Landscape Lighting Fixtures: Let There be Light
You would be amazed at how much your landscape can benefit from good lighting. It is actually one of the most important features of landscape design. It can highlight specific aspects of a garden, illuminate walkways and provide safety and security.
Every type of lighting need you may have calls for a different type of lighting technique. Any landscape lighting contractor can help you determine what lights you need to enhance your garden, yard and home.
Uplighting is a lighting technique that creates atmosphere by shining light up on an object. This technique is great for highlighting architectural structures. It is also quite effective to showcase specific trees or shrubs in your yard. This technique is effective because the human eye is used to seeing light shine down on an object so this provides a different perspective. Floodlights are a great choice to use for landscape uplighting.
Downlighting is the exact opposite of uplighting. This technique shines light directly down ontowhatever isdirectly underneath it. It is especially useful forsafety and security. You can install lights on the roof of your home and have them shine down onto walkways or other areas where it is important to be able to see well.
Moonlighting is a unique way to illuminate your landscape. To achieve the desired effect a landscape lighting fixture is placed within the structure you wish to highlight. This method has a great effect for trees and shrubbery. The trick to this lighting method is to place the outdoor lighting fixture higher in the tree and angle the light downward. This will make the light “dance” on the branches. There will be great shadows of the branches on the ground.
Several small lights placed at the edges of pathways can light the way for travelers of the path. You can also use this same method along garden paths to highlight flowers and other aspects of your landscape. Lighting paths provides a safe walkway while simultaneously highlighting anything in the vicinity of the light.
Silhouetting is achieved by placing a recessed floodlight behind and below and object. The light then produces a silhouette of the object. The result is effective because attention is drawn to the object two ways due to the creative placement of the exterior lighting fixtures.
This method of landscape lighting highlights shorter objects in your garden. Walkway lamps can be placed so that they shine upon flowerbeds or shrubbery.
Landscape lighting installation can bring many positive attributes to the exterior of your home. It is well worth your time and effort to properly light your landscape. For more ideas on lighting your landscape visit the landscape lighting photo gallery at enhancescape.com.