More and more security-conscious consumers are choosing natural-gas lighting for the outdoor areas of their homes, according to the American Gas Association. Gas lights safely and attractively illuminate yards, driveways, sidewalks, pools, gardens, patios and decks at a very low cost.

Unlike electric lights that give off a harsh glare, natural-gas lights provide an aesthetically pleasing glow while providing ample illumination. And gas lights usually do not attract bugs.Some new models have an automatic dimmer feature that reduces illumination during the daylight hours and burns brilliantly at night. This energy-saving feature reduces the already low cost of gas lighting by using two-thirds less gas during the day.