Many homeowners have a gate or fence surrounding their backyard or pool area. It can be difficult to enter or navigate your gate entrance in the dark of night. A little extra light can help increase the nighttime visibility to make it easier to open your gate entrance, create a much safer area for you and your guests, and help deter intruders.
In this post, we are sharing two options for illuminating your gate entrance. We've also linked a few other posts with more information for lighting your entire gate or fence and more so keep reading!
Light Directly Above the Gate Entrance:
Installing an outdoor gate light directly above the entrance will provide ample light to the gate latch and the surrounding area. Opening your gate at night will be considerably easier while providing a safer way to enter your backyard.
This versatile and specially designed fixture can also be used on fences or gates to light the parameter of your backyard or pool area (as shown in the pool photo). Additionally, it's a great options for decks and stairs. The fixture comes in numerous materials or can be customized to match your fence material. At McKay Lighting, our team has developed a paint method for these hand-crafted fixtures so it will perfectly match the color of a fence.
Downlighting a Gate Entrance:
If you have a nearby tree, you could downlight the area. Light shines from above to gently illuminate the gate entrance. It's soft, yet provides ample light to increase visibility, and creates unique and interesting shadows at the same time.
In addition to downlighting, we installed lights shining up onto the prominent stone columns. The extra layer of light adds to the aesthetic beauty of the property, helps guide visitors and guests to the entry, and increases nighttime security. We have more information on lighting stone or brick walls here.
Safety and Security Lighting:
Outdoor gate lighting is just one way you can increase the nighttime security and safety of your property. Security is one of the most important considerations when developing a comprehensive landscape lighting design. Browse our security lighting posts, explore our gallery, or see our security lighting tips.
At McKay Lighting, our designers take pride in creating elegant outdoor security lighting designs and work with the regions top security professionals. It's always our goal to select fixtures and applications that blend as much as possible during the day while providing the perfect amount of light at night.
Our technicians have many years of experience and are specially trained to install outdoor gate entrance lighting. It's important the fixture gets installed straight and secure without any visible or exposed wires since it will often open and shut. Keeping these facts in mind, when you choose to work with our team, you can be confident your installation will be flawless.
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We’ve been in the landscape industry since 1987, becoming a dedicated exterior lighting company in 1992. Our team has years of experience creating and installing unique and elegant outdoor lighting designs and providing maintenance and repair services to homes and businesses across the nation. Our award-winning company has been voted Best of Omaha and Best of Houzz by the community.