There is something about the warm glow of outdoor lighting that beacons you home, welcomes visitors at night, and changes the night landscape in beautiful ways; it is essential for safely navigating one's way outside and in, as well as for security too.
There are many unique lighting approaches, ideas, techniques…and a variety of options available, including: low-voltage, solar/NiCad battery lights; uplighting; flood; post and recessed lighting; lanterns and string bulbs for festive occasions; pagoda-style louvered faced lights for brightening your pathways and more.
A well-lit welcome starts at the front door ~ Simple sconces flanking the door while uplighting along posts are inviting. Illuminating the path to the front door and the door itself are a priority with night lighting. When dark, lighting paths and steps become a design feature.
Lighting art and trees ~ Lighting behind the sculpture gives an art installation dept and presence. Uplighting trees can add drama, particularly when the tree has a striking form. Additional lighting bench seating allows the area to function at night instead of disappearing into darkness.
Lighting up the waters ~ Few things are as magical as illuminating water. Pools and fountains glitter at night as the water and light bounce off each other to delightful effect.
Tame the light ~ Lighting doesn’t have to be brilliant to create impact, small solar lights set in free standing pots around the garden add a pleasant ambience once the sun has gone down.