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Patio Lighting in Richmond & Charlottesville

Your patio is elegant and reflects your sense of style. It’s a beautiful place for entertaining and taking in your magnificent landscape, but time on patio can be cut short as the daylight starts to dwindle.

Now you can carry the beauty and function of this lovely outdoor space into the nighttime hours year-round with custom, upscale illumination. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond & Charlottesville, we work closely with clients to create custom patio lighting designs that reflect their personal style, and we can do the same for you. From concept to design to installation, you are an integral part of the process.

The Perfect Patio Lighting for Nighttime Entertaining in Richmond & Charlottesville

Patios come in different shapes, sizes, and textures, and lighting them is a complex project. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, our experts design and install custom patio lighting that is functional and subtle, highlighting your beautiful features while creating the perfect ambiance for any occasion.

We install the right amount of lighting fixtures to illuminate your patio for mood and safety. Guests can relish in their exquisite surroundings, and everyone can see where they’re going and who they’re talking to. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we are more about the effect than the fixtures. Lighting is place strategically throughout your patio for an even wash of illuminations that exudes elegance and function.

Custom, Upscale Illumination for Your Patio & Landscape

You’ve invested a lot in your patio, and it shows. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, our experts take a customized approach and work closely with you to create exquisite patio lighting for everyone to enjoy long after the sun goes down. Whether your having cocktails out on your patio amongst your beautiful gardens and trees or taking some time for yourself in the nighttime air, our designer illumination will light up your night with elegance and sophistication.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we use multiple lighting techniques to illuminate your patio. Some of these techniques include:


By installing fixtures high up in a tree that shine light down through the leaves and branches, moonlighting creates a lovely, gentle glow over your patio. A professional tree climber and electrician will find the perfect spot to install the light so that it mimics the effects of the moon, creating dancing shadows with a perfect, natural, ambient light.

Landscape Lighting

While you’re on your patio, you want to enjoy your exquisite surroundings. By highlighting your surrounding gardens, flower beds, and trees with a technique known as landscape lighting, a luminous glow appears over your landscape, highlighting your focal points. Landscape lighting is warm and inviting, creating a welcome feeling for an occasion.

Hardscape Lighting

Patios often have vertical stone and hardscape features such as outdoor fireplaces, kitchens, bars, and sitting walls. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives we strategically mount hardscape lights under the capstone so that you can see its gorgeous texture as light washes across the stone or brick. This much-loved technique beautifully illuminates colors and textures, a beautiful vision for all eyes to see.


Uplighting is used to illuminate the exterior of your home, patio, garden, and other landscape features. Lighting fixtures are inconspicuous as they softly illuminate colors and textures and integrate other vertical structures in your landscape such as pergolas, trellises, walls, and planters.


Downlighting is a technique used when your patio sits adjacent to your home. By positioning the light high on your house, the light shines softly down onto your patio without a trace of harsh glare. The ambient light creates a gentle glow that elegantly ties together the structure of your home with your outdoor space.

Café Lighting

There’s nothing that says fun more than café lighting. A growing trend, café lighting creates a festive atmosphere for any occasion. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we design and install café lighting that you can use all year long. Our high-quality LED lights are durable and flexible to fit various spaces, regardless of size and shape, making it a fantastic, unique choice for entertaining into the nighttime hours.

If you’d like to learn more about custom patio lighting for your Richmond or Charlottesville area home, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 804-874-9985 for a free demonstration. Enjoy your patio after the sun dips below the horizon and take back the night!

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. During our Free Custom Design Plan, we will show you the optimum locations around your home and throughout your yard to achieve stunning outdoor lighting effects. If you already have a lighting system but need it serviced or upgraded, we are happy to help. Please fill out the form below to contact us.