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You might want to right up your landscape, and your life.There is some reason for you to add lighting to your outdoor space -- beauty, safety, and increased property value.
Let's go and find out the "whys" and "whats" of lovely landscape lighting.
Why Install Landscape Lighting
Safety. The No 1 reason to install landscape lighting is for safety's sake. You and your family, and especially guests who are not familiar with the layout of your yard, will be gently guided as to the location of pathways, steps, and abrupt slopes. Specialized lighting for your pool and its surround will let you swim more safely at night (just make sure any pool lights conform to local safety code).
Security. Shedding light on any dim areas around your home's perimeter will add security.by discouraging would-be loiterers and burglars, who prefer to work in the dark.
Beauty and fun. There's nothing like the charm of a gorgeous garden or an attractive outdoor seating and activity area ... except when it's made even more appealing by a well-planned landscape lighting installation.
Usability. Outdoor living is the best, no matter how short or how long your local warm-weather season may be. Use landscape lighting to extend the hours you can spend enjoying your yard, garden, patio, pool, and/or outdoor room.
Highlighting. Outdoor accent lighting can be specially designed to show off an exceptionally lovely flowerbed, water feature, or piece of statuary.
Convenience. Task lighting makes food prep in your outdoor kitchen or grilling area a lot simpler and pleasanter. It may also encourage would-be chef's assistants to join you.
Property value. Although hiring a landscaper to install lighting is a relatively inexpensive home improvement, you'll reap a generous return on your investment: more enjoyment and utility from your property, a distinctive new look and increased curb appeal.
What to Use
Type of power. Though today's halogen and fluorescent bulbs have evolved and are now more energy-saving and attractive, LED lights tend to be most popular for landscape lighting, as they're extremely long-lasting and efficient. Another option, LED wall washer light is very good for building facade .
Color/tint. Outdoor lighting comes in a variety of tints. The general guide is to use white or bluish (cool) light on trees and plants, but yellowish or orange (warm) light on pergolas, garden art and other human-made items.
Keeping it subtle. Vary styles so your lighting piques interest and doesn't look too "matchy-matchy." Consider the illumination your yard already receives from streetlights and indoors, and avoid light pollution. Overuse of outdoor lighting wastes energy and money, creates glare, and may disturb residents of your home -- as well as your neighbors! It might even ruin the romantic atmosphere of a garden by night.
Customized lighting. A custom system can be built for your garden that uses controls such as dimmer switches, motion sensors, and timers to create the lighting looks you want, when you want them.
Spike light . Placing spike lights onto the garden earth near the trees and flowers,make the plants looks more beautiful and colourful in the dark night.
Water-proof and Moisture-resistant outdoor LED flood light . This lends itself readily to a wide variety of landscape applications, yet is safe to use in exterior weather conditions.