So, you have spent a lot of time, money and effort in keeping your home and landscape looking top notch, so what better way to show it off at all hours of the day and night by adding some landscape lighting to the mix? Adding landscape lighting features allows you to continue to display your beautiful home and landscape even at night. You have many affordable options available to you that you may not be aware of. It is a popular choice to use low voltage lights and even put them on timers so that you do not run your electric bill up too high. There are so many ways to manipulate lighting so that it highlights all the best features of your home and landscape, and Edinburg Landscaping Pros can help you map, install and choose lighting that works best for you.
Mapping Out Your Lighting
An important aspect of landscape lighting is mapping out exactly where it will go. This is important for a few different reasons. One, it is important for installers to know where the lighting should be installed. It is also important to get a map ready so that you can communicate the features that you would most want highlighted. Our landscape designers have an eye for aesthetics and can help you make lighting positioning decisions based on not only your landscape, but also on the angles and features of your home.
Types of Lighting
There are a lot of types of lighting options to choose from. Garden lights often provide small canopies of light to highlight garden beds. Wash lighting are larger lights that show off interesting features of your home such as walls and angles. Bullet lights shine light on a specific area or object so that it stands out more than other items. Well lights are set into the ground and are great for highlighting magnificent trees. Downlighting shines down from above on an object in order to highlight it. And flood lights cast a wide area of light to show off entire areas of your landscape.
LED lighting is becoming an increasingly popular choice for outdoor landscape lighting because they last a very long time, like up to 20 years, and save money on electricity. The only downside is that there is an initial investment required as they are more expensive than other bulbs.
Some features that you may want to highlight when it comes to your landscape lighting include trees, planting beds, your home, garden walls and other focal points like fountains tree swings, or an arbor. By having lighting point out these particular features, they will stand out and your home’s beauty can be properly represented even under nightfall.