Lighting within the home often gets a lot of thought and attention, but what about the exterior of the home? Outdoor lighting can increase security and safety while providing your home with a fun and relaxing outdoor atmosphere around the yard. Whether you’re looking to improve the security of your property or simply want to add some curb appeal, outdoor lighting is a great way to achieve those goals.


There are multiple benefits when it comes to outdoor lighting that all homeowners and business owners should be aware of.

Outdoor lighting can provide the following:

  • Lower Insurance Premiums
  • Increase the value of the home
  • Prevent Personal Injury Lawsuits
  • Repels and detours Pests and Animals
  • Increases the fun and ambiance for social gatherings

At Funk Electrical Services, we offer a variety of services to help you create a fantastic outdoor lighting system for your home or business.

The first step is to choose your goal for your outdoor lighting, as this will impact which lighting choice you go with.


Outdoor lighting fixtures are often classified based on their purpose; this is why figuring out your illumination goal is key!

Do you want a lit walkway or entryway for safety reasons or are you hoping to create a backyard ambiance? Perhaps your home has amazing architecture and you’re hoping to highlight it in a different way at night.

No matter the goal or purpose, we’ve got you covered! Explore the most common types of outdoor lighting options below. 

Wall Lights

There are many choices available when it comes to the variety of outdoor wall lights! Wall lights are primarily used to accent and compliment the aesthetics of your home.

Like the name suggests, these lights attached to the exterior wall of your home to improve the overall visuals or to increase security and safety.


Floodlights offer a movable beam with an adjustable angle that may be adjusted to focus on a particular section of the outdoor area. They can be built into the ground or installed on buildings, walls, or poles.

Placement of the floodlight is important to ensure you’re covering the desired area in its entirety while avoiding placements that may cause light beams to shine directly in people’s eyes. 

Flood lights are often used on driveways, sidewalks, billboards and signage, patios and pavilions, as well as outdoor event venues.

Motion Sensor Lights

The majority of motion sensor lights are equipped with an infrared sensor, which is triggered when something or someone passes in front of it. These lights can stay on for 30-60 seconds, but some models are equipped to stay on longer.

With these lights, you can easily deter criminals from trying to break into your property or it may offer you more convenience in your everyday life 

Motion Sensor Lights Are Commonly Used in the Following Areas:

  • Walkways
  • Garages, Driveways, and Alleyways
  • Entrances and Exits

Lamp Posts

Increase the aesthetic vibe of your residential or commercial settings with post-lights. Often placed along the driveway or walkway to provide light in key walking areas at night. 

Lamp Posts are available in a variety of designs and materials; be sure to choose one that compliments the overall look of your property.

Ready for your outdoor lighting install? We’re standing by for your service! Give us a call at: 301-739-7836