate the front of a house?
- Three rules of effective lighting.
- Use uplighting and moonlighting.
- Use silhouetting, shadowing, and grazing.
- Ensure your path lights illuminate downward.
- Don’t leave your wiring exposed.
- Don’t point lighting fixtures directly at doors or windows.
How do I light my front yard? Place lights either to each side of a door or overhead at the front, back, and side entry doors. Low-voltage landscape lighting is easy to install and uses less energy than other systems, making it a good option along a driveway. Steps should be lighted for safety; either the risers or the treads can be lit.
Where should you put lights on outside of house? Ideally you’ll place outdoor lights in key areas close to where you’ll be moving or operating at night, such as porch lights or garage lighting. Exterior wall lights can be placed next to a porch, in front of a garage, at a side door, or on a rear wall depending on how you access and move around the building.
What are lights on the front of a house called? “Sconce” is simply a term for any wall-mounted lighting, indoors or outdoors. Sconces are wonderful because they can provide any type of lighting you need—ambient, accent, or task lighting—depending on the sconce you select.