You want your house to look great at night, as well as during the day. Highlighting it with well-placed lights can do that for you. It will emphasize, or even create, architectural interest and provide the best lighting for the tasks that need to be performed. There are three types of lighting: ambient, task and mood.
Understanding the three types and using them appropriately will ensure a well-lit, stylish exterior. Plan the lighting placement with each of these types of lighting in mind. Typically, the ambient lighting is done first, then the task lighting, then the mood lighting.
In the article below from Houzz, find out about six common outdoor lighting features and the right ways to use them