If you’re looking for a landscaping change that will beautify your yard, give you the ability to make greater use of your outdoor living space, and increase safety, low voltage outdoor lighting would be the perfect addition. As opposed to harsh and electricity sapping floodlights, an LED lighting system is a gentler and more attractive way to light up the exterior of your home.
One commonly used type of light is a path light. These lights can be positioned along pathways and sidewalks, or to light dark areas of your yard, in order to increase safety at night. A well-planned lighting system can help your guests move safely through your yard and highlight changes in elevation as well as steps. If put along a pathway to a beautiful garden or outdoor sitting room, outdoor lights will allow you to enjoy a peaceful warm evening outdoors that would not have been possible otherwise.
Like many areas of landscaping, low voltage lighting systems can be customized to suit your needs and your style. There are numerous colors and styles available for each purpose and application. There are also different light colors and temperatures available. Choosing the right fixtures for a lighting system is as important as choosing the right plants for a garden design. When designed well, a lighting design should enhance the overall landscape design.
In addition to path lights, there are fixtures that lend themselves to either uplighting or downlighting, depending upon your preferences. Trees and tall landscape structures look dramatic and striking when uplit with LED lights. There are also post lights that can be mounted as beautiful masonry accents. LED systems offer greater flexibility and can be easily expanded later, if more lighting is desired or if you make changes to your landscaping.
Landscape lighting will add to your enjoyment of your home, as well as add curb appeal (and therefore value to your home).We use Kichler brand for our lighting installations, so that we can provide our clients with the highest quality LED lights with the lowest energy cost. Please call us to schedule a consultation, and let us show you how an LED lighting system can add beauty, safety and functionality to your home’s exterior.