Use Mostly Low-Energy Bulbs
A little goes a long way when it comes to outdoor lighting, and you will save money by using low-watt bulbs. Save high-watt bulbs for the deck or patio where you will be having outdoor parties in the summer.
A great option to light pathways and steps is with LED solar-powered lights. They come in many styles and varieties, and can store enough energy to keep lights bright from dusk till dawn.
Add Some Accents
Highlight the beauty of your landscaping with spotlights. A spotlight placed at the base of an old oak tree creates a warm glow on the branches and invites guests to your home. Highlight other landscape features like a water fixture, trellis, or fire pit.
For two additional tips on finding the best landscape lighting fixtures: