You've put a lot of effort into building a beautiful outdoor space. Landscape lighting ensures that your outdoor areas look as beautiful at night as they do during the day (maybe even more-so). Here are some tips to help you create an amazing set-up in your garden.
Let's start by talking about some of the reasons why you might want to consider using outdoor lighting.
One of the primary benefits is the ability to showcase your garden's features. When done right, this can make your home look striking after dark. For example, placing a spotlight on a tree can make your greenery a beautiful accent to your space.
There are plenty of lighting fixtures to consider, so there are lots of ways that you can illuminate your garden. This is a chance for you to let your creative side out, choosing which parts of the landscape you want to highlight.
There are several other reasons why you should consider illuminating your garden, these include:
With the right amount of light, you'll be able to navigate your garden easily at night. This can be as simple as lighting walkways, so you don't accidentally trip over a flight of stairs. Or you can add more lamps, so you can host parties in your garden at night.
Thieves will avoid targeting a well-lit house. There is a greater risk that they will get caught.
Adding some lighting is a simple way to improve the curb appeal of your property. As a result, you may be able to increase the sale value.
When a guest visits your house, you want them to walk up a well-lit path, rather than having to stumble their way through the dark.
Hopefully, you now have a better idea of why people prefer to illuminate their gardens. Now the question becomes which system should you install?
Though there are lots of names to choose from, we prefer FX Luminaire's Luxor systems. Let's take a closer look at some of the reasons why this system is so popular.
When considering installing garden lights, many people are concerned by the amount of energy they will require. After all, you don't want to end up paying more on your electricity bills.
The good news is that FX Luminaire products are LEDs. These are very energy efficient. They will draw between 10 to 50 watts. Even if you leave them running all night, you can likely expect a savings over traditional lighting.
Even better, they will be able to last for a long time. Most LED lights will last for over 50,000 hours before they need to be replaced. You'll know that it's time to replace the bulbs because the light will start to dim. But they will still provide illumination until you can repair the problem.
Another common concern is that the LED lights will become too hot. In some cases, the lights can become too hot to touch. As you can imagine, this can be a safety concern when children or pets are involved. Plus, they can act as a fire hazard.
The good news is that this won't be a problem when you are using an FX Luminaire option. Their lights have temperature sensors. When the light becomes too hot, it will reduce the amount of electricity it is supplying, bringing the power required back down.
There are a few cool features that these lights have. First, they are connected to Wi-Fi. As a result, you will be able to adjust them from your smartphone. This can help you create landscaped spaces, choosing which aspects of your garden you want to highlight.
You can even set up separate zones, each with different settings. This affords you a lot of options. You might want to dim spotlights in one part of the garden and turn up underwater lights in another. Or you can change the color, choosing from over 30,000 options. You might even want to have special lighting setups for events, like showing your sports team's colors before a big game.
You can also get a beam-angle lens. This snaps over the top of the light fixture, allowing you to determine how narrow or wide the beam will be.
If you want, you can take this one step further. You can use the same settings indoors, as you do outdoors. This can be a great choice before a party, so both spaces flow seamlessly.
If you are thinking about installing landscape lights there are a few ways you can get the best effect. First, you'll need to think carefully about the placement. Where you choose to put the lights and the angle you choose can have a big impact. Think about what the lights will illuminate and the type of effect that will have.
It's also a good idea to look around the landscape to see which architectural features you want to illuminate. For example, you want to show off water features. You might want to see how the light plays off a wall or deck. There might be walkways that you want to light up.
It's a good idea to think about the type of light you want to use. There are many options to explore, these include:
-Up lights that are ideal for trees and architectural features.
-Underwater lights, to show off a water feature
Usually, you'll want to use a combination of all these options, to bring the most out of your landscape.
The process of spicing up your garden with landscape lighting is easy. You just need to call in a professional landscaper. They'll be able to help you find the ideal placement for the LED lights, so you can show off all the highlights of your landscape and make sure that you have plenty of light on walkways. They can also help you set up the app, organizing the landscape into distinct spaces.
If you want to learn more about landscape lighting and how it can highlight your home, give the team at JC Landscapes LLC a call. Our team would love to chat more about the products and how they can help you bring your garden to life.