One of the hottest trends in outdoor living design is outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting procures a safe and secure environment around your home but in addition also provides loads of aesthetic value. A recent post by HGTV Remodels indicates the market demand for outdoor lighting is on the rise. They also point out four outdoor lighting techniques that can deliver the effect most homeowners are looking for. These are up lighting, down lighting, zonal lighting and moonlighting. Now, to someone who is not familiar with outdoor lighting terminology, these types of outdoor lighting can sound like a foreign language. In order to get the most out of your outdoor lighting it is important to become familiar with these lighting techniques so you and your professional lighting specialist will be on the same page.
Up lighting – this lighting technique is used in both architectural and landscape lighting applications. We use up lighting to accentuate the height, width and depth of your home. This lighting technique is also used within the landscape to add drama and focus to trees, and other areas of interest in the landscape.
Down lighting – down lighting plays upon the same principles as up lighting. Down lighting can be used as an innovative way to enhance your home’s architectural features. Down lighting is also the most widely used technique to illuminate walkways and pathways. Down lighting can promote safety along the most frequented areas around your home and within your yard.
Focal point lighting – focal lighting such as focal tree lighting, waterfall lighting and statuary lighting is the best way to highlight an area or object of beauty in your landscape. Our exclusive focal point lighting uses soft washes of light to enhance your object or space. This technique ensures your eye is drawn to the object we are illuminating rather than the light source itself.
Moonlighting – this appropriately named lighting technique mimics the effects of the light present during a full moon. A combination of up lighting and down lighting is used to create this hauntingly beautiful technique. We often design moonlighting within trees in the landscape to not only illuminate the tree in a unique way, but also the area that surrounds the tree. Dramatic shadowing and ambient light combine to create moonlighting that is a work of art.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the area’s oldest and best known professional outdoor lighting company. Our outdoor lighting designs include the most popular outdoor lighting techniques. Each of our designs is customized to deliver the most function and beauty. Our exclusive fixtures are manufactured just for Outdoor Lighting Perspective locations. All of our fixtures are constructed from the highest quality materials like copper and solid brass that enable them to blend into your landscape. The goal of any professional outdoor lighting design is to see the area or object of illumination rather than the fixture. Our designs master this beautifully, and our fixtures are built to last season after season.
Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about applying these and many more lighting technique to your home and landscape. With over 20 years’ experience we can help you light up the night to enhance your time outdoors. Call us to schedule a night-time demonstration and to see your property like you never imagined possible.
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