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Tips for Finding the Right Outdoor Lighting Solution

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Tuesday, 26 November , 2019

One of the things that can quickly transform your outdoor living area is landscape lighting. Deciding on the type of outdoor lighting that works best for your property, though, can be an intimidating venture.

Dealing with issues like finding the right voltage, desired effect and installation requires the work of an expert. To get the most from your investment, it makes sense to rely upon the expertise of a skilled landscape provider.

Steps for Finding the Right Outdoor Lighting for Your Home

In addition to improving the safety and security of your property, outdoor lighting provides a host of aesthetic appeals for your property. There’s more to selecting the lighting system that works best than merely putting up a string of lights.

Below are a few tips that should help you in your decision-making process.

Determine what you want to illuminate.

Whether you simply want to create a specific mood or atmosphere, provide lighting for a pathway, or illuminate a garden, determining the intent of the lighting is a crucial first step. You may even want to make a sketch of your outdoor lighting ideas – complete with structures and greenery – for your landscape professional.

If you’re unsure about how your subject will look when lit, go outside with a flashlight and aim up from the ground and again from above to give you a good general idea.

  1. Think about how much light you want on the subject.
    Floodlights, path lights, and spotlights all do a good job, but they project light at different strengths. Some property owners use one or a combination of the three. Keep in mind that a spotlight will typically provide light covering a 15-degree spread, while a floodlight usually covers a 30-degree area.
  2. Decide how you want to light the subject.
    There is a host of ways you can light a subject on your property – and each method will have its own effect.For example, with up lighting, the light fixture is placed at the base of the subject and the light is projected upwards. This method is generally used to illuminate large features like trees.
  3. Conversely, you can have the light mounted high up in the trees and shining down; have the light merely “graze” the subject; illuminate it from behind, or create a well-lit space that floods an entire wall or hedge.

For More Information About Your Outdoor Lighting Needs, Call Juniper Landscape Company.

Outdoor lighting can quickly become a complicated matter, but the professionals here at Juniper Landscape Company will work with you, listen to your ideas, and help you decide upon the right lighting solution.

To find out how we can help you, call us at 619-334-9464 or get in touch via email.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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