What is included in landscape lighting?
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Landscape lighting could include illuminating any of your landscaping features such as flower beds, formal gardens, your most beautiful focal trees, tree lines and shrub rows. Landscape lighting can also include illuminating ornamental focal features such as water features, an outdoor fireplace, statues, rock walls, seating areas, pergolas or any other focal elements in your yard. When our lighting designer works on a plan for your landscape lighting, we will ask what features in your yard you most want to draw attention to at night.
What should you illuminate with landscape lighting?
NOT everything. Less experienced landscape lighting designers will make the mistake of trying to illuminate every tree, plant and structure in your yard. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives creates a custom lighting design for each home to illuminate focal areas using the interplay of light and shadow to add nuance, romance and visual interest. In the front yard, we focus on the beauty you want your neighbors and guests to see across your landscape at night. In the back yard, we place our emphasis on the elements you will find most pleasing as you relax after dark on your patio, deck or porch.
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What does landscape lighting accomplish?
We bring your landscape out of the deep shadows and back to life after dark. Being able to appreciate the beauty of your yard at night is priceless. You’ve worked hard to build a beautiful yard with plantings, shrub lines, tree lines, fencing, focal trees, flower beds and decorative elements. It would be a shame not to appreciate and enjoy that beauty at night just as you do in the daytime. Landscape lighting can accomplish this for you even as you sit inside your home and look out over your property, front or back. Landscape lighting can accomplish this for your guests as they arrive to the sight of the most beautiful aspects of your property gently highlighted for their enjoyment.
Does landscape lighting improve security?
We firmly believe landscape lighting helps improve security at your home. Law enforcement and security professionals will tell you that would-be robbers and intruders avoid well-illuminated homes. Don’t just illuminate your home’s architectural facade. When you illuminate yard features, too, you gain that added security. Landscape lighting works with architectural lighting to erase dark spots where intruders would hide. This beautiful lighting combination presents a complete picture of a home that is loved, protected and well cared for.
Will landscape lighting make the yard safer?
Anywhere people walk in your yard after dark, landscape lighting will increase safety. Think of those steps to your front door, back door, porch, patio or deck. You never want a guest to miss a step because of poor lighting. Do you have a walkway leading to the pool or to an outdoor fireplace or fire pit?
Think of any pathways through your yard, including garden paths, and especially those paved with stepping stones. Any kind of stones, pavers or tiles can shift or become dislodged without you being aware of the danger. When you have path lighting installed, you never need to worry about a poorly-lit pathway causing an accidental fall.
As guests walk from your driveway to the front door, let them do so with the safety of adequate lighting. As your children return from their after-school activities, you’ll appreciate being able to see them walk from the driveway into the house. The increased level of safety provided by landscape lighting always feels better than the alternative.
Is landscape lighting something that needs to be turned on and off?
Absolutely not. Landscape lighting systems installed or serviced by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte come with a timer that turns the lighting on at dusk and off at dawn. We can also create a custom program to turn lights off and on based on your needs and desires. Even better, you can turn your lighting on and off via your smart device or laptop at any time. This feature is especially convenient if you find out that people will be coming or going at times that were unexpected.
Should landscape lighting be seen?
The beauty of your yard is what’s meant to be seen, and all of our efforts are directed toward that result. Although we do have stunning genuine copper path lights, the focus of our lighting design is always the landscape features of your property. If you or your guests happen to notice the outdoor light fixtures we use, the fixtures themselves will not detract from the beautiful effects of your landscape lighting. We use handcrafted fixtures of copper and brass that develop an attractive patina over time.
It’s Time for You to Experience The Decorative Landscape Lighting Charlotte Has Come to Appreciate
What are you waiting for? With years of training, our lighting designers and technicians have perfected outdoor lighting as both an art and a science. We’ll find the best combination of different lighting fixtures and techniques to create the perfect design for your property.
Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at (704) 703-7329 for a free outdoor lighting consultation. We want to illuminate your property and bring your night to life!