September 19, 2017

How to Decide What Landscape Lighting is Best for You

What does every home need to play up its best assets?  Landscape lighting of course!  There are virtually thousands and styles to choose from.  Plus you can decide how much to spend and what designs fit within your budget.  And the best thing is that landscape lighting will improve the comfort surrounding your home, making times at home much more enjoyable.

You can decide the lighting that is best for you

how to decide what landscape lighting is best for youThe first thing to decide is which type of lighting to use when choosing outside lighting.  Ask yourself which power source would be best for you, your home and most importantly your pocketbook.  There are a few different options to choose from.  The majority of consumers will choose electric or low voltage, but there is also solar powered and gas lighting to choose from.  All have their advantages, so it is up to you to decide which is best.

Function will determine placement
how to decide what landscape lighting is best for you 1When you are thinking of the purpose of your lighting, you will need to think about where your lighting will be.  Placement of the lighting will determine the purpose the lights will serve.  We will first think about lighting for safety.   Pathways, walkways, patio lights and stairways require the use of lighting for safety.  You will need to light these areas to keep your guests on the right path and to keep them from making a misstep and harming themselves.

Be creative and have fun

how to decide what landscape lighting is best for you 2Lighting to enhance your landscaping is a very exciting process.  This where you really get to show off all the hard work you have put into your landscaping.  You can be as creative as you want.  You are held back only by your own imagination.  Use yard lighting to highlight trees, bushes and flowers.  Who says the beauty that you created should only be seen during the day?  Keep in mind that trees and walls look best when lit from below.  Another plus to using landscape lighting in your garden and yard area is that it helps to light up dark areas that may be hidden without lighting.  You can also place lighting to create dramatic shadows.

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