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Illuminating the Night with Elegant Landscape Lighting
Landscape lighting is becoming an increasingly popular component of professional landscape design for upscale homes and outdoor living spaces. Outdoor lighting can be integrated throughout your garden using landscape lighting techniques for a functional garden area that can be enjoyed throughout the evening.
A well planned lighting design does much more for your home and garden than provide a way to see and enjoy your outdoor space in the dark.
Other benefits include:
Safety and Security - Lights are known deterrents for thefts and can also brighten pathways to prevent accidents.
Style and Beauty - Careful planning and positioning of various lighting techniques within your landscaping can accent your home and increase the visual appeal of your yard. Outdoor lighting can also add value to your property.
Enhanced design for an affordable price - There are many different lighting options available for outdoor living so it is easy to find a style that complements your landscaping, as well as the style of your home, without overspending.
Landscape Lighting Design Guidelines
An effective and elegant lighting design that accentuates the finest points of your home and garden requires detailed planning and some knowledge of the various techniques and practices common to landscape lighting design. Their a few basic guidelines you should follow for any outdoor lighting design:
Pay close attention to the specific lighting needs of each area in your landscaping - Walk ways, steps, and other obstacles should be well lit for safety. Living areas and outdoor spaces used for entertaining demand appropriate lighting that will enhance the overall atmosphere, while other areas may call for a more decorative lighting style. Having an outdoor lighting plan is a good start.
Consider the style of your home and the overall theme of your property - Select lighting options that continue the general look and feel of your home and garden. There are a number of outdoor lighting ideas and several fixtures styles and designs available. That we can offer.
Try a low voltage landscape lighting design for a safer, more energy efficient outdoor space - Low voltage lighting systems are quickly replacing cumbersome high voltage designs in modern landscaping. High voltage lighting is much more costly, not to mention much more troublesome to install and maintain.
For even more efficient low voltage lighting are the new LED fixtures - They use 75% less energy consumption than traditional Halogen fixtures. With no heat generated creates maximum impact on the landscape with a minimum effect on the environment. And the long term cost savings and superior long life light source (40.000 hours). In other words you do not have to change a light bulb for the next twenty years.
Low voltage lighting is safer for outdoor use and is resistant to natural elements like rain and cold weather. The wires and connections for a low voltage system can be installed just below the surface and offer much more flexibility in placement , fixture style, and lighting effects.
There are many other outdoor lighting design ideas that can make your outdoor living space the perfect retreat after dark and a great deal of visual appeal to your home.
Deck lights, under water lights, antique garden lantern path lights, and contemporary ground light fixtures can each bring their own style of your landscape design.
We can offer more advice to help you plan the landscape lighting design that is best for your home. From the right techniques and appropriate fixtures to the placement and wiring, the services of a professional design can ensure a lighting plan that meets the needs of your property and your family.
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