An outdoor hot tub makes a wonderful focal point for any backyard living space. While modern outdoor hot tubs come with interior illumination, adding lights around the outside of your spa can be a great way to make it stand out. Let’s take a look at some of the best options for lighting up your outdoor space.
1. Landscape Lighting
A stylish way to bring impact to your space, landscape lighting highlights specific areas. Rather than shining a light directly on your spa, low-voltage lights are used to illuminate items such as trees, nearby gardens or walkways. If your spa is under a pergola or a gazebo, that is an excellent place for landscape lighting.
The goal of landscape lighting is to illuminate parts of your outdoor space that draw your eye to your hot tub. Not only will it make your spa pop, it will offer a soft glow that’s easy on the eyes making evening soaks more enjoyable.
2. Stair Lighting
LED stair lighting is both practical and pretty. Lighting up your spa’s stairs increases both visual interest and safety, especially when entering and exiting your hot tub at night. Good quality lights will be durable in all types of weather while adding exterior ambience to your hot tub.
3. String Lighting
String lighting is both economical and easy to set up, making it a popular choice for any outdoor space. Installation is as simple as stringing the strands above your deck, patio or spa and plugging them in. You can choose from a variety of hanging patterns from zig zag to crosshatch-style to rounded arcs depending on the look you’re going for. Zig zag, for instance, works well in a modern space while arcs are perfect for a more traditional vibe.
Gazebos and pergolas are also great canvasses for string lights — and there’s nothing more magical than relaxing in your spa while enjoying their sparkle.
4. Rope Lighting
If low-key lighting that’s easy to install sounds appealing, you may want to consider rope lighting. Rope lighting can be used around the base of your spa, the perimeter of your patio or deck, or along a pathway.
White, the most popular shade, is perfect if you want a subtle illumination that will blend in with your landscape. Colored rope lighting is perfect if you want to add drama to a space — just be sure to use it sparingly. Too much color can look garish rather than gorgeous.
5. Tiki Torches
If you want to make your back yard look like a holiday haven, Tiki torches are the way to go. There are many different torches to choose from, but it’s wise to opt for either a copper or brass variety. Not only are these torches sturdier, they are much safer. They can be wired into your yard, allowing you to use light bulbs rather than oil.
Outdoor Hot Tubs for Sale
If you need more advice on how to spruce up your outdoor hot tub installation, AJ Spa & Hot Tubs can help. Drop-in for a visit at our Patchogue, NY showroom — the best place to buy a Sundance® Spa or to shop for hot tub supplies and accessories. Our associates are always happy to answer questions or help you find the spa of your dreams.