Outdoor Lighting Experts in Memphis

At Gurley’s, we specialize in creating unique, inviting, and elegant outdoor spaces for homes in the Mid South and Memphis area. We offer a holistic approach to your space, offering landscaping and lighting design tailored to suit your specific needs. Whether you need new security lighting to keep your home safe or architectural lighting to highlight your home's best features, we can customize an exterior lighting plan to make the most of your outdoor environment.  

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4 Types of Outdoor Lighting

The four main types of outdoor lighting include landscape lighting, architectural lighting, security lighting, and patio lighting. Each of these lighting methods can add value to your home, and each one can also help you to fully enjoy your outdoor spaces year-round.

Security Lighting

If you only invest in one type of outdoor lighting, it should be security lighting. Intruders prefer and tend to target homes with poor or nonexistent lighting in order to avoid being seen. Well-lit entry ways and windows can help deter burglars from entering your home and putting your family at risk. Security and landscape lighting can also be installed near thick shrubs and large trees which are commonly used as hiding places.

Landscape Lighting

Once you’ve invested in a gorgeous new landscape design, consider adding landscape lighting to highlight your flower beds, trees, shrubs, and other aesthetically pleasing landscaping elements. The overall effect of landscape lighting not only adds value and curb appeal, ideal particularly for homeowners considering selling their home soon, but it also adds a level of ambiance and elegance to your home and outdoor spaces. 

Where do you install landscape lighting?

Landscape lighting can be as intricate or as simple as you prefer. Well-lit walkways and patios add value to your home, while extensive landscape lighting throughout your property can not only keep your home safe from intruders seeking poorly lit areas to hide, it can also totally transform any outdoor space, no matter how large or small.

Architectural Lighting

If you want to truly wow your family and friends when they arrive at your home, consider investing in architectural lighting. Architectural lighting adds depth, warmth, and ambiance to any space, and it also highlights textures, colors, and spaces you want to stand out while drawing the eye away from those you do not want to be seen first. Without architectural lighting, your home simply will not have quite the same dramatic visual impact.

Where do you install architectural lighting?

Much like landscape lighting, architectural lighting serves to highlight your home’s best features, but rather than highlighting your landscaping, it’s main purpose is to highlight unique architectural features of your home. Architectural lighting is most often used to focus the eye on:

  • Balconies and ledges
  • Large or elegant windows
  • Doors and entryways
  • Front porch columns

Patio Lighting

One advantage of living in the Mid South is the opportunity to enjoy outdoor spaces all year long. Residing in Memphis brings mild temperatures for most of the year, which means you can enjoy your pool and patio for longer. One way to make the most of your patio and outdoor environment is by incorporating patio lighting. Front porches, back patios, and other spaces are warmer, cozier, and more inviting with the right lighting.

Advantages of Hiring a Professional to Install Lighting

We’re advocates of DIY projects when they can be done safely and efficiently by homeowners, but landscaping and lighting are two areas for which you'll want to rely on the professionals. Each landscape and lighting project has the potential to be costly and dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. Here’s why we urge you not to take on your own extensive landscaping and lighting projects without the help of a professional.

Experience and Expertise

Have you ever noticed that in HGTV shows when the renovation process begins, an unexpected find or problem arises which halts the process? That’s not for dramatic effect. It’s not uncommon for unexpected problems to arise with any renovation or redesign, and landscaping is not excluded. 

We can anticipate, prevent, and solve problems.

While it may not require an expert to add new mulch to your flower beds, you definitely don’t want to tackle issues with water and sewage lines or city ordinances alone. Relying on professionals who have the equipment and expertise to prevent, treat, and solve problems as they arise is truly worth the investment.

We can create the most visually appealing design.

Our team of landscape and lighting design experts have helped thousands of Memphians and Mid South residents create the outdoor space of their dreams. We know how to install lighting that highlights the best features of your home and landscaping that complements your property.

Electrical Knowledge

We strongly advise against installing any sort of electrical equipment or lighting without the help of an electrician or lighting design installation professional. Working with electrical components can be dangerous and life-threatening if you don’t take the proper precautions. Don’t put yourself at risk. Hire a professional to tackle these.

Gurley’s Offers Memphis Outdoor Lighting Design

The right outdoor lighting can make a dramatic impact. Lighting can be used to highlight the architectural features of your home and add drama to your trees, shrubs, and focal points in your yard. Allow yourself to see your beautiful landscape at night and get full use out of your yard. Gurley’s specializes in carefully designing and installing low voltage exterior lighting systems to enhance every outdoor environment.