Flower beds, shrubs, and walkways may all be indispensable components of a comprehensive landscape design. However, it’s important not to overlook another essential element: landscape lighting. Landscape lighting will beautify your home during the evening hours, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the great outdoors even after dusk. Plus, it can help keep your home safe by acting as a deterrent to would-be burglars. Here’s a quick look at some types of landscape lighting to consider. Spotlights Spotlights are also known as up lights, directional lights, or floodlights. They are often used to draw attention to tall landscape features, such as trees. A spotlight placed near the ground can be aimed at the trunk of a large tree or, on a smaller tree, the underside of the canopy. The result is a dramatic and eye-catching effect your guests will enjoy. Moon Lights Moon lights are often used in a way that’s similar to spotlights. However, they shine in a different direction. Whereas spotlights are often aimed upward at a tree, moon lights are typically installed within the canopy, with the light directed downward. This provides plenty of ambient light for the surrounding area, and it makes the tree a dramatic focal point. Path Lights As the name suggests, the primary purpose of path lights is to illuminate a walkway. These can be placed along the front walkway of the home to reduce the risk of a fall. Along a garden path is also a good place for path lights. Both ambient and direct lighting may be used to illuminate paths. Step Lights Step lights are typically used on decks. They may be mounted to the risers (the vertical, back parts of stairs) or to the side walls along the steps. Their purpose is to enhance safety, but they are also aesthetically appealing. For new installations and repairs on all types of electrical systems, you can turn to Stagecoach Electric Inc. Conveniently located in Steamboat Springs, CO, this company also offers installations and servicing for generators. You can call their office at (970) 846-3316 for more information.