Smart outdoor lighting is a great way to illuminate your home, provide extra security, and improve aesthetics and functionality.

There are plenty of smart outdoor lighting options that you can incorporate into your home’s landscaping. The best part is the ability to control your outdoor lighting using a smartphone or smart home device, like Alexa or Google Home. You can create a beautifully lit backyard escape with smart lighting at your fingertips to keep the fun going long after the sun sets.

Audio Video Protocol has compiled the best outdoor lighting solutions we recommend for any home.

Path Lights

Path lights are smaller lights that help illuminate paths and walkways, providing extra safety by illuminating any spots where someone might trip and fall. These can be solar-powered or battery-powered and can be placed along garden borders, sidewalks, steps, and other areas where foot traffic is present.


Spotlights are excellent for highlighting architectural features, landscaping, or focal points. Aim them at trees, statues, or the home’s facade to illuminate your favorite features. Spotlights usually have halogen or LED bulbs and can be solar-powered. 


Floodlights are the perfect solution if you have a patio, deck, or other large area that needs illumination. They can light up a larger space with fewer devices. Floodlights are also great for driveways and yards and as a security measure. You can control floodlights with your smartphone or set them up as motion-activated.

String Lights

String lights have exploded in popularity. With so many kinds to choose from, you can create a festive and charming atmosphere in your outdoor space. Stretch your string lights over your patio or pergola, outline a gathering space, or zig-zag them over your outdoor seating area to illuminate the space in a trendy way.

Post Lights

Post lights are a charming way to illuminate your yard or outdoor space. Post lights are classic and can resemble a London or Paris sidewalk. These work great at the end of your driveway, near entrance gates, or along pathways.

Security Lights With Cameras

A little extra security with lighting and cameras is always a good idea. Smart surveillance systems combined with outdoor lighting can help deter crime from your home. Security lights can stay on at all times or be motion-activated. Give yourself peace of mind to leave your home for vacation with a smart home security system.

Smart Technology And Outdoor Lighting

Forget the light switches and control your outdoor lighting with your smartphone or voice. As long as your chosen lighting options can integrate with smart home technology, Audio Video Protocol can set up an easy-to-use lighting system for your home. This can allow you to change the color, temperature, brightness, and ambiance without fumbling for a light switch.

Tips For Outdoor Lighting

You should consider a few things when installing smart outdoor lighting systems to improve functionality and use.

  • Use LED bulbs for energy efficiency and longer life spans.
  • Consider using motion detectors.
  • Focus on key areas of your home that need illumination.
  • Consider color temperature, such as warm or neutral tones, for ambiance.
  • Use timers or smart controls to make your outdoor lighting work better for you.

Let The Pros Illuminate Your Backyard With Smart Outdoor Lighting Solutions

Audio Video Protocol does more than work with televisions, speakers, and Wi-Fi integration. With many years of experience, we know how to create a stunning light design around your home while sticking with the practical nature of your space. With our smart home technology experience, we can ensure your outdoor lighting is integrated with your Smart Home device, making it easy to turn lights on and off with your voice.

Let Audio Video Protocol show you how beautiful your yard can be at night. Call us today at 1-800-729-5509 or send us a message on our website.