Summer is almost finally here, so you know what that means: time to start living outdoors again with backyard barbeques and plenty of fun with friends and family in the sun. But when the sun goes down, that doesn’t mean the good times have to end! The key to a never-ending summer outside is the right amount of lighting to your outdoor space. That means not only adding lights, but creating the perfect atmosphere through a lighting design that brightens up and balances your backyard space.
5 Backyard Lighting Tips to Follow to Complement Your Hot Tub:
Determine how much lighting you need with a simple formula:
When planning, make sure to incorporate three basic types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent. Ambient lighting is used to build the right atmosphere, and can be achieved through soft hanging, wall, and post lights. Task lighting includes pathways, deck, and security lights, and accent lighting includes small spotlights to add emphasis to certain areas and centrepieces of your backyard.
Line your pathways:
The fun can’t start if people can’t see where they’re walking. We recommend using solar lights in the ground or hanging light fixtures to illuminate your walking paths.
Layer different backyard zones:
Not every area of your backyard needs to be same brightness. When you’re lighting different areas, think about what gatherings will be held there. If you tend to have dinner parties and social gatherings in one area, choose a softer light to guests can relax. For areas you cook, or need to access electrical equipment or backyard supplies, add brighter lights for functionality.
Add Decorative Touches:
While there are plenty of practical uses for landscape lighting, it’s also a good idea to add a bit more seasonal design flair through electric candles and lanterns you can layer in for social gatherings, or relaxing evenings.
Utilize Your Hot Tub:
A Beachcomber Hot Tub is not only built for year-round relaxation, it’s built to be enjoyed at all hours of the day and night! Added exterior LED lighting includes our Star Trail and Guiding Light features that can be enjoyed even when the hot tub is covered and not in use, and add beautiful ambience to your backyard lighting design. Accent interior lighting includes our Crescent Moon and Eclipse lighting, that help illuminate the handgrips and adds not only a soothing atmosphere, but safety for nighttime hot tub soaks.