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Illuminating Your Outdoors: A Guide to Landscape Lighting

Illuminating Your Outdoors: A Guide to Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting is outdoor lighting that can illuminate outdoor spaces. Installing outdoor landscape lighting is a brilliant way to illuminate your pretty outdoor space, making the most of your landscape. 

As well as helping your outdoor space to look aesthetically pleasing, landscape lighting provides a level of property security. If placed in the right spot, outdoor lighting can prevent break-ins or other forms of crime from occurring. In fact, data implies that outdoor lighting can cut crime by nearly 40%. 

What are some different types of landscape lighting? 

There are various types of landscape lighting. Some types include:

  • Post Cap Lights
  • Well-Lights
  • Floodlights/Spotlights
  • Path Lights
  • Deck lights
  • Post Lights
Where could you put landscape lighting? 

There are various places you can put landscape lighting, some spots include:

  • Pathway
  • Patio 
  • Decks
  • Garden 
  • Hardscape
  • Yard 
  • Pond 
What are some tips for illuminating your outdoor space creatively?

When placing your landscape lighting, you should avoid focusing lights directly onto your patio. Instead, you could opt to illuminate trees or other objects in the landscape. Use the lighting to illuminate the shape or colour of intriguing objects in the space. One way of doing this to to place floodlights or spotlights at the bottom of the feature you wish to highlight. You can adjust the distance and angle of the lighting until you create the desired effect on the significant feature. If you wish to create a silhouette lighting effect, then try placing the lighting behind an object. 

Downlighting is a method for accenting garden features or plants from above by acting as natural light. This helps to make a garden safer and more secure, meanwhile, it also leaves a warm and natural glow. 

Meanwhile, uplighting can offer various angles of luminescence by putting spotlights or well-lights close to the base of a garden feature. This method offers significance to tall structures such as trees or statues by showing off their form from below.

With over seventeen years of experience, Onform Irrigation are the team to turn to for outdoor landscape lighting. Highlight architectural features, extend your living space, draw attention to cared-for flower beds and improve your safety with exterior lighting designed to impress. Get in touch with us today.