With Daylight Savings coming to an end, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer… cue Lydia Deetz: “My whole life is a dark room. One. Big. Dark. Room.” Perhaps that’s a bit dramatic, but you get the drift—a lot less sunlight and more time indoors. However, thanks to landscape lighting, we can enjoy our outdoor living spaces both day and night!
There are many reasons to consider investing in outdoor lighting. Safety and security are perhaps among the most important reasons, but have you ever enjoyed your landscape with the beauty and drama of lighting at night? We’re not just talking about string lights on the porch! The difference professional outdoor lighting makes is incredible, and best of all, you’ll double the amount of time you can enjoy your yard!
Illuminate Your Space
Keep the party going long after the sun goes down. Landscape lighting offers a creative way to showcase your home and garden after dark. Properly placed lights can dramatize trees, highlight your favorite shrubs, accent statuary or water features, and brighten pathways and stonewalls.
“It’s a completely different landscape at night,” says Dave Snodgrass about his outdoor space. “In the summertime on warm nights, it’s like I get two landscapes out of one. It’s so different—you get shadows, you get highlights. You don’t see the plants, you see the effects of the lighting.”
Consider up lighting an arbor, archway, or façade for a dramatic effect. Wash the side of the house with a splash of light. Graze a textured fence or wall with a focused beam. Illuminate the water in a pool or water feature with submersible lights. Silhouette a tree or shrub by placing lights below. Low voltage lights installed under handrails, stairs, and bench seating on decks help lighten things up for outdoor entertainment. Some light fixtures are even features in and of themselves!
Stay Safe & Feel Secure
A well-lit home is safer and more secure. Illuminated steps, paths, and driveways can eliminate tripping and slipping hazards, preventing accidents after dark. For example, lighting around the pool area (or even in the pool) can keep kids and pets from falling into the water at night. Motion detectors light up obscure spots when someone or something passes by. Photocells automatically turn on fixtures at dusk and off at dawn, providing protection even when you’re away from home.
We use the latest in landscape lighting technology to illuminate your outdoor space. When it comes to installation, we exclusively stand by FX Luminaire—the best brand of outdoor lighting on the market. We favor their Luxor controller with its unparalleled operation capabilities and feature integration, including zoning, dimming, and RGBW color creation, plus optional Wi-Fi control. Outdoor lighting has certainly come a long way over the years!
Considering outdoor lighting for your landscape? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us—we’d be “deLIGHTed” to help brighten up your future!