Part of our yard improvement was widening our driveway for more parking and adding a stacked stone wall at the end instead of a fence. After it was installed we noticed that we had no light in that area and we were having a difficult time seeing the wall when we backed up. We did not want something large that would stand out and be seen but rather something that just gave us some subtle illumination.
Our landscaper recommended the Malibu round metal low voltage surface lights and we thought they were perfect. The lights have a black matte finish and are 7 watts each. They have a round back plate that gets mounted to a flat surface, in this case our wall but they can also be used for steps and decks as well. The cover on them is a half circle so the light is all directed downward which is exactly what we needed in the area. They are made of aluminum so they should be able to stand up to the elements for years and they came with a 5 year warranty. We set ours up to be on a timer so they come on at dusk and go off again at dawn without us ever having to think about them.
We used 3 lights for this project and I included pictures of how they look both during the day and when they are on at night. They give off the perfect amount of light for the area and we like them so much that we are having them installed on our stone stairs leading down to our yard and on our back deck stairs when they are redone as well.