The top ones that come to mind are; path lighting, patio lighting and outdoor lighting. What mood you are trying to set? How much light do you want illuminated? Are you lighting your front yard or your back yard? Do these areas get a lot of use? These are all questions that you can ask when deciding on what type of lighting to choose.
When lighting a small pathway, I would use a small ground light. A ground light can be flush with the grass, giving you a path marking. You can also use path lights that come out of the ground six or more inches.
These give your path actual light. You can have them hard wired or you can use battery or solar powered lighting. If you choose to light a large pathway or driveway,I would choose outdoor lamps.
You will want to make sure that you choose a lamp that is tall enough; you wouldn’t want the top of a vehicle to hit them. Making sure that your light is the correct height will maximize the amount of light you receive.
Landscaping lights can also be used for patios. In the summer time, there is nothing better than relaxing outside. You can create an enjoyable area by choosing the correct lighting.
Outdoor chandeliers are beautiful, adding elegance and beauty. Tiki torches can add variety and flavor to an already fun area, giving off light and setting a fun atmosphere.
Outdoor nylon party lanterns add enjoyable light. Lanterns come in a variety of colors, and are so much fun for parties and summer fun! Lights can bring personality to the front and rear of a home.
Make sure that your landscaping lights are going to coordinate with your door lights. Door lights need to put off enough light so you can see the door, but not the neighbors.
In my opinion, a flood light is too much. Pick something that adds to the personality of your home and existing landscaping lights.