Brighten Up Your Landscape with Landscape Lighting

July 28, 2017

 

Landscape lighting is one of the best improvements you can make to your home. Outdoor lighting systems can increase the safety, functionality, and beauty of your home. Professionally installed outdoor lighting highlights the architectural elements of your home and features of your landscape. Imagine pulling into your driveway at night and the beautiful stone work on the front of your house showcased. That is the type of effect that adding outdoor lighting can provide.

Outdoor lighting will make your property safer. It will allow you to use paver patios, landscape structures, concrete patios, or decks into the evening hours. You and your guests may safely navigate your walkways on a summer night without tripping on stones and steps. Lighting installed by landscapers is low voltage, and combined with LED bulbs, consumes much less electricity and is less expensive to install. The lights can be set to come on and go off automatically, and are easy to maintain. Understanding the advantages of landscape lighting helps you choose the type of lighting that fulfills your needs.

These are some of the outdoor lighting techniques used.

Path Lights

Path lights will light up walkways and allow for safer travel throughout your landscape all the while offering beautiful decorative effects.

Down Lighting

Landscaping lights can be installed on a tree or landscape structure to shine down on paver patios or lawns, creating patterns of light and leaf shadows.

Up Lighting

Lights are placed at the base of an object and shine up to highlight the object, sometimes creating a sculptural effect by mixing light and shadow.

Silhouette Lighting

The landscaping lights are placed behind the plant or object to be featured so the viewer sees a silhouette of the object against a bright background.