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You've Heard of Uplighting, But What are the Benefits of Downlighting?

While you’re more than likely highly familiar with home uplighting, you may not know the benefits of downlighting, also known as, “moonlighting”. Moonlighting is a great way to bring subtle, yet elegant illumination down onto your property’s key areas after dark. In nearly all cases, moonlighting/downlighting is utilized in order to bring a more subtle lighting down onto our customers’ outdoor living spaces. We will place lighting fixtures up in tree surrounding your patio, deck, or other outdoor living space and it will, as its name implies, mimic the illumination provided from a full moon. It is absolutely fantastic for creating a completely soothing ambiance in your favorite outdoor living space. Again, remember, it’s imperative to combine both aesthetic and practical illumination in perfect harmony in order to achieve the desired effect. Claim your free outdoor lighting design consultation today at (440) 336-8650.


As you can see in the image above, the illumination from above casts shadows downwards from the tree’s foliage. As the wind blows, this illumination will sway along with the tree branches. It’s very important that the lighting isn’t too bright nor too dim, as this will not create the intended or desired effect on your outdoor living area. We only utilize high-quality brass and copper low-voltage LED lighting fixtures that are designed to last and withstand the elements with grace. In fact, our copper lighting fixtures will gain a gorgeous patina as they age!

Whenever you’re searching for any type of outdoor lighting company in Solon, OH, it’s important to ensure that you’re performing your due diligence. Make sure to take the time to check their online reviews and ensure they’re an established company with at least some minimal online presence. Furthermore, we recommend obtaining estimates from a multitude of outdoor lighting companies so you’ll have a good idea as to what to expect when it comes to the cost of a new outdoor lighting system. This is very important, as it will show you which company’s pricing is too good to be true and you should be wary of this, as it’s an anomaly and that usually doesn’t translate into great results.

pathway lights

The pathway lighting above is interesting, as we were able to incorporate both path lights and downlighting in order to bring the desired effect. We needed to be very cognizant of the focal points created by the downlighting. This meant that the wash of illumination needed to illuminate the pathway, but that it also needed to have “overspray” where it illuminated the surrounding edges of the path, too. This is one of our favorite projects, as it incorporates two distinctly different types of lighting with absolutely stunning results.

So, if you’re looking for outdoor lighting in Solon, OH, consider the benefits of professional downlighting. You can reach us anytime by calling us at (440) 336-8650 or by filling out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!