Landscape Lighting Denver

Outdoor Ambiance has 20 years of experience installing landscape lighting in Denver, CO. We assist home and business owners in the metro Denver, CO to maximize their outdoor space for increased visual impact with landscape lighting design. In addition, outdoor landscape lighting provides added safety and security for you and your guests. We are Denver's outdoor lighting design experts who can help you make your vision for outdoor landscape lighting design a reality.

Landscape Lighting Installation

As our outdoor lighting experts work together to plan your landscape lighting Denver installation, we like to consider the following factors:

  • What are the exterior areas or objects you would like to light in your outdoor living space
  • The appropriate outdoor lighting techniques for your outdoor living space
  • The fixtures and accessories that will give exterior areas and objects the desired effect
  • Access to adequate power supply for all exterior lighting
  • Appropriate bulbs or lighting system equipment for each area
  • Long-term outdoor lighting and audio system maintenance

Most common areas for Outdoor Lighting

  • Close to Home or Business Entrance: Illuminating side and rear entries to your home or business, as well as walls with easy access to windows, can discourage burglars.
  • Driveway Lighting: Highlighting driveways into your home or business with light improves safety and security.
  • Rear Yard or Entry Lighting: Floodlighting from your home or business structure helps discourage intruders and vandals. This lighting can be installed with automatic timers, photocells, or motion sensors.
  • Front Entry Lighting: Lighting doors and entrances into your home or business casts adequate illumination for guests or customers to see the front steps.
  • Patio Lighting: Patios are often a favorite spot for social gatherings. Properly lighting a patio provides a safe and inviting atmosphere for guests.
  • Tree Lighting: One of the most popular effects in landscape lighting is tree lighting. Trees can be lighted with white or colored bulbs to show off their natural beauty or to match holiday decorations.

Corley House with Fountain lighted up

Key effects to be achieved by Outdoor Lighting

  • Accent or Spot Lighting: Landscape spotlights focus on a controlled beam to highlight the focal points of gardens, flowers, shrubs, and statuary.
  • Grazing: This technique involves positioning light close to an interesting surface such as the texture of tree bark, masonry wall, wood shingles, or an attractive door.
  • Shadowing: As the name says, lighting is used to create a shadow effect. Objects are lit from the front and below to project intriguing shadows on walls or other vertical surfaces.
  • Silhouetting: Lighting landscape features from behind or below creates the effect of seeing those plants silhouetted against the sky.
  • Pool and Fountain Lighting: Water may be used as a mirror by lighting the area behind the surface. Additionally, dramatic effects can be achieved by underwater lighting.
  • Downlighting: In this technique, lighting units are attached high up on trees or the exterior structure to cast broad illumination over wide areas. This lighting enables you to completely illuminate your backyard and outdoor areas after dark for entertaining and increased security.
  • Cross Lighting: Interesting architectural features can be lit from two or more sides to create three-dimensional interest.
  • Uplighting: Lights aimed upward, or buried in the ground, create a dramatic effect.
  • Diffused Lighting: Spread lights over a wider area with low-level illumination to create a circular pattern of light on flower beds, larger shrubbery, or ground cover.
  • Moonlighting: Like downlighting, but in this technique, softer light sources are positioned high up to simulate the effect of moonlighting filtering through branches and trees.


Stone house with dark green doors and lights

Increased Property Value

When you install lights, outdoor lighting systems can not only increase the aesthetic curb appeal of a property but can also increase its property value. When potential buyers are touring a property at night, well-lit outdoor areas show that the home is well-maintained and adds to the overall impression of the home. In addition, outdoor lighting can provide security by deterring burglars and vandals.

Factors To Consider

There are a variety of factors to consider when planning an outdoor lighting design. The first is the purpose of the outdoor lighting system. What needs to be accentuated or illuminated? Next, determine the type of light fixtures that will be used. Landscape lighting comes in many shapes and sizes, and there is a fixture for every need. Then, decide on the placement of the fixtures. They should be placed in a way that achieves the desired effect while taking into account practical considerations such as safety and security. Finally, consider the type of lightbulbs to be used. There are many different types of bulbs available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.

No matter what your needs may be, there is a type of outdoor lighting that can accommodate them. By taking the time to plan your lighting design, you can achieve the desired effect while adding beauty and security to your property.

When you're ready for a new or improved outdoor lighting system from the leading landscape lighting company in the Denver area, call Outdoor Ambiance today. We specialize in Denver landscape lighting. Our expert designers will help you create the landscape lighting installation of your dreams.


Outdoor Ambiance is a professional landscape lighting company with outdoor lighting experts that provides professional design and installation services for residential and commercial projects throughout Denver, Colorado, and the Front Range. To schedule a free landscape lighting consultation, call us or request an estimate on your entire project here.