Outdoor LightingHomeowners can enjoy their yard after dark, while increasing security on their property with the addition of landscaping lighting systems. Without lighting at night, landscaping cannot be seen and the house fades into the night. Homeowners are finding that architectural and landscape lighting allows them to extend the enjoyment of their landscape investment into the evening hours.

Adding landscape lighting improves curb appeal, expands living space, and increases the safety and security of your home. The right lighting creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the exterior of a home and yard. Landscape lighting can even be enjoyed from the inside.

A landscape professional will determine focal points, use areas, traffic patterns, outdoor style, and the mood to be achieved. They will consider how the proposed lighting will enhance the form, color, and texture of the soft and hard landscape elements. Landscape lighting should serve to unify both interior and exterior design themes, conceal what may be unattractive and shape the view of the landscape at night.

If you have a pool, outdoor lighting is a safety feature every swimming pool needs. Pool lighting can also be designed to accent the backyard landscape. Underwater pool lights can provide clear or colored lighting to extend your swimming enjoyment well into the night. Fiber optic lighting can be even more delightful and can be used to emphasize other features such as waterfalls or spas. With fiber optic lights, there’s no electricity near the water, pool maintenance is easy because the light is accessible (specifically, it’s not underwater), and for a little something different, a color wheel can be added to the remote light source. Even basic pool lights now offer owners the ability to quickly change from standard white illumination to colored lighting with snap-on lenses.

Path lights around the pool will create lighting for night use. Up lights in nearby trees will add some lighting also. Torch lights are a great way to create lighting for areas where typical lighting does not seem to work. Torch lights also create a wonderful ambiance! Swimming pool lighting should be functional as well as subtle.

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