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How do you Illuminate a Pathway

How do you Illuminate a Pathway

There are several ways to light your walkway. The most popular method is to install a traditional path light fixture. This light fixture has a post with a top hat, and the bulb shines down onto the pathway. The top hat helps block glare from the light. Other methods include LED, solar, and halogen. You can read more about these options to illuminate your walkway. Listed below are some of the most popular methods.

Staggering lights

Whether you want your pathway to look like an airport runway, or just to add atmosphere, varying the number of lights along the pathway can make a big difference. You don’t need to light every square inch of your pathway; instead, stagger the lights so they’re four to six feet apart and illuminate different areas of the pathway equally. This way, you’ll be creating a visual balance while still accentuating adjacent plants and plantings. See more of what we do here.


LEDs illuminate a pathway for several reasons. For safety and security, you might install LEDs to illuminate your pathway at night. Other reasons include energy efficiency and aesthetics. If you want to make your pathway more attractive at night, you can install LEDs as accent lights to guide visitors and guests safely. Knowing your main reasons for installing these lights can help you plan the light fixture and lighting solution for your pathway. Listed below are some advantages of installing LEDs.


If you’re looking for a way to brighten your pathway, consider installing a halogen lighting system. These fixtures are versatile and can be used to light up any object, from trees to plants. There are many types of halogen lights to choose from, and they come with a variety of features, including interchangeable bulbs. Halogen lights produce a white light that can be more or less ‘cold,’ meaning that they emit more blue wavelengths and can be more disruptive. This ‘cold’ light is beneficial in the early morning hours, but should be avoided later in the day.


We do not recommend using solar lights for any landscape lighting projects.  The lifespan is short, and they do not illuminate enough to make the cost worth the product.

Pagoda-style lights

If you’re looking for a beautiful lighting option for a walkway, consider pagoda-style lights for your path. They’re durable and a good choice for high-traffic areas. Their post-like design allows you to see where the light comes from while allowing you to enjoy them during the day as well. These lights are among the most affordable options for property owners, as they can be installed right along a pathway. Browse next article.