Surveys and deep data drives into the world of professional outdoor lighting for 2024 highlight some of the latest trends in lighting design, technologies, and fixtures.

Outdoor Lighting Trends

The mantra seems to be “less is more.” Minimalism is the operative word in the Carolinas when it comes to nighttime illumination, beautification, and safety lighting.

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At the top of the outdoor lighting trends is the rise in popularity and use of LED lighting instead of outdated halogen.

For 2024 and beyond, LED outdoor lighting is now preferred over halogen for several reasons, and these reasons contribute to the widespread adoption of LED technology in outdoor lighting applications.

Energy Efficiency: LED lights are highly energy-efficient compared to halogen lights. They consume less power while producing the same or even brighter illumination. This results in lower energy bills and reduced environmental impact.

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Longevity: LED lights have a significantly longer lifespan than halogen lights. LEDs can last tens of thousands of hours, whereas halogen bulbs typically have a much shorter lifespan. The longer lifespan reduces the frequency of replacements, saving both time and money.

Durability: LED lights are solid-state lights that are more rugged and durable than halogen bulbs, which contain filaments and can be more prone to breakage. LED lights are better equipped to withstand outdoor conditions, including temperature fluctuations and vibrations.

Instantaneous Illumination: LEDs provide instant and full brightness as soon as they are turned on. In contrast, halogen lights may take a short period to reach their full brightness, which can be a disadvantage in certain applications where immediate illumination is crucial.

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Cooler Operation: LED lights generate less heat compared to halogen lights. This is beneficial for our outdoor applications where minimizing heat is important. LED lights reduce the risk of burns or fire hazards and are more comfortable to touch.

Design Flexibility: Our latest LED technology allows for more versatile and compact designs. Our proprietary LED fixtures come in various shapes and sizes, making them suitable for a wide range of outdoor lighting applications. This design flexibility enhances the aesthetic options available to homeowners and designers.

Color Options: LED lights offer a wider range of color options, allowing users to choose the color temperature that best suits their preferences or the specific atmosphere they want to create in outdoor spaces, a feature our clients love.

In short, the combination of energy efficiency, longevity, durability, and technological advancements makes LED outdoor lighting the preferred choice over halogen for most applications in outdoor lighting trends today and moving forward.

The Most Popular Outdoor Lighting Trends Focus On The Experience Of The Lighting Effect – And Not The Fixture

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to outdoor lighting trends, the eyes truly have it made.

One of the biggest assets in this category is Smart Outdoor Lighting. Fixtures with smart technology integration, allow users to control lighting remotely through mobile apps, voice commands, or automation, broadcasting just the perfect amount of soft illumination and avoiding glare.

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Similarly, when less is more in outdoor lighting trends, low-level fixtures designed to illuminate pathways, driveways, and walkways for both safety and aesthetic purposes are exponentially increasing in popularity. Their downward beams deliberately illuminate ground surfaces making nighttime visits and strolls more enjoyable and safer.

For overhead outdoor lighting trends, festive bistro string lighting is all the rage right now. Decorative string lights or festoon lights add a romantically soft, festive, and cozy ambiance to outdoor spaces with illumination subtlety.

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Speaking of subtlety and safety, recessed deck and step lights are now in strong demand as an important nighttime illumination feature for outdoor living spaces. Strategically placed inside the outdoor structure itself, here again, the soft glow of energy-efficient light provides just the right amount of light to enjoy the evening air. Our recessed fixtures are designed to enhance safety on decks and steps while adding a subtle and stylish touch.

Similarly, our bollard lights are short, upright fixtures often used to mark pathways or boundaries, providing both functional and decorative lighting with their downward glowing illumination.

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Today Smart Lighting also includes color-changing lighting and permanent roofline lighting. For more information on how these newest outdoor lighting trends can enhance your life and outdoor living moments, we invite you to connect with us for a complimentary design consultation.


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