Asked on Oct 26, 2017

Outdoor lighting in shady area- any ideas?

Connie Hillyer HornJohnavallance82Janet Pizaro


Does anyone have any ideas on landscape lighting for an outdoor area? Solar won't work because the area is in full shade.

8 answers
  • Lynne Webb
    Lynne Webb
    on Oct 26, 2017

    I am a fan of twinkle lights. It just makes an area look magical. There are two lengths in my carport. I also prefer the white lights in favor of 'warm' that gives off a yellow glow. I always wait until the after Christmas sales to snatch them up.
  • Lawdoc
    on Oct 26, 2017

    There are battery powered LED lamps that could be used. Would have to turn them on and off, or change batteries more frequently. There are solar powered landscape lights (usually not the brightest bulbs in the store) that have adjustable (hinged) solar panels so their angle to the sun can be positioned. On the right styles, those solar panels can be disconnected from the lamp units and relocated to areas where there is sunlight, and create 'extension cords' back to the lights with the use of low voltage wire. Depending on the area, they could be strung overhead, or left on the ground or buried a little below the ground surface if using the proper wiring designed to be placed underground.
  • Lawdoc
    on Oct 26, 2017

    Could run conduit for 120V AC power to each location, but that's going up in cost, etc.
  • Can you run electricity to the area for string lights? Otherwise, tiki torches, candles and battery powered items will be you other options.
  • Fiddledd224
    on Oct 26, 2017

    Torches, candles and mini Christmas lights strung from the house with an outdoor extension cord are quick, cheap fixes.
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 26, 2017

    Use low powered security lights
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 26, 2017

    Run a string of Exterior Lights or a Lamp Post via a cable. or night lights in Lanterns..........
  • Connie Hillyer Horn
    Connie Hillyer Horn
    on Oct 27, 2017

    Thanks everyone for your ideas
Your comment...