Outdoor patio lights can help to transform your house at night, and create a more functional patio in the process. Outdoor patio lights can do more than just illuminate an area. They change the character of your patio. And another reason for installing outdoor patio lights is security and safety. In some areas this is a very important reason to install patio lighting. If you install deck lights for security, ensure they are properly located to light up areas of concern e.g. paths and steps. Outdoor patio lights can also be used to highlight certain areas in your garden or on your deck to make them extra special. Spot lights can be used to illuminate specific features such as trees or statues. Sometimes using colored lights can add that extra bit of interest to these areas and make them real talking points. For example soft green lights directed onto foliage can be really spectacular.