Landscape lighting can make your outdoor space both more functional and beautiful. Lighting can enhance the overall design of your landscaping, while illuminated paths and seating areas will help you and your guests to safely enjoy your outdoor space more easily.
Types of Outdoor Lighting
There are a number of types of landscape lighting to choose from. They offer a range of features and benefits regarding style, light intensity, light color, length of life, initial price, energy efficiency, and ease of installation. Some energy-efficient options are LED, solar and low-voltage lighting.
LED (light-emitting diodes) lighting in particular is growing in popularity due to its energy efficiency, long life and range of choices in light strength and color.
Solar lighting: These lights charge in the daytime, then light up at night. They are not particularly powerful, but can work well to delimit a pathway.
Low-voltage landscape lighting uses a transformer to reduce the voltage carried through its wiring. This makes them simple to install in the ground. This type of lighting can be used in a variety of ways, while providing cost savings. Some examples are path lighting to mark the edge of walkways or lighting to display garden beds or garden statuary. You can use low-voltage lighting to display small trees; larger trees will probably require stronger light sources, such as metal halide lamps.
Finally, functional lighting is important too. This includes lighting decks and patios to allow you to see what you’re doing.