Exterior garage lighting illuminates the garage’s architectural features and adds beauty, curb appeal and safety to a garage. Whether the garage is attached to the home or a separate structure, well planned lighting on its exterior helps it blend in with the rest of the home. Exterior garage lighting greets visitors and residents as they arrive at the home, lighting the driveway and surrounding areas. It illuminates the outdoor area, making it safer and easier to find your way inside. Before you decide to choose the right exterior garage lighting, here are several consideration that you need to keep in mind. First of all, the number of lights you need typically depends on what purpose you are looking to serve and the size of your garage. For a single-car garage, you can often get away with installing one larger lantern style light between the house and the garage or over the garage door, or two smaller lights on either side of the door. Additionally, one medium flood light will typically work for a single-car garage. With a two-car or larger garage, it is best to have at least one light on each side of the door and one in the middle if possible.
Lighting has a dramatic impact on your home. While the way exterior lights illuminate your property at night is important, how they look during the day can have a dramatic impact on your property’s curb appeal. If you already have exterior lighting near your door or along a fence, choose fixtures for your garage that will match or complement these in style or color. This can be as simple as choosing a black flood light to go with black, wrought iron lamp fixtures at your front door, or locate the manufacturer of your existing fixtures to see what they offer in the way of exterior garage lighting.