Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville stays on trend with the hottest outdoor lighting techniques

Tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

The ethereal illumination of proper moon lighting is achieved by using multi-layering throughout the trees canopy

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.

Nashville uplighting

We used up lighting on this home to accentuate the width and depth of the home and bring out special features such as the columns.

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.

Garden and landscape lighting includes statuary lighting

Focal point lighting works beautifully when lighting statuary or other areas of interest in your landscape.

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.
(615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can see examples of these and other outdoor lighting techniques by visiting our landscape and garden photo gallery and our architectural lighting photo gallery located on our website.

Choosing the right tree and the right lighting element are key to beautiful tree lighting.

Nashville hackberry tree lighting

We lit the driveway with moonlights in the trees along the right side of this driveway for drama in the evening.

Trees are one of the most important parts of a beautiful landscape. They offer shade, screening, create a focal point of interest and serve as a backdrop of inspiration to other landscaping and outdoor structures. One way to create a landscape that sizzles with beauty and visual interest is to entail the use of tree lighting into your outdoor lighting design. In the Nashville area trees are among many of our scenic treasures and we have become experts at helping homeowners decide the perfect specimen tree in their landscape as a candidate for lighting.

Our tree lighting formula can accentuate the height, width and  canopy of the tree. What elements we include into lighting your individual conifer all depend on the tree itself. The shape, size and spread of the trees branches can come to life at night easily with the use of one or more of our tree lighting elements. In our experience the trees that benefit the most from tree lighting and make the most impact, or “bang for your buck”, if you will, are trees with spreading canopies. Trees that offer full spread or “vase” canopies, which means the branches spread upright,  also some weeping species make the best trees to light in your landscape. With spreading canopies, there is more room to play the light up and down through the limbs of the canopy itself. Bushier, thick limbed,  columnar trees offer little room for enhancement through tree lighting.

Nashville tree lighting

We lit the entry to this driveway from the ginkgo tree, which is a focal point of this landscape.

Moonlighting is also a viable option in tree lighting that uses the upper branches of the tree to cast light into the lower branches to light a path, or other point of interest in correlation with the tree itself. The term “moonlighting” itself lends to thoughts of mystery and romance, and that is exactly the type of light moonlighting emits. A type of unforgettable light that uses depth to cast a glow full of ambiance and haunting beauty.

If you are wondering which trees you may have in your yard that would make perfect candidates for tree lighting, we have compiled a summary of some of the trees that we often see here in the Nashville area that look beautiful with the addition of outdoor tree lighting.  Many varieties of Maples,  Oaks , Ginkgo trees and ornamental cherry trees definitely fit the bill. Other good species include  the Hackberry, Elms and Birch trees. If you are fortunate enough to have one of the weeping varieties of trees like weeping Birches, weeping Maples and  weeping Cherry trees  their unique form and branching can become a focus of drama  in your landscape with tree lighting.

Tree lighting Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Specimens with spreading, or complimentary, canopies make the best candidate for tree lighting in your landscape.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can design an outdoor lighting plan that takes your home and landscape to another level, including the use of tree lighting within your landscape. To learn more, or to set up a night-time demonstration contact us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at  olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Visit our landscape and garden lighting galleries located on our website for more example of tree lighting at it’s best.