The Purpose Of Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting has countless benefits. From utterly transforming your outdoor space and making it stand out to keeping outdoor paths well-lit and safe, even seemingly minor improvements can make a major difference.

However, most people aren’t sure where to start. The truth is, updating your lighting strategy isn’t as difficult as it may seem at first. Our hope is to help you overcome that initial barrier and start moving towards having an outdoor space you can be proud of.

At Franklin Lighting, we believe outdoor lighting solutions should be characterized by three things: functionality, beauty, and attainability. These guiding principles are what we keep in mind for every light we choose in developing our customized lighting design plans.

Exterior lighting is often underestimated, but it’s amazing just how much having proper lighting does for any outdoor space. Often times, it doesn’t go noticed until the lights go off completely.

This brings us to our first point: functionality. Outdoor lighting provides a sense of safety and security to exterior spaces when it’s dark. You can use walkway lights or spotlights to keep paths well-illuminated, leaving travelers less vulnerable to tripping hazards.


Outdoor lights can also keep your home or commercial property more secure. A burglar will likely think twice about breaking and entering, or even stealing stuff from your yard, when there are bright lights shining on them the entire time.

The next thing outdoor lighting does is add beauty to outdoor spaces, and it does this in two ways. One, you can use lighting to highlight features on your property, such as architectural details or landscaping features.

You can also find lighting features that are ornate and decorative to add to areas where you plan to entertain guests. Imagine hanging a beautiful outdoor chandelier to light your outdoor eating area. Or a collection of gas lanterns to bring bring your pool area to life on a warm summer evening.

Finally, you want your lighting strategy to be accessible. At Franklin Lighting, we carry a wide variety and an impressive selection of lighting options for any budget. Outdoor lighting doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. Our staff can help guide you to the right products and offer design direction to help you craft the perfect outdoor lighting scenario.