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Illuminating your Driveway: Creating Safety and Visual Appeal

As the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, driveways can become a hazard to those who drive or walk on them. From black ice to the visual hindrance the dark evenings of winter bring, driveways benefit from outdoor lighting immensely. 

Lighting a driveway not only brings safety, it brings curb appeal to the home. The lights can accentuate the beauty of the surrounding elements and the home itself. Pulling up to a lit driveway can put you at ease after a long day. 

Here are our 2 favorite ways to illuminate driveways:

Down lights


When nature allows, we use downlighting to illuminate a driveway. This lighting technique creates a moonlight effect over a driveway, bringing a very natural light to the entrance of a home. We do this by mounting a fixture high up in trees lining the driveway or attached directly to the architecture of a home.

Adding down lights over your driveway not only increases visibility, it can increase curb appeal as well. When a light is mounted in a tree, it can create a gorgeous shadow effect from the foliage of the trees. This shadow effect paints a serene image over your driveway, creating a wonderful scene to come home to every evening!

Core drilled lights 


A second way we light a driveway is through core drilled lights. A core drilled light is where we precisely drilled into the concrete of your driveway and place a light snug into that space making it very discrete in the daylight. 

This lighting technique illuminates the drive in a very simple yet effective way. These core drilled lights can line the driveway (similarly to the image above displaying a walkway) to direct those arriving and leaving. Since it is drilled into the concrete itself, the light is seamless with the rest of the drive and adds a beautiful aesthetic to any home. 

Ready to bring light to your driveway?

If you are ready to light up your driveway for both safety and functionality, call us at (801)440-7647 for more information, schedule a free consultation, or feel free to simply fill out a contact form here!

At Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For over 15 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people’s homes and businesses across the Wasatch front and beyond.

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