Outdoor security lighting is an essential part of a well-lit landscape. Proper lighting helps deter crime, creates safer neighborhoods, and creates a better night-time environment.

Outdoor lighting should be installed in areas needing additional light, such as near entranceways and walkways, recreational areas, and sidewalks adjacent to parking lots. It can also be used in areas with little coverage, such as under trees or on the edges of buildings. In general, outdoor lighting should not be installed on vacant lots where there is no building or vegetation.