Landscape lighting or garden lighting provides illumination for gardens and landscapes in private and public areas; for the enhancement and purposes of security, safety, nighttime aesthetics, accessibility, and security, as well as recreational and sporting events and social occasions.
When it comes to landscape lighting, less is more. During the night, a landscape becomes special due to the play of light and dark, which highlights certain features and creates a graphic contrast with the forms and plants in your yard. Incorporating these elements can create intrigue and drama in any outdoor space. A well-lit space tends to feel the most welcoming, and landscape lighting does the same to your space.
DETERMINE WHAT YOU WANT TO HIGHLIGHT
It is time to work on what you want to bring attention to and what you want to hide. Identify what you like about your yard; maybe it's a pond or a particularly stately tree that you want to highlight with light.
Dramatize areas that may not stand out during the day. Even a simple stone wall can take on a completely new look at night when adorned with light and shadow. One must consider the function while lighting outdoor spaces as lighting is essential for ensuring that you can move around your yard safely, whether it's a deck with steps or a meandering path.
Entrances that are bright and inviting are always a good choice and appear very welcoming. When illuminated properly, an entryway can provide a safe and welcoming curb appeal while providing security for family members, guests and visitors. Landscape lighting seeks to illuminate only the effect of the light, not the light source itself. It does not include path lighting, which is intended to be decorative and on display.
TYPES OF LANDSCAPE LIGHTING
Choosing a lighting plan involves familiarizing yourself with a few basic types of fixtures. Here are some striking landscape ideas that can be an absolute game-changer for your outdoor spaces.
A post light accents the pathway to your home and sets an ambient tone without being overpowering like a floodlight. Shorter posts work well for paths and alcoves, while tall posts work well for illuminating long driveways and stretches of space that get lost in the darkness. This stunning Square Metal Outdoor Gate Post Light works brilliantly in illuminating spaces of all sizes and looks good even when it is turned off.
Lamp posts are usually made of aluminum, wood, and copper. Cast aluminum posts are usually made from tough, rust-free cast aluminum, which is brushed, sanded, or etched to achieve various finishes. To prevent the effects of prolonged outdoor use on wood posts, they should be painted and sealed.
There are a variety of lamp posts available in the market that suit all budgets, tastes, and styles.
A lamp post's style or material depends on its purpose. To illuminate a larger area, you'll need a taller post if the lighting is for security purposes.
Take into account the climate and weather conditions that your lamp post will be exposed to when choosing a material. For climates with extreme temperatures, it may be best to speak with a lighting specialist. Some metals are prone to expansion and contraction, which can lead to cracking or splitting if not properly tempered.
Path Lights are the most versatile lights to have in your yard. In comparison with post lights, path lights are smaller and shorter and create light markers that run down a line. In addition to improving curb appeal, these exquisite Balino Outdoor Path Lights make walking along paths safer. These lights make outdoor spaces look aesthetically pleasing as the sun sets and are a great choice for elegant landscape lighting. One must consider height while choosing path lights for a space. For an even glow, path lights should be ideally installed about 14- inches high.
Spike lights are an effective way to define pathways, accent statues, shrubs, and small trees, brighten flower beds and water features, or cast light upon buildings in the smallest of gardens. Moreover, these LED spike lights are so energy efficient that one can make generous use of them.
This stunning Snoot Diecast Garden Spike Light is a flexible outdoor lighting option. One can reposition and adjust each garden spike light to best enhance the space as the seasons or the plantings change for the most exquisite landscape lighting. Among the many outdoor lighting options available, garden spike lights are incredibly versatile. These lights can be repositioned and adjusted to suit the space as seasons and plants change.
While there is a wide variety of landscape lighting options available in the market, make sure you study the needs and requirements before investing in these light fixtures. Outdoor lighting is exposed to the climate directly, and we would advise you to buy good quality products that are durable and can survive harsh conditions. Each light fixture used for landscape lighting has different uses. One can play with light and shadows brilliantly by understanding the aesthetics of a place.
Landscape lighting helps you enhance the look of your yard, where you can have a good time with your friends and family, host parties, and more. The power of landscape lighting can transform your spaces if used wisely. We offer an exhaustive range to decorate and brighten your outdoor spaces just where you need them the most.