Outdoor Lighting Options for Your Home

Date Jun 2, 2020
Blog category Power
By Staff Writer

With all the late sunsets this season, many Kiwis still want to be able to enjoy the use of their backyard, even into the late hours of the night. Whether you’re using your backyard as a place for entertaining or an ambient area to relax in, it’s important to use light that enhances your landscaping features.


Having sufficient lighting for your home’s outdoors will allow you and your family to enjoy it no matter the time or season. Before it hits the busier time of year, now is a great time to look at updating the outdoor lighting around your home.


There are so many options when it comes to outdoor lighting, many of which will help you achieve that beautiful, warm glow to your home’s exterior. Let’s take a look at a few different outdoor lighting homes and how they can benefit your property.


Light Up Pathways


Lighting up your pathways can really enhance your outdoor landscaping aesthetics. Well lit paths allow people to see where they’re going easier, and will dramatically increase the surroundings and atmosphere of your outdoors.


There are a range of outdoor lights you can use to light up your walkways, including solar outdoor lights, LED lights and electrical lights. If you’re using outdoor lights that require electricity, you’ll want to ensure that you’re on the best power plan available. Take a look at our online energy comparison tool to find and compare electricity deals in your area.


Outdoor Spotlights


Your home’s outdoors may be looking well groomed and beautiful during the day, but are you able to enjoy that fine attention to detail at nighttime? Landscape spotlights are a great way to highlight features and areas of your backyard. It creates a stunning focal point, especially for entertainment and pool areas.


Candle Lanterns


Candle lanterns can be a really fun and unique way to add lighting to your outdoors. They have the power to illuminate different areas of your backyard with a truly exceptional ambience. You can find candle lanterns both online and in many stores throughout NZ, all in a range of colours, shapes and styles.


Make sure you clean the lanterns on a regular basis, and take in any candles that are sitting in them on hot days (or they will melt).




For those who don’t know, downlighting is a lighting strategy that directs light down and only lights the intended area. It’s a great way to highlight large surface areas - adding a stunning effect that is similar to the moonlight glow.


What’s great with outdoor lighting is that you can use a variety of options to light up your home - you don’t have to stick with just one! If you end up choosing a lighting option that requires electricity, we encourage you to find out if you’re getting the best deal on your power - otherwise your electricity bill could increase quite suddenly with the additional use of lighting. Try CompareBear's online Power comparison tool to compare power providers and prices in your area - you could end up saving big bucks on your next bill!