Best Outdoor Lighting For Trees

Best Outdoor Lighting For Trees


For many homeowners, outdoor lighting is an important part of their property. Not only does it provide security and safety, but it can also be used to highlight certain features of your home. Trees are a common feature that people like to highlight with outdoor lighting. But what is the best type of outdoor lighting for trees? Let's take a look at some of the options.

There Are 3 Main Types Of Lights You Can Light Trees With

Fairy Lights

One simple way to light up outdoor trees is with fairy lights. How do I put fairy lights in trees? It's easy! Just follow these steps:

  1. Choose the best outdoor lighting for trees. There are many different types of tree lights available on the market, so it's important to select the ones that best suit your needs. LED lights are a good option as they're energy-efficient and long-lasting.
  2. Decide where you want to place the lights. Will they be wrapped around the trunk, or strung through the branches?
  3. Measure the area to ensure you have enough lights. It's always better to have too many than too few!
  4. Once you've got your lights, it's time to start putting them up! Begin at the bottom of the tree and work your way up, wrapping the lights around each branch.
  5. Once you reach the top of the tree, plug in the lights and enjoy your handiwork!

Festoon Lights

While festive lights are often used to decorate homes and businesses during the holidays, they can also be used to add a touch of winter magic to outdoor trees. When hung correctly, festoon lights can create a stunning effect that is perfect for any festive occasion. Here are a few tips on how to best light your tree with festoon lights:

  1. Begin by determining where you would like the lights to be placed on the tree. It is best to start at the trunk and work your way out towards the ends of the branches.
  2. Next, use a tape measure to determine the length of lights needed for each section of the tree.
  3. Once you have all of your materials, it is time to start stringing the lights. Begin at the bottom of the tree and work your way up, attaching the lights to the branches as you go.
  4. When you reach the top of the tree, be sure to secure the lights so that they do not come loose and fall.
  5. Finally, plug in the lights and enjoy your beautiful, illuminated tree!

Garden Lights

There are a few different ways that you can light your trees using garden lights.

The best outdoor lighting for trees is typically going to be LED lights. This is because they use less electricity and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. You also don't have to worry about them getting hot and causing a fire hazard.

When it comes to actually attaching the lights to the tree, you have a few different options. You can either wrap them around the trunk or branches, or you can use special hangers that clip onto the tree. If you're wrapping the lights around the tree, make sure that you don't put them too tight— you don't want to damage the bark.

And finally, when it comes to actually plugging in the lights, always use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet so that you don't accidentally electrocute yourself.

With these tips, you should be able to safely and effectively light up your outdoor trees.

If you’re looking to add extra sparkle to your outdoor area, try these waterproof 60cm outdoor LED star lights.

Common Tree Lighting Techniques

A few common outdoor tree lighting techniques can be used to best highlight the natural beauty of your trees. These are just a few of the many ways you can use outdoor tree lighting to best showcase your home's landscaping.


Uplighting is a popular option that involves placing lights at the base of the tree and pointing them upward. This creates a dramatic effect that can really make your trees stand out. Illuminating a tree from the bottom up gives it an almost fairytale-like feel, and adds extra charm to your yard and home's facade.


Downlighting is another option that involves placing lights on the branches of the tree and pointing them downward. This technique can create a more subtle effect, but it can still be very effective in highlighting the details of your trees. The higher up you place the light, the wider space it casts light on.


Backlighting is a great way to create a silhouette effect. Simply place lights behind the tree and allow the light to shine through the branches. If you've seen the early morning or late afternoon sun breaking in through tree branches and casting ethereal shadows on the ground, this is the effect you can make on your own with backlighting.

Complement Your Tree Lighitng

Lighting in your backyard can bring an extra special touch to your space. If you’re looking to complement your tree lighting with an attention-grabbing feature, look at our waterproof outdoor LED ball lights.

Illuminate Your Trees With Lighting From Luxo Living

Outdoor lighting for trees can come in many different forms, depending on what type of tree you are trying to light and what effect you are hoping to achieve. Here at Luxo Living, we have a wide range of options for our customers when it comes to outdoor lighting. No matter what your preference, we can help you find the perfect set of lights to illuminate your trees this holiday season— or any time of year! If you’re interested in learning more about our lighting options, please feel free to browse our Luxo Living Furniture selection online or visit us at our Wetherill Park store.


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