Good outdoor lighting makes it easy to walk around a walkway after dark, ensures safety and security, and creates an inviting atmosphere. Flexibility is important to achieve this.
Ideally, a combination of both standard and low voltage lights should be present in a patio. Standard voltage lighting, such as post lights or under-eave porch lights, provide strong, bright illumination to discourage intruders and allow you to walk around safely without tripping. However, this type of lighting is too glaring for entertaining guests.