Starting at the foot of your driveway, would someone be able to see the way to your front door at nighttime? Path lights leading to the entryway provide safety and security when the sun goes down.
The fixtures should be placed about six to eight feet apart or closer, depending on how bright of a glow you want, with additional step or spotlights as needed.
How big is your front porch? The area covered will determine the size and number of fixtures needed. For instance, a wraparound will require more illumination than a stoop but choosing oversized fixtures could make a big space look smaller.
The outdoors are a natural space, so less artificial light is often better for ambiance. A few recessed cans or hanging lanterns add a light glow that doesn’t overwhelm the area.
If your porch has a large seating area to accommodate several guests, the light and air circulation from an outdoor ceiling fan could also be beneficial.