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Bringing Atlanta to Life with Outdoor Lighting: The Many Benefits for Commercial Properties

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Landscape lighting is not just reserved for the holiday season. In fact, there are many other reasons why commercial landscape lighting is valuable throughout the year.

For example, outdoor lighting can be used to highlight the architecture of a building that might otherwise be lost under the night sky. Offset bricks that create designs in a building can be enhanced with the right lighting, casting shadows that create a beautiful silhouette and add depth to the building after dark.

Enhancing Aesthetics and Architecture

Beyond aesthetic purposes, landscape lighting can also play a role in providing security for commercial properties in Atlanta. While the city is generally considered safe, poorly lit apartment complexes can become an easy target for thieves, leaving residents vulnerable.

Multi-family buildings should be well-lit with lighting that provides illumination in dark areas, such as behind a tree line, without being intrusive to residents.

Showcasing Splendor

In addition to security, commercial businesses can use outdoor lighting to showcase the sheer splendor of a building or public space.

A historic college campus, for instance, can be illuminated with low-voltage lighting from the ground to the roof, allowing students to easily see which building they’re walking towards as the day fades away.

Low-voltage lighting can also be used to transform an otherwise unseen building into a nighttime focal point.

Creative Lighting Solutions

Commercial string lights are another popular form of outdoor lighting used to enhance outdoor entertainment areas throughout Atlanta.

If you’ve visited one of the many outdoor dining establishments in the city, you’ve likely noticed these commercial string lights that create a beautiful bistro, dance floor, or open patio.

Many businesses, campuses, and residential complexes also use lighting as part of their overall design, illuminating pathways and landscape features for both aesthetic appeal and safety.

Proper lighting is essential when it comes to water features like swimming pools and hot tubs. These areas must be well-lit at night for safety purposes and to create an inviting atmosphere for relaxation.

Expert Lighting Services in Atlanta

At Exterior Lighting Design, we take pride in partnering with many local commercial businesses and tourist attractions to help light up Atlanta.

Our team of experienced lighting technicians, design specialists, and licensed electricians work with our clients to create the perfect landscape lighting plan for their building and grounds, highlighting their property’s natural and architectural elements with the flip of a switch.


So, whether you’re looking to create a stunning holiday display, enhance the security of your commercial property, or showcase the beauty of your public space, outdoor lighting is a valuable asset that can benefit your business throughout the year.

Trust the experts at Exterior Lighting Design to guide you through the process and bring your vision to life. Illuminate Atlanta's beauty year-round with outdoor lighting solutions that go beyond the holiday season, creating a lasting impact on the city's landscape and architecture.


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