8 Ideas for Outdoor Pathway Lighting

Imagine your dream house: path lights line the sidewalks and guide your friends, family members, and visitors safely to your door. No landscape is complete without some guiding light to make walking around your yard in the dark safe. In the summer, you may stay outdoors later into the night as you enjoy warm weather. And, in the winter, as the days get shorter, weather-proof lights will lead you through the snow.

But, pathway lights don’t need to just be a safety feature: they can also illuminate every walkway on your property with style! To help you design the perfect landscape lighting features, we’ve put together a list of 10 of our favorite outdoor lighting ideas for pathways.

1. Deck Posts


It’s possible to light a path area with deck post lights like this one from DEKOR Lighting, perfect for stairways and outdoor paths near decks. These fixtures are sold individually, so you can buy one per deck post, or even install multiple on each deck post. With 360 degrees rotation, each light is versatile, so you can illuminate your path or yard from multiple angles if desired.

2. Classic, Rounded Mushroom Path Lights

Mushroom Pathway Lights create a classic look for your home that fits with any style, modern or rustic. These lights strike the perfect balance of warm and cool: DEKOR’s energy-efficient Cree LEDs have a precise color temperature of 3200 Kelvin. DEKOR’s Mushroom Pathway Lights come in two style varieties, so you can choose the one that suits your taste: the classic Mushroom pathway light or the stepped Mushroom pathway light.

3. Multi-Directional Pathway Lights


If a rounded Mushroom Light is not your style, consider a light with a more angular appearance: DEKOR’s Empress Pathway Lights are a brilliant option for gardens and pathways alike. But most importantly, these lights have three different configurations: they can illuminate one side, two sides, or all three sides of the light. This results in the possibility of a full 360-degree spread of light around the focal point of the fixture. Don’t worry – they are also low-voltage and energy-efficient.

4. Dot Lights

It’s also possible to light your pathway with a simple light source: no lamps or large fixtures required. Ground lights or dot lights can be placed directly in the ground along your driveway or path. DEKOR Lighting offers a selection of EZ Dot Lights, a weather-resistant, low-maintenance lighting option that can be installed along the edge of any outdoor landscape or hardscape feature.

5. Path Lighting Kits


If you plan on lighting a large area of your yard or want to line your driveway with path lights, consider purchasing a lighting kit rather than buying lights individually. A lighting kit typically includes everything you need to DIY install your lights. DEKOR path light kits include 4 lights, a transformer, Plug-N-Play connection cables, and other tools you need for installation.

6. Colored Yard Lights

Why stick to only white or yellow color temperatures for your path lights? With colored ground lights or yard dots, your landscape lighting becomes truly custom. DEKOR offers LED yard dots in four different colors: blue, amber, red, and green. DEKOR’s lights use colored LEDs, not a lens or filter, so the color lasts and stays true over time.

7. Low Voltage & Energy Efficient Path Lights

We know you want to consider energy-consciousness when you buy new lighting. Choosing the right voltage for your transformer is key, as well as having options for controlling the lights, so you can turn them on and off on a regular schedule. With Plug-N-Play technology, DEKOR has several options for low voltage transformers that work with any of our outdoor path lights. You can also add on timers and wifi-controlled remotes to your DEKOR purchase, so your lights will only turn on when you want them to. Plus, transformer enclosures like DEKOR’s EZ Enclosure put all of your transformers, controllers, and timers in one convenient and secure location.

8. Garden Pathway Lighting


If you have pathways that run through your garden, you may want to think about how to light both the path and showcase trees or plants. Directional landscape lights like this one from DEKOR Lighting offer high light output and multiple positioning. Garden and landscape lights can be used on their own to illuminate garden features or pathways. Or they work well in combination with other pathway lights to create a cohesive lighting design across your yard.

Install Your Own Path Lights

All of the path lighting ideas in this article can be easily installed with the instructions provided, and do not require professional assistance (unless desired). We hope these path lighting ideas inspire you, whether you’re designing a landscaping plan for a new house or you just want to spruce up your yard with new lighting options.


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DEKOR® offers a COLORKONNECT WiFi controller and through the app you can dim the lights, change colors, and set schedules. You may also control light colors with dimming capability manually on the front face of the COLORKONNECT WiFi device.

When using the COLORKONNECT WiFi controller app provides you the ability to control your lights regardless of where you are located.

The 3W4PORT splitter/repeater has two functionalities: the splitter is used to connect the power wire and the three additional ports for 2-3 lights based on your lighting plan. The repeater is to be used every 20’ with long cable runs and at the light connections to enhance the signal creating pure colors from the first light to the last.

DEKOR® offers a simple 3W4PORT Plug-N-Play system with various cable lengths to make the install easy in any application.

You may change colors and dim the lights manually on the COLORKONNECT device.

Yes, with the use of two or more COLORKONNECT WiFi controllers and wiring two or more zones will deliver different light color patterns.

You may power up to 60-watts of light usage or 28 individual lights.
Our lights are 46% brighter and we have a dedicated pure white channel.
We offer a variety of lengths for any application—20”, 5’, 10’ and 20’.

Yes, you can add to your current non-RGBW DEKOR® lighting system by adding RGBW lights!  While the non-RGBW DEKOR lighting system is a 2-wire direct current system, and the RGBW DEKOR lighting system is a 3-wire direct current system, you are able to integrate both systems by creating a separate zone.  Either using a splitter running from you current transformer or upgrading to a 100 or 200 watt transformer, which has more than one output from the transformer, you can create an additional zone or zones.  Please call us if you need us to walk you through this!

The transconnect cable is for our standard DEKOR® Lighting 2-wire lights. The COLORCONNECT WiFi controller is a 3-wire system. The male-to-male cables come in lengths of 20”, 5’, 10’, 20’ are to be used to connect the COLORCONNECT WiFi controller and then to your first light.

For our RGBW system: The 36-watt and the 60-watt transformers will include one (1) 20’ 3WPNP male-to-male cable. The 100-watt transformer will come with (1) transconnect cable and (1) 20’ 3WPNP male-to-male cable. The 200-watt transformer will include (1) 20’ transconnect cable with two lead wires and (1) 20’ 3WPNP male-to-male cable.

The 3W4PORT splitter/repeater may only be used with the RGBW system. The 6-port splitter is a two wire and can only be used with our standard DEKOR® Lighting system.