When it comes to the ideal landscape lighting system, there are several techniques that professionals will use in order to achieve the ultimate results. Here are the most common landscape lighting techniques and their benefits:
Uplighting- This is the most popular technique used to highlight and showcase your property’s features, such as trees and architectural features like windows, columns, and archways.
Downlighting- By placing lights high up in trees and on eaves on your home, you can illuminate a larger area. Since this technique provides more ambient illumination, this technique is popular for safety and security of your property, as well as for outdoor entertaining.
Grazing- This technique ideal for use on homes with brick and stone walls, as well as retaining walls, fences, and chimneys. This technique allows for the illumination of these unique features.
Shadowing- A good way to showcase trees with interesting shapes is by placing lighting fixtures directly in front, which will cast a shadow on the vertical surface behind it. This is also an effective technique for enhanced security lighting on your property.
Silhouetting- Just like shadowing, this technique is popular when showcasing trees with unique structures. In order to achieve this look, a fixture is placed directly behind the structure and is pointed at a vertical surface behind it. This is an effective technique for showcasing a structure’s shape.
It is always best to consult with a professional landscape lighting designer in order to determine the right technique for your specific lighting needs. Contact Premier Lighting, Inc. to get started today!