Landscape Lighting

Written by Dina Kayed
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Daylight is a blessing we all take for granted. On a daily basis we all see things that fill us with wonder and astonishment. The beautiful landscape you have created for your home may be the envy of all passers-by. So what happens once the sun goes down? If you want an uninterrupted view of your landscape you will have to arrange for some first class landscape lighting to illuminate your work of art.

Landscape Lighting Effects

Landscape lighting needs a low-voltage system. A transformer will help you keep the voltage down. Any lighting professional can help by showing you the different options. You will quickly come to see that landscape lighting is a form of art you can use show off your creativity and style in so many ways.

There are a number of different and exiting light effects that can be used as part of your landscape lighting. Silhouetting, grazing and shadowing are all interesting examples. Silhouetting simply means creating an outline that appears dark against a light background. This will show off the shape on an object or feature of your landscape to best effect. If you place a light in front of an object and let the light go through it, you will create shadows. This effect is great for showing off an unusual structure. On the other hand, if you don't wish to show an object in full detail, you can use the grazing effect. This will highlight the object without showing the whole detailed structure.

Good landscape fixtures should not lose their finish when exposed to weather. Be aware that some low quality fixtures may leave an oily mess. You don't need huge fixtures. They should do their job while being unobtrusive to your overall landscaping design. Safety is very important so make sure you install fixtures which are safe for both your children and pets.


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