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5 Best Home Outdoor Lighting Trends

Making The Most Out Of The Outdoor Lighting For Your Maryland, DC, Or Northern Virginia Home

The Best Lighting Trends For Your Landscape This Year

You can keep up with the latest in outdoor lighting trends for 2019! Your home can be one of the leaders, the trendsetter for your area.

It’s better than being left behind.

Nobody likes being left behind or having old technology, just ask someone using an iPhone 5 (it doesn’t work well). We don’t want you or anyone to be at the back of the pack.

So that you can be the best in 2019, here are the 5 best outdoor lighting trends:

  1. Phone Control
  2. String Lights
  3. Eco-Friendly Fixtures
  4. LED Bulbs
  5. Color Changing Bulbs

Let’s explore what makes these so trendy for 2019.

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1. Phone Control For Your Outdoor Lights

You need to brighten the lights or change the timer for them?

This usually means setting time aside to go outside and mess with the transformer.

It’s boring and takes longer than it should.

People have been just been dealing with this problem for years, but that doesn’t have to be the case for you.

You can use your smartphone instead.

Using a phone to control outdoor lights
Photo By Scott Lewis – Creative Commons 2.0 License

There really is an app for almost everything.

It’s 2019 and you can now control your outdoor lighting system with your smartphone.

Crazy, right?

You could have had this option installed a couple of years ago, but it may not have been worth the money. Thankfully, the technology is getting better and homeowners are now showing more interest in it.

While it may cost more, it comes with several fun options:

  • Brighten or dim your lights
  • Change the timers
  • Switch colors

All from your phone.

Wi-Fi Or Bluetooth?

You can operate phone-controlled outdoor lights through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Wi-Fi may cost more as installation is harder, but you can alter your outdoor lights from anywhere in your house.

Bluetooth has a much shorter range but is less costly.

2. Designing Using String Lights

You can add another level to your outdoor lighting!

That is, add it to an upper level.

String lighting is becoming more popular and 2019 isn’t slowing down this outdoor lighting trend!

As string lights have become more durable, their use as outdoor lighting has become a realistic option.

You can also have a lot of fun designing with them.

String lighting for patio

You can use string lights a few different ways:

  1. Give your deck or patio a classic look by hanging string lights overhead.
  2. Add light to your gazebo or any covered areas.
  3. String lights around and through trees for a stunning new look.
  4. Place them inside shrubs to create a twinkling effect.

Or use them in a totally new way!

Speaking of new, eco-friendly fixture materials are also on the rise.

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3. Choosing Eco-Friendly Fixture Materials

Isn’t it great when helping the planet helps us too?

Sadly, many landscape lights don’t help even though they make our homes look great.

They are made from metals and compounds.

But you can change this.

You can have eco-friendly outdoor lighting that helps Earth and makes your home look more amazing.

One way is by using natural materials for the fixtures, like this one made from bamboo:

Intertwined bamboo light fixture hanging from ceiling

You can combine materials to create fixtures that are durable, look amazing, and lend a hand to the planet.

Another way to save is by using LED light bulbs.

4. Using LED Light Bulbs

The terrible LED light bulbs you once knew are gone.

In their place is a revolutionary LED bulb that can save you time, money, and energy.

Those are only some of the reasons why this is one of the top 5 best outdoor lighting trends for 2019.

Water feature with underwater LED lights (a 2019 outdoor lighting trend)

You might love LED lights if you want bulbs that can:

  1. Last 50,000 hours minimum
  2. Save you 60%+ on energy spending
  3. Dim and brighten
  4. Work in extreme temperatures
  5. Be environmentally safe

We believe in the safety of LED lights to the point where we install them underwater in koi ponds.

But, the most fun part of LEDs is our final 2019 outdoor lighting trend – color changing bulbs.

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5. Installing Color Changing Bulbs

You could create your ideal atmosphere by pressing a button.

You can also choose green/blue for a calming atmosphere or red/orange for a more lively one.

Tree lit by green landscape lights and hanging stars

Of course, you won’t want to go overboard with it.

Many homeowners only use color changing bulbs for a focal point or two, such as a fountain.

But, this can be more than just changing colors.

There is also changing between colors of whites and intensities so you can match the perfect look.

You can easily control it from your phone, just like the first 2019 outdoor lighting trend.

It’s a great way for you to have some fun with your outdoor lights.

Which Trends Are Your Favorite?

These are only the 5 best outdoor lighting trends for 2019, there are more out there! We want to know which from these 5 you would get for your home. Please tell us in the comments below.

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