An outdoor lighting installation highlights a swimming pool and garden.

Outdoor lighting can beautify your house and property, make it more welcoming, and improve safety and security. It may also allow you to spend more time enjoying your patio, deck, or garden.

You can use concealed lights to highlight pathways and steps, choose decorative lamp posts to illuminate your driveway, or get motion-activated flood lights to deter prowlers. Lights can even enhance your landscaping by highlighting decorative trees, shrubs, fountains, and other features.

To achieve long-lasting, reliable, and high-quality results, it’s best to call on professionals for your outdoor lighting installation. Moseley Electronics is your outdoor lighting specialist in Richmond, VA. We can explain your options, design a solution to meet your needs, and complete the installation.

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An effective outdoor lighting installation brings many benefits to your property, your family, and everyone who visits.

✔ Improve Safety

Highlight steps and edges on your porch or deck and illuminate pathways through your garden.

✔ Deter Prowlers

Keep burglars and trespassers out with motion-activated flood lights or timed lighting.

✔ Enhance Home

Make your home more welcoming and add value to your property with attractive, custom lighting.

✔ Use After Dark

Ambient lighting lets you enjoy your deck, terrace, patio, or pool area long after the sun goes down.


Whatever your goals and design ideas, there are many options for outdoor lighting to consider:

Ambient Lighting — Think of this as lighting that covers a wide area like a terrace, deck, or pool. To make your home more welcoming to visitors, you may also consider porch lights, lamp posts along a driveway, and lighting beside a gated entry.

Security and Motion-Sensing Lighting — These are usually high-powered flood lights that shine intense light on an area. When coupled with motion detectors, they are an effective deterrent against break-ins and theft. You may also set a timer so these lights remain on at certain times of the day.

Landscape Lighting — Lighting used to highlight particular features or add visual interest to a garden after dark. Landscape lighting includes spotlights used to accentuate a particular tree or shrub, uplighters that highlight an attractive wall, and driveway lights that illuminate a path towards the front door.

Safety Lighting — As well as adding visual interest, you can improve safety in your outdoor areas with discrete downlights, concealed wall lights, step lighting, and small pathway lights.


You want your property to look beautiful but weather elements are hard on outdoor electrical fixtures and fittings, so you want to make sure your outdoor lighting installation is safe and durable. Before you get started, here’s what to consider: 

  • Light fixtures must be waterproof, and cables must be protected against damage. 
  • Choose products, styles, and brands that will hold up best in your climate.
  • For maximum impact, landscape lighting schemes benefit from the eye of a professional designer as well as professional installation. 
  • Too much lighting can wash out the scene, so you need to find the right balance.
  • Decide if you want remote-controlled outdoor lighting, motion-sensing lighting, or outdoor light timers. 

An experienced Moseley Electronics expert can recommend the best ways to highlight particular landscape features and create the desired look on your property, plus provide a safe installation. 

How to Get Started on Your Outdoor Light Installation

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Schedule a Day
Choose a day for your installation then sit back and enjoy the enhanced appearance and safety!

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Once you start researching outdoor lighting solutions and suppliers, the options can be bewildering. Our outdoor lighting experts are here to listen to what you want and guide you through the options. With help from Moseley Electronics in Richmond, VA, you’ll get a solution that both satisfies and impresses.

A garden benefits form an outdoor lighting installation.

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“I have used Moseley Electronics for over 10 years.  They are absolutely the best in Richmond at what they do for the homeowner consumer. They are extremely qualified, very professional, friendly, and easy to work with from the order process to any after installation issues or questions. I have recommended them to several of our friends and every one of them has had a similar experience.”

– Paul S., Midlothian, VA

Outdoor Lighting Installation FAQ

Depending on what you hope to achieve, you are likely best to get a professional to install the lights. You may think you can reduce installation costs by doing it yourself, but keep in mind various safety issues related to the weather and power supply. Even though some online resources show you how to install exterior light fixtures, you’ll quickly realize the range of tools and knowledge needed to ensure you don't run into any issues.
You may install outdoor lights for various reasons, including:
  • Improve safety for your family and guests by highlighting edges, steps, and pathways.
  • Improve the appearance of your home and property by highlighting the entrance, driveway, front door, and special landscape features.
  • Add value to your property through high quality, durable installation – outdoor lighting costs less than a full landscape renovation.
  • Prevent theft and burglary and deter trespassers and intruders.
  • Extend the time you can enjoy your outdoor areas like grilling areas, patios, porches, and pools through lighting that illuminates the space after dark.
The lighting you need will depend on your property and goals. You will need to choose weatherproof outdoor light fixtures and have them installed correctly. Types of lights may include:
  • Recessed or concealed lights
  • Downlights or uplights
  • String lights
  • Sconces
  • Solar powered lights and other solar lights
  • Lanterns and other pathway lights
  • Step lighting
  • Different voltage landscape lights, including 12 volts
You may also need items like:
  • Wire connectors
  • Circuit breakers
  • Electrical tape
We are a locally owned family business and have been serving Central Virginia since 1976. If you live in any of the following areas, we can help you with your outdoor lighting installation:
  • Ashland
  • Bon Air
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Colonial Heights
  • Glen Allen
  • Goochland
  • Hanover
  • Henrico
  • Hopewell
  • Lakeside
  • Mechanicsville
  • Midlothian
  • Moseley
  • Petersburg
  • Powhatan
  • Richmond
  • Short Pump

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