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When to Use Uplighting in Richmond & Charlottesville

If you’re considering landscape lighting for your Central Virginia property, you may have come across the word “uplighting” in your research. But what is uplighting exactly?

Uplighting refers to the direction of light. When installing uplighting, the fixture is placed at ground level and shines upwards. Using this technique, you can vary the light’s width and angle to achieve a variety of striking effects.

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Uplighting the Best Features of Your Landscape in Richmond & Charlottesville

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond & Charlottesville, we use the uplighting technique to highlight features of your home and landscape, bringing them to life at night. For a beautiful nighttime effect, we recommend uplighting the following outdoor elements:

  1. The Façade of Your Home: Cast a broad wash of light over the façade of your home to accentuate textures and colors. By casting a narrower beam, you accentuate your roofline and other architectural elements, such as columns or archways.
  2. Trees: Do you have trees in your yard or around the perimeter of your property? Uplighting creates a magical effect by accentuating the tree height, branches, and leaves. The result is a majestic appeal that will take your breath away.

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  1. Garden Features: Uplighting will transform the beauty of a striking statue, elegant fountain, or unique planting into the evening hours, creating a dramatic effect. As the light draws out the colors and textures, your garden will take on a new nighttime persona!
  2. Vertical Structures: Shining light upwards onto a vertical structure, such as a pergola or trellis, creates a stunning curb appeal and nighttime ambiance. The uplighting is gentle and sophisticated, illuminating the elegant structures across your landscape. The vision is a sight to behold.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond & Charlottesville: Central Virginia’s Uplighting Experts

Are you looking for a professional outdoor lighting company to install uplighting on your Richmond or Charlottesville property? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond & Charlottesville has been designing and installing upscale outdoor lighting in Central Virginia for more than 20 years. By working closely with you through the process, we’ll make your nighttime vision a reality.

If you’d like to learn more about uplighting in Richmond and Charlottesville, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives today to schedule your complimentary outdoor lighting consultation and demonstration. We look forward to hearing from you and expertly illuminating your home and landscape at night!