Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Not sure why images aren't showing up. Re-attempting to send just one image. The green graphics indicate where I'm pretty sure I'll be placing lights and yellowo graphics indicate where I'm unsure. I think, though, you pretty much answered my question, which was another way of asking: How does one light a facade when when most of the facade is filled with windows. In any event, I really like the subtle effect when homes are just grazed with lighting (such that they almost appear to glow) vs being lit up like commercial buildings so it seems we're on the same wavelength. If you have suggestions for specific fixtures, that'd be great. I'm pretty sure I won't be using LEDs brighter than 7W. Thanks again. original message: I want to uplight the facade of my colonial and can't decide whether to go with two lights or four. Much of what I've heard and read advises against fixtures in front of windows but I'm wondering to what extent this is a hard and fast rule. For instance, if the lights aren't super bright or they're not shining in rooms where people sleep, is this a situation where I could ignore the rule? I'm tempted to just go with two lights on the main facade but wondered what others here thought. Thanks.