When thinking about landscape lighting, don’t overthink it! A little goes a long way because your eyes need less light in the dark to see. The first thing you should do to consider how to light your land is simply walking around. Think about where and how you’d like the lights to look. You can use these ideas and tips to think about your options and then call CGreens Landscape Management! We can install the perfect lighting for you or give you more options and advice on what to choose.
Landscape Lighting Placement ideas
There are multiple different ways to light paths in your front or back yard, but you need it. Lighting your pathways will help you and your guests find their way around your landscaping. You can choose options like individually lit pavers or downlights. Keep in mind that high illumination is not necessary because it’s easier to see in the dark.
Decks or patios
Lighting on the decks or patios can be used in task areas or for seating areas. Examples include lights around benches or furniture or adding overhead lights (if possible) to places like an outdoor kitchen or grilling area. Uplighting can be used on the deck or patio, but it’s harder to achieve outside. It sends light upward on an umbrella or deck overhang for an indirect effect.
Many people are proud of the architectural features of their house, and they want to accent those! Lighting can both accentuate these and add different design elements to them. From a few feet away, a beam of light can create a wall wash. When a light grazes a wall, it makes interesting highlights and shadows.
Light pollution tips
Some installation issues can cause light pollution outdoors. Here are some tips on how to avoid this issue.
- You should aim the lights carefully and position them at night.
- Use reflectors and shielding to concentrate the lights where you want them.
- Use low-watt light bulbs.
- Control the lights with dimmers, timers, or motion sensors.
Which Landscape Lights are best?
There are a few different light bulbs you can use outside. Incandescent bulbs have a pleasing appearance, but they have a short life span. Halogen bulbs are the more efficient version of incandescents. Fluorescent bulbs are a combination of the previous two. They have a more extensive range of colors and are more efficient with a longer life span. LED landscape lighting is the most expensive option up front, but its low energy consumption and long lifespan balance it out in the long run.
These ideas will help you create the perfect nighttime lighting for your property! If you’re ready to get started or need more ideas, call CGreens Landscaping in Dallas, Texas today! We can help you get that perfect landscape lighting you’ve been waiting for. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for additional information and exclusive offers!