Our Expert Outdoor Lighting Electricians Share Their Tips
Within your immediate and extended social group, are you the one they call “host with the most?” Entertaining a group of friends in your home can be a pleasure, but a stress at the best of times. Facilitating a warm, comfortable and stylish interior can make hosting that much simpler. When the sunshine hits and everyone wants to be entertained in the exterior portion of the home, the front garden, patio, or backyard can make great spots for guests to rest, relax, and chat in the warm San Antonio sunshine. After the sun goes down over Texas, you want to keep the party flowing and your home’s exterior glowing with the perfect landscape lighting. Consider designing your landscape lighting with the experienced team of your Electrician. Before you invest in lighting, take in account the following tips straight from expert’s at your Electrician. Lights are great for outdoor events, but also for your kids who want to play soccer, as dusk settles in. They can shine a light to help you safely make your way down a pathway. Additionally, if you have invested a lot of money in designing your garden, they can provide light to enjoy the view after dark.
Remember: • From inside your home – Our team will ensure that your lighting will look beautiful, no matter what window you look out of. We believe it should look gorgeous from inside the home as well as outside. • Focal points – Less is definitely more in this case. Why not choose one or two elements of the garden to focus on. Perhaps you have some ruby red rose-bushes. Consider lighting them from below. • Depth of field – Consider installing lights along pathways, a number of lights on the house and a couple within landscaped beds. This will generate some depth in the landscape. • Ambience – Integrating spotlights will draw attention to a specific area, whereas lighting to create ambience will very softly light up a whole area. Try implementing both style into the design. There are three primary methods of lighting your landscape garden: down-lighting, up-lighting, and cross-lighting.
Landscape Lighting – Outdoor Lighting
Let’s take a look at the benefits of each: • Down-lighting – Don’t you love the light of the full moon? Wouldn’t it be great if you could have that all of the time? Well, by aiming lights down from a tree, you can have that gentle, diffused glow at any time of the month. • Up-lighting – This method is all about drama. Placing the light on the ground in an upward position, can emphasize features of architectural pieces, for example. This brings contrast and shadow to your exterior • Cross-lighting – This method can look really great when done properly. It is used to completely illuminate a focal point in the garden, be it a tree canopy or a statue, by lighting it from both sides. Outdoor lighting not only adds visual drama to your garden, but also lends an added safety bonus for you and your loved ones. Should you choose a Good Electrician, some of the main areas we will illuminate are as follows: 1. Pathways: You do not need to install lighting right along the sides of the path. Combining directional lights with ambient lighting will a more natural look to the landscape.
Patios may be the main area for your night time soirees. Give that full moon effect by down-lighting this social space.
Tress can be your garden’s most natural focal point. So, consider cross-lighting some interesting shapes in the trees structure.
You probably paid through the nose for your home, so use it for everything it has got to offer. Consider up-lighting or cross-lighting interesting architectural elements.
Unusual Lighting Effects
A good Electricians can help you create some really interesting light and shadow effects, depending on what architectural features and landscape elements you have at your disposal. Down-lighting from atop of a tree canopy can add a really interesting scattered lighting effect. Similarly, when lit in an appropriate way, a focal point like an angel or a statue, can cast a dramatic shadow on the home. If you have never considered landscape lighting, or you are looking to upgrade. Just call a good electrician in your area.